As the film industry logs on to the first virtual edition of the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival, filmmakers are in an unprecedented situation. For the four teams of filmmakers pitching at the Docs in Progress Canadian Showcase, presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with Forum RIDM and in collaboration with Hot Docs, the event will test of the industry’s optimism or cautiousness about the future of filmgoing.

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On her first day as executive director of Telefilm Canada, the state-owned body that fosters the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, Christa Dickenson said she was keen to get on with the work of “achieving a balanced and representative funding portfolio that encompasses gender parity and diversity”. Today, nearly two years into her five-year term, Dickenson points to the progress Telefilm is making towards that goal.

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Canada’s making waves in the Official Selection of the 73rd Cannes Film Festival, which was recently announced! Cannes isn’t taking place in its usual format this year, the festival explained in a statement, written by festival director Thierry Frémaux, but still announced its Official Selection comprising of 56 titles as a way to accompany the…

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An awesome Canadian showcase of documentary films in progress is sure to be a highlight of the Cannes Docs program at Cannes’ Marché du Film Online, which takes place digitally from June 22 to 26, 2020. For the second year, Telefilm has partnered with the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) and Hot Docs to present Docs-in-Progress –…

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As Canada’s audiovisual industry gears up for a summer of online festivals and markets, (including France’s MIFA, Cannes and Sunny Side of the Doc) we wanted to offer some insight on coproducing and distributing with French partners! We spoke with Constance Richard, Trade Commissioner Arts and Cultural Industries, Embassy of Canada in France to get…

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