FILM Articles

Six docs vie for VIFF’s first Impact Award


The films, including Sturla Gunnarsson’s Monsoon and Harold Crooks’ The Price We Pay, will compete for a $5,000 cash prize.

Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Sept. 8, 2014 to Sept. 14, 2014


Captain America: The Winter Solider takes the top spot on the DVD chart this week, with the third season of Homeland coming in at #2.

VIFF gets biz-y


This year’s Vancouver International Film Festival features a reinvigorated focus on industry programming. (VIFF exec director Jacqueline Dupuis pictured)

Radio-Canada’s Louise Lantagne to join Attraction


The TV head at the French language pubcaster is to join the major Quebec film and TV producer Attraction Images.

Deals: Flame, Portfolio, Archstone, book options


Ahead of MIPCOM, Flame Distribution picks up the international rights to a hot new fashion doc (pictured), while two Canadian novels find producers.

Gone but not forgotten: TIFF 2014


Playback‘s TIFF critic Thom Ernst looks back on the most-buzzed-about Canadian films at TIFF and weighs in on how they might fare post-fest.

Atomic Fiction expands to Montreal


The California-based VFX studio will open a subsidiary in Montreal that it says will eventually employ 100 people.

Diminishing fees, scope creep concern screen composers: report


A new baseline study by the Screen Composers Guild of Canada shines a light on issues facing Canadian composers and the businesses they run. (SCGC president Marvin Dolgay pictured)

Production takes off on Aim For The Roses


The docu-drama about Canadian stuntman Ken Carter and musician Mark Haney (pictured) will shoot in several locations throughout B.C., including the Mission Raceway.

Festival news: Austin’s Fantastic, imagineNATIVE, OIAF


Kung Fu Elliot (pictured) takes home a prize from Austin’s Fantastic Film Festival, while imagineNATIVE unveils its feature and doc lineups.

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