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Impressive Year for Canadian Cinema at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival

Montreal, September 7, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announces that eight Canadian feature films have been chosen as official selections of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival, to be held in South Korea from October 7 to 15, 2010.

“Pusan is an excellent springboard for Canadian filmmakers looking...

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Telefilm Canada announces its support of the 30th edition of the Atlantic Film Festival

Inspired Script, Strategic Partners, TransAtlantic Partners initiatives develop Canadian talent, industry

Montreal, September 1, 2010Telefilm Canada announced its support of the 30th edition of the Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) today, which takes place from September 16th to 25th, 2010 in Halifax. Telefilm...

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Telefilm Canada and APTN announce 13 feature-film projects selected under the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program

Montreal, August 19, 2010 – Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), is delighted to announce that 13 projects have been selected under the 2010 edition of Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program (FASP). Twenty-one projects from all regions of the country were submitted for consideration.


Participants...

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Canada Wins Big in Locarno

Montreal, August 19, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is delighted by the recent success of Canadian productions at the Locarno Film Festival, held August 8 to August 14, 2010 in Switzerland. Selected in the International Competition, Denis Côté’s most recent film, Curling, took home the Silver Leopard for Best Director, at the...

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Telefilm Canada presents three Canadian scripts at the exclusive No Borders International Co-Production Market during the Independent Film Week

Montreal, August 16, 2010 - Telefilm Canada, a long-time partner of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), will spotlight Canadian narrative scripts and feature films nearing completion during the Independent Film Week in New York, NY, taking place from September 19 to September 24, 2010. Through two initiatives, No...

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Telefilm Canada celebrates Canadian cinema at the 35th edition of TIFF

29 Canadian feature films selected


Montreal, August 10, 2010 – Telefilm Canada salutes the Canadian contingent at the 35th edition of TIFF. A total of 29 Canadian feature films will be presented at the Festival, taking place from September 9 to September 19, 2010. Of the 29 Canadian...

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Telefilm Canada supports 34th annual World Film Festival

Montréal, August 10, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its support of the 34th annual World Film Festival (WFF). Now in its 34th year, WFF offers a wide-ranging international program designed to encourage cultural diversity. The Festival also serves as a forum for industry talent of all stripes.

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Telefilm Canada supports Standstill through Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program for the English market – Quebec region

Montréal, August 9, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announces that the project Standstill, a feature film written and directed by Majdi El-Omari, has been selected for funding through the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program. Each year Telefilm supports one independent English-language project from the Quebec region. Since...

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Telefilm Canada invested more than $11 million in funding to 22 regional English-language feature films for 2009-2010 through the Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal, August 9, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announces a total of $11.3 million in funding to 22 regional English-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) during fiscal year 2009-2010. Since Telefilm’s last announcement for the support of regional feature films in December 2009, the organization has supported...

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Telefilm Canada announces 17 feature film projects selected under the Écrire au long & Feature It! Initiatives

Initiatives support writers and producers in minority Francophone & Anglophone communities

Montreal, August 6, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the selected feature film projects from minority French- and English-language communities across Canada that have been selected under the Écrire au...

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Canada returns to Official Competition of the Venice International Film Festival after 22 years: Richard J. Lewis’ Barney’s Version in Official Competition; Nicolas Pereda’s Summer of Goliath in Orizzonti

Montreal, July 29, 2010 - Telefilm Canada congratulates Canadian director Richard J. Lewis, producer Robert Lantos and the team behind the feature film Barney’s Version, invited to screen in the Official Competition of the 67th Venice International Film Festival, taking place from September 1 to September 11, 2010. The...

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Telefilm Canada honoured at the 2010 International Arc Awards for its 2008-2009 annual report

Montreal, July 29, 2010 - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that once again it has been recognized for its 2008-2009 annual report “Action”. Honoured by the 2010 International Arc Awards, an international annual report competition organized by MerComm, Inc., the Awards ...

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Telefilm Canada to fund six French-language low-budget, independent feature films

Montréal, July 28, 2010 – Telefilm Canada has announced its latest investment decisions for the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program. Twenty-one applications for French-language production and post-production projects were received this year.


“Telefilm is proud to support the development of independent film,” said Louise Deslauriers, National Feature Film...

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Canada at Venice: Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies will make its world premiere at the Official Selection of Venice Days

Montreal, July 28, 2010 - Telefilm Canada congratulates Canadian director Denis Villeneuve and the team of the film Incendies on its upcoming world premiere at the seventh edition of Venice Days, a parallel section of the Venice International Film Festival, held from September ...

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Telefilm Canada announces its support of the 35th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival

Montreal, July 27, 2010 - Telefilm Canada announces its support of the 35th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, held from September 9 to September 19, 2010. Telefilm Canada’s participation enables TIFF to deliver a first-class event to a growing audience of...

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Launch of online directory of mentors and scriptwriting consultants

Montréal, July 26, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is today unveiling its brand-new online directory of mentors and scriptwriting consultants, which includes the names of more than 100 experts, that creators working in Canada’s film industry will be able to access via Telefilm’s website.

“Telefilm ...

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Telefilm extends Web-Ciné 360 to the English-language market for the implementation of online marketing strategies for Canadian films

Montréal, July 19, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is today announcing that Web-Ciné 360, a pilot initiative that aims to encourage the incorporation of online marketing and use of social media tool in distribution business practices for Canadian films well ahead of their release, will henceforth...

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Online marketing and promotion of Canadian films via social-media tools: Telefilm supports seven French-language projects through Web-Ciné 360, extends the pilot initiative for another year, and expands it to the English market

Montréal, July 19, 2010 Telefilm Canada is today unveiling the seven French-language feature-film projects that have been selected to receive funding under the Web-Ciné 360 pilot initiative, which aims to encourage the incorporation of online marketing and use of social media tools in distribution business practices for Canadian...

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Telefilm Canada honoured at the 2009 Vision Awards Annual Report Competition for its 2008-2009 annual report

Montreal, July 16, 2010 - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that it has been recognized in multiple categories by the 2009 Vision Awards Annual Report Competition for its 2008-2009 annual report, entitled Action. A worldwide competition of annual reports organized by...

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Canadian films on the international stage: Telefilm announces that five Canadian directors will present films in Locarno Festival’s official selection; another six films featured at Karlovy Vary last week

Montreal, July 15, 2010 - Telefilm Canada announces that five Canadian directors will premiere at the 63rd edition of the Locarno Film Festival, held August 4 to August 14, 2010. Two features, Curling from filmmaker veteran Denis Côté and L.A. Zombie (Germany / USA / France) from director Bruce Labruce,...

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Telefilm Canada supports the 14th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival

Montréal, June 29, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announces its support for the 14th annual Fantasia International Film Festival taking place this July 8-28. Financed as part of the Skills and Screens program, Telefilm’s support enables the Festival to develop a range of professional activities and also contributes to...

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Telefilm Canada presents first Golden Box Office Award to director and writers of Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day, top-grossing English feature film of 2009

Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 25, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce the winners of the Golden Box Office Award, a newly-created award that recognizes the writers and director of the Canadian English-language feature film with the highest domestic box-office sales each year. The 2009 “Goldie”...

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Telefilm Canada supports the 2010 Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA Banff

Montreal, June 11, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is proud to support the 2010 edition of the Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA Banff, held from June 13 to 16, 2010. Telefilm’s support in business development is directed towards a range of professional and industry development activities at...

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Telefilm and OMDC congratulate Splice for hitting over $ 1.1 M at the Canadian box office after one week in theatres

Montreal and Toronto, June 11, 2010 -- Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) would like to congratulate Splice, a Canada-France coproduction which received support from both organizations, for exceeding the million dollar mark after just one week...

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Spotlight on Canadian cinema in Shanghai

Montréal, June 2, 2010 – Telefilm Canada and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) are partnering with the Shanghai International Film Festival to present Focus Canada, a showcase for Canadian film. During the event, which runs from June 12 to 20, 13 features will be screened in parallel...

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Xavier Dolan and Noah Pink join panel discussion at Cannes

Telefilm Canada presents “Atom Egoyan in conversation with the next wave of Canadian filmmakers”

Montréal, May 18, 2010 – Today at Cannes, Telefilm Canada is hosting the panel discussion “Speaking Parts: Atom Egoyan in conversation with the next wave of Canadian filmmakers”, in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in France. The internationally...

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Telefilm Canada screens 12 Canadian films at Cannes through the Perspective Canada series

Montréal, May 14, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that, once again this year, the Perspective Canada series will be held at the Cannes Film Market. During Perspective Canada, 12 Canadian feature films will be screened for international buyers attending the Market, which is part of the Cannes...

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Telefilm Canada announces screening of The Child Prodigy as a highlight of the Cultural Program of the Canada Pavilion during Expo 2010 in Shanghai

In collaboration with the Government of Canada

Montreal, May 5, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is announcing the screening of The Child Prodigy, a film written and directed by Luc Dionne and produced by Denise Robert and Daniel Louis, to be held on May 9 during Expo 2010 in...

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Telefilm Canada pays tribute to the late André Lamy, former Telefilm Executive Director and NFB Commissioner

Montréal, May 5, 2010 – Telefilm Canada wishes to pay tribute to André Lamy, who served as Executive Director of the Canadian Film Development Corporation, now Telefilm Canada, from 1980 to 1985, as well as Chair and Commissioner of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Mr. Lamy passed away...

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Telefilm Canada grants more than $25 million in funding to French-language feature films for 2010-2011 through the Canada Feature Film Fund

A total of 16 projects supported under the selective component,
of which six selected in round two

Montréal, April 30, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is announcing that it has granted a total of $25.3 million in funding support to French-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF)...

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