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Telefilm finances four French flicks

As the funder continues its push toward a gender-balanced slate, two of the films are produced, directed and written by women.

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First Take Entertainment takes a slice of Little Italy

eOne is set to handle domestic distribution on the Donald Petrie-directed rom-com about a couple whose romance is complicated by their parent’s competing pizza restaurants.

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Action-adventure SuperGrid shooting in Regina

The project reunites WolfCop writer/director Lowell Dean and producer Hugh Patterson, with Raven Banner handling Canadian distribution and foreign sales.

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Carmilla feature rolling in T.O.

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings on the movie’s fall release and aging up the target audience.

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In Brief: Canada to be highlighted at EFM

WIDC launches directory of women directors across the country, plus more news.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $2.5M across 18 docs

Sharkwater: Extinction, the follow up to the late Rob Stewart’s 2006 documentary, was among the projects to receive funding.

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Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger

A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.

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CMF, Telefilm to showcase docs, VR at MIP 2017

The funding bodies will take Rezolution Pictures Rumble and Secret Location/Banger Films’ Welcome to Wacken to market.

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In brief: OUTtv launches SVOD; Vanasse joins Talent Fund team

The LGBTQ-focused OTT platform is now available in Canada, the Cardinal star will serve as the Fund’s ambassador, plus more news.

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Canada joins Eurimages

Canada has become the first non-European country to join the film fund, which contributes approximately $32 million to 70 projects annually.

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Telefilm to up Indigenous funding to $4M

The funding body is quadrupling the allowance for feature film production and marketing financing for Indigenous content.

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Seven Canadian titles added to Palm Springs lineup

Among them is Xavier Dolan’s Canada/France copro Juste la fin du monde, which will screen in the California festival’s Awards Buzz program.