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Perspective Canada showcases compelling slate of Canadian features along with Not Short on Talent short film initiative

05 May 2014

Montreal, May 5, 2014—Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its Perspective Canada line-up, a series of Canadian features to be screened during the Marché du Film, which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival (May 14 to 25, 2014). Also at the Market is Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent spotlight, featuring 45 homegrown short films. For more information on these titles visit our microsite at

Telefilm’s ninth annual Perspective Canada is designed to increase the international visibility of Canadian features and to promote Canadian companies, films and talent to some 11,700 accredited buyers, sellers and producers.

“Cannes is also vital in terms of deal making; the Marché du Film is a hub where industry professionals debut and discover over 5,000 films,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. “These 16 Perspective Canada titles demonstrate the scope of our industry in terms of connecting with audiences. We’re also pleased to note that we received more than 300 applications for Not Short On Talent—double the amount from last year.”

The Perspective Canada features are Ricardo Trogi’s 1987; Adam Macdonald’s BACKCOUNTRY; Dane Clark/Linsey Stewart’s I PUT A HIT ON YOU; Denis Côté’s JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING; Jaret Belliveau’s KUNG FU ELLIOT; Matthew Komalchuk’s LAWRENCE & HOLLOMAN; David Cronenberg’s MAPS  TO THE STARS; Daniel Grou (Podz)’s MIRACULUM; Xavier Dolan’s MOMMY; Craig Goodwill’s PATCH TOWN; Deanne Foley’s RELATIVE HAPPINESS; Yan Lanouette Turgeon’s ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; Atom Egoyan’s THE CAPTIVE; Pat Kiely’s THREE NIGHT STAND; Andrew Huculiak’s VIOLENT; and Stéphane Lafleur’s TU DORS NICOLE (YOU’RE SLEEPING NICOLE).

As well, the following titles are part of Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent, an initiative, curated by Danny Lennon from Prends ça court!, which showcases Canadian short films. The shorts are grouped in 5 x 120 minute programmes that will screen at the Market and be available at private facilities at the Short Film Corner. The 45 films are highlighted on Telefilm’s microsite with a link to their trailers.


Atlantic Canada: Pierre S. Blanchard’s JIMMY; G. Patrick Condon’s INFANTICIDE!; Harmony Wagner’s QUEEN OF THE CROWS.

Quebec: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and André Turpin’s PRENDS-MOI; Martin Villeneuve’s IMELDA; Guillaume Blanchet’s BOUNCE; Robin Aubert’s SUR LE CIMENT; Geneviève Dulude-De Celles’ LA COUPE; Jean-Marc E. Roy’s PUISQU’IL LE FAUT.

Ontario: Ben Shirinian’s JOSEF & AIMÉE; Peter Stebbings’ PARACHUTE.

Western Canada: Ryan McKenna’s CONTROVERSIES; Marshall Axani’s ANXIOUS OSWALD GREENE; Connor Gaston’s ‘TIL DEATH; Kieran O’Donovan, Tyler Kuhn, and Christopher Griffiths’ ENOUGH TO GET BY; Johnny Ma’s GRAND CANAL.

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For more information, please contact:
Andrea Grau
Touchwood PR
(416) 593-0777 x201

Douglas Chow
Telefilm Canada
Manager, External Communications
(514) 283-0838 x2225