FILM Articles

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.

Whistler ’14: Media concentration holding back Canadian film on VOD


“We know people are hungry to consume movies in this window. But in this country, it doesn’t work,” former Alliance Films head Victor Loewy (pictured) told a panel on indie film.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Nov. 17, 2014 to Nov. 23, 2014


How to Train Your Dragon 2 tops the DVD chart for the week of Nov. 17 to Nov. 23, followed by 22 Jump Street.

Felix and Meira dominates Whistler prize-giving


Maxime Giroux’s film sweeps the Borsos competition, winning best Canadian feature, best director and best screenplay.

Whistler goes rock and roll with Murray Foster’s debut feature


The Cocksure Lads is about a British band that breaks up over royalties. What makes it different? It was made by a rocker-turned-director.

Landmark to give Canadian indie films ‘event cinema’ treatment


The cinema chain will give over 17 screens to host Canadian Indie Night on the first Wednesday of every month, starting in March 2015.

NSI sees significant jump in online film fest entries in 2013-14


The festival’s success has prompted the NSI to examine a greater focus on under-10-minute shorts, CEO John Gill (pictured) told Playback Daily.

Whistler ’14: Global stories key for Canada-India copro success


“We need to go beyond including one Canadian and one Indian character,” Bollywood director Deepa Sahi told a Whistler Film Festival panel on India-Canada coproductions.

Hellions, The Forbidden Room to bow at Sundance


Two Canadian titles and two Canadian coproductions are set to screen in the out-of-competition programs at the festival. (The Forbidden Room pictured)

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - WIFT-T Executive Director Heather Webb in the ballroom at the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Kowthar Omar