Strong visibility for Canada at Cannes: Telefilm helps over 70 Canadian
companies forge business links

MONTREAL, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce strong attendance for Canadian organizations at the 2010 Film Market, taking place May 12 to 21 during the Cannes Festival. Telefilm will operate the Canada Pavilion there, providing visibility for more than 70 companies with film industry decision makers from around the globe, encouraging partnerships and hosting networking events designed to foster business links between Canadian producers and foreign company representatives.

"Telefilm Canada's initiatives at Cannes are aimed at creating strategic sales, export and coproduction opportunities for Canadians attending the market," said Sheila de La Varende, Director, National and International Business Development at Telefilm Canada. "Like the Cannes Festival, the Film Market is an annual "must do" event for anyone in film wanting to do business abroad. The fact that so many Canadian companies attend and find benefits there contributes to making our industry more competitive on the world stage," she concluded.

Telefilm Canada will be holding four networking events that will help Canadian producers and organizations forge alliances with foreign companies during the Film Market, including three that specifically target the United Kingdom, France and Australia.

Telefilm plays an important role in helping the Canadian audiovisual industry conduct business at international markets and festivals where it operates the Canada Pavilion, namely the European Film Market at the Berlinale, MIPTV, the Cannes Film Market and MIPCOM. In 2008, Telefilm invested close to $1.2 million in supporting Canadian companies at international markets, and for every dollar invested the companies secured $11 in sales.

This year, more than 70 Canadian companies will attend the Cannes Film Market under the Canada Pavilion banner:

    
    Company                                       Province

    1976 Productions                              Quebec
    ABM (Au Bon Moment)                           Quebec
    Agence Claude Girard                          Quebec
    Agent Of Change Media                         British Columbia
    Alcina Pictures                               Ontario
    Amérique Film                                 Quebec
    Angel Entertainment Corp                      Saskatchewan
    Bogeydom Licensing                            Ontario
    Breakaway Entertainment Ltd.                  British Columbia
    Breakout Entertainment                        Quebec
    Caged Angel Films                             Ontario
    Cinegraphe Productions                        Quebec
    Cinema Esperanca International                Ontario
    Cinevedas                                     Quebec
    Domino Film and Television International      Quebec
    Doppelganger Pictures                         Ontario
    Eagle Vision                                  Manitoba
    Ecstasy Film                                  Ontario
    EMA FILMS                                     Quebec
    Film Market Access                            Ontario
    Film One Distributors                         Ontario
    Filmarto / BBR                                Quebec
    Filmoption International                      Quebec
    Films du Boulevard                            Quebec
    Films We Like                                 Ontario
    FunFilm Distribution                          Quebec
    Gearshift Films                               Ontario
    Hamilton Mehta Productions                    Ontario
    Hand Picked Films                             Quebec
    Horizon Motion Pictures                       Ontario
    i Studio Cinéma Télévision                    Quebec
    Iammatteo Pictures                            Quebec
    ID Communications                             Quebec
    Impatient Pictures                            British Columbia
    Industry Works Entertainment                  British Columbia
    Intuitive Pictures                            Quebec
    Lexico Productions                            British Columbia
    Lightframe Entertainment Corporation          Alberta
    Long Tale Productions                         British Columbia
    Lumanity Productions                          Ontario
    Magic Factory Productions Inc.                British Columbia
    Markham Street Films                          Ontario
    Max Films                                     Quebec
    Melenny Productions                           Quebec
    Minds Eye Entertainment                       Saskatchewan
    MovieSet                                      British Columbia
    Nomad Films                                   Ontario
    Perfect Circle Productions                    British Columbia
    Phenomenal Films                              Ontario
    Platinum Image Film                           Ontario
    Pocket Change Films                           Ontario
    Pristine Entertainment                        British Columbia
    Prospero Pictures                             Ontario
    Quiet Revolution Pictures Inc.                Ontario
    Raven Banner Entertainment                    Ontario
    Rue Morgue Cinema                             Ontario
    Screen Siren Pictures                         British Columbia
    Sepia Films                                   British Columbia
    Sienna Films                                  Ontario
    Six Island Productions                        Ontario
    Straight Edge Films                           Ontario
    Strategic Partners                            Nova Scotia
    Theo Films                                    Ontario
    ToonBox Entertainment                         Ontario
    Transfilm Inc.                                Quebec
    Union Pictures                                Ontario
    Varughese Production                          Ontario
    Wizzfilms                                     Quebec
    Yantra Films                                  Quebec
    ZooFilms Inc.                                 Quebec
    Zuno Films                                    Quebec
    

The Canada Pavilion at the Cannes Film Market is a Telefilm Canada initiative in partnership with British Columbia Film and Ontario Media Development Corporation as principal partners, Manitoba Film and Music as major partner, Film Nova Scotia, Saskfilm, Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation as associate partners, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association as contributor and the National Bank Financial Group as financial sponsor.

About Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian products that appeal to domestic and international audiences. Telefilm also administers the Canada Media Fund. Visit www.telefilm.gc.ca.

SOURCE Telefilm Canada

For further information: For further information: Media inquiries: Eva Hartling, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Telefilm Canada, (514) 283-0838, ext. 2090, hartlie@telefilm.gc.ca, www.twitter.com/telefilm_canada


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