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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.

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Telefilm put more dollars behind marketing in 2015-16

The federal agency also contributed $60.7 million in production financing across 110 projects this year, according to its annual report.

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Production underway on Mary Goes Round

The directorial debut from Molly McGlynn will shoot in Toronto and Niagara until mid-December.

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Telefilm sets five-point plan for promoting gender parity

The funding body says it will favour projects either written or directed by women as it seeks to redress the gender disparity in Canadian film.

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How do Canadians choose what to watch?

A new CMF report found that the majority of Canadians rely on recommendations from friends to discover new content.

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Telefilm invests $1.4M across three French-language features

Among the projects selected for production funding is a new film from Genevieve Dulude-De Celles.

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In brief: Canadian projects win at Annecy, Nielsen buys Repucom

Animation projects directed by Theodore Ushev and Moia Jobin-Pare are among the winners at Annecy film fest, plus more news from the week. (Une tete disparait pictured.)