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Telefilm Canada screens 12 Canadian films at Cannes through the Perspective Canada series

17 May 2010

Montréal, May 14, 2010 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that, once again this year, the Perspective Canada series will be held at the Cannes Film Market. During Perspective Canada, 12 Canadian feature films will be screened for international buyers attending the Market, which is part of the Cannes Film Festival running from May 12 to 21, 2010.

“Through Perspective Canada, Telefilm provides buyers and programmers from around the world with the opportunity to watch a variety of new Canadian feature films,” says Sheila de La Varende, Telefilm Canada’s Director of National and International Business Development. “Perspective Canada, at Cannes, helps the films’ creative teams strike distribution agreements with players from the international film industry, thereby helping raise the profile of our cinema on the world stage.”

Perspective Canada is among the activities organized by the Canada Pavilion, which gathers together more than 70 Canadian companies. These activities, notably, facilitate the development of international partnerships focused on co-production as well as the sales of Canadian products, and also help to promote Canadian talent.

The following films are in the Perspective Canada lineup:



10 1/2

Daniel Groulx (Podz)

A Wake

Penelope Buitenhaus

At Home by Myself … With You

Kris Booth

Crying Out

Robin Aubert

Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaires)

Xavier Dolan

Off World

Mateo Guez


Karen Lam

The Bang Bang Club

Steven Silver

The Child Prodigy

Luc Dionne

The Con Artist

Risa Bramon Garcia


Elise Swerhone

Twice a Woman

François Delisle

Canada at Cannes on the Web
Telefilm Canada has launched a microsite that provides information on the Canadian presence at Cannes, including details and schedules for films being shown at both the Festival and Perspective Canada, and the names and contact information of Canada Pavilion participants. Visit

The Canada Pavilion at the Cannes Film Market is a Telefilm Canada initiative in partnership with British Columbia Film and Ontario Media Development Corporation as Principal Partners, Manitoba Film & Music as Major Partner, Film Nova Scotia, Saskfilm and Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation as Associate Partners, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association as Contributor Partner, and the National Bank of Canada as Silver Sponsor.

About Telefilm Canada
Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian products that appeal to domestic and international audiences. Telefilm also administers the Canada Media Fund. Visit


For information:
Eva Hartling
Senior Advisor, External Communications
Telefilm Canada
514-283-0838, ext. 2090