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 (September and October 2020): Beans (Best Canadian Film at…

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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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Every year, the Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) unites sustainability experts with key players from the audiovisual and entertainment industries! The shared goal? To open meaningful dialogue and help find impactful solutions that will lead the industry towards sustainable filmmaking practices. This year, the SPF was a virtual event, with four panels taking place online (October…

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Trickster (6 x 60 minutes) is continuing to build international momentum, with distributor Abacus Media Rights (AMR) securing a pair of new U.S. sales for the supernatural drama. Hot on the heels of the announcement that The CW had acquired the Sienna Films and Streel Films-produced series, AMR has revealed additional sales to AMC Networks’ Sundance Now and OTT platform Shudder.

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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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It’s no secret that Canadian coproductions often win major awards, box office success, and critical praise. If you’ve been following our thriving industry, you’re probably asking, “Hey, Canada, how can I coproduce with you?” Well, you’re in luck. We’ve whipped up a new online resource with all the info you need to make us your…

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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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