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IPF supports 12 web drama series projects

Kristal Clear, Le Killing, Avocado Toast and For Heaven’s Sake were among the series selected.

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In brief: Running with Violet returns for season two

Plus: CMF adds former Bell Canada and Shaw Communications execs to its board of directors and Australia’s SBS Food acquires more Gusto content.

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Telefilm, Talent Fund lift lid on 2019/20 Talent to Watch

This year’s program will support a total of 31 English- and French- language projects, made up of 28 feature films and three web formats.

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In brief: David Sparrow to serve second term at ACTRA National

Plus: T.O. WebFest unveils lineup of 49 Canadian series, CMF reveals Ireland incentive funds for 2019 and Super Channel expands Dan Rudolph’s remit.

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Mena Massoud’s rise to fame fuels indie short curiosity

Before he starred in Aladdin, the Markham-born actor was cast in a Canadian short film and now its producers are reckoning with his unexpected success story.

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Shaftesbury gels with got2b on new branded series

The prodco is teaming with the hair colour and styling brand on a short-form digital series set in the world of electronic dance music.

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How a simple misunderstanding gave rise to Winnie Jong’s Tokens

The writer/director’s new comedy project follows an on-call casting agency that helps desperate producers meet their diversity quotas when they’re in a bind.

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CSAs ’19: How to Buy a Baby, The Artists take top digital honours

Dino Dana also picked up an award for its cross-platform work and two NFB projects claimed prizes for immersive experience and VR.

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Canadians lead 2019 Rockie Awards

This year’s nominees include Farm Crime, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Vice Guide to Film, and more.

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CMF invests in new seasons of Chateau Laurier, Gayl Pile

The funder invested a total of $10 million across 49 digital media projects in three different sections.

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Experimentation leading to new opps for creators: CMF Trends

The funder’s latest report explores the ways content producers can capitalize on new opportunities like interactive audio and location-based entertainment.

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Vancouver Web Fest on hiatus for 2019

Founder Suzette Laqua is stepping back to focus on her health in the year ahead, with the festival set to resume in 2020.