Not Short on Talent – A program of 44 new short films

A program of 44 new short films curated by Danny Lennon. (Read More)

Canadian shorts big at Cannes

Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that a total of44 Canadian short films have been selected for the 3rd annual edition of its Not Short On Talent market screenings at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (May 15 to 26, 2013). Not Short On Talent is a collection of five 90-minute programs destined to screen at the Cannes Market and at the Festival’s Short Film Corner venue. Our initiative is designed to increase the international exploitation of new short films and to promote short film talent to international buyers and festival programmers.

Telefilm’s call for submissions triggered an exceptionally good response this year: we received 175 entries! Danny Lennon, an internationally renowned short film programmer (Prends ça court!) for the last 12 years, screened and selected the films.


Floodplain, by B.C. native and Cannes veteran Jeremy Lutter, is produced through an interesting mix of public, private and crowd-sourcing financing sources such as the 2012 National Screen Institute (NSI) Drama Prize, bravoFACT and Indiegogo.
Fou, Rien pis Personne is the first short from Quebec’s Elise De Blois, Genie Award winner for Best Art Direction/Production Design for Canadian box office hit Barney’s Version.
Gloria Victoria is a 3D animation film by Theodore Ushev (Quebec) produced by the National Film Board of Canada and in competition at Annecy 2013.
Out ouest by New Brunswick’s emerging talent Jean-Michel Vienneau is an improvisational short produced over five days during the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie.
Pilgrims by Marie Clements (British Columbia), an established and critically acclaimed Métis playwright.
The Post and S is for Bird are by filmmakers Kyle Thomas (Alberta) and Matt Sadowski (Ontario). Both are finalists in our new Micro-Budget Production Program geared to emerging feature film talent leveraging digital technologies.
Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire is a first short film by Monia Chokri (Quebec), who starred in Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways and Heartbeats.
The Spirit Game by Ontarian Craig Goodwill […]

Eon Altar: Exploring New Worlds At PAX East

Eon Altar is a new cooperative role-playing adventure that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games in a Tabletop Video Game. We had a sit-down chat with Flying Helmet Games‘ Project Director Edward Douglas a couple of weeks ago, and found the game and its mechanics to be rather intriguing. Personally, I think that Eon Altar will be a great way to bring back family game night, as it bridges the gap between those of us who played Dungeons & Dragons in high school and our digital kids. The nature of Eon Altar’s game play could also open doors for connecting with kids and encouraging conversation as quests are undertaken, feats are attempted, treasure is uncovered and beasts are defeated. (Read More)

Introducing EON ALTAR, the new Tabletop Video Game in development for iOS, Windows 8 and Android.

Eon Altar is a new cooperative role-playing adventure that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games into a Tabletop Video Game. Five friends fight through dungeons to uncover ancient secrets and compete for glory and wealth. Using personal handsets to control your character’s actions, with a tablet to adventure through dungeons as a group, players undertake a cinematic journey unlike anything ever before in a tabletop setting. Through turn-based action and fast-paced combat, each player will build a legendary hero. Collect gear, earn new abilities, battle monstrous creatures, and overcome environmental challenges.
At the end of each gaming session the players will emerge victorious, but only through a balance of teamwork and healthy competition. However, through many sessions each character’s story will be revealed, and the ancient secrets from the depth of the caverns will be unveiled. (Read More)

28 Canadian digital media production companies receive $6.9 million in funding

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.9 million to 28 innovative, interactive digital media content and software application companies that applied for funds as part of the Experimental Stream’s development and marketing programs. More than $4 million was distributed amongst 19 projects receiving development support and more than $2 million amongst the 9 projects receiving marketing support. (READ MORE)