CTV Television’s Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) has distributed millions of dollars in grants for the production of over one thousand shorts across Canada. Short films and videos produced with Bravo!FACT grants have been honoured with awards and screenings at festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, the Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival, and other prestigious festivals in New York, Japan, Argentina, Italy and throughout the world..
The shorts cover a range of subject matter and styles. Sand animation to opera; modern dance to short dramas - the variety is as endless as the creative talent in Canada. Emerging and recognized filmmakers are encouraged to apply for grants.
Bravo!FACT's objectives are to:
1) Stimulate public interest in Canadian excellence in the arts.
2) Encourage the creation of new ways of presenting the arts on television.
3) Increase public recognition of Canadian artists and their works.
4) Provide professional opportunities for film and video-makers.