The 2018 Audentia Award, presented by the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund and the Toronto International Film Festival, honoured top female directors at the Festival. The Audentia Award is a cash prize of 30,000 Euros that promotes gender equality in the industry by celebrating female directors–who certainly have plenty of “courage and bravery”, which is…

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A look at how blockchains impact content financing, promotion, and revenues. Tokenization is a central process in blockchain technologies and can be applied to various industries, allowing producers and rights holders to create value and monetize content or related assets.

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We’re proud that Canada is at the forefront of the global movement to ensure gender parity in the industry. For example, many of Canada’s initiatives at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival spotlight our female filmmakers, such as the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film (in partnership with Telefilm Canada). There will…

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The best Canadian films all in one place It’s easier to find, discover, and fall in love with Canadian cinema wherever you are than ever before with the Rendezvous Canada iTunes store – an exclusive promotional boutique. First available to Canadian consumers, Rendezvous Canada iTunes is now available in four other lucky countries: Germany, United…

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Heading to TIFF from September 6 to 16? So are we! Save us a seat right beside you, as Canada’s got a full slate planned to keep you busy and excited about Canadian films, with a spotlight on Canadian talent to encourage the export of our content around the world. Get your first taste of…

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Christa Dickenson has been appointed Telefilm Canada Executive Director, as announced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Ms. Dickenson’s mandate took effect on July 30, 2018, for a five year term. Ms. Dickenson was previously President and CEO of Interactive Ontario and has worked for over 20 years as a marketing executive in the broadcast,…

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Are you a distribution company that’s acquired the exploitation rights to a Canadian feature film in selected territories? You might be eligible for financial support to promote your theatrical release! Through Telefilm’s Export Assistance Program, distribution companies operating abroad can receive up to $90,000 towards the marketing of their film. Intrigued? We’ve got some fast,…

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Hey there, Paris, London, Los Angeles, and New York! Some of Canada’s hottest upcoming films are coming for you! This August 22 (New York, Paris) and 23 (Los Angeles, London), Telefilm Canada’s Eye on TIFF events will offer coveted sneak peeks of anticipated Canadian releases making their world premieres at the 2018 Toronto International Film…

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Canada’s presence in Venice this year is something to write home about! We’re very excited about the lifetime achievement award that will be delivered to one of Canada’s most renowned filmmakers at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, from August 29 to September 8, 2018. We’re also looking forward to the world premiere of a…

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“Ranging from science fiction to fantasy, myth to documentary, and romance to a dystopic vision of our neighbours to the south, this year’s Canadian films come from every region in the country, stretching from east to west and north to south,” said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, TIFF.

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On June 27, emerging talent, industry guests, and other storytellers gathered to celebrate the big reveal of this year’s projects selected under the new Talent to Watch Program (formerly the Micro-Budget Program)! The event was hosted by Telefilm Canada and co-hosted by the Talent Fund and Bell Media at Pinewood Studios in Toronto. The program’s mission…

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Montreal, Canada was the host city for the Eurimages’ 151st Board of Management meeting, June 18 to 22, 2018. The meeting gathered Eurimages delegates from 37 European countries, government representatives, and leaders from the Canadian audiovisual industry. Eurimages is the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe, and Canada is its 38th (and first non-European)…

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In honour of National Indigenous History Month this June, we reached out to three influential Indigenous filmmakers, all women, to ask them all about film and Indigenous storytelling, cinematic inspiration, and more. Following this previous article, which celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) here is the second half of their super interesting answers. Sonia Bonspille-Boileau…

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