FILM Articles

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.

Canadian Film Centre unveils 19 film program residents


The program, chaired by Paul Haggis (pictured), sees emerging filmmakers mentored as they take feature projects from development to script and packaging phases.

Why the City of Toronto is co-promoting The F Word


eOne’s Carrie Wolfe and the City of Toronto’s Randy McLean tell Playback how the city got involved in marketing the Toronto-shot film.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs June 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014


The LEGO Movie tops the DVD chart this week, with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit coming in at #2.

Colin Geddes, Katarina Gligorijevic to program The Royal in Toronto


The long-time theatrical launch pad for Canadian indie films has new programmers to select first-run premieres, special event movies and classic genre titles.

Andrew Huculiak’s risky debut feature bows at Karlovy Vary


Look, no safety net: the Vancouver-based pop rocker made Violent on a frugal budget in Norway, mostly in the Norwegian language and with first-time actors.

Ottawa animation fest feature lineup announced


This year’s edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival will feature the NFB-produced animated documentary Seth’s Dominion.

David Lambert’s Je suis a toi debuts in competition in Karlovy Vary


Karlovy Vary programmer Ivana Novotna praised Lambert for his emotional range with his first two films, both of which are Canada-Belgium coproductions.

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