Industry advisories

Telefilm’s Executive Director will speak at a special speaker event hosted by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

Montreal - June 2, 2010 - Telefilm is pleased to announce that Carolle Brabant, Telefilm's Executive Director will speak at a special speaker event hosted by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television taking place on Tuesday June 22 in Toronto at the Sutton Place Hotel. In her address, Ms....

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Theatrical Documentary Program – Deadline Changes

Montreal – May 21, 2010 – Telefilm has announced a change in the deadline dates for submission to the Theatrical Documentary Program previously announced on May 10, 2010.

The August 9, 2010 submission date for French–language projects remains unchanged. 

The submission date for English–language projects for ALL REGIONS (Quebec, Western, Ontario &...

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CALL FOR CANDIDATES – Directory of Mentors and Scriptwriting Consultants

Montreal – May 17, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announced today a call for applications for potential producer mentors and scriptwriting consultants. The goal is to create a directory of experts which will be made available on Telefilm’s website to Canadian creators working in the feature film industry.

This tool will facilitate...

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Telefilm has announced the 2010-2011 deadlines for project submission to the Theatrical Documentary Program

Montreal – May 10, 2010 – The new deadlines reflect an asymmetrical approach for the English and French markets:

  • August 9 , 2010 – French –language submissions
  • August 9, 2010 – English – language submissions in Quebec
  • September 7, 2010 – English–language submissions for all regions (Western, Ontario & Nunavut and...
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Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal, April 30, 2010 – Telefilm has announced that the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance and Alternative Distribution programs – French and English markets, are now reopened. A preliminary review has been completed and the programs will be redesigned for fiscal 2011-2012. In the interim,...

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Early Launch/Call for Applicants for Écrire au Long

Montreal – April 29, 2010 – Telefilm’s Ecrire au long initiative for 2010-11 is calling for applications earlier than in recent years, with a deadline of Tuesday, June 8, 2010.

The Écrire au long initiative is part of Telefilm’s Official Languages Activities Program (OLA-ALO).  It targets Francophone writers...

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Call for applicants to year 3 of Featuring Aborginal Stories Program

Montreal – April 13, 2010 - Key elements of the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program (FASP) have been revised for fiscal 2010-2011 to allow Telefilm to better evaluate and manage the initiative, and to align it more closely with how the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) operates.

With this...

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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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