In honour of Canada’s National Indigenous History Month, we’re spotlighting Isuma, the renowned Inuit artist collective and video production company whose exhibition is officially representing Canada at the Canada Pavilion at the prestigious Venice Biennale. (This 58th edition takes place from May 11 to November 24, 2019.) Isuma was officially founded in 1990 (original co-founders…

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Oh Canada! What better way to celebrate Canada Day this July 1 than by enjoying some quality Canadian cinema? Whether you’re a Canadian movie buff or one of our international fans, the Rendezvous Canada iTunes store lets you savour some of the very best in Canadian filmmaking, right on your device (or at home) at…

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The Song Of Names, François Girard’s drama starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, has scored a series of pre-Cannes deals for London-based HanWay Films. Producers on the film are Robert Lantos, Lyse Lafontaine and Nick Hirschkorn. It is a Serendipity Point Films, Lyla Films and Feel Films production in association with Ingenious Media and Proton Cinema. It is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Bell Media, CBC, CMF and Ontario Creates.

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Factual content is in the spotlight at Sunny Side of the Doc, from documentaries to interactive and more! With 2000 attendees from 50 countries, the 30th year of this major international non-fiction market takes place from June 24 to 27, 2019, in La Rochelle, France. Canada will be there with awesome stories to tell; ready…

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Can’t get enough of Canadian cinema? The third edition of Telefilm’s Canada Now showcase brings acclaimed and award-winning new Canadian films to the US, Mexico, and coming up this month, all the way to London, England, followed by a multi-city UK tour. This year’s Canada Now initiative introduces international audiences, markets, and industry partners to…

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At this year’s edition of SXSW (which kicks off March 8, 2019, in Austin, Texas), the spheres of music, film, and interactive shall convene at Canada House! For the very first time at SXSW, Canada House will encompass a multitude of Canadian initiatives from the music, interactive, film & TV industries, and is sure to be both…

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Canada made big waves at this year’s Berlinale (February 7 to 17, 2019), with awards, screenings, premieres, and more. Here’s your recap of the festival’s highlights, complete with video reports featuring the filmmakers themselves. And the award goes to… Canadians are flying home with awards tucked in their suitcases this year, with two Crystal Bears…

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The film, which is in post-production, was developed by Sienna Films, and is produced by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny of Sienna Films, together with Alan Moloney and Susan Mullen of Parallel Films. It is produced with the support of Telefilm Canada, Screen Ireland, the Ontario Media Development Corp. and Eurimages, and Entertainment One will distribute the film in Canada.

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What do you get when you mix a dumpling, animals in therapy, boys in the Quebec wilderness, a friendship between a nurse and an older woman, and a child’s memories of parental separation? You get three Canadian shorts, plus two more with Canadian creators, that are all nominated for top short film honours at the…

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Canada’s short and sweet sides are on display at this year’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (which kicks off February 1, 2019 in the French city of the same name, and wraps up February 9), As the Invited Country: O Canada, Quebec and First Nations! Canada’s got a bounty of fantastic shorts! From five films…

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Big news! Opening the Berlin International Film Festival will be: Lone Scherfig’s The Kindness of Strangers: a Canadian coproduction with Denmark-Sweden, Germany, and France. On February 7, 2019, the ensemble drama will make its world premiere by opening the 69th annual Berlinale, which takes place from February 7 to 17, 2019. Directed by renowned Danish…

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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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