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23rd December 2013

Dazzling Canadian Presence At The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival

Telefilm CanadaThe new year will open in high style for Canadian cinema as the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has selected Canada as country of honour for the Festival’s 25th anniversary edition. This focus on Canada marks the dazzling renewal of the Telefilm Canada-PSIFF partnership launched in 2013, one that promises to be very fruitful for Canada’s film industry. Canadian filmmakers Louise Archambault (Gabrielle), Shawney Cohen (The Manor), Craig Goodwill (Patch Town), Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia), Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), Richie Mehta (Siddharth), Sébastien Pilote (Le Démantèlement) and Wiebke von Carolsfeld (Stay) will be in the spotlight in Palm Springs. The Festival runs from January 3 to 13, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Telefilm Canada Announces Update To Production Program Guidelines And Performance Envelope Component

Telefilm CanadaAs part of its program redesign initiative and following a series of consultations with the industry, Telefilm Canada is making changes to the Performance Envelope component of its Production Program. The Performance Envelope component will be replaced with a Fast Track stream. The main goal of this latest revision is to recognize and reward the success of production companies that have demonstrated an ability to produce feature films that have achieved a very high level of success on a regular basis by offering them access to a fast track funding process. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Canada Media Fund Announces Improved And Streamlined Gross Sales And Exploitation Reports

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) informs all applicants that the Exploitation and Gross Sales Reports reports have been combined into one report. Applicants will benefit from filling out one streamlined report and will able to track its status once it has been submitted. Both reports have been simplified into an online form that will be available as of Thursday, January 2, 2014. The CMF will no longer accept hardcopy (paper) applications for this reporting period. All Exploitation and Gross Sales reports are due February 1st, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th December 2013

Telefilm Canada Celebrates Talent First At 2013 Annual Public Assembly

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has released the highlights of its 2012-2013 annual report at its fifth Annual Public Assembly, held this year at the PHI Centre in Montreal. Under the theme Talent First, Chair of the Board, Michel Roy, and Executive Director, Carolle Brabant, presented the results that showed a growing interest in Canadian film, especially on the international scene. Phoebe Greenberg, the force behind the Centre’s creation, made welcoming remarks. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th December 2013

BC Digital Media Developer Meets With Japanese Digital Companies

mini-orbyWhile BC Premier Clark was meeting government officials and discussing LNG opportunities in Japan, British Columbia’s business contingent was also hard at work in Tokyo, building relationships and exploring opportunities in the private sector. As the world’s third-largest economy and a high-tech powerhouse, Japan is a leading export destination for British Columbia and a desirable partner for business and investment. One BC digital media developer was part of the business contingent. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th December 2013

Big Privacy Required In The Age of Big Data

Ontario-IPCIf personal data is the “new oil” of the Internet, then Big Data is the “machinery” that runs on it.  Like our dependence on fossil fuels, Big Data’s current consumption of personal data is not sustainable.  Individuals require privacy; their personal information must be protected in new and bigger ways.  As a response to this urgent need, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, and Drummond Reed, co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco company Respect Network, have developed the concept of Big Privacy, which is illustrated in a new white paper, Big Privacy: Bridging Big Data and the Personal Data Ecosystem through Privacy by DesignRead the rest of this entry »

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4th December 2013

Eighteen Francophone Productions Outside Québec Receive Funding

Canada Media FundA total of 18 Francophone productions from outside Québec will receive over $4.7 million in funding through the Canada Media Fund’s Francophone Minority Program. This program encourages creation of productions that reflect the everyday realities of living in French-language communities outside Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

New Study Highlights Economic Impact Of Interactive Digital Media

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Industry Profile 2012 (CIIP), which provides an in-depth look at the interactive digital media (IDM) industry in Canada, was released today during Interactive Ontario’s X-Summit programming at nextMEDIA. This report follows two previous editions of the Canadian Interactive Industry Profiles released in 2006 and 2008 but proposes a revised methodology that includes a more narrowed definition of the digital media industry to provide more of a focus on companies creating true “rich interactive experiences” (in terms of content creation) and those that supply services that directly enable other firms to create those experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Innovative Arts Programs Help Grow Young Artists In BC

Province of BC“British Columbia’s budding artists now will have more opportunities to attend professional arts performances, be mentored by artists and gain work experience thanks to new government-funded BC Arts Council programs,” stated Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes in an announcement made earlier today. The BC Arts Council (BCAC), government’s lead agency for arts development, is launching: Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Canada Media Fund To Host Let’s Talk TV Webcast

Canada Media FundJoin the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for a discussion about the current state of television as part of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Let’s Talk TV initiative. Share your thoughts with webcast hosts Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, and Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, about the Canadian television industry during this bilingual online event. Intended for producers, broadcasters, and content creators, the webcast will cover questions in three important areas of the television industry. Click on the following topics to find the questions that will guide the discussion during the webcast: Content, technology, and viewer experienceRead the rest of this entry »

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