Industry advisories

Seventeen Canadian films selected for the 6th annual Beijing International Film Festival

Montreal, April 15, 2016 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce the lineup of 17 Canadian films selected – one of them in the Official Competition – for the 6th annual Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), April 16 to April 23. 

This is the fifth year that...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the passing of Jean Bissonnette

Montreal, March 30, 2016—“It is with great sadness that we at Telefilm Canada learned about the death of Jean Bissonnette, a director and producer whose talent and passion profoundly contributed to the advancement of our culture.

“In the world of film, as a director, he brought us...

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Telefilm Canada’s parliamentary appropriation to increase by a total of $22 million over the next five years

Increase consists of an additional $2 million for fiscal 2016-2017 and an additional $5 million recurring annually for the following four years


Montreal, March 23, 2016—Telefilm Canada announces that its parliamentary appropriation will increase by a total of $22 million over the next five years, as detailed in the 2016 federal budget....

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Statement of Mr. Michel Roy, Chair of the Board of Telefilm Canada, concerning the death of Ms. Jeanine Beaubien

Montréal, March 9, 2016 – It is with great sadness that we at Telefilm Canada learned about the recent passing of Jeanine Beaubien, who sat on our Board of Directors from December 1996 to March 2003.

A well-known figure on the Canadian cultural scene, Ms. Beaubien founded the Théâtre international de...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, congratulating Canadian talent at the Oscars

Montreal, February 29, 2016 – “On behalf of Telefilm Canada, I would like to congratulate Pakistani-Canadian director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who won her second Oscar last night, the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

“Let’s also applaud Brie ...

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Telefilm Canada and The Canada Media Fund announce the appointment of Dominique Lapierre to the position of National Director, CMF Program Administrator

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Lapierre to the position of National Director, CMF ProgramAdministrator. Having served in the position on an interim basis for the past year, Ms. Lapierre manages the team responsible for ensuring the efficient administration of...

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Eight films directed by Canadians at SXSW, emerging talent in the spotlight

Montreal, February 15, 2015—Telefilm Canada is delighted with the strong Canadian presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016, to be held in Austin, Texas from March 11 to 20. All of the selected Canadian filmmakers, including four with films in competition, are emerging talent, i.e.,...

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Opening of the Micro-Budget Production Program

From February 15 to March 14, 2016, Telefilm Canada’s Micro-Budget Production Program will accept new project proposals from the designated Program partners

Montreal, February 3, 2016 – For a fourth year, Telefilm Canada is supporting emerging talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program, which focuses on the use of...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on Canada’s 21 Oscar nominations for 2016

Montréal, January 14, 2016 — “Telefilm Canada is extremely proud to see such an impressive array of Canadian films and talent nominated for an Oscar this year. Canada’s outstanding 2016 crop testifies to a robust film industry overflowing with creativity. 

Room, a Canadian-majority coproduction with Ireland, written by...

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Opening of the Production Program for projects with budgets of less than $2.5 M

From March 1 to May 2, 2016, Telefilm Canada will accept financing applications, for English- and French-language projects with budgets of less than $2.5 M, to the Canada Feature Film Fund—Production...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the death of Denis Héroux

“On December 10th, Canadian film pioneer Denis Héroux, director, writer and producer of several cinematic landmarks, passed away. His greatest achievements lay in the constant innovation and audacity that saw him conquer new audiences at home and abroad and his visionary approach that broke down boundaries...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, regarding the selection of Denis Côté’s film Boris sans Béatrice in official competition at the Berlin International Film Festival

Montreal, December 11, 2015 – “On behalf of Telefilm Canada, I offer my warmest congratulations to director Denis Côté and the entire team behind the film Boris sans Béatrice, which will be presented in official competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.

“With this new work, Denis Côté will be making...

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Official statement from Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the passing of Gil Cardinal

“We’re saddened to learn of the passing of Métis filmmaker, director and writer Gil Cardinal. Canada has lost a truly remarkable storyteller.

“Gil was a trailblazer. He was one of the first Aboriginal filmmakers to direct mainstream, big-budget productions in Canada, and was among the first to...

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Telefilm Canada releases report on audience trends in Canada

Montreal, October 29, 2015—Building recognition for Canadian talent and promoting the value of Canadian content is a key strategic priority for the audiovisual industry. Today, Telefilm Canada, along with partner Brunico Communications, welcome top brand marketers and content professionals for a day of strategic brainstorming, skill building and idea...

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The closing date for the Automatic stream of the Development Program will be pushed to November 5th, 2015

Telefilm Canada wishes to inform its clients that the closing date for the Automatic stream of the Development Program will be pushed to November 5th, 2015.
Reminder:

  • Eligible companies that have achieved a score as of May 1st can currently submit ...
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Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds renew the Theatrical Documentary Program for 2015-2016

Montreal, October 1, 2015Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership and the opening of the Theatrical Documentary Program for 2015-2016.


Telefilm and the Rogers Group of Funds have once again joined forces to underwrite the Program with the...

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Telefilm Canada congratulates the prix Gémeaux winners

Montreal, September 23, 2015—As an administrator of the funding programs of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), we warmly congratulate the winners of the 30th prix Gémeaux who received awards on September 18 and 20. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television nominated 88 CMF-funded projects that...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on Canadian award winners at 40th Toronto International Film Festival

Montréal, September 21, 2015 – “On behalf of Telefilm Canada, I warmly applaud the Canadian award winners at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which wrapped up yesterday. The eight titles acclaimed at this major Canadian film event reflect a richly diverse industry that embraces...

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Four Canadian films at the San Sebastián International Film Festival

Montreal, September 9, 2015 — Telefilm Canada is delighted with the strong Canadian presence at the 63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival to be held in Spain from September 18 to 26. Three Canadian films will be presented at the Festival while the Canada-Spain minority coproduction...

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Telefilm Canada announces changes to its Development Program and an opening date of July 2, 2015

Montreal, June 23, 2015 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform all interested applicants that the Development program will opens its doors on July 2nd and that the updated guidelines and FAQs are now available on its website.

Telefilm has introduced several changes with a view to ...

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Telefilm Canada announces closing date for funding requests for lower-budget English-language films (budgeted at under $2.5 million) for 2015-2016

Montreal, June 22, 2015 — Telefilm Canada is announcing the closing date for production and post-production funding support for lower-budget English-language films (less than $2.5 million). To date, requests far exceed the budget available and a significant portion of funding resources has been committed. As a...

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Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee

The Committee will select the film to represent Canada for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards

Montreal, June 16, 2015—Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian selection committee for a chance to represent...

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Twelve Canadian films to be screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival

Montreal, June 8, 2015 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 12 Canadian films will be screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival from June 13 to 21, with a Canadian delegation attending. For the past six years, the Festival has honoured our talents by presenting...

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Telefilm Canada announces closing date for funding requests for lower-budget French-language films (budgeted at under $2.5 million)

Montreal, June 2, 2015 — Telefilm Canada is announcing the closing date for production and post-production funding support for lower-budget French-language films (less than $2.5 million). To date, we have received a higher number of funding requests than our budget allows for, and a significant portion of...

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Telefilm Canada announces permanent appointments of Francesca Accinelli to the position of Director, National Promotion and Communications and of Roxane Girard to the position of Director, Business Affairs and Coproduction

Telefilm Canada is announcing that Francesca Accinelli, based in the Toronto office, who has been serving as Interim Director, National Promotion and Communications since June 2014, has officially been appointed to the position on a permanent basis. Ms. Accinelli joined Telefilm in 2006 as Deputy Director,...

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Telefilm Canada announces opening of its Production Program for French and English market projects with budgets under $2.5M

Montreal, April 30th, 2015 – Effective today, Telefilm Canada is now accepting applications for its 2015/2016 Production Program, with respect to French and English market projects with budgets of less than $2.5M.

Please note that this is an opening date. Telefilm will continue to accept applications for ...

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Eight Canadian films to delight Asian audiences at fifth Beijing International Film Festival

Montreal, April 14, 2015 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that eight Canadian films have been selected for screening in the non-competitive Panorama and Forward Future sections at the fifth Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), which runs this year from April 16 to 23....

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Telefilm Canada launches its 2015-2018 strategic plan: Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere.

Telefilm Canada is today revealing details regarding the course it intends to follow over the next few years, as set out in its strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. This morning in Ottawa, the Chair of Telefilm’s Board, Michel Roy, unveiled Telefilm’s strategic plan during a...

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Telefilm Canada announces that Roxane Girard will serve as Director, Business Affairs and Certification, on an interim basis

Telefilm Canada announces that Roxane Girard, currently Director, Administration of the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Programs, will serve as Director, Business Affairs and Certification, for the next months. Ms. Girard has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Canadian film and television industry.

She joined the organization in...

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