The Heart of Madame Sabali, A Dog’s Life to bow at VIFF

The festival named the 17 films added to its Canadian Images series, including six world premieres.


Latest Toronto Producers Lab participants named

Angel Entertainment’s Bob Crowe and First Love Films’ Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith are among the Canadian producers selected for the sixth edition of the program.

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CMPA reveals shortlist for Feature Film Producer’s Award

The winner of the $10,000 cash prize will be announced at a reception on Sept. 10 to mark the opening of the TIFF 2015.

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Coming Soon: Turbo Kid

Raven Banner’s Andrew Hunt on the releasing strategy for the Canada/New Zealand copro, which will be backed by the indie distributor’s biggest marketing campaign to date.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Aug. 3, 2015 to Aug. 9, 2015

Divergent Series: Insurgent takes the top spot, with Home at #2 and Descendents at #3.

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Hot Docs’ Shane Smith on shorts, VR and world premieres

Playback sister publication Realscreen caught up with Hot Docs’ incoming programming director Shane Smith to discuss his goals for the Toronto festival.

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Cineplex expands Front Row Centre

Cineplex is opening a dedicated Front Row Centre Event screen at an East Coast theatre. (Recent FRCE-featured film Turbo Kid pictured).

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Deals: Tricon, 108 Media, eOne, WGN

Tricon Films & Television sells lifestyle, reno and food series, including Decked Out (pictured) into multiple territories, and more deals of the week.


CFC, NFB name Creative Doc Lab participants

Josephine Anderson and Nisha Pahuja are among those confirmed for the documentary storytelling-focused program. (Former Doc Lab project Stories We Tell pictured.)

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Production underway on Benoit Pilon’s Iqaluit

The $4.5 million feature is a Quebec/Nunavut coproduction from writer/director Benoit Pilon (pictured left, with star Natar Ungalaaq).