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Le site focus animation France

The Focus Animation France website was created by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada with the support of l’Institut Français.

It includes short introductory texts and interviews with French professionals that will offer a look at the animation industry inFrance.

In video interviews (with English subtitles), film-makers, distributors, and representatives of studios, schools, institutions, and festivals will offer their views of the current animation market in France, as well as their perspectives on collaborations with Canada.

Trendscape Blog (Canadian media Fund Blog)

The industry and market trends blog by the Canadian Media Fund. It provides the CMF analysts and collaborators with a place to express their views on the industry’s different trends.

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation reporting to Canada's federal government through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. As one of the Canadian government's principal instruments for supporting Canada's audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada's primary mandate is to finance and promote through its various funds and programs. Telefilm's role is to foster the commercial, cultural and industrial success of Canadian productions and to stimulate demand for those productions both at home and abroad. Telefilm also administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund.

Canada Media Fund (CMF)

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. Created by Canada’s sable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada, the CMF is a not-for-profit corporation that supports content creation for television and other digital platforms.

National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada is Canada's twelve-time Academy Award-winning public film and digital media producer and distributor.  The NFB is an agency of the Government of Canada, the NFB produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries and alternative dramas. In total, the NFB has produced over 13,000 productions which have won over 5,000 awards.The NFB reports to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. It has English language and French language production branches.

Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), based in Toronto, Canada, aims to "accelerate the careers of the brightest talent in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital media." A charitable organization, the CFC "is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities, industry collaborations and creative partnerships for top creative content leaders. CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country's most creative ideas and voices to the world."

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

An agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation supports the province’s creative economy by providing innovative programs, services and funding for the film & television; book & magazine publishing; interactive digital media & music industries.

Télévision France International (TVFI)

TVFI promotes the sale of French television programs worldwide and facilitates international co-productions. Its website provides a list of over 22,000 programs from French content providers, with extensive search capacities, contact details of sales executives, personalized alerts, and more.

Radio France International (RFI)

The leading French radio station for round-the-clock international news, RFI offers French and foreign-language broadcasts from its offices in Paris and abroad. It has a wide network of correspondents and ten permanent offices abroad.


The leading 24/7 international French language television network broadcasting daily newscasts, films and series (with subtitles), entertainment programs, documentaries, cultural programs and international sports coverage.

L’Institut National de l’audiovisuel (INA)

The Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA) is the French national archive for radio and television producations. A selection of INA’s collection is available online.

Les Cahiers du Cinéma

An influential French magazine for film theory and criticism since 1951. Initially edited by Éric Rohmer (Maurice Scherer), Les Cahiers du Cinéma has included amongst its writers Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and François Truffaut and played an essitial role in the creation of the New Wave. (Website in French)

La Cinémathèque de Paris

The Cinémathèque Française holds one of the largest archives of films, movie documents and film-related objects in the world. Located in Paris, the Cinémathèque presents daily screenings of films from around the world. (Website in French)

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)

A public administrative organization under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The CNC promotes film and television for distribution and film preservation. Their online platform is a useful site for film industry professionals offering news and statistics on French film exports, production agreements, and more.

REPORT : The Future of Digital Content, a France-Canada Summit (November 2012)

The Embassy of France in Canada and Information and Communications Technology Council are pleased to release this final, comprehensive report from the Future of Digital Content, A France-Canada Summit event The event comprised 100 Canadian and French participants including leaders, regulators, and managers from the musical content and the audiovisual and interactive industries, representatives from private and public companies of all sizes as well as support and regulatory bodies who met in Ottawa to discuss the challenges of the new digital ecosystem, and to debate on how public authoritie

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