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Telefilm Canada announces production funding for eight French-language feature films 

13 April 2023

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. 

1994-1995 (comedy) 
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  
*coproduction Canada/Luxembourg/Roumanie 

Gagne ton ciel (drama) 
Screenwriter: Alexandre Auger et Mathieu Denis 
Director: Mathieu Denis 
Production: 9174-5018 Québec inc. 
Distributor: Maison4tiers 
*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 
Distributor: Maison4tiers 

L’univers soufflé (comedy) 
Director and screenwriter:  Anne Émond 
Production: Metafilms  
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 and follow us on Twitter at and on Facebook at  


Media contact:   

Joyce Richards  
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market  
Telefilm Canada