Telefilm Canada taps Canadian talent for Cannes promotion


Canadian directors, producers and actors will be busy on the Croissette next month as part of Telefilm Canada’s 10 Canadians to Watch at Cannes.

Quebec thesp Sophie Desmarais, the lead in Chloe Robichaud’s Sarah Prefere La Course, to screen in Cannes as part of the Un certain regard section, made the cut for the Canadian talent showcase.

So too did film producers Martin Katz of Prospero Pictures, Kim McCraw and Luc Dery of micro_scope and Stephane Rituit of Kunuk-Cohn Productions.

And directors getting a push in Cannes from Telefilm are Jefferson Moneo, who latest short Going South is one of 18 Cinefoundation films, Chloe Robichaud, Rob Stewart (Revolution), and Kyle Thomas, whose short The Post will screen in Cannes as part of the Short Film Corner sidebar.

No Canadian screenwriters or cinematographers figure among the 10 Canadians to Watch at Cannes initiative, but Telefilm Canada did include on the business side Entertainment One sales executive Charlotte Mickie.