Playback’s 2016 Hall of Fame: Michael MacMillan
For his work raising the bar of political discourse by encouraging everyone to get involved, the Blue Ant CEO is awarded the Humanitarian HOF honours.
Playback’s 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame: August Schellenberg (1936-2013)
From Playback magazine: The Canadian actor was known for iconic roles both in Hollywood and domestically on stage and screen.
Best of the Year: Elevation Pictures
The upstart Canadian distributor burst onto the scene in 2013 and has amassed an impressive list of premium film and television titles in the two years since.
Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Nicholas Campbell
From Playback magazine: Campbell, whose lengthy career includes the iconic role of Dominic Da Vinci, enters the Hall of Fame as one of Canada’s most authentic on-screen talents.
Playback 2013 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Ted Kotcheff
One of Canada’s most prolific directors, Ted Kotcheff’s work spans decades – and borders – including Hollywood hits such as Fun with Dick and Jane, as well as the iconic Canadian film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.
Playback 2013 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Rock Demers
The founder and president of Productions La Fete and creator of the Tales For All collection of family films, Rock Demers’s work is woven deeply into Canadian culture.
Best of the Year: David Cronenberg
Thirty years into a storied career, this Canadian director is having one of his biggest years yet, making him Playback‘s Director of the Year.
Playback 2011 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame: Denis Heroux
The famed producer and l’Universite de Montreal film instructor is honoured for his contributions to Canadian cinema.
TIFF 2010: Canada First
TIFF’s Canada First program offers recognition to talented filmmakers who have leapt financial and conceptual hurdles to create appealing debut features. The six directors this year will be surprising Toronto audiences and critics with a diverse crop of first films.
Saving the planet on set at a time
Earth Day may only be an annual event, but a pragmatic idealist named Grant Heggie recycles movie sets year-round – and he manages to save film productions some coin in the process.
Canucks shut out at History Makers
Top prize goes to ZFD’s Busting the Berlin Wall
NFB and Brazil shoot for the ‘unimaginable’
The National Film Board’s new co-operative agreement with Brazil’s Ministry of Culture is a bold step into the tumultuous zone of digital media.