Telefilm Canada has elected to submit Gabrielle as its foreign language Oscar submission.
Canada has a strong recent track record in the category and has delivered a nominee in each of the last three Academy Awards in the shape of War Witch, Monsieur Lazhar and Incendies.
Quebecois Louise Archambault directed Gabrielle and the producers are Luc Déry and Kim McCraw of Montreal-based micro_scope, the company behind Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar.
The film tells of a gifted young woman who falls for a fellow singer in her special needs choir.
eOne Films launched international sales at Berlin’s EFM in February.
The nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards will be announced on Jan 16, 2014. The 86th Oscar Ceremony will take place on March 2, 2014.