Bell Media Supports 14 Canadian Films Announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival®

— August 3, 2016

– Films from Chloé Robichaud, Anne Émond, Kim Nguyen, and Xavier Dolan among officials selections supported by Bell Media –

TORONTO (August 3, 2016) – Bell Media is pleased to announce that 14 films backed by its pay television network The Movie Network, production funds The Harold Greenberg Fund and Fonds Harold Greenberg, and BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), have been confirmed as official selections for the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival®, running from September 8 to 18, 2016. The Canadian feature films announced by TIFF and supported by Bell Media include April Mullen’s Below Her Mouth, Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams, Dilip Mehta’s Mostly Sunny, along with four short films, including Jay Cheel’s Twisted. The films join previously announced Bell Media-supported titles, Maudie Aisling Walsh’s Maudie and Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and A Bear. “Bell Media congratulates the filmmakers behind the 14 titles announced today,” said Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.  “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to Canadian film by fostering and showcasing our incredible homegrown talent.” Below is the full list of feature films and shorts selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival that have been supported by Bell Media through story optioning, script development, pre-licensing, funding, and/or equity investment: 5 Films About Technology (short) – Peter Huang Funded by BravoFACT Below Her Mouth April Mullen Pre-buy by The Movie Network Boundaries Chloé Robichaud Script Development, Polishing, and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold Greenberg It’s Only the End of the World – Xavier Dolan Equity investment and script development by Fonds Harold Greenberg Maudie – Maudie Aisling Walsh Pre-buy by The Movie Network Script Development and Equity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg Fund Mean Dreams – Nathan Morlando Pre-buy by The Movie Network Mostly Sunny – Dilip Mehta Pre-buy by The Movie Network Nelly – Anne Émond Story Optioning and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold Greenberg The Road to Webequie (short) – Ryan Noth and Tess Girard Funded by BravoFACT The Smoke – Rebecca Addelman Shorts-to-Features Program by The Harold Greenberg Fund Two Lovers and A Bear – Kim Nguyen Pre-buy by The Movie Network Equity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg Fund Shahzad (short) – Haya Waseem Funded by BravoFACT Unless – Alan Gilsenan Pre-buy by The Movie Network Twisted (short) – Jay Cheel Funded by BravoFACT The full line-up of Canadian films was announced by the Toronto International Film Festival earlier today. For further information on these and other Festival films, please visit

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