Telefilm Canada to offer big money to micro-budget digital projects

by Peter D. Marshall

from the Canadian Press.

Telefilm Canada says it wants to offer big money to small projects. The federal agency is introducing a pilot program that would give emerging filmmakers as much as $120,000 to make so-called “micro-budget” movies.

The fund targets low-budget ventures that cost less than $250,000 and are designed for various digital platforms. It would launch this summer.

Executive director Carolle Brabant revealed the plan Friday at the Prime Time in Ottawa conference, a national networking event for film, television, broadcasting and telecommunications industries. She also announced a second fund that would support both emerging and established filmmakers and give tax-receipts to individual and corporate donors who want to back Canuck filmmakers.

Reas the rest of this article from the CanadianPress.

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