Funding

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TV projects from Cineflix, Sienna, Muse net Bell Fund coin

The funder also backed new titles from Banger Films, Moon Astronaut Studios and First Nation Films through its Short-Form Digital Series Fiction Program.

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Telefilm awards $1.3M to three Quebec films

The funds are provided through Telefilm’s selective production program, with recent Oscar nominee Marianne Farley (pictured) among the recipients.

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Telefilm, Talent Fund lift lid on 2019/20 Talent to Watch

This year’s program will support a total of 31 English- and French- language projects, made up of 28 feature films and three web formats.

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Canadian gov’t, Banff unveil $2M women-owned business fund

The program is aimed at encouraging and training female entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses within various screen-based industries.

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CMF, Shaw Rocket award $3.3M across seven projects

Jeremy and Tunebug (pictured) and Galapagos X were some of the select few that netted funding through the Kids Digital Animated Series Program.

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Cogeco TV Production awards $2.5M across 16 projects

Coroner (pictured), The Transplant and L’Academie were among the series that walked away with funding.

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CMF, Quebecor Fund partnership extends global market efforts

The funding partners’ second program focuses on providing support to French-language dramas in need of a budget boost to appeal to international buyers.

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Ontario government to review tax credit application process

The province also announced plans for a film and television advisory board to further explore opportunities for “high-value film and television production.”

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Will new CMF guidelines be a boon for Canadian screenwriters?

WGC’s Maureen Parker talks to Playback about how the Early Stage Development program could benefit domestic showrunners and writers.

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In brief: Intervention Canada set for T+E debut

Plus: Digital copros in Denmark and New Zealand land CMF funding, Jessi Cruickshank to host and produce new Facebook Watch series, and more.

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HGF awards $148K through Shorts-to-Features program

Filmmakers to receive funding include Karen Chapman (pictured) for Esequibo Rapture and Kevin Dempster for Bookworm.

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Shaw Rocket, CMF aim to spur animation production

The organizations are partnering for the first time to jointly fund animated projects created for digital platforms.