Sixteen documentaries supported by Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds

Montréal, 24 April  2019—Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the Rogers Group of Funds, announces the 16 English- and French-language documentary feature films supported by the Theatrical Feature-Length Documentary Program, with a funding total of more than $1.6 million.

The goal of the Theatrical Documentary Program is to increase Canadian audiences for Canadian feature films, by encouraging the production of high-calibre feature-length documentaries. Since 2007, Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds have joined forces to underwrite this Program with the intent to support projects that will lead to success.

French-language projects:

Director Screenwriter Producer
Boat People Marie-Hélène Panisset Thi Be Nguyen DIY FILMS Inc.
Un enfant à soi Amandine Gay Amandine Gay Echo Media
Ensemble Jean-Nicolas Orhon Jean-Nicolas Orhon Films JAD
Fondations Olivier D. Asselin Olivier D. Asselin Argus Films
Ce que le monde porte en soi Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins MÖ FILMS
Nitassinan Joséphine Bacon and Carlos Ferrand Joséphine Bacon, Carlos Ferrand and Réginald Vollant Terre Innue



La parfaite victime Émilie Perreault and Monic Néron Émilie Perreault and Monic Néron Cinémaginaire and Films Progresco
Rojek Zaynê Akyol Zaynê Akyol Metafilms
À travers tes yeux Brigitte Poupart Brigitte Poupart EMAfilms


English-language projects:

  Director Screenwriter Producer
The Unmaking Shannon Walsh Harold Crooks and Julien Goetz Intuitive Pictures Productions
nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up


Tasha Hubbard Tasha Hubbard Downstream Documentary Productions
Red Fever Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Rezolution Pictures International
Inconvenient Indian Michelle Latimer Michelle Latimer 90th Parallel Productions
The Magnitude of All Things Jennifer Abbott Jennifer Abbott Magnitude Productions
Atwood Encounters Nancy Lang Nancy Lang Atwood Encounters
Team Indigenous Courtney Montour Courtney Montour Jason Brennan

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About the Rogers Group of Funds
In 1980, Rogers launched its first fund to support Canada’s independent producers. Since then, more than $560 million has been committed to over 2200 television and feature film projects through four different funding programs, all designed to meet the needs of Canada’s independent production community.

Media enquiries:

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada

Jodi Cook
Communications Manager
Rogers Media / Rogers Group of Funds