Whether you’re aware of it or not, Canadian film is alive and well.
The truth is that, while Canadian film continues to leave an impact on the industry, it is not very well known outside of our own borders. (Sometimes, not even within them!)
In order to help spread the word about some of Canada’s more notable projects, Telefilm Canada has launched CANADA NOW, a new site devoted to providing information about and stream Canadian content. Including films ranging from recent hits like My Salinger Year and Antigone to Oscar noms like the Barbarian Invasions or Monsieur Lahzar, CANADA NOW promises to continuously add new content each month to help spread the word about what’s happening in the industry north of the border.
The following is from the press release:
“This spring, Telefilm Canada is excited to embark on a brand new initiative promoting the discoverability of Canadian content to audiences across the United States. Through a new website – www.canadanow.us – audiences can easily find where to watch their favorite Canadian films and some series as well as explore new ones along the way. This site also connects users to virtual cinema and in-theater experiences. It builds upon the CANADA NOW network in the U.S. with a curated, customizable user-experience to discover the diversity of Canadian film and television series year-round. At the core of the initiative is the CANADA NOW microsite, developed in collaboration with Telescope, that features close to 5,000 available productions across over 150 VOD platforms. CANADA NOW, powered by Telefilm, is also in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in New York and the National Film Board of Canada.
“Beyond Arthouse cinemas and film festivals, it is often a challenge to locate and watch Canadian film and television projects here in the US. This difficulty was the catalyst for CANADA NOW to build something new and we couldn’t be more thrilled to support it and share!”
-Khawar Nasim, Acting Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in New York
As evidenced most recently by the outpouring of love for Schitt’s Creek, there is clearly an enthusiastic audience for Canadian content in the US. We are delighted to collaborate with Telefilm Canada and the Consulate General of Canada in New York to raise the profile of Canadian films and series even further. – Justine Barda, Founder and CEO, Telescope
For monthly updates on new content please sign up for the CANADA NOW newsletter here.
To check out CANADA NOW’s microsite on Telescope and its vast database of the incredible content that can be viewed in the US, click here!”