Film

Bacon and God's Wrath

Bron Studios film shakes up Sundance

Bron is one of four prodcos on The Birth of a Nation and two Canadian shorts pick up Sundance prizes. (Bacon & God’s Wrath pictured.)

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Saskatchewan’s Super 8 superstar

Filmmaker Dianne Ouellette (pictured left) was one of three winners of the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge at Slamdance.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Jan. 15, 2016 to Jan. 21, 2016

The Revenant takes the #1 spot for the week of Jan. 15 to Jan. 21. (Post also includes Hot Sheet for week of Jan. 8 to Jan. 14)

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Jan. 15, 2016 to Jan. 21, 2016

Canada/Ireland copro Brooklyn tops the Canadian film chart for the week of Jan. 15 to 21. (Post also includes Hot Sheet for week of Jan. 8 to Jan. 14)

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RIDM’s Charlotte Selb to take leave

Bruno Dequen and Marie-Laure Tittley will helm programming for the next edition of the festival while Selb (pictured) takes a leave of absence.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Jan. 4, 2016 to Jan. 10, 2016

Sicario tops the DVD chart for the week of Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, with Minions at #2 and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation at #3.

Date With Miss Fortune

Using cultural connections to boost Miss Fortune’s luck

How Northern Banner is aiming to emulate the marketing strategy behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding to promote A Date with Miss Fortune.

The Illegal

In brief: Awards news, Canadians at Berlin

Conquering Lion’s The Illegal heads to Berlin’s market, while Canadians shine on the North American and world stage.

David Attenborough

Deals: Gusto, CBC, Lionsgate, Marina Cordoni

CBC has acquired natural history series David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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CFC names Feature Comedy Exchange participants

Four teams and projects, including Bruce McDonald’s Red Light Green Light, have been chosen to participate in the program.