A Canadian filmmaker is among this year’s Oscar contenders, going for the win in the Documentary (Short Subject) category! Halifax, Nova Scotia-born Ben Proudfoot, along with Kris Bowers, snagged an Academy Award nomination for A Concerto Is a Conversation. The 13-minute doc follows Bowers—a renowned, award-winning American musician and composer—on an intimate conversational journey into…

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Deer recently made her narrative feature debut co-writing and directing the coming-of-age film “Beans,” which captures a young Mohawk girl’s experiences during the 1990s Oka Crisis. The feature debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and also screened at the Berlin Film Festival, after which FilmRise acquired the U.S. distribution rights.

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Last month, we introduced you to the first six Canadian producers selected to participate in the new RDVCANADA initiative | Meet the Series 2020-2021! Ready to meet the full set of participants of this exciting online program? First, a quick recap This six-month program strives to help our participants develop their series projects for international…

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The breadth of Canada’s cinematic talent can be seen and felt at festivals and markets worldwide — our films are hits on the international circuit! Our content routinely scoops up major awards, rave reviews, and business opportunities galore. Latest Canadian films selected in festivals around the world (October and November 2020): Anne at 13,000 ft…

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Kidscreen Summit is happening online this year, and Canadian talent will be there, ready for business! Launching on February 8, 2021 with a special market week of screenings, talks, pitch sessions, and networking opportunities, Kidscreen Summit Virtual continues through March 5, with keynotes, conferences, Q&As and loads of other programming. And guess what? The 2021…

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With plenty of premieres, features, docs, and shorts, Canadian projects will be in the (virtual) spotlight this winter at the Sundance Film Festival and the Slamdance Film Festival, which are making the most of their respective online platforms to share films, events, awards, and more! Here’s all you need to know about Canada’s virtual presence…

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As we wrap up 2020, here’s your recap of some of the year’s most successful Canadian films and coproductions, at the box office and festival circuit!   Coproductions Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor From New York Times critic’s pick to distribution deals in the U.S. (Neon), U.K. (Signature Entertainment), and Canada (Elevation Pictures), this Canada-U.K. coproduction about…

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The breadth of Canada’s cinematic talent can be seen and felt at festivals and markets worldwide — our films are hits on the international circuit! Our content routinely scoops up major awards, rave reviews, and business opportunities galore. Latest Canadian films selected in festivals around the world (September and October 2020): Beans (Best Canadian Film at…

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International attention? We’ve got it. Global distribution and streaming success? You bet. Prestigious awards and festival presence? Check and check. Hot off the presses of Telefilm Canada’s new annual report for 2019-2020, here are nine Canadian films that are bringing our industry’s awesome creativity to the world! Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone With sales in the U.S.,…

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Every year, the Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) unites sustainability experts with key players from the audiovisual and entertainment industries! The shared goal? To open meaningful dialogue and help find impactful solutions that will lead the industry towards sustainable filmmaking practices. This year, the SPF was a virtual event, with four panels taking place online (October…

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