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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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NFB ages down for Annecy Official VR Selection

Despite controversy around virtual reality for children, the Canadian film board saw opportunity in making a kids educational VR experience.

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We Are One schedules raft of Canadian titles

Amreeka, Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, Ivory Burn and seven projects from the NFB are among the lineup.

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NFB greenlights 16 new projects

Canada’s public producer has given titles from Rosana Matecki, Cordell Barker and Ann Marie Fleming the go-ahead.

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Filmmaker Giles Walker dies

The Scottish-born writer, director and producer, who started his career with the NFB in 1974, was a key figure in the organization’s development of alternative dramas.

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DOC appoints NFB’s Michelle van Beusekom as executive director

The former executive director, programming and production for the NFB’s English program replaces Mathieu Dagonas.

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In brief: VFF looks to 2020 with new lead programmer

Plus: The Song of Names lands an original score nomination, a Toronto creative design firm brings in an L.A. exec and the NFB boosts its Montreal team.

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In brief: NFB gets the ball rolling on national consultation

Plus, the CMF and South Africa’s NFVF reteam for their TV codevelopment incentive.

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NFB ups Teri Snelgrove to producer at Vancouver studio

Snelgrove has served as associate producer with the west coast production unit for seven years, working on documentary and animation projects.

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NFB hits production-spending target for Indigenous-led works

The public producer also gave a comprehensive update on a 40-project slate of Indigenous works, including titles from Michelle Latimer and Kim O’Bomsawin.

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Filmmaker Jean Beaudin dies at 80

The film and television writer/director was best known for his award-winning film J.-A. Martin, photographe and popular Quebec series Les filles de Caleb.

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In Brief: Hubbard wins DOXA’s Canadian doc prize

Plus, the Music Video Production Project gets a bump from the RBC Foundation and production wraps on season two of My Roommate’s an Escort.