Canada’s audiovisual industry is gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes over Toronto from September 5 to 15, 2019! From screenings to a special RDV Canada panel series, events, and more, we’ve got a full slate of programming you won’t want to miss, all to help our industry and talent network and…

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Birks , the official jewelry sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival, and Telefilm Canada today announced the honourees for the annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film. The Tribute, taking place on Wednesday, September 4 at a luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel, celebrates Canada’s diverse film landscape by way of its storytellers on both…

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An increase in funding for projects with women in key roles — director, producer, and screenwriter — is one of the results of Telefilm Canada’s gender parity initiatives, according to recently released report about the 2018/2019 fiscal year. As explained in a Telefilm press release, 59 percent of Telefilm’s production funding last year went to…

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With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner from September 5 to 15, 2019, we can’t wait to welcome the world to Canada for this major film fest, which brings the industry’s top players, talent, and projects to Toronto. (Of course, Canada will be going big at TIFF, ready to support and…

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At last month’s Eurimages Board of Management meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on June 28, 2019, three Canadian coproductions (all supported by Telefilm) got some excellent financing news. Saules aveugles, femme endormie (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman); La nuit des rois (Night of the Kings); and Canadian Igor Drljača’sTabija were all selected for financing support from Eurimages…

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From anticipated world premieres to successful genre films touring the world, Canadian cinema is making a splash on this summer’s festival circuit, spotlighting the global appeal of our diverse stories! Here are five homegrown flicks doing just that. Canadian world premieres to watch: Denis Côté’s Wilcox Making its world premiere at Switzerland’s 72nd Locarno Film…

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Canadian talent is shining bright this summer on the international festival circuit, and Quebec filmmaker Denis Côté is no stranger to festival success abroad. Following the Berlinale world premiere of his film Ghost Town Anthology (Répertoire des villes disparues) earlier this year, Wilcox, the New Brunswick-born director’s new 66-minute indie film, is confirmed to premiere…

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It’s no secret that Canada loves coproduction, and the Frontières International Co-production Market is all about encouraging and supporting collaboration and coproduction between Canadian and European genre filmmakers and industry pros! How? Frontières puts together three annual events for genre projects at different stages of development. There’s one in Cannes; one that travels; and the…

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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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At the 72nd Festival de Cannes, which took place from May 14 to 25, 2019, Canada’s  homegrown talent dazzled audiences, took home prizes, and represented Canada right — check out these winning films with Canadian connections! As summer sets in, let’s kick off the season with a celebratory look at our Canadian Cannes victors of…

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Based on Frank Herbert’s novel, the female-focused take will be directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Jon Spaihts. The yet-unnamed platform has handed out a straight-to-series order for Dune: The Sisterhood, a female-focused take on Frank Herbert’s beloved novel. Denis Villeneuve, who wrote, produced and directed next year’s new take on Dune, will helm the pilot.

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Julianne Moore told an audience at Cannes she supports imposing quotas to help improve gender representation in the film industry. The actress, speaking at an event alongside directors Xavier Dolan and Werner Herzog, said: “Women are not a special interest group, we make up 52% of the population so in order to restore the balance we will need some measures to change our culture. It takes a long time to turn a big boat around.”

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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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As the Croisette welcomes buyers on the lookout for hot arthouse, genre, fiction and documentary titles, Screen profiles a selection of this year’s need-to-know projects. XYZ Films will show a promo of Blood Quantum, which stars Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Forrest Goodluck.

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As we gear up for the 72nd Festival de Cannes coming up May 14 to 25, 2019, let’s take a look at Canada’s cinematic contenders, from features to shorts, coproductions, and more. In official competition and making its world premiere is Xavier Dolan’s Matthias et Maxime. The Montreal filmmaker also acts in the movie, about…

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