Articles Tagged ‘Telefilm Canada’



Telefilm Canada invests $3.7M in five feature films

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Xavier Dolan’s latest project starring Samuel L. Jackson is among the projects backed in the latest round of Canada Feature Film Fund financing. (Dolan pictured.)



Telefilm’s Success Index score falls year-over-year

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The tool, which measures results for the Canadian movies Telefilm supports, shows a 2012 score well below the high set in 2011.



What Telefilm polling reveals about how Canadians watch movies

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“Public awareness of homegrown movies leaves much to be desired,” survey results show, as, excluding Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, most Canadians could not recall the last homegrown movie they viewed.



Edyson Entertainment completes production on Guidance

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Pat Mills’ coming-of-age comedy stars the write/director and Zahra Bentham, Allison Hossack and Kevin Hanchard (Mills pictured).



CFC announces three teams for comedy exchange

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The producer-writer teams will be mentored by high-profile comedy execs and talent, with the goal of increasing the strength of their feature comedies for the international marketplace.



Telefilm renews and expands Micro-budget Program

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The organization has added a new component to support and boost visibility of Aboriginal creators.



Baja International Film Festival opens competition to Canadians

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Festival director Alonso Aguilar Castillo talks to Playback about expanding the festival and boosting the focus on Canada-Mexico production partnerships.



The Engineers wins Pitch This!

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Producer Daniel Bekerman (pictured, middle) says his team is aiming to start shooting the story of an experimental crime novelist in 2014.



Big Muddy film shoot starts in Saskatchewan

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Producer Bob Crowe of Angel Entertainment said the indie may be among the last movies to tap tax credits in the province after refundable incentives were axed by the provincial government (director Jefferson Moneo pictured).



Telefilm, Maison Birks to honour Louise Archambault, Sarah Polley, Alison Pill

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In all, 10 Canadian directors and actors will be recognized as part of the inaugural Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film on Sept. 11 (Louise Archambault pictured).

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