Industry advisories

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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Call for Entries – “Multi-talents pour le multiplateforme!” Workshop for Francophone Professionals Outside Quebec and Francophone Professionals in Quebec

Montréal, December 1, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce a call for entries from professionals in the audiovisual and interactive media industries wishing to participate in the training workshop “Multi-talents pour le multiplateforme !” to be held in Montréal in late February/early March 2010.

Francophone professionals outside Quebec are...

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Industry Advisory – Telefilm Canada announces English CFFF Development & Writer’s First decisions

Montreal, November 25, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 32 English-language projects have received financing from the development component of the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF).  Telefilm’s Writer’s First program, whose intent is to develop and retain a pool of creative and talented screenwriters as well as...

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Call for Entries: For the Official Language Activities workshops “MULTIPLATFORM, MULTI-SUCCESS!” for Anglophones in Quebec

Montréal, November 16, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is today issuing a call for applications for its Multiplatform, Multi-success! training workshop, to be held in Montreal on January 18, 19 and 20, 2010. 

The three-day workshop is intended for English-language creators living and working in Quebec and has been specifically...

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Industry Advisory – Atlantic Region Office: Canada Feature Film Fund

Halifax – November 10, 2009 – Please take note that as of November 13, 2009, Telefilm Canada’s Atlantic Regional office will stop accepting applications to the Canada Feature Film Fund’s English-language Development. Applications will be accepted until end of business day November 13, 2009.

Telefilm’s Atlantic Regional office will begin...

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Call for Entries: Multiplatform, Multi-Success! Training Workshop in Halifax

Montréal, November 9, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is accepting applications as of today for its Multiplatform, Multi-success! training workshop, to be held in Halifax on January 13, 14 and 15, 2010. The workshop is intended for professionals living and working in the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland...

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Industry Advisory – Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal – October 15, 2009 – Please take note that as of October 16, 2009, Telefilm Canada’s Western and Ontario & Nunavut Regional offices will stop accepting applications to the Canada Feature Film Fund’s English-language Development, Writers First, Regional Production, Low Budget Independent Feature...

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Industry Advisory – Canada Feature Film Fund: Deadline Announced

Montréal, October 14, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is announcing application deadlines to those submitting projects to programs under the Canada Feature Film Fund

The first deadline of December 7, 2009 is for regional production companies in Quebec applying for development financing.

Additional deadlines to note:

  • April 12, 2010...
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Industry Advisory – Staff Appointments

Montreal, October 9, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is delighted to announce three new staff appointments:  Brigitte Monneau has been appointed to the role of Director, International Business Development; Dominique Lapierre has been promoted to the position of Director, Television French Market and Julie Blondin has been appointed to the position...

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Industry Advisory – Roxane Girard appointed head of Telefilm Canada’s Television Business Unit

Montreal, September 8, 2009 - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that Roxane Girard has been appointed Director of the Television Business Unit. Ms. Girard was previously Director of Television – French Market, a position she had held since April 2006. In that capacity, she was involved in setting up the...

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Industry- Advisory – Canada Media Fund (CMF) Industry Consultation

Montreal, August 31, 2009 – We have received the enclosed information from the CTF, inviting you to take part in the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Industry Consultation. We believe this information might be of interest to you. Please consult the link below for more information.

Canada Media Fund (CMF)...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY – Écrire au long and Feature It!

Montreal, August 17, 2009 – Please be advised that the initiatives Feature It! and Ecrire au long have been redesigned to allow for more flexibility in the application process, as well as increased accessibility of Telefilm’s support for successful applicants. The modifications are the result of informal consultations with both...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CODE MOTION PICTURES

Vancouver, July 29 2009 - Your short film could be part of the sights and sounds of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

CODE, the Cultural Olympiad’s digital edition, is calling for submissions of original concepts for CODE Motion Pictures, a...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY – SLATE DEVELOPMENT PILOT PROGRAM ENGLISH-LANGUAGE MARKET – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Montreal, July 28, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce a new deadline of September 30, 2009 for submissions to the Slate Development Pilot Program for the English-language market through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF).

Launched in 2007, the Slate Development Pilot Program provides established production companies...

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Industry advisory – Telefilm Canada announces English CFFF Development & Writer’s First decisions

Montreal, July 23, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 59 English-language projects have received financing from the development component of the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF).

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

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Industry Advisory – Telefilm Canada announces National New Media Decisions for 2009-2010

Montreal, July 21, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 56 new media projects have been selected to receive financial support through the Product Assistance component of the Canada New Media Fund (CNMF).

The projects selected represent a wide range of platforms and genres – from console games...

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Industry Advisor – CODE Motion Pictures

Your short film could be among the sights and sounds of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

CODE, the Cultural Olympiad’s digital edition is calling for submissions of original concepts for CODE Motion Pictures, our themed strand of short films showcasing human bodies in motion. The selected films...

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Industry Advisory – Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios: Telefilm Canada approves 14 French-language projects for fiscal 2009-2010

Montréal, July 16, 2009 – Telefilm Canada’s Quebec and French Operations Office has announced its commitment to fund 14 promising screenwriting projects at the treatment or first draft stage through the Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios. The selected projects are from several different Canadian regions. 

Launched in 2000...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY – CALL FOR CANDIDATES : JURORS AND SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Want to participate in the development of this country’s talent?

Are you eager to share your expertise with other professionals and become a member of an exclusive network?

Want to actively contribute to the development of the industry?


July 15, 2009 –
Telefilm Canada is delighted...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY – WAYNE CLARKSON TO STEP DOWN AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TELEFILM CANADA IN JANUARY 2010

Wayne Clarkson announced today his decision to step down as the Executive Director of Telefilm Canada at the conclusion of his five year appointment on January 17, 2010.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as the Executive Director of Telefilm, one of Canada’s most valued cultural institutions...

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY – CANADA FEATURE FILM FUND – THEATRICAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

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,...

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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...

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