Industry advisories

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City presents Denis Villeneuve’s feature Polytechnique, from June 29 to July 5

Montreal, June 30, 2011 - Following the screening of Polytechnique at Canadian Front 2010, a Telefilm Canada initiative, and the outstanding success of Incendies, Denis Villeneuve’s feature film Polytechnique is being presented at the Museum of Modern (MoMA) in New York City from June 29 to July 5.


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Telefilm Canada thanks Louise Deslauriers for her contribution to the development and production French-language feature films

Montreal, June 3, 2011 – Telefilm Canada’s senior management and employees wish to thank their colleague Louise Deslauriers, National Feature Film Executive – French Market, who recently announced she would be leaving the organization after 13 years of service. She will, however, remain active as a freelancer in the film industry...

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Potential postal strike: register for eTelefilm today to avoid payment delays

Montreal – May 30, 2011 – As you may already be aware, Canada Post is facing a potential strike starting May 30, 2011. Any disruption to postal services may lead to delays in receiving payments if you are not currently registered for direct deposits through our eTelefilm service.


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Telefilm Canada unveils its promotional and business development activities for the Cannes Film Festival

Montréal, May 4, 2011 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its promotional and business development activities for the Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from May 11 to 22, 2011.


The Canadian films selected for the Festival are proof that our country is home to talented new filmmakers....

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Changes to Canada Feature Film Fund guidelines for 2011-2012

Montreal, April 1, 2011 Telefilm Canada wishes to inform members of Canada’s audiovisual industry that the Corporation has made several changes to the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) guidelines. Although minor, these changes aim, notably, to improve customer service, and they will govern all applications received...

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Telefilm Canada announces 2011-12 Canada Feature Film Fund deadlines

Applications to be submitted via eTelefilm


Montreal, March 25, 2011 – Telefilm Canada would like to announce the following 2011-12 deadlines for the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF), as well as the new eTelefilm requirement for applications.


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Telefilm Canada launches its new corporate plan

A message from the Chair of the Board and the Executive Director

Dear industry colleagues and friends:

We are pleased to launch Telefilm’s new corporate plan, entitled Fostering Cultural Success. This new plan, which focuses on stimulating demand for Canadian content, marks an important shift for...

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SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW®) 2011 PILOT MISSION TO FILM & INTERACTIVE CONFERENCES

Montreal – February 8, 2011 – Telefilm is pleased to announce its support of 13 Canadian companies attending the 2011 SXSW® Interactive and Film Conferences taking place March 11 – 15, 2011 in Austin, Texas. With a total of 36,000 participants last year, South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals...

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Telefilm Canada Congratulates the Honourable James Moore on the Unveiling of Canada’s Policy on Audiovisual Treaty Coproduction and Launch of Online Consultation on its implementation with Canadians

Montreal – February 4, 2011 – Today, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, unveiled Canada’s Policy on Audiovisual Treaty Coproduction and, with it, an online consultation on its implementation with Canadians.

“We congratulate Minister Moore and the Department of Canadian Heritage ...

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2011 SAN FRANCISCO GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE (GDC)

Montreal – February 2, 2011 – Telefilm is pleased to announce its support of 30 Canadian companies attending the 2011 Game Developers Conference and Game Connection America in San Francisco. Taking place February 28 – March 4, GDC is the world’s largest industry-only event dedicated to the advancement of interactive...

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Canada Feature Film Fund French language Production assistance applications Deadline changed to February 4, 2011

Montréal, January 28, 2011 –Telefilm Canada has set a new deadline for production assistance applications for French-language feature films.

The original date, January 31, 2011, has been changed to Friday, February 4, 2001, to allow for upgrading of Telefilm’s computer infrastructure. The new date applies only to French-language productions, from...

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Telefilm Canada drives Canadian business opportunities at 61st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival

Montréal, January 26, 2011 – Telefilm Canada is delighted to be front and centre at this year’s Berlinale and European Film Market with the Canada Sales Desk and Perspective Canada.


Committed to fostering creative and business partnerships and increasing international sales, the Canada Sales Desk will play host to 8...

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Canada Feature Film Fund

Quebec Office – Regional English-Language Production deadline

Montreal, January 18, 2011 – Telefilm Canada’s Quebec Regional office has changed the production application deadline for Regional English-language projects applying for production financing.

The previous deadline of January 31, 2011 has been changed to Friday, February 18, 2011 to give producers applying to...

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Telefilm Canada promotes Canada’s film industry at the Berlin International Film Festival

Montreal, January 14, 2011 – Telefilm Canada promotes Canada’s film industry at the 61st Berlinale and the European Film Market, both of which run from February 10 to 20, 2011. In 2010, Telefilm’s participation in this market helped generate 30 coproduction and co-venturing agreements worth a total of $9.2 million.

The goal...

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Reminder – Industry Advisory: Registering Canadian films for the Cannes Film Festival Selection Sessions held in Montréal

Change to registration procedure as of 2011

Montreal – January 6, 2010 – The call for entry to submit Canadian feature films at the Montréal screening selection sessions for the Cannes Film Festival will be released next week. Telefilm Canada wishes to inform companies intending to submit their films that it...

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Telefilm Canada Announces the Appointment of Karynn Austin as Interim National Feature Film Executive – English-language Market

Toronto, January 4, 2011 – As of today, Karynn Austin joins Telefilm Canada as the Interim National Feature Film Executive – English Language Market, in replacement of Stephanie Azam during her maternity leave.


“I am delighted to have Karynn on the team,” said Stephanie Azam, National Feature Film Executive –...

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Registering Canadian films for the international festivals selection sessions held in Montréal – Change to registration procedure as of 2011

Montreal – December 16, 2010 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform companies intending to register their Canadian films at the Montréal selection sessions for the 2011 editions of the Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Venice and Pusan film festivals that it is now obligatory for them to register via eTelefilm, our...

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Telefilm Canada’s 2010 Annual Public Meeting -Webcast Now Online

Montreal, December 16, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the Annual Public Meeting webcast is now accessible on Telefilm’s website, along with copies of both the presentation and speaking notes delivered by Chair, Michel Roy and Executive Director, Carolle Brabant.


Held in Montreal in 2009, the 2010...

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Registering for MIPTV 2011 – Change to the registration process

Montréal – December 15, 2010 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform clients planning to register for the 2011 MIPTV and MIPCOM markets that it is now obligatory for them to register via eTelefilm, our simple, efficient and secure online service.

Telefilm encourages its clients to open a permanent eTelefilm account as...

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Telefilm Canada’s Official Response to Sun Media

Montreal – December 10, 2010 – On December 8, 2010, Brian Lilley of Sun Media published the article entitled “Telefilm bosses show a love for limos”. It is essential to Telefilm to share this official response with its clients and partners and to ensure that they are aware of the...

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Professional Development Online Marketing and Multiplatform Strategies Workshop 2010-2011

Montreal – November 29, 2010 – In keeping with Telefilm Canada’s objectives regarding professional development, Telefilm is committed to helping the industry prepare for the transition to a digital universe. It will be offering training workshops to give directors, producers and distributors a greater understanding of multiplatform content marketing and...

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Telefilm Canada Announces Revisions to International Coproduction Guidelines

Montreal – November 29, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is issuing today updated guidelines for the certification of International Coproduction. These guidelines will provide Canadian producers with the necessary information regarding the requirements and procedures to be followed when applying for an international coproduction certification.


The guideline-revision process was conducted...

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Premier Writers Pilot Program – English-Language Market

 A Program  For Experienced Writers

Montreal, November 23, 2010 – After conducting a thorough review of the Writers First program, Telefilm is pleased to be announcing a new program for experienced writers called Premier Writers Pilot Program.

The Premier Writers Pilot Program aims to better serve the needs of experienced screenwriters and...

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eTELEFILM CAMPAIGN – For all Clients participating in International Markets MIPTV and MIPCOM 2011

Montreal – November 16, 2010 – Telefilm Canada would like to inform clients planning to register for participation in MIPTV and MIPCOM 2011 that it is now mandatory to register via eTelefilm, our secure, simple and efficient online service.

Over 1,000 clients are currently using eTelefilm to submit applications, to follow-up...

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eTELEFILM CAMPAIGN – For all Clients participating in International Film Festivals in 2011-12

Montreal – November 16, 2010 – Telefilm Canada would like to inform clients planning to register their films at the Canadian selection screenings in Montreal for Cannes 2011, and the 2011 editions of Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Venice, and Pusan, that it is now mandatory to register via eTelefilm, our secure,...

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Telefilm Canada Announces an Improvement to its Online Services

Montreal, November 8, 2010 - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce an improvement to its online services relating to the management of Feature Film and Business Development project deliverables, beginning November 22nd, 2010.

Submitting project deliverables is now as easy as 1-2-3 with Telefilm Canada's new, secure online...

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Changes to eTelefilm beginning October 26, 2010

Montreal, October 25, 2010 – Please be advised that, as of October 26, 2010, the way users log on to eTelefilm will change.


Existing e-Telefilm users will automatically be redirected to the new Access Key service. The system will then ask clients to upgrade existing ePass to the new “

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Atlantic Region Office – English Language Development: Submit applications by October 22, 2010

Montreal – October 14, 2010 – Please take note that as of October 22, 2010, Telefilm Canada’s Atlantic Region office will stop accepting applications to the Canada Feature Film Fund’s English-language Development program for the remainder of this fiscal year. Applications will be accepted until the end of business day...

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Canada Feature Film Fund – Quebec Office English-language Development Application deadline now October 18, 2010

Montreal, October 1, 2010 – Telefilm Canada’s Quebec Regional office has changed the development application deadline for English-language feature films.


The previous deadline of October 4, 2010 has been changed to Monday, October 18, 2010 to give producers applying to the Program enough time to adequately prepare their...

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CANADA FEATURE FILM FUND – Information for Production Companies in the Quebec Region

Montreal, September 23, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announces today that there is a new deadline for regional production companies in Quebec (150 km or more from Montréal) applying for development financing for French-language projects.  Please take note of new deadline:  Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

All clients applying...

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