RIGHT NOW @ canadanow.us
TORONTO and MONTREAL, April 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Telefilm Canada is pleased to launch a brand new initiative this spring to make Canadian content available to the general public. United States… Through the new site – www.canadanow.us – viewers can easily find where to watch their favorite Canadian movies and some TV series, and explore new ones along the way. This site also connects users to the virtual cinema and movie theater. It is based on CANADA The NOW US network, with a carefully curated, customizable user interface, allows you to discover a variety of Canadian films and TV series all year round. The initiative is based on CANADA The NOW microsite, developed in collaboration with Telescope, offers around 5,000 available pieces on over 150 VOD platforms. CANADA NOW, supported by Telefilm, also works with the Consulate General Canada at New York and the National Board of Cinematography Canada…
“Apart from Arthouse cinemas and film festivals, it is often difficult to find and watch Canadian films and TV projects here in the United States. This difficulty served as a catalyst for CANADA Create something new NOW and we are very happy to support and share it! “
–Hawar Nasim, Acting Consul General, Consulate General Canada in New York
As evidenced by recent expressions of love for Schitt’s Creek, there is clearly an enthusiastic audience for Canadian content in the US. We are delighted to partner with Telefilm Canada and the Consulate General Canada at New York to further raise the profile of Canadian films and TV shows. – Justine Barda, Founder and CEO of Telescope
CANADA NOWThe boutique’s monthly curation will include six different programming areas in addition to a searchable US database. The site has already been launched and a section dedicated to New Arrivals, Classic films and the spotlight called Indigenous voices. In April, in addition to these sections, the site will present a section dedicated to films nominated for the Canadian Oscar, called Oscar loves Canada, the spotlight for International Jazz Day, and a section titled Gems of the National Cinematography Council, consisting of five films selected by the National Cinematography Council Canada… These additional carefully selected sections will change every month to keep up to date and offer new content.
“After tremendous success in Europe and around the world Telefilm Canada partnered with Telescope to design and build a searchable database available on a single platform. It offers a way to find fresh and inspiring new content, as well as thousands of precious Canadian treasures, from the first feature films to award-winning films and TV series. “
– Christa Dickenson, CEO of Telefilm Canada
“NFB is glad to cooperate in CANADA NOW to bring powerful and timely Canadian storytelling to an ever wider US audience. Canadian government producer and distributor NFB with thousands of online productions is a world renowned source of award-winning animation, documentaries, fiction, interactive works and more. “
– Claude Joly-Coeur, State Commissioner for Cinematography and Chairman of the NFB
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consulate-General Canada at New York represents the government Canada at New York, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Bermuda… The efforts and commitments of the Consulate General cover a range of political, commercial, cultural, economic and economic interests aimed at Canada in our region. From providing business clients with practical advice and operational information, to interacting with local, state and federal government officials, to serving Canadians and visa holders, the Consulate General Canada at New York actively engages with stakeholders in various sectors and industries. Follow us on Twitter: @CanadaNY Facebook: @CanadaNY and Instagram: @ canada.newyork
NSE is Canadian community producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, original animation, interactive stories and collaborative experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and becoming a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen indigenous-led production and gender equality in film and digital media. NFB products have won over 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars. To access this unique content visit NFB.ca.
Telescope Film promotes international film to American audiences. Our site is based on a database of 450,000 titles with one-click access to over 150 streaming services. We also offer curated advice from a telescope and a weekly overview to help users discover new content from around the world. Visit us at https://telescopefilm.com/…
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