Telefilm helps Canadian companies forge international business links at MIPTV

MONTREAL, April 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm is announcing it will be holding a new networking activity called Connect with Canada as part of the official programming at MIPTV 2010, the international television and multiplatform market that runs from April 12 to 16 in Cannes. During this activity, Canadian producers and distributors will meet with foreign partners interested in co-producing or co-venturing with Canada, or in acquiring Canadian content. Close to 40 Canadian companies and 130 foreign companies having signed up for Connect with Canada, and some 90 targeted meetings have already been set up under the activity. In addition, 65 Canadian companies participating under the Canada Pavilion umbrella, organized by Telefilm Canada, will benefit from heightened visibility as they seek to forge partnerships with key decision makers in the television, film, digital production and audiovisual industries from around the world.

As Telefilm stated in its most recent report on international markets, MIPTV 2008 had the highest sales volume of any market, with companies participating under the Canada Pavilion declaring they had achieved more than $5.2 million in firm sales and more than $7.7 million in anticipated sales. Furthermore, MIPTV 2008 was the most successful market in terms of the percentage of participants who had concluded sales agreements, with 96% of participating companies saying they had engaged in some level of business activity at the market.

"MIPTV is strategically important for all Canadian companies seeking business opportunities with foreign industry representatives," said Sheila de La Varende, Director, National and International Business Development at Telefilm Canada. "By supporting Canadian companies at MIPTV, Telefilm helps the industry achieve maximum business benefits, at a time when the development of international markets has become a key factor in guaranteeing the success of companies operating in the television, film and multiplatform-content sector."

    Canadian companies at the Canada Pavilion at MIPTV 2010

    Company                                   Province

    9 Story Enterprises Inc.                  Ontario
    Amberwood Entertainment Corporation       Ontario
    Anaid Productions Inc.                    Alberta
    Angel Entertainment                       Saskatchewan
    Animation Station Inc.                    Quebec
    Arrow Entertainment Inc.                  Ontario
    Bardel Entertainment Inc.                 British Columbia
    Bejuba! Entertainment Inc.                Ontario
    Best Boy Productions                      Newfoundland
    Breakthrough Entertainment Inc.           Ontario
    BuzzTaxi Communications Inc.              Ontario
    Canamedia Inc.                            Ontario
    Cargo Films and Releasing                 Quebec
    CCI Entertainment Inc.                    Ontario
    CineFocus Canada Interactive Inc.         Ontario
    Cirrus Communications Inc.                Quebec
    Corporation Image Entertainment Inc.      Quebec
    David Brady Productions Inc.              Ontario
    Decode Enterprises Inc.                   Ontario
    Dom Vetro & Associates Consulting         Ontario
    Epitome Pictures Inc.                     Ontario
    Force Four Entertainment                  British Columbia
    Frantic Films                             Manitoba
    Gone in 30 Entertainment                  Ontario
    HGagnon Distribution Inc.                 Quebec
    I.D. COMMUNICATIONS                       Quebec
    Interfilm Productions                     British Columbia
    Joker Films Inc.                          British Columbia
    Kelen Content                             Ontario
    Knight Enterprises                        Ontario
    Lenz Entertainment International Corp.    Ontario
    Microtainment / Docutainment Media        Ontario
    Mundovision Ltd.                          Quebec
    National Screen Institute                 Manitoba
    Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.             British Columbia
    Novem Communications Inc.                 Quebec
    Octapixx Inc.                             Ontario
    Omni Film Productions Limited             British Columbia
    Out There Productions Inc.                Ontario
    Parallax Film Productions                 British Columbia
    Partners In Motion Pictures Inc.          Saskatchewan
    Picture Box Distribution Inc.             Ontario
    Picture This                              Quebec
    Portfolio Entertainment Inc.              Ontario
    Primevista Television Inc.                Ontario
    Productions Nova Média Inc.               Quebec
    Productions Sardine Inc.                  Quebec
    Pure TV Entertainment int.                Quebec
    QuébéComm Inc.                            Quebec
    Radio-Canada                              Quebec
    Rebel Media Ventures Corp.                Ontario
    Screen Door Inc.                          Ontario
    Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group     Ontario
    Sound Venture International Inc.          Ontario
    Sphère Média International Inc.           Quebec
    Sphinx Productions                        Ontario
    Stingray Digital                          Quebec
    Summerhill Entertainment Inc.             Ontario
    Syndicado Inc.                            Ontario
    ToonBox Entertainment                     Ontario
    Tribal Nova Inc.                          Quebec
    TVA Films                                 Quebec
    Visual Education Centre                   Ontario
    Waterfront Entertainment Group            British Columbia
    WestWind Pictures Ltd.                    Ontario

The Canada Pavilion at MIPTV is a Telefilm Canada initiative in partnership with British Columbia Film and Ontario Media Development Corporation as major partners, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association as associate partner, 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

SOURCE Telefilm Canada

For further information: For further information: Media inquiries: Eva Hartling, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Telefilm Canada, (514) 283-0838, ext. 2090,;

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