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28th November 2014

Belgium And Canada Announce Interactive Digital Media Incentive

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund and Wallimage (Wallonia, Belgium) announced today an agreement to establish an incentive to encourage the codevelopment and coproduction of eligible interactive digital media projects between transatlantic producers. The Incentive is only available to co-productions between Canada and Belgium, but does not exclude third-party co-producing partners from other territories, even if such partner is the majority co-producer of a project that receives financing from the Incentive. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Opening Date Of Production Program For French Market Projects With Budgets Over $2.5M

Telefilm CanadaOn November 20th, 2014, Telefilm Canada opened the doors of its Production Program, for fiscal year 2015/2016, to French-market projects with budgets over $2.5M. Opening dates for applications of projects with budgets under $2.5M will be announced later. The Production Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund is available to Canadian production companies looking to finance their feature film projects in the production and/or post-production stages. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Majority Of Canadians Back Continued Support Of Canada’s Video Game Industry

ESACA majority of Canadians support continued public investment in Canada’s video game industry according to new research published by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). In the new Essential Facts 2014 PDF report produced by the NPD Group for ESAC, 71% of Canadians say that governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive the economy of the future. What’s more, 55% of Canadians believe that the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy, and 62% also believe that it is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future. Envisioning the opportunity that lies ahead, a strong majority (67%) also believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2014

Seven Renowned Jury Members Evaluate Canada’s Innovative Digital Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pleased to announce the distinguished digital media experts who made up the CMF’s Experimental Jury. Jury members evaluated innovative Canadian digital media projects for the past two days. Projects evaluated were submitted for the second round of production support as part of the CMF’s Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2014

Ten Diverse Language Projects Receive Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today $2.5M in funding to 10 convergent projects that applied to the Diverse Languages Program. Since 2010, the CMF has provided $8.9M to 48 projects as part of its Diverse Languages Program. Each of the 10 projects, all of which are documentaries, includes a television production with digital media components in Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and multilingual. The Diverse Languages Program supports productions reflecting Canadian diversity by funding projects in languages other than English, French, or Aboriginal languages. This program is part of the CMF’s convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th November 2014

Canadian Delegation Of Filmmakers To Visit India

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, the Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) are proud to activate the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty with India, which came into effect in July 2014, with a delegation of 14 Canadian producers taking part in the 4th Forum of the Canada-India Business Council, November 17 to November 19 in Mumbai, and at the 8th Film Bazaar, November 20 to November 24 in Goa. At the same time as this mission is in progress, the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), running November 20 to November 30, will present five Canadian films. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th November 2014

New Study On Monetizing Digital Media Released

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Alliance / L’alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC) has released Monetizing Digital Media: Trends, Key Insights and Strategies that Work, an examination of recent trends and key models being used to monetize digital media content. The study was conducted by Communications MDR and authored by Maria De Rosa and Marilyn Burgess, with the support of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Bell Fund, the National Film Board (NFB) and Canadian Heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th November 2014

Canada In The Spotlight At Los Cabos International Film Festival In Mexico

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is proud to announce that Canadian film will be in the spotlight at the 3rd Los Cabos International Film Festival (CIFF) in Mexico from November 12 to 16. Mommy by Xavier Dolan will unspool as a gala screening; Canadian directors Atom Egoyan and Denys Arcand will be honoured with screenings of two of their classic films; Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur), Trois histoires d’Indiens (Robert Morin)and Violent (Andrew Huculiak) will be in official competition; Piers Handling, Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, will be a juror; and a Canadian delegation will take part in the first Mexico-United States-Canada Coproduction Forum. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th November 2014

Six Francophone Minority Productions Receive $2.5M In Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund announced today that 6 convergent productions have been awarded $2.5M from the second round of funding of the Francophone Minority Program which supports productions that reflect the realities and interests of French communities outside of Quebec. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $49.2M to 134 Francophone Minority projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd November 2014

Emily Carr University Names Preferred Proponent And Prospective Designer

Emily Carr UniversityA preferred proponent has been selected for the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus redevelopment project, marking an important step toward a new home for the university at Great Northern Way. Applied Arts Team and its design partners have been selected as the preferred proponent that will enter into final negotiations with Emily Carr University of Art + Design to deliver the project. This follows an extensive evaluation of proponent teams that were shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the new campus. Read the rest of this entry »

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