Industry advisories

Telefilm Canada renews its Micro-Budget Production Program

Montreal, January 20, 2015 – For a third year, Telefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program.

This Program seeks to stimulate the use of digital distribution platforms in order to increase audience access to the work of new Canadian talent.

In...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the Canadians nominated for the 2015 Oscars

Montreal, January 15, 2015— Telefilm Canada warmly applauds the Canadian talents who have received a 2015 Oscar nomination. From feature films to shorts, live action to animation, directing to technical categories, these nominations show that the creativity of our Canadian talents shines clearly and brightly.

Congratulations ...

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Telefilm Canada’s offices closed from December 25 to January 2

Montreal, December 18, 2014 — Please note that during the holidays, Telefilm Canada’s offices will be closed from December 25th to January 2nd inclusive.

eTelefilm will close noon December 24, and will reopen again January 5.

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Telefilm Canada’s annual public meeting: The speeches are now online

For those of you who were unable to join us in Ottawa this morning, Telefilm Canada has made available the speeches from Michel Roy, Chair of the Board, and Carolle Brabant, Executive Director. Find them on our Website here: https://telefilm.ca/en/news/speeches.

As well, you can watch the...

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Telefilm Canada announces opening date of its Production Program for French market projects with budgets over $2.5M

Montréal, November 21st, 2014 – On November 20th, 2014, Telefilm Canada opened the doors of its Production Program, for fiscal year 2015/2016, to French-market projects with budgets over $2.5M.

Changes to the program:

  • No changes were made to the program this year.
  • Be sure...
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Canadian delegation of filmmakers to visit India
  • Canadian mission to Mumbai and Goa to activate the Canada-India Coproduction Treaty
  • Five Canadian films to screen at the 45th International Film Festival of India

Montreal, November 10, 2014—Telefilm Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the

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Telefilm Canada strengthens its client service for Atlantic Canada

Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that Anne Frank has been confirmed, on a permanent basis, in her role as Regional Feature Film Executive—Atlantic Region. In addition, Halifax industry veteran Denise Jamieson has been appointed as Project Leader—National Promotion and Communications.

Anne Frank
Regional Feature Film...

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Seven Canadian films to be screened at the Busan International Film Festival

Montreal, October 2, 2014 — Telefilm Canada is proud to recognize Canada’s presence at the 19th Busan International Film Festival and the Asian Film Market in South Korea, which will be held October 2 to 11 and October 5 to 8, respectively. Seven Canadian films have...

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Strong Canadian presence at the San Sebastián International Film Festival

Montreal, September 15th, 2014—Telefilm Canada is delighted with the strong Canadian presence at the 62nd San Sebastián International Film Festival to be held in Spain from September 19 to 27. Six Canadian films will be presented at the Festival.

This year the Festival will also be organizing ...

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Telefilm Canada invites you to its first-ever live game show on Canadian cinema and to the 4th edition of Talent to Watch at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Montreal, September 4, 2014 — Telefilm Canada shines the spotlight on Canadian talent at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, introducing its first-ever live game show – ETALK presents The Great Canadian Talent Faceoff – and presenting another edition of its popular Talent to Watch...

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Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds renew the Theatrical Documentary Program for 2014-2015

Montreal, September 3rd, 2014 - Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership and the opening of the 2014-2015 Theatrical Documentary Program.

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

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Canadian talent heading to Locarno

Montreal, July 28, 2014 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian presence at the 67th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival held in Switzerland from August 6 to August 16, 2014. Established in 1946, the festival occupies a unique position in the...

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Telefilm Canada very pleased Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty with India now in force

Montreal, July 2, 2014—Telefilm Canada is very pleased that the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India came into effect on July 1, 2014. The Treaty was announced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official ...

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival presents seven Canadian films, including two in competition

Montreal, June 25, 2014—Canadian cinema is once again making a name for itself beyond our borders with a selection of seven films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in the Czech Republic. The films Je suis à toi by David Lambert, a minority Canadian coproduction...

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

The Commitee will select the film to represent Canada for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards

Montreal, June 18th, 2014—Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee for a chance to...

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Telefilm Canada announces closing date for applications regarding new lower budget productions (budgets of less than $2.5 million) for 2014-2015

Montreal, June 11, 2014—Since the opening date for lower budget feature film applications, the demand has surpassed expectations. To date, requests far exceed the budget available and a significant portion of regional funding resources has been committed. Therefore the Atlantic, Ontario/Nunavut, Quebec and Western offices of...

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Canada returns to the Shanghai International Film Festival with 19 films

Montreal, June 9, 2014 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the Canadian film industry will return to the Shanghai International Film Festival for a fifth consecutive year and will present 19 films, including 11 films in the Focus Canada section, six films in the Spectrum...

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Telefilm Canada announces production financing of more than $3.5 million to fund 12 English-language lower-budget feature film projects

Montreal, June 2nd, 2014—Telefilm Canada announces its support for the production of 12 English-language lower-budget feature film projects (budgets of less than 2.5 million dollars) through the Canada Feature Film Fund. The total allocation for the selected projects for the fourth quarter of 2013-2014 is more...

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Technical difficulties force Telefilm Canada to push the opening date of its Development Program to May 8th, 2014

Montreal, April 28, 2014 – Telefilm Canada advises all members of the industry that, due to technical difficulties, the opening date of its Development Program has been pushed from April 30th 2014, to May 8th, 2014. 

We appreciate your patience and assure you that this delay will ensure smooth...

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2014-2015 Development Program – Telefilm Canada announces minor changes to its Development Program and an opening date of April 30, 2014

Montreal, April 17, 2014 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform all interested applicants to the Development program that the updated guidelines and FAQs are now available on its website.

Modifications to this year’s program were kept to a minimum.

With ongoing budget restrictions, demands will certainly exceed available dollars;...

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Telefilm Canada announces the closing date for the Production Program for French-language productions with budgets less than $2.5M (selective component).

Montreal, April 9, 2014 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform its clients of the Production Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund that they have until April 18 to submit their funding applications for French-language projects with budgets less than $2.5 million. After that date, the Program,...

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2014-2015 Production Program – Telefilm Canada announces closing date for French-language productions with budgets of $2.5 million or more (selective component)

Montreal, March 17, 2014 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform Production Program clients that they have until March 24 to submit funding applications for projects with budgets of $2.5 million or more. The Program will then be closed for the remainder of fiscal 2014-2015.

The Production Program for projects...

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Signature of the Canada-India Audiovisual Coproduction Agreement

The Audiovisual Coproduction Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India was signed on February 24, 2014, in New Delhi, India, during the State Visit of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

Before the Canada-India Audiovisual Coproduction Agreement enters into...

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Canada Feature Film Fund—Opening dates for lower-budget projects in English and French

Montreal, February 21, 2014—Telefilm Canada wishes to inform its clients that applications for funding to the Canada Feature Film Fund for lower-budget projects (projects with budgets of less than $2.5 million) will be accepted as of the following dates for English- and French-language markets.

Lower-budget English-language ...

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The Atlantic office is moving

Please note that our Atlantic office in Halifax will be moving on February 13th and 14th, 2014.

IMPORTANT: The office will be closed as of 5 pm (AT) on February 13th and will reopen, with reduced availability, on the morning of Monday, February 17th. Servers and...

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Partnership opportunities at MIPTV and MIPCOM 2014

Montréal, January 14, 2014 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are seeking suggestions and ideas from the industry to feature Canadian productions and talent at upcoming MIPTV and MIPCOM events in 2014, the world’s premiere television markets. 

In 2012, Canada was featured...

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Q2 2013-2014—Telefilm Canada announces over $4 million in production funding to support 18 lower budget feature film projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal, January 6, 2014—Telefilm Canada announces its support for 18 lower budget English-language productions (with budgets under $2.5 million) from the Ontario and Nunavut, Western as well as Atlantic regions through the Canada Feature Film Fund. The total allocation for the productions selected, in the second ...

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Telefilm Canada announces update to Production Program guidelines – Changes to Performance Envelope component

Montréal, December 16, 2013 – As part of its program redesign initiative and following a series of consultations with the industry, Telefilm Canada is making changes to the Performance Envelope component of its Production Program. The Performance Envelope component will be replaced with a Fast Track stream.

The main goal of this latest...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant on the passing of Peter Wintonick

“Talented filmmaker, mentor and festival programmer, Peter Wintonick was much appreciated for his passion and dedication. His films had a major impact in Canada and were seen in hundreds of other countries, winning numerous awards. His long career allowed us to appreciate the scope of his talent, and his work is now a valued part of our cultural heritage."

“On...

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Telefilm Canada renews its Micro-Budget Production Program and adds a new component for Aboriginal projects.

Telefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program for a second year. Through this Program, Telefilm will support between eight to ten projects through the Main Component, and up to three projects in the new Aboriginal component.


This Program also seeks to stimulate the...

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