B.C. Film ups grants

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British Columbia Film has upped its 2001-’02 grants to Canuck film and television projects here by 71% to C$4.1 million ($2.7 million) from $1.6 million for 2000-’01.

The privately administered, non-profit society was set up by the provincial government and receives annual funding from the Ministry of Competition, Science and Enterprise.

BC Film was bombarded with 83 applications requesting $6.7 million for production financing handouts, but winnowed the number of recipients down to 49 B.C. feature film and television projects.

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