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Just call her MacGyver: Marina Cordoni’s new indie film biz

The industry veteran has launched a new sales agency and consultancy aimed at helping indie filmmakers untangle the complex process of production, sales and distribution.

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DGC Awards nominees unveiled

Top contenders in the various film and TV categories include Still Mine (pictured), Rebelle, Flashpoint and Heartland.

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Weekly roundup: Premieres, awards and composer news

Today’s briefs include details on Geneva Film’s Foxed! (pictured) snagging a premiere at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and Tricon and Temple Street being nominated for Realscreen Awards.

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Weekly roundup: Premieres and awards news

This week’s news includes notice that Z Films’ documentary We are Here (pictured) has wrapped, and the DGC’s Quebec Council has new board members.

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Cameras roll on Bunker 6

The dramatic thriller, written and directed by Greg Jackson and produced by indie Sheltered Pictures, is being filmed in a former military bunker in Debert, Nova Scotia.

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Jason Buxton’s Blackbird to receive Claude Jutra Award

The first-time feature trophy, to be received at the Canadian Screen Awards, follows the Nova Scotia film earning trophies at festivals in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax.

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Buxton’s Blackbird wins at VIFF

The Nova Scotia-based director’s feature took home the $10,000 prize for best Canadian feature, while Jesse James Miller’s Becoming Redwood was crowned most popular Canadian film.

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Jason Buxton dominates Atlantic Film Festival awards

The Chester, Nova Scotia-based filmmaker grabbed a trio of trophies, including best Atlantic feature for Blackbird (pictured).

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Toronto unveils Canadian and foreign film prize winners

The award-giving came at the end of the 37th edition of TIFF on Sunday in Toronto.

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TIFF’12 Trailers: Canadian films

A selection of trailers from “The Eh Team,” including stories of harvested celeb viruses (AntiViral, pictured), kids war games, gender-bending love and political conflict.

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TIFF Rising Stars ready to shine

Tatiana Maslany and Connor Jessup (pictured) talk to Playback about stepping up their game on home soil.