Telefilm Canada supports the creation of seven Indigenous feature films

Telefilm Canada announces its funding support to seven Indigenous projects through the Indigenous Stream submitted under the Theatrical Documentary Program and the Production Program, for a total commitment of over $3 million. An annual commitment of $4 million is made available to creators from Canada’s Indigenous communities, with the remainder amount reserved for Indigenous projects applied through the Talent to Watch Program and the Development Program.

Projects competing in the Indigenous stream must demonstrate that they are Indigenous projects majority owned and controlled by Indigenous creators. They are assessed by an Advisory Committee comprised of Indigenous film professionals. Names of the Advisory Committee members will be published on the Telefilm website once decisions for all the programs using the Advisory Committees have been announced.

To learn more about Telefilm’s Indigenous efforts and details to help directors, screenwriters and producers from Indigenous communities apply to the various funding programs available at Telefilm, please visit the Indigenous Initiatives webpage.

Broken Angel (drama/thriller)
Director and screenwriter: Jules Koostachin
Production company: VisJuelles Productions Inc.
Province: British Columbia

Café Daughter (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Shelley Niro
Production companies: 2638107 Ontario Inc. and Circle Blue Films Inc.
Province: Ontario and Alberta

Dusk and Dawn (drama/comedy)
Director and screenwriter: Roseanne Supernault
Production company:  2328638 Alberta Corp.
Province: British Columbia and Alberta

Ice Road (thriller)
Director and screenwriter: Kelvin Redvers
Production companies: Crosscurrent Productions Inc and No Cap Content
Province: British Columbia and Alberta

Mémoires (documentary)
Director: William Mazzoleni
Screenwriters: Neegan Trudel Sioui and Louis-François Grenier
Production company: Cayenne Médias Inc.
Province: Quebec

Singing Back the Buffalo (documentary)
Director and screenwriter: Tasha Hubbard
Production company: Downstream Documentary Productions Inc.
Province: Saskatchewan

Tarriaksuit (Shadow People) (drama)
Directors: Lucy Tulugarjuk and Carol Kunnuk
Screenwriter: Gillian Robinson, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Norman Cohn, Samuel Cohn-Cousineau, Carol Kunnuk
Production companies: Kingulliit Productions Inc. and Isuma Productions Inc.
Province: Nunavut and Quebec

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Media contact:

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada
647-475-4903
joyce.richards@telefilm.ca