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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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Quebec to allow production to reopen June 8

The provincial government announced a $91.5 million investment toward film and TV production, to be distributed by SODEC, and released its production protocols for COVID-19.

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SODEC backs films from Colonelle Films, Unite Centrale

Projects directed by Louis-Seize-Plouffe and Martin Amiot will receive production support through the funder’s Young Creator Assistance Program.

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Frappier doc among 14 projects selected for SODEC funding

Additional SODEC production assistance recipients include directors Vali Fugulin, Jean-Francois Lesage and Zayne Akyol.

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SODEC funds 33 projects through screenwriting program

Notable documentary filmmakers Carole Laganiere, Serge Giguere and Genevieve Dulude-De Celles are among the recipients.

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In Brief: WIFT-V winners, Canadian shorts; Ganatra’s Sundance record

Canada gets the spotlight in French short film fest, WIFT-V names From Our Dark Side Winners and Canadian director Nisha Ganatra makes a splash in Utah.

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SODEC supports features from Sophie Dupuis, Pascale Plante

The funder backed 11 projects through its film production assistance program.

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Attraction Images, Caramel Films wrap production on Mafia Inc

Directed by Daniel Grou and penned by Sylvain Guy, the French-language crime drama shot in Montreal and Cuba.

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SODEC funds five features in its production assistance program

Among them is an animated feature from micro_scope and Unite Central, and a fictional take on Celine Dion’s life, La vraie vie d’Aline Dieu.

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Former Telefilm head Francois Macerola dies at 76

The industry veteran also held senior positions at the NFB, Malofilm Distribution and SODEC during his decades-long career.

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SODEC selects 11 docs to receive production assistance

Galafilm’s Odyssee sous les glaces and Cinemaginaire’s La parfaite victime are among the docs to receive funding.

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Quebec commits $600M in culture funding

The provincial government’s five-year action plan boosts funding for the production, distribution and discoverability of Quebec cultural products.