Industry advisories


July 6, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce a new deadline for the Theatrical Documentary Program.  Eligible applicants are required to submit their proposals by August 10, 2009 to the appropriate regional office of Telefilm.

Launched in 2005, the Theatrical Documentary Program is a unique public-private partnership, between Telefilm...

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Industry Advisory – Telefilm Canada thanks Danny Chalifour for his contribution to developing and promoting the Canadian industry

Montréal, June 18, 2009 – The management and staff of Telefilm Canada extend thanks to their colleague Danny Chalifour, who is leaving the Corporation on June 19 after 22 years of faithful service. Demonstrating keen commitment in each of the important positions he has held, Danny Chalifour has helped the...

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Industry Advisory – Launch of the second edition of the OLA Program – Production component

Tuesday June 9, 2009 – Telefilm is launching the second edition of the Production component for French-language creators living in Canada outside Quebec.  This component is part of the Official Languages Activities Program (OLA) and provides financial support for the production of feature films from creators in this community.

Objectives and...

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Industry Advisory – Cannes 2009 – Report of an Exceptional Edition for Canadian Industry

Friday, May 29, 2009 - Telefilm Canada reports positively on Canadian presence at Cannes. Telefilm wishes to highlight the success of Canadian filmmakers and provide salient facts concerning its activities at the world’s most prestigious film event.

First we wish to highlight the vitality of the Canadian film industry that presented...

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Industry Advisory – Telefilm Canada’s Quebec OfficeChanges to the Positions of Bruno Légaré and Brigitte Monneau

Montreal, May 11, 2009 – Telefilm Canada informs its clients that following the renewal of the Canada New Media Fund for another year, Bruno Légaré will now devote himself full time to his position of National New Media Executive, French Market. 

He had previously been filling the dual role of Deputy...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY: Important developments in the 2009-2010 Skills and Screens Program – English Language Market

May 4, 2009 – For the 2009-2010 fiscal year Telefilm Canada wishes to clarify how its Skills and Screens Program (SASP) will be administered in the English Language Market regarding:

  1. Introduction of an application closing date (November 2, 2009)
  2. Funding decision-making process and criteria
  3. Telefilm’s financial support for other, smaller initiatives
  4. Regional office priorities


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Industry Advisory – Canada Feature Film Fund – New Information English Language Production Guidelines now online

April 27, 2009 – Updated guidelines for the above noted program of the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) for 2009/10 are now available online, along with corresponding documents.

The guidelines contain clarified language and new information which reflect the spirit and intent of the new Best Practices for production recently announced. ...

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Industry Advisory – REMINDER : Canada New Media Fund 2009-2010 Deadlines

Montréal, April 23, 2009 – Telefilm Canada reminds its clients that as indicated in the April 15, 2009 industry advisory, the deadlines for submitting applications to the Canada New Media Fund in 2009-10 are the following:

Product Assistance
May 4, 2009: application deadline
• January 29, 2010:...

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Industry advisory – Telefilm Canada announces English CFFF Development & Writers First decisions

Montreal, April 22, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 83 English-language projects have received financing from the development component of the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF).

Telefilm’s Writers First program, whose intent is to develop and retain a pool of creative and talented screenwriters as well...

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Industry Advisory – Telefilm announces fiscal 2010-2011 application deadlines for development and production projects submitted to the Canada Feature Film Fund

Montréal, April 16, 2009 – Telefilm Canada has set submission deadlines for projects submitted to the Canada Feature Film Fund for fiscal 2010-2011. These deadlines apply to French-language development and production projects originating in all regions of the country and to English-language projects originating in Quebec. Decisions regarding the deadlines...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY – Canada New Media Fund Guidelines for 2009-2010

<strong>April 15, 2009 – As per the industry advisory issued on March 20, 2009, the 2009-2010 Canada New Media Fund (CNMF) guidelines are now available.

The deadline for Product Assistance applications is May 4, 2009. Since this is the final year of the fund, projects supported through the Product Assistance...

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