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HGF funds 33 projects through script development program

Robert Budreau’s Stockholm and Keith Behrman’s The Giant Little Ones are among the titles to receive a share of the $440,000.

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Nine in 10 women in film, TV report gender-specific career hurdles

Taking lessons from global success stories, a CMPA study offers six steps to help fix the imbalance.

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CMF awards $19.5M across 31 digital projects

Secret Location’s VUSR platform received the largest chunk of change, with $1.1 million going to fund the VR distribution tool.

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BravoFACTUAL distributes $500K across 11 projects

Byron Hamel’s If I Go Missing and Kathryn Martin’s Hip Hop Speak are among the short documentaries to receive funding.

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Quebecor Fund distributes nearly $2M across seven projects

La Voix season five was among the projects to receive funding through the Main Television Production Assistance Program.

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Telefilm put more dollars behind marketing in 2015-16

The federal agency also contributed $60.7 million in production financing across 110 projects this year, according to its annual report.

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Telefilm sets five-point plan for promoting gender parity

The funding body says it will favour projects either written or directed by women as it seeks to redress the gender disparity in Canadian film.

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CBC launches Breaking Barriers Film Fund

Over the next three years, CBC will invest at least $7.5 million into the initiative for underrepresented creators.

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Telus awards $3.2M across 61 projects

Hybrid live-action/animation series Raven’s Adventures, produced by Edmonton’s Groove Soldier Productions, is among the recipients in the latest round.

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TIFF ’16: Canada in talks to join Eurimages

If the deal is finalized, Canada will be the first non-European country to join the CAD $36 million film fund.

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BravoFACT distributes $560K across 12 shorts

Shorts from Katie Boland and Chelsea McMullan were among seven female-directed projects to receive funding in the latest round.

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CRTC’s CIPF points change sparks controversy

The CRTC’s recent decision to reduce the number of points required for Canadian certification of indie-fund projects has both supporters and detractors.