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Telefilm Canada selects 13 feature-length films in the English market  

21 August 2023

Telefilm Canada is announcing its funding commitment to 13 feature-length films in the English market under the Production Program (as part of the second round of decisions in the low budget minority co-production and big budget streams), for a total of $6 million.  

Earlier this spring, Telefilm announced the selection of 12 feature-length film titles in the English market

Anorgasmia (drama) 
Director: Jon Gustafsson  
Screenwriters: Karolina Lewicka and Jon Gustafsson  
Production: Great Canadian Film Factory Inc.  
Province: Manitoba 
*coproduction Canada/Iceland 

Death Has No Master (La Muerte No Tiene Dueño) (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Jorge Thielen Armand 
Production: La Faena Films Inc. 
Distribution: Game Theory Films 
Province: Ontario 
*coproduction Canada/France/Venezuela/Mexico 

Granny Lee (drama) 
Directors: Gabe Gabriel and Ian Gabriel 
Screenwriter: Gabe Gabriel 
Production: Fae Pictures Inc. 
Distribution: Noble Arts Inc. 
Province: Ontario 
*coproduction Canada/South Africa/Ireland 

Julián (drama/animation) 
Director: Louise Bagnall 
Screenwriter: Juliany Taveras 
Production: Julian Aircraft Productions Inc. 
Distribution: Elevation Pictures 
Province: Ontario 
*coproduction Canada/Ireland 

The Myth of a Real Man (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Lee Filipovski 
Production: Karma Film Inc. 
Province: Saskatchewan 
*coproduction Canada/Serbia/Bulgaria 

Neverman (drama) 
Director: Rodrigo Barriuso 
Screenwriters: Rodrigo Barriuso and Kyah Green 
Production: Hawkeye Pictures Inc. 
Distribution: Sphere Films 
Province: Ontario 

Réveillon (historical drama) 
Director: Michal Kunes Kováč 
Screenwriters: Maroš Hečko, Tomáš Dušicka, and David Cormican 
Production: DC Republic Productions Inc. 
Province: Ontario 
*coproduction Canada/Slovakia 

Sick Heart River (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Graeme Maley 
Production: 10614726 Canada Inc. and Vieille Amérique Inc. 
Province: Quebec 
*coproduction Canada/Iceland 

Strangers in the Night (a.k.a. My Private War Criminal) (historical drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Ivona Juka 
Production: Quiet Revolution Pictures Inc. 
Province: Ontario 
*coproduction Canada/Croatia 

Takotsubo (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Miki Polonski 
Production: art et essai Inc. 
Province: Quebec 
*coproduction Canada/Israel 

Things That You Kill (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Alireza Khatami 
Production: Things That You Kill Inc. and Band With Pictures Film Inc. 
Provinces: Ontario and Quebec 
*coproduction Canada/France 

Untitled Matt Johnson Project (comedy) 
Director: Matt Johnson 
Screenwriters: Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol 
Production: Zapruder Films Inc. 
Distribution: Elevation Pictures 
Province: Ontario 

Yunan (drama) 
Director and screenwriter: Ameer Fakher Eldin 
Production: Microclimat Films Inc. 
Distribution: Filmoption International 
Province: Quebec 
*coproduction Canada/Germany 

More production funding decisions will be announced in the coming weeks. Statistics on all films funded in this fiscal 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.      


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