Funding

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CineCoup 2015 unveils the final five

The film accelerator has announced the five teams still in the running to win $1 million in production financing. (CineCoup CEO J. Joly pictured.)

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CineCoup reveals shortlist

The top 15 teams will battle it out on social media to be a part of the final-five live pitch session at the Banff World Media Festival. (CineCoup’s J. Joly pictured.)

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Nova Scotia adds animation stream to digi tax credit

The new stream provides animated productions an additional 25% tax credit on top of the province’s Digital Media Tax Credit.

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CMF, Belgium’s Wallimage award $600K via digi incentive

The program supported three Canada/Belgium transmedia coproduction projects in its inaugural round of financing.

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Telefilm invests $7.1M across 10 features

Projects backed in the latest round of financing from the Canada Feature Film Fund include How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town and Borealis.

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IPF shortlist: 27 web series projects make the cut

Sixteen English- and 11 French-language projects are in the running for financing from the Independent Production Fund. (Shortlisted project Mutha pictured.)

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CMF invests $8.1M across 31 digital media projects

A total of 23 companies received funding for the development of digital media projects, and eight other companies received financing for marketing initiatives.

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BravoFACT mandates 50% of funds to female filmmakers

Starting in February, half of the funds awarded by BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL will go to projects with a female director or producer. (Juror Amy Jo Johnson pictured.)

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Bell fund names Nancy Chapelle as new exec director

The former TVO exec replaces longtime director – and recent Playback Hall of Fame inductee – Andra Sheffer.

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Who got their films off the ground via Indiegogo in 2014?

Ann Marie Fleming, Attiya Khan and Jeremy Lalonde surpassed their fund-raising goals to get their film projects out of the starting blocks. (Khan doc A Better Man pictured)