Highrise, Do Not Track land IDA award noms
How to Change the World (pictured) was also named the recipient of a special award presented by the International Documentary Association.
CMF distributes $5M across 17 projects
Docs about boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, explorer Jeff Fuchs and mermaids are among 17 docs to receive support from the Canada Media Fund.
NFB premieres Aboriginal short film series
The shorts will screen as part of the Aboriginal Pavilion festival being held alongside the Pan Am Games. (Caroline Monnet’s Mobilize pictured.)
Expandables, Flip Addict head overseas
Networks in Europe, Australia and Asia have picked up 500 hours of lifestyle series, including The Expandables (pictured), from Tricon Films & Television.
FremantleMedia Int’l in Canada promotes Di Mondo
The distributor has promoted Michela Di Mondo (pictured) to the newly created position of VP of distribution and sales for its Canadian office.
Cineflix sells Yap, Force Four series into Germany
Several titles from distributor Cineflix Rights’ science, history and crime and investigation catalogues are heading to Germany, including Yap Films’ Battle Factory (pictured).
Gusto TV adds two new originals
The food and lifestyle indie is in production on two new in-house-produced 4K series.
Beyond Distribution acquires Hockey Wives
Beyond will handle the international distribution of Bristow Global Media’s Hockey Wives: Married to the Game (pictured).
Syfy greenlights magic series Close Up Kings
The reality series, which follows three sleight-of-hand artists as they travel the U.S., is a coproduction between London’s Zig Zag Productions and Toronto’s Yap Films. (From Realscreen)
All the Time takes top Planet In Focus prize
Suzanne Crocker’s All the Time in the World (pictured) was the co-winner of the Harold Greenberg Fund’s Green Screen Award at the Toronto-based environmental film festival.