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Telefilm launches authentic storytelling survey

The survey will aid in Telefilm’s plan to create a subcommittee tasked with forming industry guidelines and best practices around authentic storytelling.

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Telefilm allocates $12.8M to 21 English market films

The features were selected from more than 300 submissions to the 2022 production program. (Update: this story corrects erroneous information about The Invisibles.)

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CMF allocates $7.3M to English, French docs via POV program

The funder will open a second round of the program for French-language docs in September due to a leftover $1.1 million in funds.

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CMF adds Trent Locke to senior exec team

The former Portfolio Entertainment COO joins as EVP of finance and analytics, handling the funder’s day-to-day business and financial operations, and its strategic approach to research and data collection.

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Telefilm invests $3 million to six Indigenous-led features

The amount was allocated through the Theatrical Documentary and Production programs, with the remaining annual Indigenous stream contribution to be reserved for the development program and Talent to Watch.

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In Brief: CFC introduces scholarship to offset tuition fees

Plus, the RBC and Canadian Academy’s MVP project hits a milestone in its latest funding round.

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CMF allocates $14.6 M to 31 Indigenous and Francophone projects

CMF committed $8.9 million in production funding to 16 projects through its Indigenous program and $5.7 million to 15 project in its Francophone Minority program.

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CMF adds five to management team

The appointments come months after the funder restructured its senior management team to implement a new content-focused funding model.

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In brief: Heritage allocates $9.2M to support film exhibitors, distributors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inducts several Canadians in 2022, WildBrain makes a change to its board of directors, plus more.

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NFB makes gains for gender parity, Indigenous production

The National Film Board of Canada’s 2021–2022 fiscal year saw progress in areas such as more completed works directed by women and Indigenous filmmakers.

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Telefilm Canada announces $5.5M in production funding for French-language features

Pascal Plante’s Les chambres rouges and Jean-François Leblanc’s Vil et misérable are among the eight films funded under the Production Program.

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Indigenous Screen Summit delegates gain momentum for projects at BANFF

Dallas Soonias and Jordan Molaro, who were among the 14 Indigenous producers taking part in the Pitch Forum, say they landed leads and potential sales at the summit.