Industry advisories

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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Telefilm Canada Extends the Skills and Screens Program to Digital Media Events

Montreal, August 15, 2010 –Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that effective immediately it will open its Skills and Screens Program (the “SASP”) to finance selected digital media activities on a competitive basis.

Eligible digital media activities will be limited to those which contain elements and strong themes related...

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TELEFILM CANADA ANNOUNCES STREAMLINING OF CORPORATE FORMS

Montreal – September 2, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announced today a streamlined approach to submitting corporate information as part of an application.


Previously, four documents were required in order to provide all required corporate information with an application; now only one is required.   The new Canadian Status of...

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Canada Feature Film Fund – Quebec office –Production Application deadline now September 7, 2010

Montréal, August 19, 2010 – Telefilm Canada’s Quebec Regional office has changed the production application deadline for French-language and Regional English-language feature films.


The previous deadline of August 30, 2010 has been changed to Tuesday, September 7, 2010 to give producers applying to the Program enough time to adequately prepare...

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Industry Advisory – Canada Feature Film Fund

August 16, 2010 – Please take note that as of August 20, 2010, Telefilm Canada’s Western and Ontario & Nunavut offices will stop accepting applications to the Canada Feature Film Fund’s English-language Development, Regional Production, and Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance (including completion) programs for the remainder...

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ACE Mundus Program / Project 2011

Would you like to take advantage of a unique training and networking opportunity with European co-producers?

Telefilm Canada is pleased to invite Canadian producers to an information session with Sophie Bourdon, ACE Chief Executive, who will present the ACE Mundus Program / Project 2011.

Founded in Paris (France)...

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Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios

Montréal, July 16, 2010 – Following a program review done in close collaboration with the industry, including the Canada Feature Film Fund Working Group, Telefilm Canada has announced the reopening of the Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios for a two-year period, from 2010 to 2012.

Launched in 2000...

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Staff Appointment

Montreal – June 10, 2010 – Telefilm is delighted to announce the interim appointment of Manuel Badel to the position of Regional Director, Business Development, Quebec Region.

Manuel’s mandate will focus on exploring business development opportunities in the Quebec Region that will assist Telefilm in fulfilling its...

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Telefilm’s Executive Director will speak at a special speaker event hosted by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

Montreal - June 2, 2010 - Telefilm is pleased to announce that Carolle Brabant, Telefilm's Executive Director will speak at a special speaker event hosted by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television taking place on Tuesday June 22 in Toronto at the Sutton Place Hotel. In her address, Ms....

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Theatrical Documentary Program – Deadline Changes

Montreal – May 21, 2010 – Telefilm has announced a change in the deadline dates for submission to the Theatrical Documentary Program previously announced on May 10, 2010.

The August 9, 2010 submission date for French–language projects remains unchanged. 

The submission date for English–language projects for ALL REGIONS (Quebec, Western, Ontario &...

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CALL FOR CANDIDATES – Directory of Mentors and Scriptwriting Consultants

Montreal – May 17, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announced today a call for applications for potential producer mentors and scriptwriting consultants. The goal is to create a directory of experts which will be made available on Telefilm’s website to Canadian creators working in the feature film industry.

This tool will facilitate...

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Telefilm has announced the 2010-2011 deadlines for project submission to the Theatrical Documentary Program

Montreal – May 10, 2010 – The new deadlines reflect an asymmetrical approach for the English and French markets:

  • August 9 , 2010 – French –language submissions
  • August 9, 2010 – English – language submissions in Quebec
  • September 7, 2010 – English–language submissions for all regions (Western, Ontario & Nunavut and...
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Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal, April 30, 2010 – Telefilm has announced that the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance and Alternative Distribution programs – French and English markets, are now reopened. A preliminary review has been completed and the programs will be redesigned for fiscal 2011-2012. In the interim,...

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Early Launch/Call for Applicants for Écrire au Long

Montreal – April 29, 2010 – Telefilm’s Ecrire au long initiative for 2010-11 is calling for applications earlier than in recent years, with a deadline of Tuesday, June 8, 2010.

The Écrire au long initiative is part of Telefilm’s Official Languages Activities Program (OLA-ALO).  It targets Francophone writers...

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Call for applicants to year 3 of Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program

Montreal – April 13, 2010 - Key elements of the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program (FASP) have been revised for fiscal 2010-2011 to allow Telefilm to better evaluate and manage the initiative, and to align it more closely with how the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) operates.

With...

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SKILLS & SCREENS PROGRAM – Visibility Evaluation Grid

Montreal – April 1, 2010 – Please take note that effective immediately a Visibility Evaluation Grid will be available on the Telefilm Canada website. This document is intended for clients’ use when preparing application submissions to the Skills & Screens Program.

The Visibility Evaluation Grid details elements...

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Early Launch of Feature It! 2010

Montreal, March 25, 2010 – Please be advised that some aspects of the Feature It! initiative have been adjusted for fiscal 2010-2011 to allow Telefilm to better evaluate and manage the initiative, and to bring it into closer alignment with how the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) regular...

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Canada Feature Film Fund – French-language Development: Revised application date for the 2010-2011 period

<strong>Montreal – February 26, 2010 – Please take note that the previously announced application deadline of April 5, 2010 for French-language development projects originating in all regions of the country as well as English-language projects originating in Quebec has been changed to Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

The criteria of: a...

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Industry Advisory – Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF): Important information for the 2010-2011 Development Program for English-Language Productions

February 10, 2010 – Telefilm Canada wishes to announce changes to the Development Program for English-Language Productions guidelines to be implemented in 2010-2011.

Highlights

  1. A streamlined process: there are now standard financing amounts for each scriptwriting phase.
  2. A more efficient process: 100% of Telefilm’s commitment will now be...
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Industry Advisory – Reminder: Olympic Games 2010

Vancouver – February 1, 2010 – The 2010 Winter Olympics will be underway in two weeks.  As Vancouver prepares to host this historic event, enhanced security measures and accessibility restrictions to the downtown core are being put into place to deal with the arrival of athletes and tourists.

For this...

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Industry Advisory – Telefilm to hold conference addressing web-based marketing at Ciné-Québec

On Wednesday, January 27, as part of the fifth annual Ciné-Québec, the networking event for members of Quebec’s film industry, Telefilm will hold a conference addressing web-based marketing and multiplatform content.

Experts from the interactive agency Phéromone, as well as from Espace in.fusion, a project lab specializing in interactive multiplatform experiences...

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Industry Advisory – Olympic Games 2010

Vancouver – January 13, 2010 – As Vancouver prepares to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (February 12 – 28, 2010),  enhanced security measures and accessibility restrictions to the downtown core are being put into place to prepare for the arrival of tourists and athletes. For this reason, Telefilm Canada’s...

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Message from S. Wayne Clarkson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

Montréal, January 5, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, my appointment as Executive Director of Telefilm Canada is coming to an end.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued support and collaboration over these past five years.

Your enthusiasm and commitment to our film,...

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