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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Cinephiles take note! Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s Guest of Honour will make its anticipated world premiere on September 3 at the Venice International Film Festival, whose 76th edition takes place from August 28 to September 7, 2019. The feature, which is directed, written, and also produced by the two-time Oscar-nominated Egoyan, is a contender for…

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If you’re a producer with a script that’s ripe and ready for coproduction, or an international broadcaster, producer, distributor, funding agency, or sales agent seeking projects, look no further than FIN Partners! Going strong for 22 years and counting, this coproduction market takes place during the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia….

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Every year, Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival is a must on the international festival circuit! At the fest’s upcoming 67th edition, which takes place from September 20 to 28, 2019, Canada’s got three features in the spotlight (including the festival’s official Closing Night Film) plus a special award for Canadian icon Donald Sutherland! Competing in San…

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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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