Telefilm Canada announces production funding for eight French-language feature films
Telefilm Canada is announcing that eight French-language feature film titles are receiving funding under the Production Program (first round of decisions for the big budget stream), for a total of $14 million.
Director and screenwriter: Ricardo Trogi
Production: Go Films L.P.R.S. Inc.
Distributor: Immina Films
Fleur bleue (drama)
Director and screenwriter: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Production: Colonelle films
Distributor: Entract Films
Gagne ton ciel (drama)
Screenwriter: Alexandre Auger et Mathieu Denis
Director: Mathieu Denis
Production: 9174-5018 Québec inc.
*coproduction Canada/ France
La petite et le vieux (comedy)
Director: Patrice Sauvé
Screenwriter: Sébastien Girard
Production: 9215-8534 Québec Inc. (Parallaxes)
Distributor: TVA Films
Le chef et la douanière (comedy)
Director and screenwriter: Manon Briand
Production: Item 7
Distributor: Sphère Films
Le vaisseau des tempêtes (fantasy)
Screenwriter: Émilie Rosas
Director: Nicola Lemay et Emilie Rosas
Production: 10e Ave Productions
L’univers soufflé (comedy)
Director and screenwriter: Anne Émond
Distributor: Sphère Films
Villeneuve (historical drama)
Screenwriter: Daniel Roby et Guillaume Lonergan
Director: Daniel Roby
Production: Christal Films Productions
Distributor: Les Films Opale
More funding decisions will be announced in the coming weeks. Statistics on all films funded in the year will be released once all funding decisions have been made.
An advisory committee of external and internal representatives assessed the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process considered Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in the industry, ensuring that Telefilm funds a balanced portfolio of productions that reflect a variety of genres, budgets and company sizes, regions of the country and points of view. Names of selection committee members will be published on the Project Financing Advisory Committees webpage once all funding decisions have been made.
About Telefilm Canada
As a Partner of Choice, Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation dedicated to the success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, fostering access and excellence by delivering programs that support cultural resonance and audience engagement. With a lens of equity, inclusivity and sustainability, Telefilm bolsters dynamic companies and a range of creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual coproduction treaties to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund raises private donations which principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Telefilm_Canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.
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