Savour some blood-curdling homegrown horror for Halloween with this spooky selection of genre films hitting the festival circuit this fall, which just might make you spill your maple syrup. Here are eight Canadian genre flicks that are rocking those fests as audiences scream in terror… while enjoying every moment of it!   1- Braden Croft’s…

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Canada’s audiovisual industry is gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes over Toronto from September 5 to 15, 2019! From screenings to a special RDV Canada panel series, events, and more, we’ve got a full slate of programming you won’t want to miss, all to help our industry and talent network and…

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An increase in funding for projects with women in key roles — director, producer, and screenwriter — is one of the results of Telefilm Canada’s gender parity initiatives, according to recently released report about the 2018/2019 fiscal year. As explained in a Telefilm press release, 59 percent of Telefilm’s production funding last year went to…

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Based on Frank Herbert’s novel, the female-focused take will be directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Jon Spaihts. The yet-unnamed platform has handed out a straight-to-series order for Dune: The Sisterhood, a female-focused take on Frank Herbert’s beloved novel. Denis Villeneuve, who wrote, produced and directed next year’s new take on Dune, will helm the pilot.

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Julianne Moore told an audience at Cannes she supports imposing quotas to help improve gender representation in the film industry. The actress, speaking at an event alongside directors Xavier Dolan and Werner Herzog, said: “Women are not a special interest group, we make up 52% of the population so in order to restore the balance we will need some measures to change our culture. It takes a long time to turn a big boat around.”

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The French Riviera provides a magnificent backdrop for the Festival de Cannes (in its 72nd edition), where Canada will be representing in full force at the 60th edition of the Marché du Film. Join us at the Canada Pavilion, from May 14 to 23, 2019! Meanwhile, here are all your must-know business facts about Canada’s…

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Once again this year, some awesome Canadian shorts will be front and centre at Cannes’ Short Film Corner, which takes place from May 20 to 23, 2019 at the Marché du Film market that runs during the Cannes Film Festival. As part of Telefilm’s curated Canada: Not Short on Talent market showcase, if you’re registered…

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Telefilm Canada has released its 2017-2018 annual report, and what a stellar year for Canada’s audiovisual industry. Canada had prestigious festival acclaim; completed its first year as a member country of Eurimages; implemented a five-point action plan to achieve gender parity, increased support to Indigenous creators; renewed its focus on emerging talent; was active in…

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Christa Dickenson has been appointed Telefilm Canada Executive Director, as announced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Ms. Dickenson’s mandate took effect on July 30, 2018, for a five year term. Ms. Dickenson was previously President and CEO of Interactive Ontario and has worked for over 20 years as a marketing executive in the broadcast,…

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Are you a distribution company that’s acquired the exploitation rights to a Canadian feature film in selected territories? You might be eligible for financial support to promote your theatrical release! Through Telefilm’s Export Assistance Program, distribution companies operating abroad can receive up to $90,000 towards the marketing of their film. Intrigued? We’ve got some fast,…

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