Canadian Film Centre

Title: Canadian Film Centre
Dates of Material:
41 cm of textual records
5 photographs : b&w and col.
Administrative history

The Canadian Film Centre was founded by Norman Jewison. Incorporated in 1986 as the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies, it began operations in 1988 on the Windfields property in Toronto. The Centre is a national organization mandated to provide practical progammes to filmmakers, enhance the skills of film and television professionals, and hold forums for film and television discussion with respected filmmakers. Since its inception Norman Jewison has committed time and resources to the Centre’s mission to advance the technical and artistic abilities of directors, producers and writers, and to promote the Canadian film and television industry; in 1998 he received the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work, which includes acting as Chair Emeritus and serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, fund raising, lecturing, and soliciting guest speakers.

Scope and content

Series consists of records, 1987–2004, relating to the management and program of the Canadian Film Centre; includes Board of Directors and Executive minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, clippings, photographs, announcements and other printed material, annual/strategic plans, schedules, and legal and other records regarding programming, including special projects, residents and special lecturers; and budgeting, fund raising, staffing, publicity and other operational activities.

Access restrictions

No restrictions.

Related groups of records

See also Series 7, Series 10.

Access points

Provenance access points: Canadian Film Centre

Box 48
482 Air Canada Masters of the Cinema Lecture Series1990-1994
483 Annual plans1995, 1996
486Annual plans1999-2001
487 Board of Directors minutes and other records1994, 1999-2003
488 Budget – Building Committee1987-1993
489 Budget – Operating1990-2003
4810 Budget – Renovations1987-2000
4811 Business plan (1994–1999)1994
4812 Correspondence1998-2001
4813 Evaluation report by Polymedia Consultants1989
4814 Executive Committee minutes and other records1997-1999
Box 49
491 Feature Film Project1995-2000
492 Financial1995-2003
493 Fund raising – “Fast Forward Campaign” (Tenth Anniversary)1997-1999
494 Fund raising – India2004
495 Fund raising – Membership Campaign1988-1991
496 Fund raising – Programmes for auctions and special screenings1991-2005
497 “Great Canadian Story Engine” Internet project1998-2000
498 L.A. Friends of the Centre1989-1997
499 Legal1988-1996
4910 Library, Warner Film1987-1996



(Photos P1)
4911 “Lifetime Achievement Award 1998” – Norman Jewison1998(Photos P1)
4912 Master Class (Banff)2001-2004
4913 MediaLinx h@bitat1996-1998
4914 Policy and procedure1989-1990
4915 Press/publicity1989-2000
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501 Programs1990-1998
502 Reimbursement costs1987
503 Residents1993-1998
504 Schedules1990
505 Scholarships1987-1988
506 Staff1987-1997
507 Strategic plans1990-2003
508 Television1994-1995
509 Training report1998
5010 Windfields (Bayview property)(Photos P1-4)