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5th May 2014

Perspective Canada Showcases Compelling Slate Of Canadian Features Along With Not Short On Talent Short Film Initiative

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce its Perspective Canada line-up, a series of Canadian features to be screened during the Marché du Film, which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival (May 14 to 25, 2014). Also at the Market is Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent spotlight, featuring 45 homegrown short films. For more information on these titles visit the Canada At Cannes microsite. Telefilm’s ninth annual Perspective Canada is designed to increase the international visibility of Canadian features and to promote Canadian companies, films and talent to some 11,700 accredited buyers, sellers and producers. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Canada Media Fund Embarks On Cross-Country Outreach Tour To Meet With Stakeholders

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will conduct a cross-country Outreach in spring 2014 to present changes to the 2014-2015 Guidelines, 2013-2014 funding results, the application process and to answer questions. The meetings will be moderated by Nathalie Clermont, CMF Director of Program Management. She will be joined by representatives of the CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada, Melissa Amer for the English market, and Dominique Lapierre for the French market. All stakeholders are invited to register to take part in the outreach tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

NextBC 2014 Top 25 Revealed

nextbcOn May 15th, BC’s tech community will gather to celebrate BC Technology innovation. The 25 companies listed below will showcase at NextBC, with a chance to be chosen as a Top 5 finalist. These 5 companies will be interviewed live by Paul Kedrosky of Bloomberg West. NextBC: The Showcase for Technology Innovation in BC that will Shape our Future, presented by DigiBC, will be held at Telus World of Science on Thursday May 15th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Nintendo Gearing Up For A Busy E3 2014

Nintendo CanadaOver the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

The NFB Returns To Annecy Animation Festival With Nine Films

nfbAt the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which takes place from June 9 to 14, 2014, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present a rich selection of innovative films showcasing the talents of animation filmmakers from here and elsewhere. This year’s program boasts no less than nine short films produced or co-produced by the NFB: seven of them are in competition, six are receiving world-premiere screenings, and four are international co-productions. The NFB is extremely pleased to play a part in the worldwide renown of Canadian animated films. Animation has always had pride of place at the NFB, and is the genre par excellence through which audiences can discover the daring creativity of some of today’s finest filmmakers. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

Canada Set To Make Waves On La Croisette

Telefilm CanadaOn the heels of last week’s historic moment in which the Cannes Film Festival announced David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars (sales agent: eOne Films International), Atom Egoyan’s The Captive (sales agent: eOne Films International) and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy (sales agent: Seville International) will all screen in Competition in Cannes, Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that additional Canadian films and filmmakers are set to make waves in Cannes. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

New York Comes Knocking For BC Women In Technology

B.C. Ministry of International TradeThe B.C. Ministry of International Trade is partnering with the BC Innovation Council and the Canadian Consulate (New York) to offer B.C. women in technology the opportunity to access the lucrative New York City market via its Canadian Technology Accelerator program. This one-day Vancouver event will target women-led or -managed B.C. companies with a technology product that may include mobile apps, e-commerce for fashion-retail, analytics, cloud computing, ad-technology, and gaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra Selected For Directors’ Fortnight At Cannes

nfbThe prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ Guild (Société des Réalisateurs de Films, SRF), the Directors’ Fortnight will take place from May 15–25, 2014. Based on skilfully assembled archival footage and animated sequences, Jutra is an ingenious portrait of the great Quebec filmmaker Claude Jutra, director of Mon oncle Antoine. Pursuing the process she began in 2006 with McLaren’s Negatives, Saint-Pierre has created a new animated documentary in which she encapsulates the career of a filmmaking legend with finesse and originality. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th April 2014

Three Canadian Films In Competition At 67th Festival de Cannes

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada proudly announces three Canadian films in competition at the 67th Festival de Cannes (May 14 to 25, 2014). The films are David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars‘, Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy‘ and Atom Egoyan’s ‘The Captive‘. This marks the most Canadian films that have screened in competition in the same year. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

Henry Winkler To Receive Award Of Excellence At Banff World Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has announced that legendary actor Henry Winkler will receive the prestigious Award of Excellence at the 35th annual BANFF, being held June 8-11th, 2014. Since 1982, the Award has been presented annually to an individual whose body of work in entertainment has profoundly touched the lives of audiences around the world. Past honorees of the Award include Walter Cronkite; Nigel Lythgoe; Eugene Levy; Victor Garber and William Shatner. Read the rest of this entry »

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