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 Festival du nouveau cinéma is also receiving support of $50,000 through the Sectoral Assistance component of the Canada New Media Fund.

“For close to 40 years, the FNC has showcased a selection of the world’s best films, with at least half of them from Canada,” said Sheila de La Varende, Director, National and International Business Development. “Furthermore, it has been proactively innovative in integrating new forms of creative endeavour from the digital sphere. Through its support for the FNC, Telefilm has encouraged the emergence of new talent in Quebec and Canadian film for more than 20 years.”  

The Festival du nouveau cinéma will take place October 7-18, 2009, in the Hydro-Québec Agora, located in the Coeur des Sciences building at UQAM. The festival program and schedule are available at www.nouveaucinema.ca.

Telefilm Canada: Developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry
Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international audiences. The Corporation also administers the funding programs of the Canadian Feature Film Fund, the Canadian Television Fund and the Canada New Media Fund. Visit www.telefilm.ca.

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Media inquiries:

Eva Hartling
Communication Specialist
Telefilm Canada
514-283-0838, ext. 2090 or 1-800-567-0890
hartlie@telefilm.ca