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30th April 2015

DOXA Film Festival Raises Curtain On Work Experience

doxaIt’s lights, camera, action for the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, thanks to nearly $31,000 in provincial Job Creation Partnership funding, which is helping four people get behind-the-scenes work experience at the festival office. Last year, the Documentary Media Society non-profit, which runs the DOXA festival, received more than $25,000 in Job Creation Partnership funding to train four other workers, for a two-year total of $56,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th April 2015

Telefilm Canada Opens Production Program For French And English Market Projects With Budgets Under $2.5M

Telefilm CanadaEffective today, Telefilm Canada is now accepting applications for its 2015/2016 Production Program, with respect to French and English market projects with budgets of less than $2.5M. Please note that this is an opening date. Telefilm will continue to accept applications for lower-budget projects until the closing date, which will be announced in due course.  It is recommended that each client should contact the Regional Feature Film Executive responsible for the applicable region to discuss the project, before submitting an application. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2015

BC Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Creative Industry Week

bc createsThis week British Columbia is celebrating the multiple sectors that make up B.C.’s vibrant and flourishing creative industry, which develops international markets, produces highly skilled and valued jobs, and attracts some of the country’s most talented workforce. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th April 2015

Canada-Italy Incentive For Development Of Documentaries

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Italian Directorate General for Cinema of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism (DGC – MiBACT) announced today an agreement to establish an incentive for co-development of documentary projects between producers in both countries.  The announcement was made an event organized by the Italian Trade Commission as part of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th April 2015

Telefilm Canada Funds It’s Only The End Of The World

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to be funding multiple award-winning writer-director Xavier Dolan’s French-language feature film Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only The End of the World), through the Canada Feature Film Fund. This majority Canadian coproduction with France will star Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone, La Vie en Rose), Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), Nathalie Baye (Laurence Anyways) and Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent). Read the rest of this entry »

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28th April 2015

BC Government Announces Funding To Support Home-grown Tech Talent

Province of BCTargeted funding of $250,000 was announced today by Premier Christy Clark to help students at five public post-secondary institutions in Kelowna, Victoria and Vancouver develop coding-related skills for occupations that are in demand by the tech sector. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2015

MIPTV 2015: Canadian Digital Innovation Takes Viewer Experience To New Levels

movie orbyFour Canadian digital media companies will be among those in the spotlight at MIPTV. Secret Location, Félix & Paul Studios, MiiScan and Zandel Media will showcase their latest innovations in immersive storytelling at the world’s largest TV and digital content market, which runs from April 13 to 16 in Cannes, France. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2015

Bold New Transmedia Initiatives Knock Down International Borders

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and NZ On Air (New Zealand) have announced a contribution of $1.2M (CAD) to three digital media coproductions.  Of the total, the CMF will contribute 618,000 (CAD) and NZ On Air will contribute 582,000 (CAD) towards the projects. Three Canadian production companies will collaborate with New Zealand counterparts on three bold new transmedia projects supported through a fund established late last year by the Canada Media Fund and NZ On Air.   Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2015

Telefilm Announces Support For Three French-Language Feature Films

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to be funding three French-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) for a total of more than $4 million. The films to be funded are Boris sans Béatrice, by Denis Côté, Mission Yéti, an animated movie by Pierre Greco and Nancy Florence Savard, and Votez Bougon—which will feature the well-known characters from the TV series Les Bougons—by Jean-François Pouliot. Telefilm announced its most recent English- and French-language funding decisions in December and September 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2015

Telefilm Canada Launches 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has revealed details regarding the course it intends to follow over the next few years, as set out in its strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. This morning in Ottawa, the Chair of Telefilm’s Board, Michel Roy, unveiled Telefilm’s strategic plan during a speech he delivered at Prime Time in Ottawa, an event organized by the Canadian Media Production Association. The plan, titled Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere. (PDF), updates Telefilm’s commitment to support the industry so it can connect with target viewers on all screens, in Canada and elsewhere. The plan also defines how Telefilm aims to help the industry take on the challenges of the digital age at a time when fundamental changes are transforming the way audiovisual content is produced, distributed and consumed. Read the rest of this entry »

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