Funding

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CMF names first recipients for Pilot Program

The Pilot Program for Racialized Communities was one of seven programs that unveiled funding, totaling $49.3 million across 112 projects.

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Enderby Entertainment expands into NFT space

Company co-founder Rick Dugdale launches VUELE as an additional revenue stream for the industry, and drops first NFT feature film Zero Contact starring Anthony Hopkins.

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New Canadians on the block(chain)

Execs behind recently launched Canadian blockchain-based finance models say the time is now to innovate and seek alternative ways to bring producers and investors together.

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Telefilm appoints new chair of Talent Fund

Philanthropist and mental health activist Sandi Treliving steps into leadership role vacated by Christine Magee.

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New $400,000 fund aimed at inexperienced Black creators

In collaboration with the Black Screen office, Telus STORYHIVE is offering $20K plus mentoring and distribution to 20 Black creators – and no experience is needed to apply.

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Telefilm invests $3M to seven films in Indigenous Stream

A new documentary from Tasha Hubbard is among the projects to pick up funding through the Indigenous Stream via the Theatrical Documentary and Production programs.

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Blue Ant Media among 2021 Creative Export Canada recipients

The fourth round of the Canadian Heritage program provided roughly $8.5 million in support for organizations in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta.

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Telefilm commits $14.2M to 12 French-language films

Dramas from Denis Côté and Philippe Lesage and a comedy from Denys Arcand are among the selected titles.

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BlockFilm looks to bring more private investment to indie projects

The financing platform, led by co-CEOs Suzette Couture and Pauline Couture, has assembled a formidable leadership and advisory team, and says it aims to raise $175 million for its projects by the end of 2022.

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Telefilm selects 22 films for $3M theatrical doc fund

Upcoming documentaries from Lisa Jackson, Darlene Naponse and Yung Chang are among the feature-length projects selected for the latest round of funding.

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BSO, Rogers launch $750K script development fund

The Rogers/Black Screen Office Script Development Fund will give Black and people of colour creators access to financial support to bring their projects to the market.

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In brief: Creative BC opens $1.4M production program

Plus: Mainframe Studios unveils its first 2D animated series as it expands its content slate and Love Nature wraps on one-hour special Osprey.