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13th May 2014

More Venues Confirmed For Canada Media Fund Outreach Tour

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) continues its Outreach meetings throughout Canada and now confirms venues for Québec City, Montréal, and Ottawa. The CMF will meet with stakeholders in 18 cities during the cross-country Outreach tour to present changes to the 2014-2015 Guidelines, the 2013-2014 funding results, the application process and to answer questions. The meetings will be moderated by Nathalie Clermont, CMF Director of Program Management. She will be joined by representatives of the CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada, Melissa Amer for the English market, and Dominique Lapierre for the French market. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2014

Grants Available For BC’s Media Artists

Province of BCIndependent media artists can now apply for project grants from the BC Arts Council. Project assistance up to $25,000 are available to independent media artists to support the creation of new works in the areas of film, video, audio/sound art and new media, including new information and communications technologies used for artistic expression. Applications may be made by individuals or a collaboration of two more artists. The deadline for applications is June 2, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th May 2014

Perspective Canada Showcases Compelling Slate Of Canadian Features Along With Not Short On Talent Short Film Initiative

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce its Perspective Canada line-up, a series of Canadian features to be screened during the Marché du Film, which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival (May 14 to 25, 2014). Also at the Market is Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent spotlight, featuring 45 homegrown short films. For more information on these titles visit the Canada At Cannes microsite. Telefilm’s ninth annual Perspective Canada is designed to increase the international visibility of Canadian features and to promote Canadian companies, films and talent to some 11,700 accredited buyers, sellers and producers. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd May 2014

Upcoming Canada Media Fund Program Deadlines

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind all applicants about upcoming key program deadlines including the Experimental Stream’s Development and Marketing support, the Aboriginal Program (Production), and the English Point of View (POV) Program. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Canada Media Fund Embarks On Cross-Country Outreach Tour To Meet With Stakeholders

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will conduct a cross-country Outreach in spring 2014 to present changes to the 2014-2015 Guidelines, 2013-2014 funding results, the application process and to answer questions. The meetings will be moderated by Nathalie Clermont, CMF Director of Program Management. She will be joined by representatives of the CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada, Melissa Amer for the English market, and Dominique Lapierre for the French market. All stakeholders are invited to register to take part in the outreach tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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