Canadians Graham Yost and Moira Walley-Beckett have been nominated for an HUMANITAS Prize, which honours screenwriters whose work inspires compassion, hope, and understanding in the human family, for The Grizzlies. The film, which premiered at TIFF 2018, is the inspiring true story based on a group of Inuit students in the small Arctic town of Kugluktuk who find hope through the sport lacrosse.

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Jasmin Mozaffari’s debut feature Firecrackers has landed U.S. distribution with L.A.-based Good Deed Entertainment. The coming-of-age drama made its world premiere in the Discovery program at TIFF ’18 and will now be released theatrically in the U.S. in 2019. It is produced by Caitlin Grabham of Prowler Films alongside Kristy Neville of Wildling Pictures.

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Get spooky this Halloween with Canadian horror films, past, present, and future – many of which are available on the Rendezvous Canada iTunes store. From surprisingly Canadian hits like Robin Aubert’s Les Affamés to the Soska sisters’ upcoming remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid, Canada may have a reputation for being nice, but we know how…

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This coming January, some of Canada’s very best movies are hitting the road! First stop in 2019 will be six cities in China followed by launches in March in Mexico and the US before heading over the pond to the UK in April. The cinematic tour is part of Telefilm’s Canada Now initiative that brings…

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While there’s no wrong time to be bewitched by a David Cronenberg film, the onset of Halloween just might add some extra fright to the occasion, as the Toronto-born filmmaker is considered to be one of Canada’s most provocative directors and the King of Body Horror. But fear not! Head to Rendezvous Canada iTunes store…

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Autumn in Canada means watching the leaves change, eating crispy apples, and let’s face it, getting ready for winter. But although temperatures at home are getting cooler, our Canadian talent is heating the international film festivals this season! Already this October, Canadian cinema was especially well-represented at the Busan International Film Festival, where Canada had…

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Emerging Canadian talent is already making waves towards the upcoming Academy Awards with the film selected to represent Canada this year in the Best Foreign Language Film category being the directorial debut of a female filmmaker from Quebec! The film chosen by the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee to represent Canada in this category will be…

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We’re proud that Canada is at the forefront of the global movement to ensure gender parity in the industry. For example, many of Canada’s initiatives at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival spotlight our female filmmakers, such as the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film (in partnership with Telefilm Canada). There will…

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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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On June 27, emerging talent, industry guests, and other storytellers gathered to celebrate the big reveal of this year’s projects selected under the new Talent to Watch Program (formerly the Micro-Budget Program)! The event was hosted by Telefilm Canada and co-hosted by the Talent Fund and Bell Media at Pinewood Studios in Toronto. The program’s mission…

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Montreal, Canada was the host city for the Eurimages’ 151st Board of Management meeting, June 18 to 22, 2018. The meeting gathered Eurimages delegates from 37 European countries, government representatives, and leaders from the Canadian audiovisual industry. Eurimages is the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe, and Canada is its 38th (and first non-European)…

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