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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 now and June 29, 2009. Writers and producers who...

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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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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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