Telefilm Canada


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.


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.


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.

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Zoie Palmer, Lauren Holly join latest LaLonde feature

Christine Horne has also been cast in Jeremy LaLonde’s How to plan an Orgy in a Small Town, his follow-up to Sex After Kids. (Palmer pictured)


Ricardo Trogi’s Le Mirage casts lead roles

Louis Morissette, who also wrote the film’s script, snagged the main role for the Montreal-shot comedy from Christal Films.