Telefilm Canada screens 12 Canadian films at Cannes through the Perspective
Canada series

MONTREAL, May 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that, once again this year, the Perspective Canada series will be held at the Cannes Film Market. During Perspective Canada, 12 Canadian feature films will be screened for international buyers attending the Market, which is part of the Cannes Film Festival running from May 12 to 21, 2010.

"Through Perspective Canada, Telefilm provides buyers and programmers from around the world with the opportunity to watch a variety of new Canadian feature films," says Sheila de La Varende, Telefilm Canada's Director of National and International Business Development. "Perspective Canada, at Cannes, helps the films' creative teams strike distribution agreements with players from the international film industry, thereby helping raise the profile of our cinema on the world stage."

Perspective Canada is among the activities organized by the Canada Pavilion, which gathers together more than 70 Canadian companies. These activities, notably, facilitate the development of international partnerships focused on co-production as well as the sales of Canadian products, and also help to promote Canadian talent.

    
    The following films are in the Perspective Canada lineup:

    Title                                Director

    10 1/2                               Daniel Groulx (Podz)
    A Wake                               Penelope Buitenhaus
    At Home by Myself ... With You       Kris Booth
    Crying Out                           Robin Aubert
    Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaires)  Xavier Dolan
    Off World                            Mateo Guez
    Stained                              Karen Lam
    The Bang Bang Club                   Steven Silver
    The Child Prodigy                    Luc Dionne
    The Con Artist                       Risa Bramon Garcia
    TuTuMUCH                             Elise Swerhone
    Twice a Woman                        François Delisle
    

Canada at Cannes on the Web

Telefilm Canada has launched a microsite that provides information on the Canadian presence at Cannes, including details and schedules for films being shown at both the Festival and Perspective Canada, and the names and contact information of Canada Pavilion participants. Visit www.telefilm.gc.ca.

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 & Music as Major Partner, Film Nova Scotia, Saskfilm and Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation as Associate Partners, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association as Contributor Partner, and the National Bank of Canada as Silver 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: 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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