SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW®) 2011 PILOT MISSION TO FILM & INTERACTIVE CONFERENCES
Montreal – February 8, 2011 – Telefilm is pleased to announce its support of 13 Canadian companies attending the 2011 SXSW® Interactive and Film Conferences taking place March 11 – 15, 2011 in Austin, Texas. With a total of 36,000 participants last year, South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer a convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies, fostering creative and professional growth alike.
In the context of a pilot initiative for 2011, Telefilm Canada will provide the 13 SXSW Film and Interactive newcomer participants with a $1,500 grant to be put towards registration to the events, travel and accommodation costs. A series of orientation sessions have also been organized to provide Canadian film and interactive producers with practical information and useful resources. A call for applications in November 2010 resulted in 37 applications from film and television producers, distributors, and producers of interactive digital content across the country.
Nerd Corps Entertainment
Smoking Gun Interactive
Corey Marr Productions
FilmCAN NPP Films
Rezolution Pictures International
Tell Tale Productions
Through this pilot mission, Telefilm aims to enhance professional skills and competencies for multiplatform production and to support international partnership opportunities for Canadian film, television producers and distributors and interactive digital media producers.
National and International Business Development