News releases

TELEFILM CANADA ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS TO OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACTIVITIES PROGRAM FEATURE IT!

Montreal, August 17, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the initiative Feature It! has 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 the...

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TELEFILM CANADA FUNDS THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Montréal, August 10, 2009 – Telefilm Canada announces funding of $276,000 for the 33rd annual World Film Festival (WFF) through its Festival Performance Program. In addition, the WFF has been granted $52,500 to help defray costs associated with subtitling films in competition at the festival. Telefilm provided financial support for this...

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Telefilm Canada to finance five French-language low budget independent feature films

Montreal, August 3, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its latest investment decisions as part of the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program. Twenty-three projects were submitted for the May 11, 2009 application deadline, and Telefilm has selected five French-language projects.

“The increasing number of applications...

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NEW FEATURES COMEDY LAB TARGETS 5 CDN COMEDIES TO BE IN PRODUCTION BY 2011-2012

INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP PAIRS CANADA’S FILMMAKING TALENT WITH WORLD’S BEST COMEDY MINDS TO DEVELOP & PACKAGE THEATRICAL FEATURE COMEDIES FOR PRODUCTION

Montreal, July 23, 2009 – Telefilm Canada, CFC (Canadian Film Centre) and Just For Laughs are proud to announce the creation of Canada’s first advanced training program to develop theatrical...

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Telefilm Canada finances the production of eight English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal, July 23, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is delighted to announce that eight new English-language projects across the country have been selected to receive financial support through the selective component of the feature film production programs of the Canada Feature Film Fund, as well as the Low Budget Independent Feature...

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TELEFILM CANADA SALUTES CANADIAN CONTINGENT AT 2009 EDITION OF LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Montreal – July 16, 2009 – Telefilm Canada proudly announces the presence of 2 Canadian films at the 2009 Locarno International Film Festival. Now in its 62nd year, the Locarno Festival’s long-standing tradition of openness has made it an ideal platform for the promotion of national cinema from Europe and...

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FANTASIA 2009 RECEIVES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM TELEFILM CANADA

Montréal, July 7, 2009 - Telefilm Canada, through its Skills and Screens Program, is providing financial support for the 13th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. This was confirmed on June 29 by Telefilm’s Sheila de La Varende, Director, National and International Business Development.

Telefilm Canada is contributing $35,000 to the...

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Canada Feature Film Fund Téléfilm Canada announces support for 7 French-language feature films

Montréal, June 19, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its latest investment decisions – the last for French-language productions for fiscal 2009-10 – under the selective component of the Canada Feature Film Fund’s main program. Twenty-three French-language projects were submitted for the March 30, 2009, deadline, and Telefilm...

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TELEFILM CANADA SPOTLIGHTS THE CANADIAN PRESENCE AT THE KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Montreal, June 15, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is proud to spotlight the presence of FIVE Canadian films at the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, to be held July 3 to 11, 2009.

In the Czech Republic on the frontier between Eastern and Western Europe, Karlovy Vary, one of the...

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Telefilm Canada launches the second edition of the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program

Montréal, May 21, 2009 – Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), is launching the second edition of its Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program. Aboriginal writers, writer-directors and producers are thus invited to submit their first application between...

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New Multilateral Development Fund for French-Language Films

Cannes, Tuesday, May 19, 2009 – Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy and Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC) president Jean-Guy Chaput, together with their counterparts from the Communauté française de Belgique, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland, are pleased to announce the conclusion...

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TELEFILM CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT FOR ONTARIO & NUNAVUT REGIONS

Toronto – May 13, 2009 – Telefilm is delighted to announce that Agnes Zak has been appointed Regional Director of Business Development – Ontario & Nunavut Regions. Ms. Zak had been serving as Interim Regional Director following the launch of the new Operations structure in October 2008, in addition to...

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Telefilm Canada adopts an executive management committee that represents all areas of activity of the Corporation

Montreal, May 6, 2009 – The Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, Wayne Clarkson, is pleased to announce a restructuring of Telefilm Canada’s management team, which has been increased from three to eight members and represents all areas of activity of the Corporation.  “This change will bring the executive management closer...

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Telefilm Canada finances the production of 15 English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal, April 27, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is delighted to announce that 15 new English-language projects across the country will move forward through the selective component of the national and regional feature film production programs of the Canada Feature Film Fund, as well as the Low Budget Independent Feature Film...

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TELEFILM CANADA SALUTES CANADIAN CONTINGENT AT CANNES Six Canadian productions selected for world-famous film event

Montréal, April 24, 2009 – Telefilm Canada proudly salutes the presence of Canadian cinema at Cannes this year. The spotlight will be on no less than six Canadian productions, including four in the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight: Amreeka by Cherien Dabis, Carcasses by Denis Côté, J’ai tué ma mère by Xavier...

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Denise Arab appointed Director, Communications, at Telefilm Canada

Montréal, April 23, 2008 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Arab to the position of Director, Communications, effective May 25.

Ms. Arab has worked for fifteen years at the Business Development Bank of Canada, where she presently holds the position of Director, Public Relations and...

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Sheila de la Varende appointed Director of National and International Business Development at Telefilm Canada

Montréal, April 7, 2009 - Telefilm Canada is proud to announce the appointment of Sheila de la Varende to the position of Director, National and International Business Development. Ms. de la Varende will take up her duties on April 20, 2009.

“Sheila de la Varende will be a valuable asset,...

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Telefilm Canada launches its 2009-2010 corporate-plan priorities and holds its first annual national public meeting

Montreal, April 7, 2009 – Telefilm Canada releases today the priorities from its corporate plan for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. This year will focus on the continuation of the Corporation’s objectives and the transition toward a new model of support for the television and interactive-media industries.

“Our corporate plan,...

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