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HGF expands footprint to Newfoundland & Labrador

Harold Greenberg Fund president John Galway on how the Fund is stretching its dollars further through new partnerships and uncovering untapped filmmaking voices.

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Get your indie film a passport, but do your homework first

Whistler Film Festival: Execs from Rhombus, XYZ and Sepia dish on the pitfalls, politics and opportunities of coproducing in China, Europe and South Africa.

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Mary Walsh, Jordan Canning named to WIDC/WFF program

The women are among eight filmmakers taking part in the Whistler Film Festival-based program, which includes mentorships from the likes of Siobhan Devine and Karen Lam.

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Bigger, better, stronger: building next-gen prodcos

From Playback magazine: The biz is changing: here’s how four industry experts from finance, funding, law and accounting see opportunities for building stronger prodcos in Canada.

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Viewers Choice closure reverberates at HG Fund

The loss of the pay-per-view channel’s contribution has meant changes in the Harold Greenberg Fund’s financing strategy, says John Galway, president, English-language program.

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Bell Media unveils plans for Canadian International Television Festival

The Canadian broadcaster has pacted with the CMF and the CMPA to launch an annual public-facing TV festival to bring homegrown talent and their fans together in Toronto.

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Three filmmaker teams to receive $20,000 from Short Film Program

The film program aims to help emerging filmmakers make short films they can potentially expand into debut features.

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Harold Greenberg Fund backs three short films as possible features

Gebriel Deneke’s Cul-de-Sac, Kim Miller-Pryce’s Baby Half Lie and Kobi Ntiri’s Fading will now be developed as possible feature-length dramas after they were finalists in Toronto’s City Life Film Project.

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Toronto Irish Film Festival shines spotlight on two Irelands

Festival chair John Galway tells Playback Daily about programming for an Irish audience longing for nostalgia and a window on Ireland’s current economic ruin.

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Harold Greenberg Fund helps market Canadians at Slamdance

The Canadian indie films Roller Town and Comforting Skin received support to market themselves to distributors and rival festivals.

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Film trio lands equity support from Harold Greenberg Fund

Whizbang Films’ Cottage Country is among three features receiving support through the Fund’s Equity Investment Program.

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Toronto Irish Film Festival fills Bell Lightbox

John Galway has discovered the promise of Bell Lightbox in helping upstart film festivals reach mainstream audiences.