News releases

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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Telefilm Canada presents Show Canada 2010 Closing Gala hosted by Canadian comedian Brent Butt

Vancouver, April 22, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that it will present the Show Canada 2010 Closing Gala this evening. This year’s edition of the largest film industry convention in Canada is currently under way in Vancouver. Telefilm Canada, a partner in the success of Canadian cinema,...

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Strong visibility for Canada at Cannes: Telefilm helps over 70 Canadian companies forge business links

Montréal, April 22, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce strong attendance for Canadian organizations at the 2010 Film Market, taking place May 12 to 21 during the Cannes Festival. Telefilm will operate the Canada Pavilion there, providing visibility for more than 70 companies with film industry decision makers from...

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Telefilm announces Ottawa premiere of Gunless hosted by the Honourable James Moore

     
     

Paul Gross to attend the premiere

Montréal, April 21, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is announcing...

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Telefilm announces second Canadian film at Cannes: ZedCrew from 26-year-old director Noah Pink to be at Directors’ Fortnight

The new generation of Canadian filmmakers is out in full force at Cannes 2010

Montreal, April 20, 2010 - Telefilm Canada has announced that ZedCrew, a film directed by 26-year-old Canadian Noah Pink, will be presented in the 42nd Directors’ Fortnight at the 63rd edition of the Cannes Festival,...

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Telefilm Canada announces support for Sarah Polley’s new feature film, Take This Waltz

Montreal, April 15, 2010 – Telefilm Canada announces it will be supporting Sarah Polley’s new feature film project, Take this Waltz, set to begin production in Toronto in July. This is the organization’s latest selective investment decision under the national stream of the Canada Feature Film Fund for English-language productions.

“Sarah...

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Canada at Cannes: Telefilm announces that Xavier Dolan’s “Les amours imaginaires” will be presented in Festival’s Official Selection

Montreal, April 15, 2010 - Telefilm Canada has announced that “Les amours imaginaires”, Xavier Dolan’s second film, will be presented in the Official Selection in the category “Un certain regard” at the 63rd edition of the Cannes Festival, held May 12 to May 23, 2010. Films accepted in...

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Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2010 Genie Award Winners

Montreal, April 13, 2010 – Telefilm Canada congratulates the winners of the 30th edition of the Genie Awards, the annual ceremony recognizing the best of Canadian film. The awards were handed out last night in 24 categories.

“For the past 30 years, the Genie Awards have been an important celebration of...

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Telefilm helps Canadian companies forge international business links at MIPTV 2010

Montréal, April 9, 2010 – Telefilm is announcing it will be holding a new networking activity called Connect with Canada as part of the official programming at MIPTV 2010, the international television and multiplatform market that runs from April 12 to 16 in Cannes. During this activity, Canadian producers and distributors...

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Telefilm Canada supports Vues d’Afrique’s 26th edition of the PanAfrica International Film Festival

Montreal, April 6, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is proud to support the 2010 PanAfrica International Film Festival, presented by Vues d’Afrique, taking place April 15 to 25, 2010 in Montreal. Under the Skills and Screens Program, Telefilm’s support is directed towards a range of professional development activities at this year’s...

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Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2010 Jutra Award Winners

Montréal, March 29, 2010 – Telefilm Canada congratulates the winners of the 12th edition of the Prix Jutra, the annual awards ceremony that celebrates Quebec film. The awards were handed out yesterday evening in 21 categories.

“Year after year, the Jutra awards honour the creativity and talent of Quebec’s film artists,”...

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Telefilm Canada Presents the 2009 Guichet d’or Award to the Writers and Director of De père en flic

Montréal, March 24, 2010 – Telefilm Canada this morning presented its annual Guichet d’or Award at the Montréal Police Headquarters, in the presence of Michel Roy, Chairman of the board. Now in its third year, the Guichet d’or is awarded to the writer and director of the French-language Canadian film...

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Telefilm Canada welcomes Carolle Brabant as its new Executive Director

Montreal, March 9, 2010 – Telefilm Canada’s Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Carolle Brabant as the organization’s new Executive Director, as announced earlier today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage. Carolle, who is currently Telefilm’s Director of Administration and Corporate Services, has worked with the...

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Telefilm announces 28 Canadian companies attending Game Connection

Montréal, March 8, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 28 Canadian companies are attending the U.S. edition of Game Connection opening today in San Francisco. Held annually during the Game Developer Conference (GDC), Game Connection is an international marketplace for game designers, service providers and publishers looking to build...

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Telefilm Canada announces the selection of two Canadian producers by the Ateliers du cinéma européen

Montreal, March 3, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that two Canadian producers, Luc Déry of micro_scope (Inch'allah) for the French-language market and Ziad Touma of Couzin Films (Wall of Sound) for the English-language market, were selected to take part in the 2010 edition of the International...

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Telefilm and MoMA bring seventh Canadian Front to New York audiences

Montreal, March 2, 2010 – The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, in association with Telefilm Canada, will present the seventh annual Canadian Front showcase from March 17 to March 22, 2010. The yearly survey of new Canadian cinema showcases eight films made over the last 18 months. A ninth feature...

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Telefilm Canada Supports the International Festival of Films on Art

Montreal, February 25, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is proud to provide financial support for the 2010 edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA). The 10-day competition, which takes place in Montreal from March 18 to March 28, features the world’s best films on art.

“Year after year,...

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Telefilm Canada spearheads Canadian presence at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival

Montréal, February 11, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that Canadian talent is featured prominently at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, which begins today, with a total of three feature films, nine short films and two installation works selected for the prestigious event. Telefilm Canada’s initiatives...

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Telefilm Canada congratulates The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for two Academy Awards nominations

Montreal, February 11, 2010 – Telefilm Canada wishes to congratulate the Canada/UK coproduction The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, a Telefilm-supported film, for its two nominations at the 82nd annual Academy Awards, in the Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design categories.

“We are very proud to see The Imaginarium of Doctor...

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Telefilm Canada supports 28th annual Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois

Montréal, February 10, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is proudly supporting the 2010 edition of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, taking place February 17-27. Telefilm provides financial support for the festival, which puts Quebec cinema in the spotlight and offers networking and professional development activities for participating filmmakers. Launched in 1982,...

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Social marketing platform helps B.C. film score with viewers before theatrical release

Montreal, February 10, 2010 – Daydream Nation, a Telefilm-supported feature film currently in production in B.C., is the first Canadian film to break into into the top ten movies on MovieSet.com, a movie web site providing fans with daily news and content from films in various stages of production....

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Telefilm celebrates Canadian success at Sundance and Slamdance

Montreal, February 1, 2010 -- Telefilm Canada wishes to congratulate the teams behind Grown Up Movie Star, The Wild Hunt and Snow & Ashes, three Canadian productions awarded at the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. Tatiana Maslany, lead actress of Grown Up Movie Star, scored the Sundance Film Festival World...

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