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9th April 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Production Program Closing Date For French Language Projects Under 2.5M

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada wishes to inform its clients of the Production Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund that they have until April 18 to submit their funding applications for French-language projects with budgets less than $2.5 million. After that date, the Program, unfortunately, will be closed for the rest of the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The Production Program for French-language projects with budgets less than $2.5 million opened its doors on March 21. Since then, Telefilm has received numerous applications; unfortunately, the number exceeds our funding resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th April 2014

Canada Media Fund Webcast On Changes To 2014-2015 Programs

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will hold a webcast to provide an overview of changes to the programs that were announced in March. The webcast will be hosted by Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, and by Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management. You can register online for the webcast and test the page on your computer. Please note that Adobe Flash is required in order to view the webcast. You will be asked to provide your name and email address to access the broadcast page. You may need to sign in again on the day of the webcast. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2014

Industry Minister James Moore Reveals Digital Canada 150 Initiative

Government of CanadaIn a presentation held at OpenText, Industry Minister James Moore has unveiled Digital Canada 150, an ambitious path forward for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. Digital Canada 150 encompasses 39 new initiatives that build on the Canadian government’s successful measures for a more connected Canada. It is based on 250 submissions that were received from more than 2,000 Canadians who registered to participate in online consultations held over three months in 2010. Hopefully it carries more weight and substance than the promise that the Conservatives would support the CBC by “maintaining or increasing” the network’s budget. Which it didn’t. Which meant the cancellation of shows we don’t want cancelled. But that’s another argument. In fact this announcement in and of itself raises new arguments. I feel a rant an editorial fighting to get out. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2014

Canada Media Fund Announces 2014-2015 Program Budget, Guidelines And Deadlines

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced Program Guidelines for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. It also announced the Program Budget for 2014-2015 set at $368M. The breakdown of the 2014-2015 Program Budget can be viewed on the CMF website. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

Finalists Announced For CODE Appathon

Canadian Open Data ExperienceLast Friday the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, invited Canadians to vote for their favourite apps from the 15 finalists of the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). The developers of the app receiving the most votes will be awarded the “Fan Favourite” prize. Now considered the largest appathon in Canadian history, CODE saw over 900 participants from across the country compete to create an unprecedented 110 submissions using federal government data sets. The CODE appathon took place over the weekend of February 28 to March 2, when students, entrepreneurs, and Open Data enthusiasts tried their hand at turning federal Open Data into interesting and beneficial applications that can ultimately lead to a better quality of life for Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

BC Gets Interactive At The Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s thriving video game and interactive technology sector is taking centre stage with over 40 BC companies and organizations actively participating in this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The expo floor at Moscone Center features a distinctive B.C.-branded booth, including game-inspired artwork by artist Michael Miller, to promote the province as a creative hub of businesses and institutions at the forefront of interactive technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2014

Telefilm Canada Funds Production Of Five Feature Films

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada has announced its support of the production of five feature films, two in English and three in French, through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF). A total of $4.7 million in funding is being invested in the selected projects for the third quarter of 2013-2014. On January 13, 2014, Telefilm announced $3.7 million in funding support for five feature-film projects for the second quarter of 2013-2014. In an industry advisory released on January 6, 2014, the organization announced over $4 million in financing for 18 lower-budget feature-film projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th March 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Closing Date For Large Budget French-Language Productions

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada wishes to inform Production Program clients that they have until March 24 to submit funding applications for projects with budgets of $2.5 million or more. The Program will then be closed for the remainder of fiscal 2014-2015. The Production Program for projects with budgets of $2.5 million or more opened on December 16, 2013. Since then, Telefilm has received numerous applications and the requested funding unfortunately exceeds the resources available. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2014

Canada Media Fund And RioFilme Announce Codevelopment Incentive

Canada Media FundToday at RioContent Market the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and RioFilme announced an agreement for the two organizations to join efforts to support the codevelopment of television projects and related digital media content. The incentive’s budget is set at CAD $300,000, with each funding partner investing half of the total amount. The incentive will take the form of a non-repayable contribution of up to 75% of a project’s eligible costs, up to a per-project maximum of CAD $50,000 per funding partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th March 2014

33 CMF-Funded Productions Win 55 Canadian Screen Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards, which have been recognized for their excellence by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and industry professionals at a series of events which culminated with last night’s gala. A total of 33 CMF-funded productions won 55 Canadian Screen Awards, including top winners such as Degrassi, Borealis, Call Me Fitz, Less Than Kind, Rick Mercer Report, and The Defector which received the Diversity Award. Read the rest of this entry »

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