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07 July 2009

Montréal, July 7, 2009 – Telefilm Canada, through its Skills and Screens Program, is providing financial support for the 13th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. This was confirmed on June 29 by Telefilm’s Sheila de La Varende, Director, National and International Business Development.

Telefilm Canada is contributing $35,000 to the Festival. “Over the past thirteen years, Fantasia has carved out a unique niche for itself in Montréal’s festival landscape by offering a rich and wide ranging program of fantasy films that is reaching growing audiences. As North America’s premier genre film event, Fantasia is an ideal launching pad for promoting and premiering genre films made in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. Telefilm Canada is proud to be supporting Fantasia for the second year running,” said Sheila de La Varende.

The Fantasia International Film Festival is taking place July 9-27 in Montréal at Concordia University’s Hall Theatre and J.A. de Sève Cinema. The full schedule is available at Extra screenings on July 28 and 29 have already been confirmed.

Telefilm Canada: Developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry
Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international audiences. The Corporation also administers the funding programs of the Canadian Feature Film Fund, the Canadian Television Fund and the Canada New Media Fund.
To learn more about Telefilm Canada, watch the complete webcast of the Corporation’s first annual public meeting, held April 8, 2009, at .

Happy moviegoing!


Media inquiries:

Marc Lamothe
Executive Director
Denise Arab
Director, Communications
Telefilm Canada
514-283-0838, ext. 2099
Fantasia Fest Telefilm Canada