News releases

Telefilm Canada holds Annual Public Assembly in Ottawa under theme Talent without Borders

New ‘audience first’ campaign with The Hive; Telefilm Canada and the National Film Board of Canada to partner on a new online channel to showcase first features

Ottawa, February 5, 2016—Telefilm Canada held its Annual Public Assembly this morning as part of the CMPA’s annual Prime...

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An outstanding year for Canadian cinema at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival

Montreal, February 4, 2016—Telefilm Canada is pleased to highlight what will be an outstanding year for Canadian talent at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, which has programmed 16 Canadian films in various sections, including a record nine feature films. This major festival, an important event on the international...

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‘Canadian cool’ heats up 2016 Miami International Film Festival

Festival attendees to include Deepa Mehta, Guy Édoin, Monica Bellucci, Anne Émond, Ron Chapman and Andrew Currie

Montréal, February 1, 2016 – Six recent Canadian films will bring a touch of “Canadian cool” to Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival to be held March 4 to...

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Mina Walking honoured with inaugural Discovery Award

Toronto | Montreal, January 19, 2016 – The new Discovery Award, sponsored by the Talent Fund for Canada’s top emerging talent making movies with micro-budgets under C$250,000, was presented to Mina Walking at the Academy’s CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS press conference. Director Yosef Baraki and producers Andrew...

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Canadian cinema a hot ticket at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Some 15 Canadian representatives at the Festival, including directors Andrew Cividino (Sleeping Giant) and André Turpin (Endorphine) and actor Connor Jessup (Closet Monster)

Montreal, December 21, 2015—The 2016 Canadian film season will kick off under sunny skies as 10 Canadian films have been selected by the Palm...

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Canadian films head to Sundance

Montreal, December 9, 2015 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that three Canadian feature films, four virtual reality works and eight short films will be included in the official selection at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 21 to 31 in Park City, Utah.

“What’s...

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of 12 English-language feature films for a total of more than $8 million
  • Actor Jay Baruchel directs his debut feature with the sequel to the hit hockey comedy Goon.
  • Projects featuring Canadian stars such as Donald Sutherland, Tatiana Maslany, Adam Beach and Jessica Paré.

Montreal, November 26, 2015 — Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its support for 12 English-language films with a...

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Sarah Gadon and Sophie Cadieux tapped as ambassadors for third annual The Shortest Day short film celebration

Free screenings across the country of Canada’s best short films:
a fun way to mark the shortest day of the year during the holiday season

Montreal, November 19, 2015—Canadian actors Sarah Gadon and Sophie Cadieux are the ambassadors of The Shortest Day, which returns for a...

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Telefilm Canada releases report on audience trends in Canada
  • Film viewing is increasing, driven by digital platforms and the 13-24-year-old audience segment;
  • Attendance at movie theatres remains constant among heavy moviegoers and millennials.

Toronto, October 29, 2015—Telefilm Canada today released a report titled Audiences in Canada: Trend Report at the Playback Marketing Summit, in which it is...

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Canadian audiovisual industry spearheads 67 coproduction projects with total budgets of $527 million in 2014, an increase for the second year running

Over the past 10 years, total Canadian coproduction budgets amount to $4.8 billion

Toronto, October 22, 2015—Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that in 2014 the Canadian film and television industry spearheaded 67 audiovisual treaty coproductions with budgets totaling $527 million. This is an increase in ...

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Telefilm Canada funds the production of 13 French-language films for more than $11 million

Starring, among others, Suzanne Clément, Marie-Josée Croze, Roy Dupuis, Louis-José Houde as well as Paul Doucet, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge and Patrice Robitaille in the sequel to Les 3 p’tits cochons 

Montreal, October 21, 2015—Telefilm Canada announces its latest fiscal 2015-2016 funding decisions for French-language films. Through the Canada Feature Film...

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of five English-language films for $2.6 million

Coming-of-age dramas, absurdist comedies and psychological thrillers starring Rachelle Lefevre, Tom Holland, Joel Kinnaman, Dermot Mulroney and Fanny Mallette

Montreal, October 6, 2015—Telefilm Canada announces its support, through the Canada Feature Film Fund, of the production of five English-language films for a total investment of just over $2.6...

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The allure of escapism: Canadian sci-fi TV series each reach 10% of the population in 2014-2015

Canadian science-fiction productions and talent to be in the spotlight at MIPCOM entertainment content market

Montreal, October 5, 2015—Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) today released the reach figures for Canadian science-fiction productions on the occasion of the spotlight on homegrown talent at MIPCOM, the world’s...

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Canadian talent: from science to sci-fi at MIPCOM

Toronto, September 30, 2015—Canada will have a strong presence at MIPJunior and MIPCOM 2015, the world’s leading audiovisual content market. The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are spearheading an exciting program that focuses on Canadian creativity and talent in science...

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Telefilm Canada announces that Félix et Meira is Canada’s selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2016

Montreal, September 25, 2015—Telefilm Canada, which chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee, is pleased to announce that the feature film Félix et Meira, directed by Maxime Giroux, has been selected to represent Canada for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy...

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Telefilm Canada and UniFrance films announce new distribution and promotion partnership

First venture between two organizations to target U.S. market


Toronto, September 15, 2015—Telefilm Canada and UniFrance films marked the 40th anniversary of the Canadian and French presence at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) by announcing, yesterday evening, that they would launch a partnership focused on the distribution and promotion...

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Telefilm Canada and Birks pay tribute to nine Canadian women directors and actors at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

The third annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

Montreal, September 4, 2015—For the third year in a row, Telefilm Canada and Birks have partnered to celebrate Canadian women in film during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Nine Canadian women, film directors and actors who...

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Telefilm Canada and Birks pay tribute to nine Canadian women directors and actors at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

The third annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film


Montreal, September 4, 2015—For the third year in a row, Telefilm Canada and Birks have partnered to celebrate Canadian women in film during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Nine Canadian women, film directors and actors who have...

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Telefilm Canada showcases Canadian talent at the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, August 5, 2015—Telefilm Canada is showcasing Canadian talent at the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a celebration of film that brings together filmmakers and movie lovers in one festive event that runs from September 10 to 20, 2015. Telefilm is enthusiastically partnering with...

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of 14 English-language films for a total of $8.1 million

Featuring such international stars as Tatiana Maslany, Catherine Keener, Jason Priestley and Dane DeHaan

Montreal, July 28, 2015—Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its most recent 2014-2015 funding decisions. Through the Canada Feature Film Fund, Telefilm will support the production of 14 English-language films for a ...

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Telefilm Canada launches Canada Cool, an annual film tour in the U.S.

Series spotlights Canadian comedies; premiere of the documentary Being Canadian in New York at the Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at the Crest/Westwood, September 18–25

Montreal, July 23, 2015—Telefilm Canada presents the Canada Cool comedy tour, a curated selection of critically acclaimed and award-winning films...

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Three Canadian movies in competition at Locarno Film Festival, including one to be screened in the Piazza Grande

Canadian directors Philippe Falardeau, Anne Émond and Igor Drljaca at the festival to present their movies.

Montreal, July 15, 2015—Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that three Canadian movies will be in competition at the 68th Locarno Film Festival, which runs this year from August 5 to...

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Three Canadian debut features at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Actors Roy Dupuis, Antoine l’Écuyer and Eve Ringuette part of the Canadian delegation

Montreal, June 26, 2015—Telefilm Canada is delighted that seven Canadian films—including three debut features—are on their way to the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which runs from July 3...

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Telefilm Canada announces 15 Micro-Budget Production Program finalists for 2015-2016

Talent Fund to subsidize the Program, Technicolor maintains support for finalists

Toronto, June 15, 2015—Telefilm Canada today announced the 15 finalists for 2015-2016, representing all regions of the country, in the Micro-Budget Production Program. At the same time, Telefilm announced that the Talent Fund will...

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Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent market screenings back in Cannes for fifth edition

Toronto, May 11, 2015 —Telefilm Canada today announced the 39 short films that will screen at Cannes’ Marché du Film market from May 16 to May 19 as part of Not Short on Talent. Curated by Danny Lennon, founder of short film series Prends ça court,...

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of 10 English- and French-language films for a total of $7.1 million

Starring such international stars as Joan Allen, François Arnaud, James Brolin, Emily Hampshire, Patrick Huard, William H. Macy and Kevin Pollak

Montreal, May 6, 2015—Telefilm Canada announces its support, through the Canada Feature Film Fund, of the production of nine English-language films and one French-language film for...

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Next generation of Canadian talent hit the Croisette

Toronto, May 4, 2015—Telefilm Canada is pleased to present its list of Canadian talent to watch at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (May 13 to 24, 2015). This year’s honourees, representing the next wave of Canadian filmmaking, are: director Andrew Cividino (Sleeping Giant, Critics’ Week), co-directors Philippe...

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Telefilm Canada funds It’s Only The End of the World, Xavier Dolan’s sixth feature film

Starring Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye and Gaspard Ulliel

Montreal, April 28, 2015—Telefilm Canada is pleased to be funding multiple award-winning writer-director Xavier Dolan’s French-language feature film Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only The End of the World), through the Canada Feature Film Fund....

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National Canadian Film Day pays tribute to the film Café de Flore by Jean-Marc Vallée

Montreal, Monday April 27, 2015 – Reel Canada and Telefilm Canada are proud to announce the second edition of National Canadian Film Day, to take place on April 29th in several cities across Canada. On this date, Jean-Marc Vallée’s film Café de Flore will be shown...

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Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds announce their support of seven Canadian theatrical documentaries

Toronto, April 15, 2015—Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the latest Canadian English-language and French-language feature-length documentaries to receive funding support under the Theatrical Documentary Program. The seven selected projects obtained a total of $625,000 for production or...

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