Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation reporting to Parliament through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Headquartered in Montréal, Telefilm provides services to the Canadian audiovisual industry by means of four regional offices located in Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax.

Our mandate: Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to the development and promotion of the Canadian audiovisual industry.

The Corporation acts as one of the Canadian government's principal instruments for providing strategic leverage to the private sector, supplying the film, television and new media industries with financial and strategic support. Telefilm's role is to foster the production of films, television programs and cultural products that reflect Canadian society, with its linguistic duality and cultural diversity, and to encourage their dissemination at home and abroad.

Our vision: By funding high-quality productions and strengthening its industry support to facilitate the transition to the new multiplatform environment, Telefilm Canada is aiming for the long-term viability and development of Canada's audiovisual industry. Telefilm believes that the main measure of its success lies in the Canadian public's appetite for the works and products it funds. A second measure concerns the capacity to have a vigorous, dynamic industry able to successfully develop, produce, and market the funded works.

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News on Telefilm Canada

PEI’s Game Garage Turns Students Into Game Developers
Game Garage, an initiative of the Interactive Media Alliance (IMA), is a Charlottetown-based game development program for students. Referred to as a video game incubator project, Game Garage runs... more
In defence of Canadian Content laws
Yesterday, I wrote a piece about how Shaw Cable had a beef with Netflix. They say that Netflix should be regulated by the CRTC, because, for all intents and purposes, Netflix is a broadcaster (in... more
PEI video game incubator puts out two games
After three months of hard work, Prince Edward Island video game incubator Game Garage can claim a successful third round, as two market-ready prototypes have emerged.  Dubbed Cipher and... more
Telefilm Canada offering $50,000 for social media campaign
Telefilm Canada recently announced that they will be supporting an initiative aimed at helping Canadian films with distribution utilizing innovative online and social media marketing... more
Canada Media Fund launches with Townhall meeting
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will officially open for business on April 1st but they'll launching the new funding agency in Toronto on March 26th. The CMF launch event is at 9:30am - 10:00am... more
The Future of TV in Canada: Digital Convergence and Alternative Platforms
The following is a guest post from Trevor Doerksen, CEO of Calgary's Mobovivo - a digital media company focused on the challenges Broadcast and Media companies face in marketing and delivering... more
Telefilm encourages Social Media for Film distribution
While taking part in Ciné-Québec last week, Telefilm Canada announced the launch of Web-Ciné 360, a pilot initiative aimed at encouraging the integration of online... more
QuickMobile revisits Sundance Film Fest with iPhone App
Vancouver's QuickMobile is at it again. Effective immediately, independent film fans from all over the world will have access to an innovative Sundance Film Festival iPhone application designed and... more
Telefilm helps Video Game Developers attend GDC
Telefilm Canada, through the Canada New Media Fund is helping video game developers attend next year's Game Connection Conference in San Francisco. Offer: A discount of 30% on an accreditation /... more
Telefilm Canada provides funding to independent video games
Telefilm Canada, the federal culture agency that develops and promotes Canadian audio/visual work, has been providing funding to independent video games in Canada, according to a piece on game... more
Hurry up and register for GameGarage!
  Looking to design some games, and gain a mentorship and industry experience at the same time? The 2009 GameGarage Incubator might be just the venue for your budding game design and... more
Weekly Vancouver Game Industry News, July 24
I'm currently recovering from four straight days of Casual Connect and the WIGI Leadership Development Forum in Seattle. The conference is focused primarily on sales and marketing in the (very... more
Canada New Media Fund Guidelines Now Available
As I told you last month, Telefilm Canada announced changes to this year's guidelines for those seeking funding for new media projects.  Well, not those change have been announced and the... more
Telefilm to webcast annual meeting and wants your questions
Telefilm Canada is broadcasting its annual public meeting over the Web on April 8th from 2:00pm to 3:50pm (EST) and they want your questions. You'll have the opportunity to watch online as the... more
Telefilm Canada New Media Outreach Tour
The Western Regional office of Telefilm Canada will be taking pitch meetings with interactive digital cultural content producers in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver who are interested in... more
Changes to Canada New Media Fund Announced
The Canada New Media Fund has been renewed for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  Telefilm Canada made the announcement today, advising the industry that some changes have been made to both the... more
Canada New Media Fund lives... but where?
The Conservative government announced $439 Million in spending to support arts and culture over the next two years in the budget handed down earlier this week. While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty... more
Goodbye Telefilm New Media Fund
Turns out Techvibes was on to something BIG one week ago when we asked What's happening at Telefilm? According to the Globe and Mail, the Conservative government axed the $14.5 Million a year... more
What's happening at Telefilm?
Word on the street is that Telefilm's Canada New Media Fund (CNMF) is drying up. I've heard from more that one funding applicant that analysts have been dragging their heels on project decisions... more
Telefilm Canada Hiring Out West
Telefilm Canada is looking for a Project Assistant & Investment Analyst for their Feature Film/NewMedia Funds in Vancouver. Looks like a great opportunity for the right person as... more
Telefilm Western Outreach Tour
Telefilm Canada is going on tour this Spring and will be visiting key Western Region cities in search of emerging and established talent. Their goal is to meet with film and new media producers and... more

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