FILM Articles

‘Snowman’ director on crossing the ski-doc divide


Mike Douglas has worked with brands for most of his career as a pro skier-turned-producer/director, but financing his prize-winning new doc required a change in strategy.

Latest Butler Brothers feature to shoot in Northern Ontario


Jared Keeso (pictured) is among four major cast announcements for the action comedy by Brett and Jason Butler.

DOC Institute unveils inaugural award winners


Elizabeth Klinck (pictured) is one of two winners to be recognized by the DOC Institute, an initiative of DOC Toronto.

Martin Katz to turn Foxed! short into animated feature


James Stewart’s stop-motion 3D short film about fearsome foxes is to be turned into a theatrical feature with an accompanying Oculus Rift VR experience.

Director of the Year, French-language film: Xavier Dolan


From Playback magazine: With his latest film Mommy on a box office roll, there’s no doubt that Canada’s hottest young filmmaker has arrived.

ACTRA, Equity renew reciprocal agreement for digital tech


The renewed pact comes ahead of ACTRA negotiating a new labour deal with the CMPA in 2015. (ACTRA and Equity representatives pictured.)

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 28, 2014 to Dec. 4, 2014


Corner Gas: The Movie is the top Canadian film at the box office for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, while Mommy sits at #2.

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 28, 2014 to Dec. 4, 2014


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 tops the box office for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, followed by Penguins of Madagascar.

Search Engine takes Canadian rights to Bang Bang Baby


The debut feature from Jeffrey St. Jules is currently slated for a 2015 release.

Playback Canadian Film & TV Hall of Fame: Andra Sheffer


Digital pioneer Andra Sheffer is the Industry Builder inductee in the 2014-2015 edition of the Playback Canadian Film & Television Hall of Fame.