Film

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Awards: TFCA Canadian film contenders, ACTRA’s Excellence

Which Canadian films are vying for the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film award and the actor that nabbed ACTRA’s 2018 career honour.

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IndieCan acquires F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story

Sean Patrick Shaul’s documentary on the filmmaker is tentatively set for a limited Canadian theatrical run in 2019.

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Photo Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2018

The event saw the organization honour its 2018 mentorship cohort and the work of industry veterans like Karen-Thorne Stone, Deb Day and Edwina Follows.

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Production wraps on Amy Jo Johnson’s sophomore feature

Dark comedy Tammy’s Always Dying is produced by JA Productions, Plainspeak Pictures and Prospero Pictures.

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Canada copro The Kindness of Strangers to open Berlin film fest

Produced by Lone Scherfig’s Creative Alliance banner and Toronto’s Strada Films, the drama will have its world premiere in the festival’s international competition.

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LevelFILM partners with Popp Rok

LevelFILM will work with the advertising and music video prodco to develop, package and launch film and TV projects in Canada.

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In Brief: eOne, HBO to copro Taylor Kitsch drama, Halfire hires new SVP

Plus: Stephan James nabs a Golden Globes nom for his role in Amazon’s Homecoming and 10th Avenue Productions gets to work on its fourth animated film.

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Zoe Dirse, Amar Wala win DOC Institute’s top honours

The veteran cinematographer won the Luminary Award while the In the Making director took home the Vanguard Award.

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eOne to expand Patrick Roy’s remit following Alex Hamilton’s exit

Following the departure of U.K.-based Hamilton in March, Roy will take oversight of eOne’s theatrical distribution business across all territories including North America, Europe and Australia.

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TIFF lifts the curtain on Top Ten

The Fireflies Are Gone and Mouthpiece are among the Canadian features in the new iteration of Canada’s Top Ten.

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Five Canadian shorts headed to Sundance

Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland’s Throat Singing in Kangirsuk and Trevor Anderson’s Docking will world premiere at the Utah-based fest.

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Sinking Ship partners with ROM for cross-promotion of film, new exhibit

In a bid to boost the promotion and discoverability of Dino Dana: The Movie (2020) and the ROM’s blockbuster new dino exhibit, the parties hatched a symbiotic multi-year strategy.