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 (May and June 2021): Archipel (Archipelago) (Selected…

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Subtitled A Very Human Tech Doc, Shannon Walsh’s gut punch of a film spends eye-opening time with the workers who keep digital-age capitalism churning — the taken-for-granted ride-share drivers and delivery riders and the unseen thousands who fine-tune the AI of internet sites and search engines. The filmmaker travels to California, Florida, France, China and Nigeria to hear their stories, revealing unglamorous realities that tech giants would certainly rather keep hidden.

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Uplifting refugee drama “Peace by Chocolate,” which marks the last film starring late great Syrian actor and director Hatem Ali, is set to world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. UTA Independent Film Group will be handling world sales on the English-language pic, which is directed by Canadian first-timer Jonathan Keijser and will bow as part of the fest’s online Tribeca at Home presentations announced today.

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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 (March and April 2021): Akilla’s Escape (Selected at Santa…

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If you’re a distributor, agent, festival programmer or sales agent in the U.S. market, don’t miss your chance to catch an exclusive preview of 10 specially-selected Canadian films currently in post-production, and to virtually meet the passionate talent and inspiring creative teams behind them. Kicking off with an exciting online event on May 13, 2021…

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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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Two Canadian projects scored wins at the fifth edition of the Junior Entertainment Talent Slate (JETS for short), an annual pitching and networking initiative in which six Canadian projects were selected to take part this year! It all happened online, February 16 and 17, 2021. In the name of coproduction, the JETS initiative connects filmmakers…

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Photo credit: Angela Gzowski Photography As a global leader in coproduction, Canada’s proud to be a member of Eurimages, the cultural support fund of Europe. Let’s review last year’s highlights, plus all you need to know about this coming year.   1) First things first: Three Canadian coproductions received Eurimages funding in 2020! That makes…

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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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Peek behind the scenes into the process and creation of three of Canada’s successful Indigenous drama series in this exciting panel held at C21 Media’s Content London! Indigenous Content that Speaks to the World  is a lively discussion sponsored by Telefilm Canada, Canada Media Fund, and Canadian Media Producers Association. Moderated by Adam Garnet Jones…

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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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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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1 – Guillaume de Fontenay’s Sympathy for the Devil (Sympathie pour le diable) Set in 1992 Sarajevo wartime, this France-Canada coproduction is the first feature from this Montreal filmmaker. The drama cleaned up at France’s St-Jean-De-Luz International Film Festival, winning Grand Prix, Audience Prize, Young Jury Prize, and Best Actor Award (for Niels Schneider playing…

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Canadian coproductions are contenders for major prizes at the 33rd European Film Awards, slated to take place virtually from December 8 to 12, 2020! (The awards ceremony will be streamed from Berlin, December 12.) 1. European Actor: Viggo Mortensen in Falling Falling, the Canada-UK coproduction directed and penned by Viggo Mortensen continues to conquer the international…

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Funny Boy by cowriter-director Deepa Mehta will represent Canada in the race for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, taking place on April 25, 2021. “Eleven outstanding films were submitted this year, and we are confident that Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy will appeal to Academy members just as her powerful film Water did in 2007, when it was…

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Canada’s virtual festival presence is making a real impact! We scooped up prizes at CANNESERIES and the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards. CANNESERIES At CANNESERIES, Canadian series Claire and the elderly (Claire et les vieux) won the Best Short Form Télécâble Sat Hebdo Award! The series by Charles Grenier (produced by UGO Media) is about a…

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Canadian Brandon Cronenberg is winning international awards with his new horror-meets-science-fiction film Possessor. Hot on the heels of its Sundance premiere, Possessor Uncut just won two top prizes at the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia: Best Feature Film and Best Director! Back in 2012, Sitges named Cronenberg (the son of filmmaker David Cronenberg) Best New…

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The 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up September 19, 2020, and we’re thrilled to tell you about the awards earned by awesome Canadian talent. While TIFF 2020’s digital-and-physical format was different this year, our filmmakers made waves just the same with a diverse array of impactful stories and projects that captivated…

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