Skip Navigation Links

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

19 May 2022

Montreal, May 19, 2022 Telefilm Canada is announcing that nine French-language feature film titles are receiving funding under the Production Program, for a total amount of $14.5 million. 

An advisory committee of external and internal representatives assessed the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process took into account 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.  

Ababouiné (romantic comedy) 

Director: André Forcier
Screenwriters: André Forcier, Renaud Pinet-Forcier and François Pinet-Forcier
Production: 9187-1608 Québec inc.
Distribution: Filmoption 

Cœur de slush (drama) 

Director: Mariloup Wolfe
Screenwriter: Sarah-Maude Beauchesne
Production: Christal Films Productions inc.
Distribution: Les Films Opale 

Le dernier repas (drama) 

Director: Maryse Legagneur
Screenwriters: Maryse Legagneur and Luis Molinié
Production: ACPAV 
Distribution: Maison 4:3 

Dis-moi pourquoi ces choses sont si belles (drama) 

Director: Lyne Charlebois
Screenwriters: Lyne Charlebois and Jean Barbe
Production: Max Films inc.
Distribution: Les Films Opale

D’où viens-tu, berger?

Director: Sophie Deraspe
Screenwriters: Sophie Deraspe and Mathyas Lefebure
Production: micro_scope inc. and Avenue B Productions (France)
Distribution: Maison 4:3
*Based on the novel by Mathyas Lefebure 

Hôtel silence (Drama) 

Director and screenwriter: Léa Pool
Production: Lyla Films inc. and Louise Production Lausanne (Switzerland)
Distribution: Les Films Opale
*Based on the novel Ör, by Audur Ava Olaffsdottir 

Mlle Bottine (comedy) 

Director: Yan Lanouette Turgeon
Screenwriters: Dominic James, inspired by the film Bach & Bottine
Production: Attraction Images inc. and La Fête Content & Concept inc.
Distribution: Les Films Séville 

Sapins (romantic comedy) 

Director: Stéphane Moukarzel
Screenwriters: Germain Larochelle and Stéphane Moukarzel
Production: Couzin Films inc .
Distribution: Maison 4:3 

Simple comme Sylvain (romantic comedy) 

Director and screenwriter: Monia Chokri
Production: Metafilms inc. and MK Productions (France)
Distribution: Les Films Séville

Please note that the names of selection committee members will be announced 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 the Canadian audiovisual industry, fostering access and excellence through programming that supports cultural resonance and public engagement. Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent in Canada and around the world, always with an eye to equity, inclusion and sustainability. In addition, it makes recommendations to the Department of Canadian Heritage regarding the certification of treaty audiovisual co-productions, and administers the Canada Media Fund programs. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations that are primarily used to support emerging talent. Visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 


Media contact:  

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada