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August 6, 2012
Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds welcome the National Film Board of Canada as partner in the Theatrical Documentary Program

July 13, 2011
Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds renew the Theatrical Documentary Program

July 13, 2011
Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds renew the Theatrical Documentary Program

May 3, 2011
Telefilm Canada set to launch Not Short on Talent, a new initiative, at Cannes Film Market

May 3, 2011
Telefilm Canada set to launch Not Short on Talent, a new initiative, at Cannes Film Market

May 3, 2011
Telefilm Canada set to launch Not Short on Talent, a new initiative, at Cannes Film Market

April 26, 2011
Telefilm Canada returns as Presenting Partner to North America’s largest documentary festival, Hot Docs

April 26, 2011
Telefilm Canada returns as Presenting Partner to North America’s largest documentary festival, Hot Docs

April 19, 2011
Telefilm Canada announces that two Canadian shorts have been chosen as Official Selections at Cannes: Nicolas Roy’s Ce n’est rien and Jefferson Moneo’s Big Muddy 

April 7, 2011
Telefilm Canada finances two Nova Scotia feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund

April 7, 2011
Telefilm Canada finances two Nova Scotia feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund

April 4, 2011
International Festival of Independent Cinema of Buenos Aires to feature retrospective on Canadian director Gary Burns

March 31, 2011
Telefilm Canada helps 70 Canadian companies forge international business links at MIPTV 2011

March 31, 2011
Telefilm Canada helps 70 Canadian companies forge international business links at MIPTV 2011

March 13, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2011 Jutra Award Winners

March 13, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2011 Jutra Award Winners

March 11, 2011
Telefilm Canada sets in motion a national initiative to enhance visibility and expand audiences for Canadian content, in partnership with the Canada Media Fund

March 10, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2011 Genie Award Winners

March 10, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2011 Genie Award Winners

March 7, 2011
TELEFILM PILOT MISSION HELPS 12 CANADIAN COMPANIES ATTEND SXSW® 2011 FILM FESTIVAL & INTERACTIVE CONFERENCES

March 7, 2011
TELEFILM PILOT MISSION HELPS 12 CANADIAN COMPANIES ATTEND SXSW® 2011 FILM FESTIVAL & INTERACTIVE CONFERENCES

February 28, 2011
Telefilm Canada announces 30 Canadian companies attending Game Developers Conference

February 27, 2011
Statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, on the Occasion of the Canadian presence at the Academy Awards

February 27, 2011
Statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, on the Occasion of the Canadian presence at the Academy Awards

February 14, 2011
Telefilm Canada delighted that Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will present a Denis Villeneuve Retrospective

February 14, 2011
Telefilm Canada delighted that Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will present a Denis Villeneuve Retrospective

February 3, 2011
Telefilm Canada Salutes the Canadian Presence at the 61st Berlinale

February 3, 2011
Telefilm Canada Salutes the Canadian Presence at the 61st Berlinale

February 2, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates the Genie Award Nominees

February 2, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates the Genie Award Nominees

January 25, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Barney’s Version on the Oscar Nomination

January 25, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Barney’s Version on the Oscar Nomination

January 25, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Barney’s Version on the Oscar Nomination

January 25, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Denis Villeneuve on his Oscar Nomination

January 25, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Denis Villeneuve on his Oscar Nomination

January 24, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Xavier Dolan on his César Award Nomination

January 24, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Xavier Dolan on his César Award Nomination

January 19, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Denis Villeneuve, Advancing to the Next Round for the Oscar Nomination

January 19, 2011
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Denis Villeneuve, Advancing to the Next Round for the Oscar Nomination

January 19, 2011
Strong Canadian presence at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

January 19, 2011
Strong Canadian presence at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

January 19, 2011
Strong Canadian presence at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

January 19, 2011
Strong Canadian presence at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam

December 21, 2010
Telefilm congratulates the filmmakers behind the Top 12 of the decade - All feature films chosen by Playback readers were supported by Telefilm Canada

December 20, 2010
Telefilm Canada Announces 11 Canadian Short Films Selected for Sundance & Slamdance 2011

September 22, 2010
Telefilm Announces Canada’s Oscar Pick for 2011

September 22, 2010
Telefilm Announces Canada’s Oscar Pick for 2011

September 22, 2010
Telefilm Announces Canada’s Oscar Pick for 2011

September 22, 2010
Telefilm Announces Canada’s Oscar Pick for 2011

September 22, 2010
Telefilm Announces Canada’s Oscar Pick for 2011

September 20, 2010
Telefilm Canada Congratulates Canadian Filmmakers Awarded at TIFF

August 6, 2010
Telefilm Canada announces 17 feature film projects selected under the Écrire au long & Feature It! Initiatives

June 11, 2010
Telefilm and OMDC congratulate Splice for hitting over $ 1.1 M at the Canadian box office after one week in theatres

April 22, 2010
Strong visibility for Canada at Cannes: Telefilm helps over 70 Canadian companies forge business links

April 21, 2010
Telefilm announces Ottawa premiere of Gunless hosted by the Honourable James Moore

April 13, 2010
Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2010 Genie Award Winners

April 9, 2010
Telefilm helps Canadian companies forge international business links at MIPTV 2010

March 8, 2010
Telefilm announces 28 Canadian companies attending Game Connection

February 1, 2010
Telefilm celebrates Canadian success at Sundance and Slamdance

December 4, 2009
Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds provide financial support for feature-length documentaries

December 4, 2009
Telefilm Canada finances 17 English-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund

November 27, 2009
Telefilm Canada announces feature-film projects selected under the Feature It! and Écrire au long initiatives

October 14, 2009
Telefilm Canada celebrates 10th anniversary of ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

July 23, 2009
Telefilm Canada finances the production of eight English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

May 13, 2009
TELEFILM CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT FOR ONTARIO & NUNAVUT REGIONS

December 19, 2008
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACTIVITIES PROGRAM
Multiplatform, Multi-success! – Multi-talents pour le Multiplateforme

November 19, 2008
Telefilm Canada finances the production of 12 English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

November 18, 2008
Telefilm Canada supports 10 Francophone screenwriters in developing feature film projects

November 4, 2008
Telefilm Canada announces the names of the 2008 TVA-HEC Film and Television Management Program bursary recipients

October 29, 2008
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACTIVITIES
Telefilm Canada announces Launch of Production Component for English-Language Creators Working in Quebec

October 29, 2008
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACTIVITIES
Telefilm Canada announces Launch of Production Component for French-Language Creators Working in Canada outside Quebec

October 20, 2008
Telefilm Canada and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network announce successful projects selected for the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program

September 16, 2008
The Necessities of Life: Canada’s Oscar Pick for 2008

August 14, 2008
Theatrical Documentary Program
Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds continue their partnership for the production of feature-length documentaries

July 28, 2008
JUMP IN THE ACTION with the Écrire au long initiative

July 28, 2008
JUMP IN THE ACTION with the Feature It! initiative

July 9, 2008
Telefilm Canada finances the production of 3 English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

June 20, 2008
Telefilm Canada signs $750, 000 Partnership with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

January 18, 2008
Strong Canadian presence at the 2008 Rotterdam International Film Festival

November 15, 2007
Canada Feature Film Fund 2007-2008 – development support
Telefilm Canada issues call for French-language Canadian-majority international co-production projects

November 13, 2007
Focus on industry development
20 Canadian game developers to benefit from the On the Road to GDC 2008 program

November 13, 2007
Official Language Activities (OLA) 2007-2008
Telefilm Canada announces decisions for the first phase of its Feature It! program

October 30, 2007
Official Languages Activities (OLA) 2007-2008
Telefilm Canada supports 10 regional French-language projects in Stage 1 of its Écrire au long program

October 18, 2007
Telefilm Canada announces new money for new Official Language Activities program

October 15, 2007
Telefilm Canada welcomes Michel Roy, new Chair of the Board

October 4, 2007
Telefilm Canada launches renewed Theatrical Documentary Pilot Program

September 22, 2007
Telefilm Canada announces winner of The Great Canadian Video Game Competition

The Great Canadian Video Game Competition winner and People’s Choice Award unveiled at VIDFEST

September 19, 2007
L’Âge des ténèbres is Canada’s pick for the Oscars in 2008

September 4, 2007
Telefilm announces four premieres – one world, one international and two Asian – of Canadian films at 12th annual Pusan International Film Festival

August 21, 2007
Travelling workshops on the financing of interactive digital content
New initiative for minority official language communities

August 3, 2007
Telefilm Canada finances the production of seven English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

July 11, 2007
Programme d'aide à l'écriture de scénarios
Telefilm Canada approves 19 French-language projects for fiscal 2007-2008

July 9, 2007
Telefilm Canada and Arcadia launch the People’s Choice Awards on the Great Canadian Video Game Competition

July 4, 2007
Telefilm Canada teams up again with the TVA-HEC Montréal television and film management program to offer five $3,200 bursaries

July 3, 2007
Strategic initiatives for the development of English-language films and television programs in Quebec

Telefilm greenlights two promising comedy projects

June 15, 2007
Canada Feature Film Fund – Selective Component – Fiscal 2007-08
French Operations and Quebec Office supports production of six new feature films

June 4, 2007
Telefilm Canada-supported new media talent and productions take five top honours at the Canadian New Media Awards

May 25, 2007
Official statement from Telefilm Canada on the passing of Pierre DesRoches

May 22, 2007
Second stage in the new program Écrire au long
Telefilm Canada supports four regional projects in French

May 3, 2007
Telefilm Canada salutes the Canadian films and artists in the limelight at the 60th Cannes Film Festival

May 1, 2007
More than 300 companies now registered for eTelefilm
Telefilm’s on-line services are becoming more and more popular with the audiovisual industry

April 25, 2007
Telefilm Canada, CBC Television, The Rogers Group of Funds and the National Film Board of Canada announce partnership for renewed Theatrical Documentary Pilot Program

April 5, 2007
Telefilm Canada supports 14 English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

March 30, 2007
Significant sales activity and overall client satisfaction: Telefilm Canada releases its 2006-2007 report on international festivals and markets

March 21, 2007
Telefilm Canada announces Round 2 winners for The Great Canadian Video Game Competition

March 8, 2007
Canadian Front 2007
MoMA, in partnership with Telefilm Canada, holds fourth annual showcase in New York

March 5, 2007
Telefilm Canada - 40 years of partnership

February 22, 2007
Canada Feature Film Fund 2007-2008
Telefilm Canada announces funding for 10 new movies

February 13, 2007
New Écrire au long program supports ten projects: five from outside Montréal and five from outside Quebec

February 7, 2007
PricewaterhouseCoopers program to power-up winners of The Great Canadian Video Game Competition

February 1, 2007
2006-2007 IPOLC competition
Two short dramas from New Brunswick and British Columbia to be made for television

January 24, 2007
Canada’s Water shortlisted for the Best Foreign-Language Film category at the 79th annual Academy Awards®

January 24, 2007
Stellar film line-up, world premieres, and strong industry programs make Canada shine at 57th Berlin Film Festival

January 23, 2007
Telefilm Canada pays tribute to Charles Bélanger, Chair of the Board, whose term ends February 18, 2007

January 17, 2007
Position statement regarding the sale of ThinkFilm

January 15, 2007
The Great Canadian Video Game Competition announces the 10 winning firms to vie for $2 million

January 3, 2007
The Great Canadian Video Game Competition scores big with nationwide response

December 21, 2006
Telefilm Canada launches Écrire au long, a call for projects for the development of regional French-language fiction feature films

December 7, 2006
Telefilm Canada announces its commitment to 19 projects through the Canada New Media Fund

December 4, 2006
Telefilm Canada launches new pilot initiative to support the promotion of Canadian productions at key international festivals

December 4, 2006
French-language market: Telefilm Canada launches solid initiatives on the international scene

November 30, 2006
2007 Sundance Film Festival: A Stellar Year for Canadian Films

November 15, 2006
Telefilm Canada supports 13 English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

November 8, 2006
Telefilm Canada launches The Great Canadian Video Game Competition

October 23, 2006
Telefilm Canada announces key changes to the Canada Feature Film Fund in collaboration with the Working Group for the French-language market

October 23, 2006
Telefilm Canada announces key changes to the Canada Feature Film Fund in collaboration with the Working Group for the English-language market

October 19, 2006
2006 IPOLC Competition
Four short dramas in French from outside Quebec selected by Telefilm Canada, Radio-Canada and the National Film Board for development funding

October 18, 2006
A focus on performance: Telefilm Canada releases its 2005-2006 annual report and client satisfaction and needs survey

October 4, 2006
Karen Franklin to leave Telefilm Canada in November

September 21, 2006
Water is Canada's pick for the Oscars® in 2007

September 6, 2006
Announcing the Telefilm Canada International Tête-à-Têtes at the 2006 Vancouver Film & Television Forum

August 30, 2006
Telefilm partners with the Atlantic Film Festival and Strategic Partners coproduction conference

August 1, 2006
Feature-length theatrical documentary pilot program
English-language production component

Telefilm Canada, CBC Television and The Rogers Group of Funds announce financing for Inside Hana’s Suitcase

July 27, 2006
Writer's First Program / Programme d'aide à l'écriture de scénarios
Telefilm Canada Approves 19 Projects for Fiscal 2006-07

July 12, 2006
Telefilm Canada funds four projects through the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program

July 10, 2006
Telefilm Canada announces its commitment to 28 projects
through the Canada New Media Fund

July 6, 2006
2006 IPOLC Competition
Eight short dramas in French from outside Quebec selected by
Telefilm Canada, Radio-Canada and the National Film Board
for predevelopment funding

June 23, 2006
Telefilm Canada teams up with TVA-HEC Montréal television and film management program to offer five $3,200 bursaries

June 15, 2006
Canada Feature Film Fund – Fiscal 2006-07
Telefilm Canada funds films by Denys Arcand and Bernard Émond and supports five other feature films

June 12, 2006
Telefilm Canada consolidates industry development activities to better help build the Canadian audiovisual industry

May 30, 2006
Telefilm Canada helps Canadians do brisk business at Cannes 2006

May 16, 2006
Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director to expand his responsibilities

May 10, 2006
Call for TV Drama Projects for Francophone Writers Living Outside Quebec

Telefilm Canada, Radio-Canada and National Film Board of Canada launch 2006 IPOLC competition for production of two short TV dramas

May 5, 2006
Telefilm Canada releases report submitted to Minister of Canadian Heritage on the selection criteria and process for a film event in Montreal

May 4, 2006
Telefilm Canada appoints Regional Director for Ontario & Nunavut regions

May 3, 2006
Cannes 2006: Canadian films and new market initiative forge ahead at the world’s most prestigious film festival

May 2, 2006
Telefilm Canada’s new corporate plan: A vision for 2011
From cinemas to cell phones: Telefilm Canada responds to the multiplatform challenge

April 10, 2006
Dave Forget appointed Director, Television Business Unit
He will be assisted by Mary Henricksen, English Business Unit Director, and Roxane Girard, French Business Unit Director.

March 21, 2006
Telefilm Canada closes Paris office as part of new strategy to consolidate industry development activities

March 16, 2006
Canada Feature Film Fund – Telefilm Canada’s Quebec Office
Application deadline extended to March 23, 2006

March 14, 2006
Canada Feature Film Fund
Telefilm Canada supports the development of 83 feature films

March 2, 2006
Canadian Front 2006
MoMA, in partnership with Telefilm, holds third annual showcase in New York

March 1, 2006
Telefilm Canada selects seven promising French-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

February 21, 2006
Telefilm Canada announces high-profile line-up for Canada-UK TV Immersion

February 16, 2006
Feature-Length Theatrical Documentary Pilot Program – English-Language Production Component
Telefilm Canada, CBC Television and the Rogers Group of Funds announce results of jury selection

February 3, 2006
2005-06 IPOLC Competition
Short dramas Embargo and Louez un mari to be produced for TV

February 3, 2006
Canada New Media Fund
Telefilm Canada announces its commitment to 51 Applications

February 1, 2006
A big year for Canadian cinema at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival – opening film, 14 selections and new Perspective Canada screenings

January 31, 2006
Telefilm Canada warmly congratulates Eve & The Fire Horse and In Between Days on their Sundance wins

January 27, 2006
Seventeen producers from Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia tapped for Spark Plug Program in 2005-2006

January 24, 2006
Telefilm Canada announces 30 successful projects for its Screenwriting Assistance Program

January 16, 2006
Telefilm Canada launches breakthrough Canada-UK TV coproduction event

December 19, 2005
Canada Feature Film Fund 2006-07
Quebec and French Operations Office announces two deadlines for feature film development

December 16, 2005
Telefilm Canada a proud supporter of eight films selected for the Toronto International Film Festival Group's Canada's Top Ten

December 2, 2005
Water surpasses $1 million at the English-language domestic box office

November 24, 2005
Telefilm Canada acts on recommendations in the Report of the Auditor General of Canada

November 24, 2005
Canada Feature Film Fund
Telefilm Canada supports 73 development projects

November 3, 2005
Telefilm Canada and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund team up to offer a revised new media budget template

October 31, 2005
Feature-length Documentary Pilot Program – French-Language Component
Telefilm Canada supports seven theatrical documentaries

October 24, 2005
Les Rencontres de coproduction francophone accueillent 31 producteurs à Paris
Du 23 au 25 novembre 2005 (Available in French only)

October 20, 2005
Telefilm Canada Announces Bursary Winners for 2005 TVA-HEC Film and Television Management Program

October 7, 2005
Canadian Television Fund Extends Application Deadline for French-Language Productions Outside Quebec

October 4, 2005
Another solid year at MIPCOM 2005
86 Canadian companies to exhibit at the Canada Pavilion

October 3, 2005
Canadian Television Fund Announces English-language Development Financing Results For Second 2005-2006 Selective Component Deadline

September 30, 2005
Telefilm Canada Launches 3rd Edition of Spark Plug Program

September 29, 2005
Canada New Media Fund
Telefilm Canada Announces 38 Successful Product Development and Marketing Projects

September 27, 2005
Telefilm Canada Participates in the First Edition of the Arcadia Festival in Montreal

September 20, 2005
C.R.A.Z.Y. is Canada's pick for the Oscars® in 2006

September 9, 2005
La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles et Téléfilm Canada lancent un appel d’inscription aux Rencontres de coproduction francophone 2005 (Available in French only)

August 5, 2005
Telefilm Canada announces 33 successful projects for its Screenwriting Assistance Program

July 20, 2005
Telefilm Canada selects 14 promising projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

July 8, 2005
Sébastien Rose’s La Vie avec mon père wins audience award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

June 30, 2005
Canada Feature Film Fund 2005-2006
Telefilm Canada supports 12 feature films

June 22, 2005
Development Financing - Canadian Television Fund Announces First 2005-2006 Selective Component Deadline Results

June 22, 2005
Canada New Media Fund
Telefilm Canada backs 34 market research and prototyping projects

June 20, 2005
Record Canadian presence at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

June 16, 2005
Telefilm Canada announces the appointment of Bruno Légaré as National New Media Sector Head

June 14, 2005
Canada Feature Film Fund, fiscal 2006-2007
Telefilm Canada moves forward its application deadlines for French-language productions

June 14, 2005
Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announce one year feature-length documentary pilot program

June 14, 2005
Telefilm Canada is delighted by its new partnership with the Canadian Television Fund and the $100-million renewal for Canadian television

June 7, 2005
Canadian Television Fund Finances $2.6 Million in Aboriginal-Language Programming

May 24, 2005
The Canadian Television Fund Supports 20 Productions in French from Outside Quebec
Next Application Deadline: September 21, 2005

May 16, 2005
Canadian Television Fund announces $99.2 million in funding to
English-language drama projects

May 3, 2005
Concours 2005 visant la production de deux courtes dramatiques télévisuelles
Téléfilm Canada, Radio-Canada et l’Office national du film du Canada poursuivent l’expérience dans le cadre du PICLO (Available in French only)

April 27, 2005
Canada at Cannes 2005
The Canada Pavilion returns for a fourth year

April 12, 2005
Statement from Telefilm Canada regarding the overlapping of dates between the Atlantic Film Festival and the Festival International de Films de Montréal

April 4, 2005
Canada Feature Film Fund 2005-06
Telefilm Canada’s Ontario & Nunavut Regional Office Selects Three English-language Features

December 14, 2004
Support for 11 French-language productions outside Quebec
Next application deadline: March 16, 2005

May 13, 2003
The Development Program in Television for Francophone Writers and Directors from Outside Quebec - Third Year and Short Drama Production Competition

January 6, 2003
Canada New Media Fund - fiscal year 2002-2003
Telefilm Canada backs 21 products

November 27, 2002
Telefilm Canada - Ontario Region Appoints Feature Film Unit Director

August 16, 2002
Canada New Media Fund
Product and Distribution Assistance : Extended Application Deadline
Clarifications to the Guidelines

July 8, 2002
Canada New Media Fund
Accepted projects for fiscal year 2002-2003
Telefilm Canada backs 32 projects

April 22, 2002
Canada New Media Fund
Accepted projects for fiscal 2001-2002
Telefilm Canada backs 119 projects

December 6, 2001
Canada New Media Fund Launched 2001-02 guidelines now online

August 21, 2001
Telefilm Canada Celebrates Canadian Cinema at the 26th Edition of the Toronto International Film Festival

February 5, 2001
Telefilm Canada - Ontario Region Appoints John Galway as Television Unit Director