(Montreal) Telefilm Canada provided funding for eight documentaries aimed at the French-speaking market, including projects by filmmakers Félix Rose, Michel LaVeaux and Pascale Ferland.
The federal body granted a total of 1.65 million to the filmmakers.
Among the documentaries financed, we find The Battle of Saint-Léonard, by Félix Rose, to whom we owe the film Les Rose.
Michel LaVeaux, who had made a documentary on the filmmaker Michel Labrecque, meanwhile received a grant for his new, Deleau: the cinema in freedom.
Pascale Ferland’s new film Dans la forêt is also on the shortlist. Ferland made a lot of noise in 2018 for her documentary on singer Pauline Julien.
Other funded documentaries include My Love: For the Rest of My Life (André-Line Beauparlant), Intercepted (Oksana Karpovych), Michel Brault: The Instinct of Sight (Frédérick Pelletier), Silence Does Not Win (Catherine Hébert) and Composed (Nadia Louis-Desmarchais).
The organization must make other funding decisions in the coming weeks.