TELUS Independent
A new program to support Canadian feature documentaries

Authentic. Impactful. Specific.

Launching in 2023

TELUS independent is a feature documentary program based in Western Canada, accessible to all Canadians. Watch this space for program announcements.

A shared future

Creating meaningful solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges requires all of our voices, deep empathy, and new ways of thinking.

We commission documentaries that engage, entertain, and propel strategies for change in the following areas of impact:


Sustainability and food security

Youth leading global transformation

Health and well-being in complex environments

Emerging technologies and democracy of access

The stories we support are identified and driven by you.

Meaningful collaboration

We partner with Canadian production companies to pre-license feature documentaries for TELUS platforms.

Our evaluation criteria encompass strategies for ethical storytelling, Indigenous narrative sovereignty, narrative sovereignty for all traditionally underrepresented communities, and sustainable production practices.

Full evaluation guidelines coming soon.

Get in touch

To learn more about TELUS independent, please email us at [email protected].