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29th April 2014

Telefilm Canada Delays Development Program Opening Date To May

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada advises all members of the industry that, due to technical difficulties, the opening date of its Development Program has been pushed from April 30th 2014, to May 8th, 2014. The organization appreciates your patience and assures you that this delay will ensure smooth processing of your application. Closing date will remain six (6) months following the opening date, now pushing it to Monday, November 10th, 2014. No further changes to the program have been made since the advisory communicated on April 17th. Visit the Telefilm Canada Development Program page for more information and full details on the program.

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24th April 2014

Fifteen Finalists Named For Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program 2014-2015

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of its 2014-2015 Micro-Budget Production Program. The 15 emerging talents, including three Aboriginal filmmakers, come from all regions of the country. This is the second edition of filmmakers selected as finalists of this initiative created in June 2012. Telefilm will contribute up to $1.5 million to this year’s program. The Micro-Budget Production Program supports new filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for distribution and marketing. Candidates for this year’s program were recommended to Telefilm through a network of 32 institutional partners from the film education and training community across Canada. 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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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

Telefilm Canada Announces Minor Changes And Opening Date For Its Development Program

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada wishes to inform all interested applicants to the Development Program that the updated guidelines and FAQs are now available on its website. Modifications to this year’s program were kept to a minimum, but with ongoing budget restrictions, demands will certainly exceed available dollars. Closing will be set for October 30th, 2014 – six months after April’s opening date – or until funds run out. Telefilm will update its website when funds are exhausted. Please visit the program page regularly and subscribe to their RSS feeds. Interested applicants will have the opportunity to submit their projects as of April 30th, 2014 for both French and English markets.

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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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