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

09 August 2023

Telefilm Canada announces seven French-language feature film titles receiving funding under the Production Program (second round of decisions in the big budget stream), for a total of $3.8 million. 

Previously, Telefilm announced the selection of eight French-language feature film titles

Deux femmes en or (comedy)  
Director: Chloé Robichaud 
Screenwriter: Catherine Léger 
Production: Vieille Amérique Inc.   
Distribution: Maison4tiers 
*coproduction Canada/France 

Kaboul Montréal (drama) 
Director: Bachir Bensaddek 
Screenwriter: Marie Vien 
Production: Caramel Film Inc.   
Distribution: Maison4tiers 

Le train (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Marie Brassard 
Production: Microclimat Films Inc. 
Distribution: Axia Films 

Nervures (horror) 
Director: Raymond St-Jean 
Screenwriters: Martin Girard and Raymond St-Jean 
Production: 1976 Productions Inc. 
Distribution: Axia Films 

Cap Farewell (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Vanja d’Alcantara 
Production: Corporation de développement et de production ACPAV Inc. 
Distribution: Maison4tiers 
*coproduction Belgium/Canada/Netherlands 

L’héritier des secrets (drama) 
Director: Mohamed Nadif 
Screenwriters: Mohamed Nadif and Olivier Coussemacq 
Production: Objectif 9 Inc. 
Distribution: Filmoption International 
*coproduction Morocco/Canada 

Ma mère, Dieu et Sylvie Vartan (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Ken Scott 
Production: 9492-2663 Québec Inc (Christal Films Productions Inc.) 
Distribution: Opale Films 
*coproduction France/Canada 

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  


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