Three Canadian webseries to compete at Canneseries

Warigami from Toronto's First Love Films is among the projects taking part in the festival's short-form series competition.
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Three Canadian digital series have been selected to compete at the Canneseries festival in the short-form competition, which was created to highlight innovative forms of storytelling.

Among them is Warigami (10 x 10 minutes, pictured), produced by Toronto’s First Love Films, about a woman who makes three startling realizations. The digital series is created by Eddie Kim, written by Andrew Allen and directed by Jason Lapeyre. Both CBC and CW are attached to the project, which stars Emily Piggford, Kai Bradbury, Akiel Julien, Miho Suzuki & David Hewlett.

A pair of French-language Canadian projects were also named to the program: La maison des folles and Teodore pas de H. La maison des folles is produced by Montreal prodco Les Productions St Laurent and written and directed by Mara Holy, with Unis TV, TV5 and Télé-Québec attached. It stars Sarah Cantin, Juliette Gariépy, Yulia Shupenia and Anne-Florence Lavigne-Desjardins.

Teodore pas de H, meanwhile, is produced by Zone3, directed by Julien Hurteau and written by Nathalie Doummar. Both series were financed in part by the Bell Fund and the IPF.

In addition, AMC’s NOS4A2 will receive an out-of-competition screening at the festival. The pilot is directed by Playback‘s director of the year Kari Skogland. Last year The Donaldson Company’s Whatever, Linda was one of two winners in the Canneseries In Development pitch program, created to help fast-track international drama productions.

The festival will run from April 5 to 10, with awards handed out during the closing ceremony.