News releases

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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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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