FILM Articles

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.

Peter Pearson, Rob Sim to receive special DGC awards


The awards will be presented during the 2014 edition of the DGC Awards Gala in Toronto on Oct. 25.

Playback Indie List 2014: complete survey results


From our print issue: The complete results from the latest edition of Playback‘s annual independent production survey.

Canada, India coproduction treaty comes into effect


The long-awaited agreement will see the Canadian and Indian film industries collaborate on projects, with local directors expected to make more movies in the Asian market.

German VFX studio Pixomondo moves onto Revival 629 lot


The Game of Thrones visual effects studio will occupy a newly renovated building at the Eastern Avenue studio complex in downtown Toronto.

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 20, 2014 to June 26, 2014


The Grand Seduction comes in at #1 this week, with La petite reine dropping down to the second spot.

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