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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Newsflash! The Oscar shortlists are out, folks, and Canadian talent is right there with the best of them. Who will move forward to the Academy Award nominations? Find out January 13, 2020. Meanwhile, let’s celebrate the Canadian content in the race for Oscar consideration. From coproductions to composers, shorts to documentaries, these five contenders showcase…

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At the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, running from January 23 to February 2, Canada’s audiovisual industry will take center stage with five Canadian coproductions (all world premieres), six shorts, three exhibition works, and a web series. Two coproductions in the Premieres section Viggo Mortensen’s Falling The famed actor directs his first feature (which he also…

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The Canadian neo-noir premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it went by the title “Clifton Hill.” It follows Abby (Tuppence Middleton), a young woman who returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls after her mother dies, only become obsessed with a fragmented memory of an abduction she believes she was witness to as a child.

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The story follows a has-been author, played by Caine, who is on a wild book tour with a young editor, Plaza, trying to save her father’s boutique publishing house. Caine’s miserable and sharp-witted author just wants to live out his days in peace with a bottle of scotch, a cigar and his orange Tabby cat, but Plaza’s hopeful editor pulls him out of his reclusion.

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Savour some blood-curdling homegrown horror for Halloween with this spooky selection of genre films hitting the festival circuit this fall, which just might make you spill your maple syrup. Here are eight Canadian genre flicks that are rocking those fests as audiences scream in terror… while enjoying every moment of it!   1- Braden Croft’s…

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A debut feature from a Quebec director has won big at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), one of Asia’s leading film fests, which took place October 3 to 12, 2019. That’s right, Mélanie Charbonneau’s first feature, Fabuleuses (Fabulous) competed in BIFF’s Flash Forward section, where it also made its international premiere. Out of…

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Riding the wave of last year’s SXSW success, Canada House (powered by Telefilm Canada) will be bigger and better than ever at South By Southwest, happening March 15 to 19, 2020!  Taking place every spring in Austin, Texas, SXSW is one of the largest interactive, creative, film, and music festival that attracts decision-makers from some…

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We’ve got an exciting scoop for you! Did you know that an innovative Canadian kids series just took home a MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award in the Kids Programming category? The Bravest Knight, an animated show featuring a LGBTQ main character, has won this incredible honour at MIPCOM 2019, which just wrapped up October 17….

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Heading to MIPJunior and MIPCOM? With these back-to-back entertainment content markets taking place in Cannes, France, from October 12 to 13 and 14 to 17, respectively, the countdown is on! And Canada will be there with some awesome programming and networking events to help you make your trip extra productive. With more than 80 Canadian…

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Canada’s got some exciting Asian premieres and several international premieres at the upcoming Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), whose 24th edition is coming up from October 3 to 12, 2019! With 299 films being showcased from 85 countries, it’s no wonder BIFF is regarded as a leading festival in Asia! Let’s take a closer look…

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Following its success at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, where Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone had its world premiere and snagged the coveted Best Canadian Feature Film prize, Deraspe’s fifth feature is making waves.  As Telefilm recently announced, Antigone has been chosen as Canada’s official contender for the Best International Feature Film category of the 92nd…

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