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Telefilm Canada announces production funding for nine French-language feature films

Montreal, May 19, 2022 - Telefilm Canada is announcing that nine French-language feature film titles are receiving funding under the Production Program, for a total amount of $14.5 million. 

An advisory committee of external and internal representatives assessed the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm....

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AMI announces the opening of the Disability Screen Office

- Disability Screen Office will support and amplify the creative voices of Canadians with disabilities nationally and internationally –

 

AMI, in partnership with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada, is excited to announce the launch of the Disability Screen Office (DSO).

With our commitment to establish and support a voice...

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Telefilm Canada announces the departure of Christa Dickenson, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Telefilm Canada announces that after more than four years at the helm of the organization, Christa Dickenson will be moving on from her role as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer effective September 9, 2022.  

Appointed by the Governor in Council, Ms. Dickenson assumed her role on...

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Telefilm Canada’s Made in Canada Spotlight campaign returns to the Apple TV app

Sophomore year includes restoration of Jean-Marc Vallée’s C.R.A.Z.Y., and a focus on Quebecois talent

The Made in Canada Spotlight campaign is back, following a successful launch in 2021. Formerly known as the Canadian Movie of the Week, the 12-week promotion highlights a recently released or classic Canadian film available...

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The Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles Celebrates the 94th Academy Awards®

Commemorating 13 Oscar Nominations Received by Canadians in Top Categories
Honouring Canadian Icons Ivan Reitman and Jean-Marc Vallée

Los Angeles, CA –To celebrate the 94th Academy Awards®, the Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, Zaib Shaikh, will host a festive reception at his official residence to...

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Telefilm Canada supports career development of Black women in film
Initiatives from organizations across Canada reach Black women creators at all career levels 

Through its Promotion Program,...

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Black Screen Office releases ‘Being Seen’ on creating authentic and inclusive content in Canada’s screen industries

‘Being Seen’ report provides clear directives to improve representation of people who are Black, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ or People with Disabilities

 

Toronto  – The Black Screen Office (BSO) has released its much-anticipated report “Being Seen: Directives for Creating Authentic and Inclusive Content”, which reveals how Canada’s screen industries...

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Telefilm Canada launches Eco-responsibility Action Plan
In alignment with the Government of Canada’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Telefilm Canada is launching its action plan on eco-responsibility the first phase of its commitment. The plan aims to lead and support the industry through informed business practices and the establishing of science-based...

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Telefilm Canada shares newest phase of data collection enhancements

Montréal – December 14, 2021 –As a key component to Telefilm Canada’s ongoing work to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion within the audiovisual industry, Telefilm is sharing the next phase of its data collection enhancements. The new set Self-Identification Questionnaire will aim to capture data relating to all directors, writers,...

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Telefilm Canada supports the creation of eight coproduction projects

Telefilm Canada announces the titles of eight coproduction projects selected under the Production Program, for a total amount of over $4.6 million.  

Advisory committees comprised of external and internal experts evaluated the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process also took into account Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in the industry. The...

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Telefilm Canada highlights Canadian audiovisual industry’s expertise and craftsmanship at Frankfurt Book Fair

Montreal, October 21, 2021 – Telefilm Canada is proud to be a part of the celebration of Canada as the Guest of Honour at the prestigious 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. Telefilm is responsible for the audiovisual portion of the cultural programming, in partnership with Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the...

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Telefilm Canada is entrusted with managing five projects of the Harold Greenberg Fund’s French-language Program

In addition, a new contribution to the Talent Fund will support emerging French-language projects  

October 5, 2021 – Telefilm Canada is entrusted with the administration of five audiovisual productions financed under the Harold Greenberg Fund's French-language Program.  The French-language Program, which will cease operations on December 15, 2021, will transfer close to...

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Drunken Birds [Les oiseaux ivres] represents Canada in the race for Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars

Drunken Birds [Les oiseaux ivres], by director and co-writer Ivan Grbovic and co-writer Sara Mishara, is representing Canada in the nomination process for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards, to be held on March 27, 2022The film is produced by micro_scope and distributed by Les Films Opale. The international sales agent is WaZabi Films.

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Telefilm launching season 2 of Sortez le popcorn podcast featuring exclusive interviews with leading Francophone players in cinema

Michel Côté, Émile Gaudreault, Mariana Mazza, Mélanie Maynard, and many more…

Telefilm Canada will launch Season 2 of Sortez le popcorn on August 20. The podcast, hosted by Catherine Beauchamp, will be available on C23, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts with episodes also broadcasting on 98.5FM. Sortez le popcorn focuses on Francophone creators and talent who have already made their mark in cinema...

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Telefilm Canada supports the creation of seven Indigenous feature films

Telefilm Canada announces its funding support to seven Indigenous projects through the Indigenous Stream submitted under the Theatrical Documentary Program and the Production Program, for a total commitment of over $3 million. An annual commitment of $4 million is made available to creators from Canada’s Indigenous communities, with the remainder...

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Telefilm Canada announces its commitment to 10 English-language national feature film projects

Telefilm Canada has selected 10 English-language national feature film projects from the 2021 selective process under the Production Program, with a total commitment of over $17 million.

Telefilm received an increasingly high volume of applications under the Production Program this year. A total of 282 applications were considered by the Advisory...

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of 29 English- and French-language feature films across Canada

Montreal/Toronto, July 22, 2021 – Telefilm Canada supports the production of 29 English- and French-language lower budget feature film projects from across Canada, with a total investment of over $12 million.

Following the recent release of the financial support of 12 French-language national feature film projects under the Production Program, the announcement of English-language national...

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Telefilm Canada releases latest gender parity statistics for funded film productions

Telefilm Canada has released the results of its gender-parity initiatives for projects funded during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The statistics show that parity (50%) was achieved for all three key roles (director, screenwriter and producer) in terms of number of films financed, and that the parity zone (40%+) was reached...

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of 12 French-language feature films

Telefilm Canada announces 12 French-language feature film titles receiving financing under the Production Program, for a total amount of $14.2 million.

An Advisory Committee comprised of external and internal representatives evaluated the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process reflected Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in...

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Reigniting seminal Canadian films through digitization for greater access

In partnership with Hot Docs, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and the Toronto International Film Festival

Telefilm Canada is leading a digitization initiative called Canadian Cinema -  Reignited, along with Hot Docs, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Festival du...

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Telefilm Canada supports the creation of 22 English- and French-language feature-length documentaries

Telefilm Canada is announcing that 22 English- and French-language feature-length documentaries will receive funding under the Theatrical Documentary Program, for a total of over $3 million. This year, Telefilm received a total of 76 applications under this program.

Through this program, Telefilm Canada encourages the production of high-quality...

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Telefilm Canada enthusiastically welcomes the funding allocated to support the recovery and reopening of the arts and culture sector

Telefilm Canada enthusiastically welcomes today’s announcement of the Recovery Fund for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sectors, which will inject $300M over two years, as well as the Reopening Fund, which will further inject $200M over two years.

Telefilm Canada will administer $25M over two years to support exhibitors across the...

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Maple Popcorn podcast offering exclusive interviews with Canadian TV & film icons launches today

The first episode features an interview with Canadian actor Kim Coates

 

A new six-episode podcast series titled Maple Popcorn, produced by The Brand is Female and powered by Telefilm Canada, officially launches today. Available on Apple...

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Telefilm Canada shares data for inaugural funding through the Development Stream for Racialized Persons

Following the completion of signing all confirmed projects, Telefilm Canada is releasing the program data for the inaugural round of funding for the Development Stream for Racialized Persons.

Through this new stream, over $2.5M was invested in 143 projects from 93 companies. Companies could have the development of up to two...

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Black Screen Office Launches Nationwide Consultation to Develop Best Practices for Creating Authentic and Inclusive Content with Underrepresented Groups in Partnership with Telefilm Canada

The Black Screen Office (BSO), in partnership with Telefilm Canada and with the assistance of the Bell Fund, are pleased to announce a national consultation called ‘Being Seen: A Directive for Authentic and Inclusive Content,’ focused on the representation of Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2+ and Persons with Disabilities in...

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A majority of Canadians want to see more promotion of Canadian content

 

As part of National Canadian Film Day, Telefilm Canada is sharing a new study on Canadian audiences, which reveals that an overwhelming majority of Canadians would like to see more promotion of Canadian content. Commissioned by Telefilm, the study was carried out by Leger.

“As we look to the...

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Study of audiovisual content consumption habits and the expectations and perceptions of the Canadian public
Statement by Christa Dickenson, Executive Director & CEO, Telefilm Canada, in response to the newly granted funding by the Government of Canada

It was announced today during the tabling of the new federal budget, the Government of Canada’s intention to provide additional funding to Telefilm Canada’s budget over a three-year period.   

We greatly welcome this news and 

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CANADA NOW powered by Telefilm Canada joins forces with Telescope to launch all new film and television discoverability tool in the U.S.

NOW LIVE @ canadanow.us

 

This spring, Telefilm Canada is excited to embark on a brand new initiative promoting the discoverability of Canadian content to audiences across the United States. Through a new website - www.canadanow.us - audiences can easily find where to watch their favorite Canadian films...

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Telefilm Canada launches Canadian Movie of the Week series on the Apple TV app

Weekly Campaign Spotlights Canadian Films for $0.99

As audiences continue to consume digital content more than ever due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Telefilm is spotlighting Canadian filmmakers with a new Canadian Movie of the Week series exclusively on the Apple TV app. Each week, one Canadian film will be...

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14 Days 12 Nights by writer Marie Vien and director Jean-Philippe Duval to represent Canada in the race for Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Oscars

Montreal, December 19, 2020—Following yesterday’s announcement, Telefilm Canada confirms that 14 Days 12 Nights by director Jean-Philippe Duval, an original idea and screenplay by Marie Vien and by producer Antonello Cozzolino will represent Canada in the race for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, taking...

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