Ralph Holt, head of Telefilm's Canadian Feature Film Fund, blames, in part, Canada's proximity to the United States.
"Being huge consumers of American culture, I think it's been more difficult for Canadian films to breakthrough," he
says."It's the age-old problem of English-speaking Canada competing with the largest industry in the world."
...According to Telefilm's Ralph Holt, the organization is actively pursuing several ways to make for a more ambitious industry by increasing the size of budgets, revamping development guidelines to insure films are not rushed into production prematurely, and allowing the use of more non-Canadian name stars to attract the English Canadian audience.