Producers without borders


From financing to casting to principal photography, it can be a challenge for any one production company to make a movie on its own—let alone reach a global audience. Time to partner up!
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The Shape of Canada


Oscar-winning producer J. Miles Dale keeps it local.

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Hometown heroes

Canada’s production sector depends on a growing number of partners, but municipal governments and regional film offices ensure success when the camera rolls.

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Reel sovereignty 

The Indigenous Screen Office is still taking shape, but director Jesse Wente’s goal is crystal clear: to change Canadian culture.

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Everyone’s a critic

A conversation with Kate Taylor, Katherine Monk and Eli Glasner.

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They shot a movie once in my hometown

We crunched the numbers on three recent critically acclaimed Canadian films and—well, the numbers speak for themselves.

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Shine a greater light

In an era of “fake news,” documentary is alive and well.

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A lasting legacy

Pioneering producer Kevin Tierney is remembered by his children.

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After the afterglow

Wildling Pictures’ Matt Code and Kristy Neville.

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About Indiescreen

Indiescreen is an essential industry magazine published by the CMPA that explores all aspects of independent production in Canada.

Two print issues are produced per year—look for it at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and the CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference in February.

For more information about Indiescreen, please contact us at

President & CEO: Reynolds Mastin

Editor-in-chief: Andrew Addison

Contributing editor: Kyle O’Byrne

Contributor and copy editor: Lisa Svadjian

Editorial intern: Katie Duffy

Design and layout: FleishmanHillard HighRoad

Cover illustration: Christy Lundy

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Indiescreen, fall 2018


It’s all about relationships.

Released at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, our issue of Indiescreenedition highlights the significant role that partnerships and relationships play, not only in the success of a given project, but also in the success of a production company, and even in the success of our national industry as a whole. Also included is our extensive production list, which identifies more than 250 feature films, spanning all genres, recently produced in Canada.

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Past issues


You can download PDF copies of past issues of Indiescreen below.

Winter 2018

Indiescreen, winter 2018

This issue shines a spotlight on nine impressive up-and-coming women who have created opportunities within Canada’s evolving media landscape to tell their own stories, in their own way.


You’ll find exciting perspectives from CMPA members, detailing how they are looking beyond our borders to reach international audiences and thrive in our ever-changing industry.


Fall 2017

Indiescreen, fall 2017

Did you know that the longest-running film festival in North America is actually based in Canada? It’s true – the Yorkton Film Festival in Yorkton, Saskatchewan was founded in 1947 and continues today exhibiting Canadian and international productions. It stands as a proud example of Canada’s deep film festival history.


This issue of Indiescreen magazine takes an in-depth look at film festivals across the country and underscores the important role that festivals play for filmmakers and audiences alike.


Winter 2017

Indiescreen, winter 2017

In this special Canada 150 edition of Indiescreen magazine we reflect on what it is that unites 36 million citizens spread across 10 million square kilometers: it’s our stories. Our ability to share stories with one another helps us to define our values and promote ourselves to the world.


We sat down with the Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly to learn about her cultural influences and the bright future she envisions for made-in-Canada content. We also chatted with Canada’s preeminent literary icon Margaret Atwoord to discuss the fascinating process of adapting her classic novel Alias Grace for the small screen.


Fall 2016

Indiescreen, fall 2016

The inaugural film festival issue of Indiescreen magazine takes a look at the growing diversity in Canada’s media production sector, reflecting the unique and varied individuals who make up our great country.


Although much work remains to be done, with our cover story on the rise of Lyriq Bent and his work with producers Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer Holness; our interviews with influential producers Jillianne Reinseth from eOne and Kim Todd from Original Pictures; and our look at the motivations and challenges behind Taken, a series that boldly aims to tell the hard stories of Canada’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women, we can see indications of an industry headed in the right direction.


Winter 2016

Indiescreen, winter 2016

Our inaugural issue of Indiescreen magazine, featuring an interview with Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, as well as Q&As with with various Canadian television producers.