Film

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WFF adds nine Canadian world premieres

Gloria Ui Young Kim’s Queen of the Morning Calm, Warren P. Sonoda’s Things I Do For Money and Andrea Dorfman’s Spinster are among the selected films.

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The future of Canadian cinema in an OTT world

From Playback magazine: As the streaming revolution continues to reshape the map, filmmakers and producers are left to figure out where they fit into an ever-changing market.

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Chad Faust rolls on feature directorial debut, Girl

The revenge thriller written and directed by Faust (The 4400) stars Bella Thorne (pictured) and Mickey Rourke.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films September 6 to 12, 2019

Menteur holds the #1 spot, followed by The Death and Life of John F. Donovan at #2 and Jeune Juliette at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films September 6 to 12, 2019

It: Chapter Two comes in at #1, followed by Angel Has Fallen at #2 and The Lion King at #3.

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TIFF ’19: Antigone, Twentieth Century win big as festival wraps

Meanwhile Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won the People’s Choice Award and Chloe Robichaud’s Delphine won best Canadian short film.

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Menteur passes $6M at the domestic box office

The film directed by Emile Gaudreault has hit the mark after just 10 weeks.

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Cameras roll on Tracey Deer and Meredith Vuchnich’s Beans

Co-written by the duo, the screenplay previously picked up the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter prize and support from the CFC Features program.

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TIFF ’19: Heather Young’s Murmur takes Discovery prize

Canada/U.S. copro Anne at 13,000 ft earned an honourable mention in the Platform competition, while the remaining awards will be announced via social media.

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Programmer Profile: CBC Films

Senior director of CBC Films Mehernaz Lentin discusses what the pubcaster’s rebranded features banner is looking for and how indie producers can get on her radar.

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Blood Quantum’s decade-long wait for a zeitgeist moment

How the team behind the Indigenous genre flick persevered and plotted a course to take the $5.2-million film to Shudder, TIFF and around the globe.

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TIFF ’19: How Matthew Rankin brought The Twentieth Century to life

The director of the gonzo history film shares how Quebec’s cinematic culture (and a little tough love from Denis Cote) helped shape his TIFF-premiering project.