FILM Articles

Canadian copro earns best actor prize at Karlovy Vary


Argentinian actor Nahuel Perez Biscayar earned the acting award for his star turn in David Lambert’s All Yours.

How to make transmedia work for documentaries


Playback’s sister publication realscreen talks with producers who are transforming the doc experience using interactive games and buzzy transmedia elements.

David Bezmozgis starts production on own page-to-screen adaptation


Natasha and Other Stories will be shot entirely in Toronto throughout July and stars Alex Ozerov, Sasha Gordon and Deanna Dezmari. (Ozerov and Gordon pictured)

Deals: Lionsgate, Peace Point, D360, Syndicado


Syndicado marks its first theatrical deal in Canada while Distribution360 sells over 130 hours of programming. (Peace Point’s Food Truck Face Off pictured.)

Fantasia film fest fills out Canadian lineup for 18th edition


The Montreal genre event booked world bows for the latest films by Simon Boisvert, Nick Szostakiwskyj and Maude Michaud.

Norm Bolen elected chair of NSI board


The former CMPA topper and longtime industry exec wants to foster more collaboration between the NSI and industry partners, he tells Playback Daily.

Rhymes for Young Ghouls picked up for U.S. distribution


The film from writer/director Jeff Barnaby is currently slated for a late October 2014 theatrical release in the U.S.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian Films June 27, 2014 to July 3, 2014


The Grand Seduction takes the #1 spot this week, with Trailer Park Boys 3: Don’t Legalize It back on the chart at #3.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 27, 2014 to July 3, 2014


Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the box office this week, with 22 Jump Street falling to #2.

Telefilm invests over $2.5M across 7 French features


Films selected to receive funding in this latest round of financing include Patrick Gaze’s Ceci n’est pas un polar and Robert Morin’s La probleme d’infiltration.

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