Charles Officer

Invisible Essence Charles Officer

How Charles Officer’s Invisible Essence came into focus

The filmmaker speaks with Playback about the rocky road to making his latest doc, Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, which launched on Netflix internationally this week.

The Little Prince

New Charles Officer doc explores the story behind The Little Prince

The CBC-backed feature documentary examines the legacy of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s famous novella, which has sold nearly 140 million copies since it was first published in 1943.

share her journey2

Creatives urge industry to take more chances on new stories

At TIFF’s Share Her Journey event, execs, writers and directors discuss filmmaking in the #MeToo era, support of underrepresented voices and building audiences DIY-style.

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

In brief: My Dead Dad’s and New Romantic win at SXSW

Plus: A portrait of Maudie‘s economic impact and eOne heads to the beach with a new format.

Unarmed Verses

Unarmed Verses wins Canada’s Top Ten People’s Choice Award

Previous winners of the prize include Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s doc Angry Inuk and Philippe Falardeau’s political satire My Internship in Canada.

Indian Horse

VIFF sets Canadian lineup

Stephen Campanelli’s Indian Horse is one of 18 features added to the festival, which has also announced its opening night film and five Canadian world premieres.

Rumble The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rezolution’s Rumble wins Hot Docs audience award

Check out the other Canadian documentaries and doc-makers that picked up prizes at the festival this weekend.

Sean Cisterna and Jacqueline Gubiani

Mining CanLit for the next hit

From Playback magazine: With more book-optioning on the horizon thanks to a CRTC pilot project, stakeholders weigh in on the do’s and don’ts of bringing published works to the screen.

Charles Officer

Four filmmakers on board for CFC doc lab

Canadian filmmakers Barry Greenwald, Charles Officer, Su Rynard and Jody Shapiro have landed berths on the Canadian Film Centre/National Film Board Documentary Program.

Downfall icon

Avoiding ‘The Downfall’

“The present generation of filmmakers is incredible,” offers Calum deHartog. “There is a wave of freshness in Canada right now. The next generation is here and they are itching for the opportunity.”