Telefilm Canada, first confirmed investor on The Storm Vessel
Telefilm Canada is announcing that eight French-language feature film titles are receiving funding under the Production Program (first round of decisions for the big budget stream), for a total of $14 million.
1994-1995 (comedy) Director and screenwriter: Ricardo Trogi Production: Go Films L.P.R.S. Inc. Distributor: Immina Films
Fleur bleue (drama) Director and screenwriter: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles Production: Colonelle films Distributor: Entract Films *coproduction Canada/Luxembourg/Roumanie
Gagne ton ciel (drama) Screenwriter: Alexandre Auger et Mathieu Denis Director: Mathieu Denis Production: 9174-5018 Québec inc. Distributor: Maison4tiers *coproduction Canada/ France
La petite et le vieux (comedy) Director: Patrice Sauvé Screenwriter: Sébastien Girard Production: 9215-8534 Québec Inc. (Parallaxes) Distributor: TVA Films
Le chef et la douanière (comedy) Director and screenwriter: Manon Briand Production: Item 7 Distributor: Sphère Films
Le vaisseau des tempêtes (fantasy) Screenwriter: Émilie Rosas Director: Nicola Lemay et Emilie Rosas Production: 10e Ave Productions Distributor: Maison4tiers
L’univers soufflé (comedy) Director and screenwriter: Anne Émond Production: Metafilms Distributor: Sphère Films
Villeneuve (historical drama) Screenwriter: Daniel Roby et Guillaume Lonergan Director: Daniel Roby Production: Christal Films Productions Distributor: Les Films Opale
More funding decisions will be announced in the coming weeks. Statistics on all films funded in the year will be released once all funding decisions have been made.
An advisory committee of external and internal representatives assessed the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process considered Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in the industry, ensuring that Telefilm funds a balanced portfolio of productions that reflect a variety of genres, budgets and company sizes, regions of the country and points of view. Names of selection committee members will be published on the Project Financing Advisory Committees webpage once all funding decisions have been made.