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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7th March 2014

Canada Media Fund Factor Weights And Genre Allocations for 2014-2015

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced the factors weights for the 2014-2015 Performance Envelope (PE) calculations. This announcement reflects decisions made by the CMF’s Board of Directors following a series of consultation sessions and working groups with members of the industry, and aligns with the CMF’s strategic objectives of rewarding success, ensuring a diversity of voices and fostering industry innovation. In order to provide more meaningful access to smaller broadcasters in the PE program, projects financed through some selective programs will be included in the calculation of all PE factors specifically, the Aboriginal Program, the English POV Program, and the Francophone Minority Program. Projects funded through these programs have been eligible for the Audience Success factor credit (if aired in English or French) and will now be eligible for the other PE factors. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th March 2014

Telefilm Canada Launches New Videos In Its Off the Wall Social Media Series

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to present six new original videos to join its Off the Wall series on social media. These two-minute videos capture thoughts about Canadian cinema as voiced by Canadian personalities: Joannie Rochette, figure skating Olympic bronze medallist and six-time Canadian champion; Joel Plaskett, musician, songwriter and producer; Anne-Marie Withenshaw, radio and television host; Elaine “Lainey” Lui, blogger, host and reporter; Yann Martel, novelist; Victor Lucas, video game show host. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st March 2014

Animation Mission Earns Rave Reviews In United Kingdom

Province of BCA delegation of animation company leaders from British Columbia completed a three-day trade mission to London and Manchester this week. The mission was widely covered in the United Kingdom and international media as representatives from 10 B.C. animation companies participated in targeted forums to promote co-production activity with U.K. producers and broadcasters. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th February 2014

Canada-India Audiovisual Coproduction Agreement Signed

Telefilm CanadaThe Audiovisual Coproduction Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India was signed on February 24, 2014, in New Delhi, India, during the State Visit of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The High Commissioner in India, Steward Beck, and India’s Secretary of Information and Broadcasting, Bimal Julka, signed this agreement in the presence of the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, and the Minister of State (Sports) for Canada, Bal Gosal. Read the rest of this entry »

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