CFC unveils first Comedy Exchange teams

Don’t Talk to Irene, Preggoland and True Patriot Love have been selected for the program that provides script feedback and marketplace expertise from comedy and business execs.


Eight digital projects get ideaBoost from Canadian Film Centre

The advanced training centre is breaking new ground by accelerating high-risk entertainment content plays from the idea stage, with the help of voting by the internet community.

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Principal photography starts on Cruel & Unusual

The feature film is being lensed in Vancouver until Nov. 17, and is the first British Columbia shoot by the Canadian Film Centre.

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Cameras roll on Rhymes for Young Ghouls

The feature film debut from writer-director Jeff Barnaby (pictured left), developed and financed under the CFC Features program and produced by Prospector Films, will shoot through to Nov. 22 in Montreal.

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CFC unveils Slaight Music Residency lineup

Jeffery Morrow, Todor Kobakov, Allie Hughes and Chris Bartos will take part in the program, which aims to build Canada’s onscreen musical talent.


Digital sector focus of fed’s $3.5M CFC commitment

The announcement was made during the centre’s annual BBQ, which raised $190,000 for the CFC.

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CFC partners with Bell Media for Prime Time TV program

Bell is on board as a broadcast partner for the five-month advanced training program for episodic television writing and series development.


Jeremy Ball debuts Frost at TIFF

The B.C. filmmaker (pictured) tells Playback how an Arctic snowscape was created on a soundstage with green screen techniques and visual effects.


CFC Media Lab unveils ideaBOOST

The program will look to help small teams and businesses fund and develop their digital ideas, but applicants must first prove an audience exists.


New short film initiative to showcase Toronto Revealed

The partnership between the City of Toronto, the CFC and iThentic gives five emerging filmmakers $10,000 towards production of their films, and the opportunity to be mentored by acclaimed Canadian filmmakers.

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CFC reveals Actors Conservatory talent

The Conservatory will offer eight well-established actors and actresses (including Supinder Wraich, pictured) the chance to hone their skills, network, and work alongside big industry players.


CFC, JFL and Telefilm launch new Comedy Exchange

The new initiative, replacing the Features Comedy Lab, will put a deeper emphasis on boosting Canadian projects south of the border and developing relationships in the U.S. marketplace.