Film

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SODEC backs films from Colonelle Films, Unite Centrale

Projects directed by Louis-Seize-Plouffe and Martin Amiot will receive production support through the funder’s Young Creator Assistance Program.

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Aaron Campbell named chair of Ontario Creates board

Campbell, who previously held the role of director, film office and production at TIFF, succeeds outgoing chair Mark Sakamoto.

Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez named senior director, film at TIFF

The international programmer will be responsible for the festival’s programming strategy, Cinematheque, Film Circuit and more.

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Sharkwater 3, Anthropocene get Earth Week bows as Crave Originals

Both high-profile documentaries will make their television and streaming premieres this April.

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Tasha Hubbard’s ‘We Will Stand Up’ to open Hot Docs 2019

Hubbard leads a contingent of women directors that make up 54% of the work featured in the 26th edition of the festival.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 8 to 14, 2019

Avant qu’on explose takes the top slot, followed by Derive at #2 and Mon ami Walid at #3.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films March 8 to 14, 2019

Captain Marvel comes in at #1, followed by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at #2 and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part at #3.

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Distributors added to Canada’s FILMART delegation

Boat Rocker Studios and Raven Banner are among the Canadian companies setting up shop in the Canadian Pavilion at the Hong Kong festival.

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Halifax filmmaker Seth Smith cracks open Tin Can

The new sci-fi feature underway in Nova Scotia follows a parasitologist who wakes up in a locked cryo chamber.

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Paul Haggis drops lawsuit against sexual assault allegations

The Canadian director initially filed a lawsuit against publicist Haleigh Breest after she alleged that he sexually assaulted her.

Karen Chapman

HGF awards $148K through Shorts-to-Features program

Filmmakers to receive funding include Karen Chapman (pictured) for Esequibo Rapture and Kevin Dempster for Bookworm.

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Whites expands Vancouver studio business

With the launch of Whites Studios Copperwood, the company now has four facilities in B.C.