Showgirls of Pakistan wins Corus-Hot Docs Forum prize

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

Almost Adults

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.

Ebola Outbreak

Secret Location wins Peabody-Facebook prize

Ebola Outbreak: A 360 Virtual Journey was among five projects to win the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.


Glamazon Pictures options the True Born trilogy

Melanie Windle and Courtney Graham’s Toronto-based prodco is looking to turn L.E. Sterling’s young adult novels into a TV series.

Xavier Dolan

Deals: Seville International, CTV, Serendipity Point

Xavier Dolan’s Juste la fin du monde secures pre-sales into an additional 21 territories ahead of its Cannes world premiere, plus more deals of the week. (Dolan pictured.)

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners switches its strategy

The Atlantic Film Festival coproduction market will change to a project-based slate.

Valerie Creighton

In Brief: Saskatchewan honours Creighton, NSI gets down to business

CMF president and CEO Valerie Creighton (pictured) receives 2016 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, NSI launches a new business-focused program, and more news from the week.

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Sabbagh lands heavenly talent for new short

Writer/director Geordie Sabbagh is targeting a major-festival run for Tomorrow’s Shadows, in which David Cronenberg plays G.O.D.

Need credit

Vancouver-based talent agencies announce merger

Kirk Talent Agency and Integral Artists will continue to operate under their existing names.


Motive, The Romeo Section lead Leo nominations

CTV’s Motive (pictured) heads the field for the B.C.-based awards with 17 nominations, followed by The Romeo Section.