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Telefilm commits $100,000 toward founding of Black Screen Office

The annual investment marks the first agency to financially support the office, proposed to Canadian Heritage last month by a group of more than 50 Black industry members.

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Telefilm unveils 2020 Talent to Watch cohort, ups funding cap

A total of 16 projects from recipients such as Grace Glowicki and Kawennahere Devery Jacobs will benefit from the funding cap increase to $150,000.

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Telefilm backs 10 Indigenous-led projects in $4M funding round

The film funder said the number of applications has more than doubled since the Indigenous Stream launched four years ago.

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Rogers Group of Funds supports 29 documentary projects

White Pine Pictures’ Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Blood and Screen Siren Pictures’ Children of the Church were among those that secured funding.

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Telefilm opens development stream for racialized individuals

The newly created stream will have a $500,000 envelope and be evaluated by an external jury, while Telefilm loosens eligibility restrictions in the development stream.

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Atomic, Brightlight, Lark among Access 2020 recipients

Omnifilm Entertainment’s The Birth House and Screen Siren Pictures’ Salomon’s Storage were also among the 14 projects selected to receive development funding.

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CMF earmarks $13.3M of COVID-19 funds for underrepresented groups

Around $4 million will be reserved for companies and organizations owned and led by Black people or People of Colour.

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In brief: CMF, SODEC partner on new fund

The predevelopment fund is aimed at French-language TV series adapted from Quebec literary works, plus imagineNATIVE’s 21st festival goes online.

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ISO names Netflix Apprenticeship and Cultural Mentorship recipients

Helen Haig-Brown (Edge of the Knife), Tasha Hubbard (We Will Stand Up) and Red Marrow Media are among those in the Cultural Mentorship section.

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Cogeco TV Production supports 12 projects

Tribal, Coroner and Transplant were among the four English-language and eight French-language titles that picked up financing.

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Funders release eligibility criteria for Emergency Support Fund

Starting tomorrow, companies will be able to apply for up to $800,000 through the CMF and $400,000 through Telefilm to support business continuity and safeguard jobs.

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CMF lays out amended guidelines for projects affected by COVID-19

Among them, CMF relaxed the timelines on which funded projects must enter production, and gave added flexibility around performance envelope allocations.