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Telefilm Canada supports the creation of eight coproduction projects

09 December 2021

Telefilm Canada announces the titles of eight coproduction projects selected under the Production Program, for a total amount of over $4.6 million.  

Advisory committees comprised of external and internal experts evaluated the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process also took into account Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in the industry. The names of the members of the advisory committees that made recommendations for the development, production and feature-length documentary programs are now published in the Industry Engagement section of Telefilm’s website, as all decisions have been announced. 


Allah n’est pas obligé (drama) 
Director: Zaven Najjar  
Screenwriter: Zaven Najjar and Karine Winczura 
Production companies: Yzanakio Productions Inc. (Canada) and Special Touch Studios (France) 
*Financed by Eurimages 
C’est de famille (comedy) 
Director and screenwriter: Élodie Lélu  
Production companies:  9097-4767 Québec Inc. (Canada) and Iota Production (Belgium) 
Desire of the Prey (thriller) 
Director and screenwriter: Carly May Borgstrom 
Production companies:  Elevation Pictures Productions Corp. (Canada) and Junafilm (Germany) 
Humane (thriller) 
Director: Caitlin Cronenberg  
Screenwriter: Michael Sparaga  
Production companies:  Victory Man Productions Limited (Canada) and Frakas Productions SPRL (Belgium) 
La Bête (thriller) 
Director: Bertrand Bonello 
Screenwriter: Bertrand Bonello and Guillaume Breaud 
Production companies:  Productions Sons of Manual Inc. (Canada) and Les Films du Bélier (France) 
Le plus vivant possible (drama) 
Director and screenwriter:  Delphine Girard 
Production companies:  Colonelle Films Inc. (Canada) and Versus Productions (Belgium) 
Olive House (drama) 
Director and screenwriter:  Johnny Ma  
Production companies:  Rhombus Media Inc. (Canada) and Asesori’ as y Producciones Fabula Limitada (Chile) 
Irena’s Vow (historical drama) 
Director: Louise Archambault 
Screenwriter: Dan Gordon  
Production companies: Entract Studios Inc. (Canada), Darius Films Inc. (Canada) and K&K Selekt (Poland) 

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 



Contact Information: 

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market
Telefilm Canada