News releases

Official statement by Carolle Brabant on the passing of Paul Almond

“The recognition that our cinema currently enjoys was built on decades of talent, commitment and passion. It’s important to remember this as we mourn the death of director, writer and producer Paul Almond. Starting with his very first films, in the 1960s and 1970s, Paul Almond...

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MIPTV 2015: Canadian digital innovation takes viewer experience to new levels

Toronto’s Secret Location and their app Are You on the Blacklist? nominated for an International Digital Emmy Award

Toronto, April 9, 2015—Four Canadian digital media companies will be among those in the spotlight at MIPTV. Secret Location, Félix & Paul Studios, MiiScan and Zandel Media will showcase...

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MIPTV 2015: Canadian digital innovation takes viewer experience to new levels

Toronto’s Secret Location and their app Are You on the Blacklist? nominated for an International Digital Emmy Award

Toronto, April 8, 2015—Four Canadian digital media companies will be among those in the spotlight at MIPTV. Secret Location, Félix & Paul Studios, MiiScan and...

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Telefilm Canada funds Boris sans Béatrice, Mission Yéti and Votez Bougon for a total of more than $4 million

Films starring Rémy Girard, Antoine Bertrand and James Hyndman, among others

Montreal, March 12, 2015 — Telefilm Canada is pleased to be funding three French-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) for a total of more than $4 million. The films to be funded are...

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Telefilm Canada launches its 2015-2018 strategic plan: Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere.

Montreal, March 6, 2015—Telefilm Canada is today revealing details regarding the course it intends to follow over the next few years, as set out in its strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. This morning in Ottawa, the Chair of Telefilm’s Board, Michel Roy, unveiled Telefilm’s strategic plan...

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Telefilm Canada awards the 2014 Guichet d’or to Xavier Dolan, writer-director of Mommy

Montréal, March 4, 2015 — At an event held this morning, Telefilm Canada presented its eighth annual Guichet d’or award to director and screenwriter Xavier Dolan for his film Mommy, the French-language feature that had the highest domestic box-office earnings in 2014, at $3.3 million. The...

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Eyeoncanada.ca celebrates Canadian television, feature film and digital media

New Website launches during the Canadian Screen Awards

Eye on Canada

Toronto, March 1, 2015—Audiences across Canada and around the world are invited to discover and share the wealth of Canadian audiovisual talent on eyeoncanada.ca, a new bilingual Website dedicated ...

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Official statement from Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the Canadian Academy Award winners and Xavier Dolan’s win at the Césars

Montreal, February 23, 2015—“On behalf of everyone at Telefilm Canada, I would like to congratulate Canadians Craig Mann and Chris Williams for taking home Oscars last evening, as well as Xavier Dolan for winning Best Foreign Film at France’s César Awards on Friday night—the first-ever win...

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Telefilm Canada’s free screenings to celebrate Canadian Screen Awards Best Picture nominees to play to packed theatres

Screenings of Christian Sparkes’ Cast No Shadow, Albert Shin’s In Her Place and Terrance Odette’s Fall sell out in just a few days

Montreal, February 13, 2015—All of Telefilm Canada’s upcoming free public screenings, of three homegrown lower budget films contending for this year’s

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Canadians take centre stage at 2nd annual talent celebration in Los Angeles

Eric McCormack to preside as Honourary Chair

TIFF to receive Academy’s Legacy Award

Academy Awards and Canadian Screen Award nominees in attendance

#CanadaStars

Montreal, February 13, 2015Telefilm Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles will co-host...

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Telefilm Canada names Ten Canadians to Watch at 2015 Berlin International Film Festival

Montreal, January 28, 2015 — Telefilm Canada announces its list of the Ten Canadians to Watch who will be taking part in the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival and the European Film Market (from February 5 to 15). This list, presented for a second year running, comprises Canadians...

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Record-breaking year for Canada at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, with 10 feature films

Montreal, January 14, 2015—Ten Canadian feature films will be screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a record for Canada at Sundance. This outstanding selection will also include five shorts and three video installations. The Sundance Film Festival runs from January 22 to February 1, 2015, in...

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Telefilm Canada supports the production of six English-language feature films for a total amount of more than $11 million

Films starring, among others, Ellen Page, Ethan Hawke, Evan Rachel Wood, Sophie Nélisse and Callum Keith Rennie

Includes news projects by Canadian filmmakers Deepa Mehta and Patricia Rozema

Montreal, December 22, 2014 — Telefilm Canada announces that it is supporting the production of six English-language feature films from Atlantic, Ontario...

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Nine Canadian films screening at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Several Canadian talents at Festival, including directors Xavier Dolan (Mommy), Sturla Gunnarsson (Monsoon) and Maxime Giroux (Félix et Meira)

Montreal, December 18, 2014 — The new year will begin in impressive style for Canadian cinema as nine films by Canadian directors will be shown at the...

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Telefilm Canada to fund French-language films Nitro Rush and Route 66

Alain Desrochers’ action film Nitro Rush and Érik Canuel’s road movie Route 66 get into gear

Montreal, December 9, 2014 — Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its first financing decisions of the 2015-2016 fiscal year through the Canada Feature Film Fund: French-language feature films Nitro Rush from...

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Telefilm Canada holds Annual Public Meeting in Ottawa under theme Talent. Together.

A red carpet for the feature film Corner Gas: The Movie and an invitation to the House of Commons caps this celebration of Canadian talent

Montreal, December 1, 2014—Telefilm Canada held its 2014 Annual Public Meeting this morning at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, under the theme...

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Second edition of The Shortest Day: a treat for families, kids and movie-lovers of all ages!

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 20, 2014The Shortest Day returns for a second year across the country on December 19, 20 and 21, 2014, with an outstanding...

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Canada in the spotlight at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in Mexico

Canadian directors Xavier Dolan, Atom Egoyan, Denys Arcand, Stéphane Lafleur and Andrew Huculiak part of the Canadian delegation

Montreal, November 5, 2014—Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that Canadian film will be in the spotlight at the 3rd Los Cabos International Film Festival (CIFF) in Mexico...

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NOMAD celebrates Canadian talent at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in partnership with Telefilm Canada

NOMAD LIVE event to spotlight the festival experience through the eyes of François Girard, Philippe Falardeau, Claude Chamberlan and Shinya Tsukamoto, among others.

Montreal, October 14, 2014—On October 16, 2014, between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., NOMAD, a Montreal content agency that creates transmedia narratives, and Telefilm...

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Canada’s history with historical dramas

Montreal, October 10, 2014—Canadian produced and coproduced historical dramas, most notably Vikings, The Borgias and Pillars of the Earth, are sold in markets around the world and perform well in Canada as well as internationally. Figures from Eurodata TV Worldwide, which analyses and distributes...

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Canada ready for MIPCOM 2014!
  • Stars Aunjanue Ellis, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Lou Gossett, Jr. at Cannes for world premiere of the Canadian miniseries The Book of Negroes
  • Murdoch Mysteries celebrates its 100th episode at MIPCOM with...
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Study commissioned by Telefilm Canada, SODEC and Canada Media Fund indicates Canadians increasingly choosing to watch TV series in preference to feature films and confirms that most film viewing is done via TV

Montreal, September 25, 2014—New technologies are influencing the viewing habits of Canadian consumers with regard to audiovisual content and at the same time enhancing the availability of such content. A study on the way Canadians choose their audiovisual content, commissioned by Telefilm Canada, the

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Telefilm Canada to fund the production of seven English- and French-language films for a total of more than $7 million in investments

Starring Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Sébastien Delorme, Raymond Bouchard and Alexandre Landry

Montreal, September 24, 2014—Telefilm Canada announces its support, through the Canada Feature Film Fund, for the production of seven English- and French-language feature films, five of...

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Telefilm Canada announces that Xavier Dolan’s Mommy is Canada’s selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2015

Montreal, September 19, 2014—Telefilm Canada, which chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee, is pleased to announce that the feature film Mommy, directed by Xavier Dolan, has been selected to represent Canada for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards, to...

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Telefilm Canada and Birks pay tribute to 10 Canadian women directors and actors at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

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

Montreal, September 3, 2014—Ten Canadian women directors and actors who have had an outstanding year have been selected by a pan-Canadian jury of journalists specializing in the arts, culture and entertainment. The 10 women will be...

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Telefilm Canada announces more than $14 million in new money for Canadian feature film through its Talent Fund

Bell Media and Corus Entertainment among the contributors

Montreal, August 21, 2014—Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that a total of more than $14 million in private contributions has been raised by its Talent Fund in support of the Canadian feature film industry. The announcement was made on...

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Telefilm Canada showcases Canadian talent at the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, August 6, 2014—Telefilm Canada will again have a strong presence at the Toronto International Film Festival. Telefilm is putting key initiatives in place to support Canadian cinema, most notably promotional events and activities featuring veteran and emerging Canadian talent.

“The Toronto International Film Festival is a...

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Telefilm Canada funds seven French-language lower-budget feature films with a total investment of over $2 million

Starring most notably Karine Vanasse, Stéphane Rousseau, Christian Bégin, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Marc Messier, François Papineau, Roy Dupuis and Anna Mouglalis

Montreal, July 8, 2014—Telefilm Canada announces its support for the production of seven French-language lower-budget (under $2.5 million) feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF), ...

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Telefilm Canada supports the production of nine English-language feature films for a total amount of nearly $13 million

Nine films whose stars include Robert Pattinson, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent, François Arnaud, Sarah Gadon, Gael García Bernal and Alison Pill

Montreal, June 19th, 2014—Telefilm Canada announces its support of nearly $13 million towards the production of nine English-language feature films through the Canada Feature...

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Telefilm Canada awards the 2013 Guichet d’Or to the director and screenwriter of Louis Cyr: l’homme le plus fort du monde

Director Daniel Roby and writer Sylvain Guy receive prizes

Montreal, June 5, 2014—At an event held this morning at the Club Sportif MAA, Telefilm Canada presented its annual Guichet d’Or Award to director Daniel Roby and screenwriter Sylvain Guy for their film Louis Cyr:...

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