Marc Evans' Snowcake, a coproduction between Canada's Rhombus Media andthe UK's Revolution Films, is one of four films approved for funding over C$1min the latest subsidy round of Telefilm Canada. Other tittles include newfeatures from Clement Virgo (Lie With Me, Rude) and Vic Sarin (Cold Comfort). The total potential financial commitment is worthUS$8.3m.

Described as a quirkysmall-town drama, Snowcake tellsof the odd friendship between an autistic woman and a quiet brooding man whocomes into her life through a twist of personal fate. Evans (Trauma, MyLittle Eye) will direct a scriptfrom first-time screenwriter Angela Pell. Revolution's Andrew Eaton andRhombus' Niv Fichman will produce. TVA Films has rights in Canada.

Step tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who surmountsher low-income background to follow her talent and passion for freeform dance.Annmarie Morais is the screenwriter. Producers are Julia Sereny and JenniferKawaja. Toronto-based Mongrel Media will distribute.

Written by Sarin andPatricia Finn, Partition, aCanada-UK-South Africa coproduction, is a historical drama set against thebackground of the partition of India. Tina Pehme and Kim Roberts of Sepia Film,Michael Cowan and Jason Piette of the UK's Spice Factory and Indra De Lanerolleof South Africa's Ochre Media will produce. Montreal-based Seville Films willdistribute in Canada.

Citizen Duane is a small-town comedy-drama about a teenage boyborn into a family of spectacular failure. Tired of being tormented by the townbully and seeking to correct injustices, he runs for mayor and changes the townforever. Michael Mabbot will direct a script by Jonathan Sobol and RobertDeLeskie. Sobol produces alongside Susan Cavan. THINKFilm has Canadian rights.