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CTV orders user-gen special for Canada 150

The two-hour special is based on a crowd-sourced content format developed in 2010 by Scott Free Films.

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B.C.’s Interactive Fund distributes $641K

The funding for interactive media projects was shared between 14 B.C.-based companies, including Vancouver’s RocketChicken Interactive.

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Screen Nova Scotia Awards celebrate an industry in transition

CBC miniseries Studio Black! (team members pictured) won best TV series at the second annual awards.

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Cynthia Lynch named FilmOntario managing director

Lynch (pictured) will assume the post in July, replacing interim managing director Mimi Wolch.

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CBC launches short docs platform

The new site will focus on shareable content that is less than 30 minutes.

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Koneline, Prison in Twelve Landscapes win at Hot Docs

Nettie Wild’s Koneline: our land beautiful (pictured) took home Best Canadian Feature Doc from the festival.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs April 18 to 24, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens tops the DVD chart for the week of April 18 to 24, with The Revenant at #2 and Norm of the North at #3.

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Nomadic wins big at 2016 Rosie Awards

The Calgary-based company earned nods for its work on Hell on Wheels and Fargo (pictured) at Alberta’s Rosies.

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Showgirls of Pakistan wins Corus-Hot Docs Forum prize

The doc from Toronto’s Nomad Films took home the $10,000 cash prize.

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Rotella’s Almost Adults to world-bow at Inside Out

The Toronto-shot feature, starring Carmilla‘s Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis, was funded largely through a Kickstarter campaign.