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In Brief: WIFT-V winners, Canadian shorts; Ganatra’s Sundance record

Canada gets the spotlight in French short film fest, WIFT-V names From Our Dark Side Winners and Canadian director Nisha Ganatra makes a splash in Utah.

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Attraction Images, Caramel Films wrap production on Mafia Inc

Directed by Daniel Grou and penned by Sylvain Guy, the French-language crime drama shot in Montreal and Cuba.

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Telefilm’s Jean-Claude Mahe to retire

The organization’s director of public and governmental affairs has spearheaded a number of influential initiatives during his two-decade tenure, including the launch of Telefilm’s Talent Fund.

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Christopher MacBride’s Education of Fredrick Fitzell underway in T.O.

The psychological thriller is produced by Lee Kim of Toronto’s Resolute Films and Entertainment and financially backed by Telefilm and eOne.

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Telefilm adjusts export, int’l marketing programs

Among the changes, Telefilm doubled the maximum amount that a single project can receive through its Export Assistance program to $90,000.

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Telefilm’s gender parity results and the challenges that remain

A panel discussion on advancing women in the industry points to progress made, but more support for women-led projects at bigger budgets is still needed.

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Fall Back Down rolls in Vancouver

From writer/director Sara Beth Edwards, the indie romantic comedy has lined up some big-name exec producers.

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Telefilm awards $13M across 10 Quebec projects

French-language projects selected include Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone and director Daniel Grou’s Mafia Inc.

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Telefilm launches Cancon exhibition program

The new funding will support Canadian theatres’ promotional efforts for homegrown films.

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Industry orgs commit to harassment-free creative workplaces

SODEC, CMF, Telefilm, and the OMDC are among the organizations supporting new guiding principles intended to improve workplace safety.

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Inside Out expands its scope with key funding partnerships

The LGBTQ film festival recently became a designated partner of Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program and has plans to build out its fledgling finance forum.

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Lone Scherfig’s untitled feature sets up in T.O.

Produced by Toronto’s Strada Films and Denmark’s Creative Alliance, the film stars Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy.