A WORD FROM OUR PARTNER
It has been another outstanding year for the Harold Greenberg Fund, an initiative to which Bell Media is proud to contribute. For more than three decades, the Fund has financially supported thousands of Canadian productions so they can showcase their creations across the country and around the world.
In 2017–2018, the Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF) English and French- Language programs invested more than $5.6 million in 167 productions, including How Black Mothers Say I Love You from director Clement Virgo and based on the play by Trey Anthony; Cam Baby from director Nathan Morlando and based on the play by Jessica Moss ; Come Home Year, the latest screenplay from Mary Walsh; and Summer of Hope by rising star filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi.
We’re very proud of the long list of HGF-funded films presented at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), including the very well-received Firecrackers by Jasmin Mozaffari; Giant Little Ones by Keith Behrman; The Grizzlies by Miranda de Pencier; and the winner of the Canada Goose Award for the Best Feature Film, The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles). We were also very proud to have had HGF-supported films The Breadwinner nominated for an Oscar this year for Best Animated Film, and Maudie recognized as Best Feature Film at the Canadian Screen Awards.
HGF remains committed to English-Language production in Québec with the exciting TIFF premieres of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan by Xavier Dolan and The Hummingbird Project by Kim Nguyen, as well as several new films in the pipeline including My Salinger Year, based on the book of the same name and directed by Oscar-nominated Philippe Falardeau, and Blood Quantum by Jeff Barnaby. Let’s also not forget the French-Language Top 10 box office hits 1991 and The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l’empire américain).
The HGF also announced the first selections for its newly created BC Shorts Program. The initiative, developed in partnership with Creative BC, is designed to finance short films from filmmaking teams in British Columbia, showcasing new creative visions and furthering the careers of writers, producers, and directors as they move towards feature filmmaking.
Bell Media, Canada’s leading content creation company, is proud to support the Harold Greenberg Fund, which continues its mission of supporting local creators and give them the means to achieve their ambitions.