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Telefilm selects Desrochers, Canuel films for next feature round

The financier unveils its first financing decisions for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, including a sequel to Alain Desrochers’ action film Nitro.

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Nadia Litz’s The People Garden casts lead, rolls cameras

Who’s that girl? The model/actress with the famous surname is top-lining the indie from Scythia Films, Aiken Heart Films and JoBro Productions.

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Telefilm’s Carolle Brabant on Canadian content in a VOD world

“We are identifying the target audiences, but the environment is fragmented and we lack audience tracking tools,” she told the agency’s annual public meeting.

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Telefilm/CFC comedy boot camp unveils 4 new projects

Scripts by directors Sudz Sutherland, Robert Cuffley and Jason James are among the latest projects for the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange.

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Is 2014 the year Canadian movie viewing habits changed forever?

Although Canadians are still watching films mainly on live TV broadcasts, new Telefilm Canada research shows PVRs, VOD, Netflix and streaming sites gaining ground.

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Cameras roll on Andrew Currie’s The Steps

Jason Ritter (pictured), Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin and Christine Lahti are toplining the Canadian indie film, now shooting in Parry Sound, ON.

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Hot Docs to spotlight documentaries from India

The Made In program spotlight comes as Hot Docs’ Chris McDonald and 14 indie producers head to India as part of a trade mission this month.

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Book-to-screen adaptation Room shooting in Toronto

Lenny Abrahamson is directing the feature film, with William H. Macy (pictured), Joan Allen and Brie Larson starring.

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Study: Canadians watch most movies at home in VOD world

A study commissioned by Telefilm, SODEC and the CMF concluded Canadians increasingly prefer to watch TV series to feature films, with most film viewing done via the TV set.

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Telefilm invests $7M across 7 features

Projects selected to receive coin in the latest round of financing include Ruba Nadda’s October Gale and David Bezmozgis’ Natasha (pictured).

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San Sebastian: Canadian filmmakers forge new coproduction frontier

Speed-dating among Canadian and Latin American filmmakers at the Spanish-speaking festival aims to hot-house pan-American movies destined for global audiences.

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Mommy to represent Canada in Oscar race

Xavier Dolan’s Cannes award winner is being put forward to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category.