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CMF invests $2.5M across 10 projects

The latest round of funding was awarded through the Canada Media Fund’s Diverse Languages Program stream.

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Odyssey Media inks multi-picture deal with Belgian prodco

The deal will see production and post divided between Canada and Belgium. (Company CEO Kirk Shaw pictured.)


Production wraps on Operation Insanity

The comedy feature, produced by CCI Entertainment, is the first theatrical production to emerge from Corus and Telefilm’s Family Feature Production Fund.


Production underway in Newfoundland on Maudie

The Canada/Ireland copro, which will be distributed by Mongrel Media, stars Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins (pictured right). (Director Aisling Walsh pictured left.)

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CMF distributes $5M across 17 projects

Docs about boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, explorer Jeff Fuchs and mermaids are among 17 docs to receive support from the Canada Media Fund.

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Telefilm invests $2.6M across 5 features

Productions selected to receive funding include Peter Lynch’s Birdland and Ed Gass-Donnelly’s Lavender.


Philanthropic sector ‘untapped resource’ for docs: report

A report from the Documentary Organization of Canada calls for the development of an industry-wide strategy to connect doc filmmakers and the philanthropic sector.

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Telus Fund distributes $2.5M across 15 projects

CBC’s Keeping Canada Alive and APTN’s Working It Out Together are among the projects to receive financing via the fund.


TIFF ’15: Industry talks talent, pirates and high-heeled shoes

A roundup of panel highlights from the first half of the festival’s Industry Conference.

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BravoFACT, WIFT-T pact for short film pitch contest

Teams (which must include a female producer or director) will submit their short film pitch concepts for cash and in-kind prizes.