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Avec l’écho d’une ré-organisation des programmes internes, l’annonce en mars dernier d’un réinvestissement de 13,5 millions sur cinq ans par le gouvernement fédéral et l’approche d’un déménagement au centre-ville, l’ONF semble en plein mouvement. Quelles sont les répercussions sur notre éco-système documentaire québécois ? Comment s’appliquent les grandes orientations de l’institution ? Et qu’en est-il […]

Politique : consultations sur le FMC / CMF focus groups

Des groupes de consultation sont organisés à travers le pays afin de discuter des principaux enjeux liés aux politiques qui guideront l’élaboration des politiques et des programmes du Fonds des médias du Canada (FMC). L’objectif de ces groupes de consultation est de recueillir les commentaires et l’expertise des intervenants de l’industrie, tels que vous-même. Les […]

Save Canadian Documentaries

The Government has announced that it will abolish the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) and the Canadian New Media Fund (CNMF) and replace them with the Canada Media Fund (CMF), which will be controlled by the Canadian cable industry. Think this doesn’t effect you? Think again. Independent Canadian documentaries will be particularly affected by the new […]

Canadian Television Fund Renewal Ensures Continued Growth of Television Industry

Toronto, January 27, 2009 – The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) today thanked the Government of Canada for its decision to renew the Fund at the current level for two years. “The Government’s commitment to Canadian television ensures the continued viability of this growth industry,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the CTF. “It enables […]

What Do They Have to Hide?

October 30, 2008 – DOC Québec has just learned that the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) has refused a documentary crew access to the public hearings presently taking place in Havre Saint-Pierre. The director of the documentary «Looking for Power», Nicolas Boisclair, was not allowed to film the questions being posed to the project’s […]

Culture in danger!

A short film worth seeing! Black humour a little bit frightening! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhgv85m852Q&feature=related Note: To see the subtitles, you have to click on the arrow in the lower right corner and click the CC button.

Federal Election 2008 – What to ask candidates when they solicit your vote?

In order to assist all those who are preoccupied with the place arts and culture occupy in the current electoral campaign, the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has identified seven broad areas of prime importance for artists, creators, cultural institutions and industries. The CCA has developed a set of questions for each issue: these […]

Letters to Prime Minister Harper

Many letters were sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Here is one from Sylvie Van Brabant, producer, and another from the writer director, Wajdi Mouawad. Dear Mister Prime Minister, It was with great pleasure that I read the Globe and Mail article revealing your interest for the arts. Like me, you studied piano and you […]


News Release CANADIAN PRODUCERS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT NEW CUTS TO CULTURE FUNDS CFTPA/APFTQ REQUEST MEETING WITH HERITAGE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTERS OTTAWA/MONTREAL – August 13, 2008 – The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and the Association des producteurs de films et de television du Québec (APFTQ) are very concerned about the federal government’s […]

CIFVF Budget cuts

The CIFVF learned on Friday that it will have its budget cancelled as of March 2009. This is part of the Department of Heritage Program Review  which is responsible for cancelling PromArt, Trade Routes and now this. These cuts are also having an serious impact on Hot Docs. The CIFVF is very important to DOC […]