Telefilm Canada supports 34th annual World Film Festival

MONTREAL, Aug. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce its support of the 34th annual World Film Festival (WFF). Now in its 34th year, WFF offers a wide-ranging international program designed to encourage cultural diversity. The Festival also serves as a forum for industry talent of all stripes.

"From the outset, WFF has given both established and emerging filmmakers the opportunity to share their work with audiences and garner attention from local and international critics," said Sheila de La Varende, Director, National and International Business Development at Telefilm Canada. "By supporting WFF, Telefilm helps Canadian cinema thrive and expand its international reach."

From August 26 to September 6, 2010, WFF will present films from around the world, including several from Canada. Telefilm-funded Route 132, by Louis Bélanger (The Timekeeper, Gaz Bar Blues), will open the Festival.

The full line-up of Canadian productions to be screened at the Festival includes:

    World Competition

    Route 132* - Louis Bélanger
    Silence Lies (Tromper le silence)* - Julie Hivon

    First Films World Competition

    The Neighbor (Hamseyeh) - Naghmeh Shirkhan (coproduction with U.S.A.)

    Focus on World Cinema

    I Heart Regina - n/a
    I Was Once Told - Aliaa Khachouck
    Mary - Andrey Petrusha
    New Year - Philip Borg

    Documentaries of the World

    Turning 32 (Avoir 32 ans) - Robbie Hart and Luc Côté
    Corpus - Connie Diletti
    Children of Soldiers (Enfants de soldats) - Claire Corriveau
    Funeral Season (La saison des funérailles) - Matthew Lancit (coproduction
    with Cameroun)
    Black Hands (Les mains noires) - Tetchena Bellange
    Montréal, 31 fragments d'urbanité - Jean Tessier
    The Fall of Womenland - He Xiaodan
    The Hidden Face of Suicide - Yehudit Silverman


    The Plouffe Family (Les Plouffe)* - Gilles Carle

    Student Film Festival

    Stations - Onur Karaman
    Tais-toi, Je gère - Wyatt Tessari and Alexandre Boivin

    *Financed by Telefilm Canada

Visit for Festival program details.

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

SOURCE Telefilm Canada

For further information: For further information: Denise Arab, Director, Communications, Telefilm Canada, 514-283-0838, ext. 2099,;

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