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Telefilm Canada announces names of 15 finalists of Micro-Budget Production Program for 2014-2015
Montreal, April 24, 2014—Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of its 2014-2015 Micro-Budget Production Program. The 15 emerging talents, including three Aboriginal filmmakers, come from all regions of the country. This is the second edition of filmmakers selected as finalists of this initiative created in June 2012. Telefilm will contribute up to $1.5 million to this year’s program.
The Micro-Budget Production Program supports new filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for distribution and marketing. Candidates for this year’s program were recommended to Telefilm through a network of 32 institutional partners from the film education and training community across Canada.
The new Aboriginal component of the program was launched in October 2013, following studies on the involvement of Aboriginal filmmakers in the Canadian audiovisual industry. In total, six Aboriginal educational institutions now act as program partners to help increase support and visibility for Aboriginal creators.
“Audiences today are hungry for good stories and have access to content on even more platforms,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. “I would like to thank the many partners who have made this innovative project a success: the educational institutions with special access to talent in their region; Technicolor, our exclusive partner in post-production services; as well as our promotional partners on the Aboriginal production front, Terres en vue and the imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival.”
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