Funding

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Telefilm Canada announces $14.5M in production funding for French-language features

Simple comme Sylvain by Monia Chokri and Sophie Deraspe’s D’où viens-tu, berger? are among nine films funded under the Production Program.

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Headspinner picks up speed with its digital-first content strategy

Gisele’s MishMash Adventures is the Toronto prodco’s third kids series in a row to head straight to production, thanks to financial support from CMF-Shaw Rocket’s digital-first animation fund.

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Back Home among Canadian titles set for Cannes Film Market

Director Nisha Platzer and producer Joella Cabalu discuss bringing the doc to Cannes through Forum RIDM. Trigger warning: this story contains the mention of suicide.

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In brief: The Rhapsody to world premiere at TJFF

Plus: Justin Ducharme brings Positions to Sundance Institute Native Lab, Oscar-nominated Théodore Ushev is among latest SODEC funding recipients, and more.

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Trade mission to Europe kicks off in Germany

A week-long trade mission to Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands began with the reopening of a digital media incentive between Canada and the German region of Berlin-Brandenburg.

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Reelworld Emerging 20 Program restructures to focus on screenwriting

The program, kicking off its 21st edition this week, now has two streams — series and features — unfolding over three months.

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New Brunswick doubles production incentive to stabilize local film industry

Race Against the Tide producer and N.B. native Mark Bishop says the investment is the “beginning of the next chapter” for the province’s screen sector.

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New Canada-France coproduction treaty takes effect

The agreement signed last summer and officially implemented May 1 covers the areas of film, television and on-demand audiovisual media services.

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SODEC selects eight copros for production support

The selection includes two English-language copros and six minority Quebec coproductions, with Xavier Dolan and the makers of Turbo Kid among the producers and creatives attached.

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In brief: Farpoint Films appoints new finance director

Plus: CAVCO announces change to stock footage costs categorization, the CFC Media Lab reveals its new Fifth Wave cohort, a new streamer launches for undistributed Canadian cinema, and more.

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Youth Media Alliance seeks Indigenous creators for new scholarship

Recipients will have a chance to build more work experience by spending 10 days in production on a kids show that will air in Canada when it wraps.

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Op-ed: Growth and inclusion for a better Canada – the case for Bill C-11

Canada Media Fund president and CEO Valerie Creighton writes about the urgent need to act on Bill C-11.