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9th December 2014

Telefilm Canada To Fund French-Language Films Nitro Rush And Route 66

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce its first financing decisions of the 2015-2016 fiscal year through the Canada Feature Film Fund: French-language feature films Nitro Rush from Alain Desrochers and Route 66 from Érik Canuel. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th December 2014

Twenty-four Canadian Companies Receive Funding For Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced yesterday that 24 interactive digital media projects received a total of $11.8M in funding as part of the second round of production support from the Experimental Stream for 2014-2015.  The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. The 24 companies are located in various regions of the country; one in Alberta, two in British Columbia, one in New Brunswick, one in Newfoundland and Labrador, one in Nova Scotia, eight in Ontario, and ten in Québec. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2014

Emily Carr University Of Art + Design Granted Funding To Study The Art Of Data

Emily Carr UniversityEmily Carr University of Art + Design has received funding to study data aesthetics, which looks at the visual and cultural effects of how society manages and uses data. Emily Carr University’s Studio for Extensive Aesthetics was awarded almost $57,000 from this year’s BC Knowledge Development Fund. The money will go toward purchasing equipment for a dedicated research facility and the project supports the work of the Canada Research Chair in art and design technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2014

Telefilm Canada Annual Public Meeting Speeches Available Online

Telefilm CanadaFor those of you who were unable to be at the meeting in Ottawa this morning, Telefilm Canada has made available the speeches from Michel Roy, Chair of the Board, and Carolle Brabant, Executive Director. Find them on on the Telefilm Canada website. The event was attended by representatives of government departments and organizations as well as members of Canada’s audiovisual industry.

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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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