Canada at MIPCOM

Time for the long-delayed article on MIPCOM, Marché Internationale de Programmes Communications, which is going on in Cannes even as you read this. Unlike that other gathering in Cannes, MIPCOM has been a focus for the television industry, with international distribution deals being sought and made there. Moving with the times, it now covers entertainment […]

Telefilm and UniFrance Unite to Take on the U.S. Market

(Via CNW) Telefilm Canada and UniFrance films have decided they’re natural partners and announced (at TIFF) that they’re launching “a partnership focused on the distribution and promotion of independent films from their respective countries.” (UniFrance films, an agency of the government of France, is responsible for promoting French cinema throughout the world.) Their first joint […]

Telefilm Presents

(Via CNW) As we mentioned earlier, Telefilm has announced the names  for the Micro-Budget Production Program. This supports emerging filmmakers, recommended by educational institutions and film cooperatives,  in the making of their first feature films. (“Micro”, BTW, means no more than $250,000.) 2015-2016 Micro-Budget Production Program Finalists New Official-Language Minority Communities component A, Mitchell Stafiej […]

Not Short on Talent in Cannes

(Via CNW): Telefilm Canada has released its list of  the 39 short films that will screen at Cannes’ Marché du Film market from May 16 to May 19 as part of Not Short on Talent. You can see the entire selection here, but Telefilm has shared some background on four of the films — all […]