BC Film Shut Down

The provincial government of British Columbia has dealt a crippling blow to the province’s once-thriving film industry, declining to fund BC Film, a non-profit agency providing CAN$4 million a year in equity financing for Canadian films, in this year’s budget. The demise of BC Film will likely have a profound effect on the entire country’s film scene, since filmmakers typically assemble funding from a variety of sources, creating a money tree which, “like a delicate house of cards,” can collapse if one of the key components is missing.