FILM Articles

The Vancouver Asahi wins VIFF People’s Choice Award


Several Canadian projects won awards at VIFF, including Jacob Tierney’s Preggoland, while in global awards news, three Canadian productions are nominated for International Emmys.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 22, 2014 to Sept. 28, 2014


Neighbors tops the DVD chart for this week, followed by Godzilla.

German VFX producer Trixter Film opens Toronto shop


The visual effects and animation studio will be run by Michael Gianfriddo and Ken Mandeville. (2013′s Iron Man 3, a film on which Trixter worked, pictured.)

Playback 2014 Canadian Film & Television Hall of Fame: Denise Robert


From Playback magazine: A profile on our first 2014 inductee Denise Robert, who has forged a legacy of success in Canadian filmmaking that is rivalled by very, very few.

DHX to produce Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV series


The popular film franchise from Sony Pictures Animation will be adapted for the small screen with DHX Media also representing merchandising for the TV series worldwide.

Audrey Cummings’ Berkshire County wins top prize at Shriekfest


The debut feature the Canadian director marks the first time a film from a female director has won the Grand Jury Prize in the horror festival’s 14-year history. (Cummings pictured)

Against the Wild, Mike the Knight earn Int’l Emmy Kids Award noms


Richard Boddington’s Against the Wild TV movie and and the Nelvana/HIT Entertainment preschool series Mike the Knight (pictured) will compete for prizes on Feb. 20.

How Brad Pelman found a global play with Fremantle Corp.


Pelman, now the CEO of Fremantle, has pacted with Demarest Films and Kilburn Media to make unspecified equity investments in The Fremantle Corporation.

Gallery: VIFF’s BC Spotlight Awards Gala

Andrew Huculiak’s debut feature Violent was the big winner at VIFF’s BC Spotlight Awards Gala, held at The Playhouse Theatre in Vancouver on Oct. 4. (Huculiak pictured)

Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 26, 2014 to Oct. 2, 2014


The Equalizer tops the box office this week, while Mommy and Dr. Cabbie hit #8 and #9, respectively.

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VIFF Canadian Awards - L to R: Violent writer Cayne McKenzie, writer/director Andrew Huculiak and coproducer Nicole Irene Dyck

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