Industry advisories

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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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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