News releases

Online marketing and promotion of Canadian films via social media tools: Telefilm launches new initiative to foster innovative distribution strategies

Montréal, January 27, 2010 – While taking part in Ciné-Québec -- an annual networking event for Quebec film industry representatives -- Telefilm Canada announced the launch of Web-Ciné 360, a pilot initiative aimed at encouraging the integration of online marketing and the use of social media tools into distribution...

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Telefilm Canada’s Board of Directors provides update on organization’s operations

Montréal, January 15, 2010 – Telefilm Canada’s Board of Directors would like to thank the outgoing Executive Director, Wayne Clarkson, whose term ended today. Until an announcement is made for a successor, the Board has taken all the necessary measures to maintain effective operations at Telefilm.

“As the industry is aware,...

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Telefilm Canada announces Canadian shorts selected for Sundance 2010 and films selected for Slamdance 2010

Montréal, December 16, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that in addition to the five Canadian feature films already announced as part of the Sundance official selection, another six short films from Canada have been selected by the prestigious festival. Furthermore, 10 Canadian films have been selected to screen...

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Telefilm Canada wins award of excellence for its 2007-2008 annual report

Montréal, December 9, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that it has received an Award of Excellence in Corporate Reporting for Small Federal Crown Corporations from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) for its 2007-2008 annual report. This is the second time the organization has been...

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TIFF announces Canada’s Top Ten Films for 2009

Telefilm Canada – A Partner in Success

Montreal, December 9, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is proud to have participated in all ten of “Canada’s Top Ten” feature films of 2009. An annual event created in 2001 by TIFF as a way to honour excellence in Canadian filmmaking, Canada’s...

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Telefilm Canada finances 17 English-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund

Montreal, December 4, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is delighted to announce that 17 new English-language feature films across the country will move forward through several of Telefilm Canada’s feature film production programs under the Canada Feature Film Fund, including the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance Program.

“I am very pleased...

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Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds provide financial support for feature-length documentaries

Montréal, December 4, 2009 –Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the names of the feature-length documentary projects that will receive funding support under the Theatrical Documentary Program in 2009-2010. Participating filmmakers will receive funding support for the production or post-production stage of their project.

The goal...

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A valuable business partner abroad: Telefilm Canada reports up to $85M of international sales for Canadian producers and distributors

Montréal, December 3, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is unveiling today its 2008 International Markets report, highlighting Telefilm’s role in providing support to the Canadian audiovisual industry in their activities abroad.
For the third year in a row, the report shows a substantial growth in international sales made by...

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Telefilm Canada announces its support for 10 French-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund

Montréal, December 3, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is announcing its latest decisions regarding investments made under the main program of the Canada Feature Film Fund, French-language projects, selective component, for 2010-2011. In all, 36 projects were submitted in time for the September 14, 2009 application deadline, and Telefilm chose 10...

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Telefilm Canada Announces Five Canadian Films Selected for Sundance 2010

Montréal, December 3, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that five Canadian feature-length films have been selected to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 21-31. Recognized as the premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film, Sundance continues to attract a vibrant community of the...

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Telefilm Canada congratulates Têtes à claques, winner of a Canadian New Media Award

Montréal, December 2, 2009 – Telefilm Canada congratulates the Montréal company Salambo Productions inc. for the award it won at the Canadian New Media Awards last night in Toronto. Finalist in the Best Online Comedy Performance category, the company won the top prize for its website, tetesaclaques.tv. Têtes à...

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Telefilm Canada Mourns the Death of Filmmaker-Producer Gilles Carle

Montréal, November 30, 2009 – Telefilm Canada pays tribute to recently deceased filmmaking pioneer Gilles Carle and to the remarkable body of films that constitute his legacy.

“On behalf of Telefilm Canada, I offer sincere condolences to Chloé Ste-Marie, Gilles Carle’s long-time companion, and to his family and friends. Gilles Carle...

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Telefilm Canada announces feature-film projects selected under the Feature It! and Écrire au long initiatives

Montréal, November 27, 2009 –Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the names of the English-language, Quebec-based projects that have been selected under its Feature It! initiative, as well as the French-language feature-film projects from outside Montréal and outside Quebec that have been selected under the Écrire au long initiative. Participating creators...

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CBC, TELEFILM CANADA LAUNCH NEW APPROACH FOR CANADIAN FEATURE FILMS

Toronto, November 12, 2009 - CBC and Telefilm Canada today announced a new initiative aimed at bringing an integrated approach to the commissioning, marketing and distribution of Canadian English-language feature films.

The approach will focus on developing and financing films that would have an initial theatrical release followed shortly thereafter...

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HOLLYWOOD TO REMAKE QUEBEC BOX-OFFICE SMASH FOR ENGLISH AUDIENCES

Montreal, November 10, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased that the French-language box-office smash De père en flic has been acquired by Sony Pictures and will be developed into an English-language film by Hollywood power partners Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, along with Denise Robert and Emile Gaudreault,...

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Telefilm Canada makes public its annual report for fiscal 2008-2009

Montréal, October 30, 2009 – Telefilm Canada made public its annual report today for fiscal 2008-2009. During the fiscal year, Telefilm refined its industry-development strategies on both the domestic and international scenes and continued to work with the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) Working Groups and the International...

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Telefilm Canada supports the 12th edition of the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) and the 5th edition of the Doc Circuit Montréal

Montreal, October 27, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is proud to support the 2009 Rencontres internationales du documentaire, taking place November 11 to 21, 2009, as well as the Doc Circuit Montréal, Montreal’s documentary market, which will be held November 12 and 13, 2009. Telefilm provides support in the amount...

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Special screening of the film “De père en flic” in Ottawa, attended by the Honourable James Moore

A Canadian success story, the film has already taken in almost $11 million at...

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Telefilm Canada announces the names of the 2009 TVA-HEC Film and Television Management Program bursary recipients

Montréal, October 20, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the names of the five recipients of a $3,200 bursary for the TVA-HEC Film and Television Management Program, which runs from November 18 to 25, 2009. The Telefilm Canada bursaries, which cover most of the program’s fees, are being...

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Telefilm Canada celebrates 10th anniversary of ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Toronto, October 14, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is delighted to celebrate its partnership with the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, taking place October 14 – 18, 2009.  This year’s edition opens with “Reel Injun”, a powerful homage to North American Native people throughout a century of cinema. ...

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Telefilm Canada and APTN celebrate Aboriginal filmmaking
     

15 feature-film projects are selected under the Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program

Montréal, October 8, 2009 – Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), is delighted to announce...

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Telefilm Canada supports Festival du nouveau cinéma

Montréal, September 22, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that it is contributing  $120,000 to the 38th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), as well as $25,000 through the Skills and Screens Program for “FNC Pro”, a series of training and networking activities for media professionals. The...

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Telefilm Canada Announces Canada’s Oscar Pick for 2010

I Killed my Mother submitted as Canada’s representative for nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category

Montréal, Quebec, September 22, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that I Killed my Mother (J’ai tué ma mère), directed by Xavier Dolan, has been submitted for nomination as Best Foreign...

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Telefilm Canada announces French-language project selected for production support through the Official Languages Activities Program

Montréal, September 21, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that it has selected the film project La Sacrée, for financing through the French-language production component of the Official Languages Activities (OLA) Program. La Sacrée is a script by Daniel Marchildon to be produced by Mark Chatel of...

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Telefilm Canada Celebrates 25-year Partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver, September 18, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is announcing its support of the 28th edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), taking place October 1 to 16, 2009. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Telefilm’s partnership with VIFF and of Telefilm’s Western Regional Office in Vancouver, established in...

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Telefilm Canada Celebrates 25-year Partnership with the Atlantic Film Festival

2009 also marks 25th anniversary of Telefilm’s Atlantic office

Halifax, September 17, 2009 – Telefilm Canada (TFC) is proudly announcing its partnership with the 29th edition of the Atlantic Film Festival, This year marks two milestones: the 25th anniversary of both Telefilm’s partnership with AFF and the opening of...

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Telefilm Canada Celebrates Canadian Cinema at the 34th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival®

This year marks 10th anniversary of Telefilm Canada Pitch This! Competition

Toronto, September 10, 2009 – Telefilm Canada (TFC) is announcing its partnership with the 34th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival®, taking place September 10 to 19. A total of 21 TFC-financed films will be screened at...

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Telefilm Canada Partners with IFP to Support Canadian Producers in Building International Networks

Montreal, Quebec, September 4, 2009 – Telefilm Canada, a long-time partner of The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), is announcing its participation at the upcoming Independent Film Week in New York City, held from September 19 to 24. As a Presenting Partner of the No Borders International Co-Production Market, Telefilm will...

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An Exceptional Year for Canadian Films at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival

Montreal, September 7, 2009 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that nine Canadian feature films have been officially selected for the 14th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival, which takes place in Pusan, South Korea from October 8 to 19, 2009.

“Telefilm recognizes Pusan as a valuable venue for...

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