The 11th edition of the Kidscreen Summit took place in Miami from February 10 to 13, 2020, and it was the place to be for the kids television and digital media industry! With more than 2150 people from 62 countries registered to take part, including more than 430 Canadians, Canada was well represented with more than 230 companies and partners.   In addition to nearly 500 meetings at…

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Canadian talent made major waves at the 26th edition of Slamdance Film Festival, which went down in Park City, Utah from January 24 to 30, 2020. Canada took home five awards, from both jury and audience (including two honorable mentions.) Slamdance takes place alongside Sundance — same time, same city — and is known for new talent and edgier programming, which…

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As we count down to Canada House, powered by Telefilm Canada, at South by Southwest 2020 (March 15 to 19), we’re excited to take you behind the scenes with its designers, the team at Design par Judith Portier, to learn all about designing this complex, welcoming, and eco-friendly space! We asked Judith Portier, Isabelle Raymond,…

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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open has won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, an honour that comes with a $100,000 prize. Let’s spotlight this drama co-directed and co-written by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. Looking back on the film’s journey, after premiering at the 2019 Berlinale, it’s earned the Grand Prix Focus Quebec/Canada at…

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Canadian cultural programming will take centre stage in Germany all year long, including the exciting selection films at the Berlinale (coming up from February 20 to March 1, 2020). Canada has been named the Guest of Honour for the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14 to 18), in an exciting collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts, Canada FBM2020 and Global Affairs!  Discover Canada’s presence at the Berlinale and…

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Get ready, New York. Canada Now coming your way from February 13 to 16, 2020, at Manhattan’s IFC Center. Prepare to be dazzled, impressed, and inspired by this year’s diverse selection of eight independent Canadian films, ranging from emerging talent to cinematic icons, comedy to drama, documentary to Indigenous content and new works by female…

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At the 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival, (which took place in January), Canada shone bright in 14 films — including Canadian music docs, acclaimed coproductions, Canada’s Oscar choice, an award winner and an honourable mention!  Our eighth annual Talent Fund fundraiser added to our presence Palm Springs. After a premiere screening of Sanja Zivkovic’s Easy Land (also screening at the fest) guests celebrated emerging Canadian…

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Coproduction and export are in focus as Telefilm Canada releases its annual report for 2018-19. Let’s take a look at some need-to-know highlights!  First, coproduction. Canada is a leader in coproduction. We have audiovisual treaties and agreements in place with close to 60 countries around the world, an important vehicle for Canadian producers to make bigger-budget films,…

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2019 – Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn’s The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open This Indigenous feature drama is a Canada-Norway coproduction that made big waves on the festival circuit, earning the Grand Prix Focus Quebec/Canada at the Festival du nouveau cinéma. It also earned an honourable mention for Best Canadian Feature Film at…

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