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Marie Clements’ Red Snow wins VIFF audience award

Red Snow picked up the popular Canadian feature award, while Charles Wilkinson’s Haida Modern was the audience’s Canadian documentary pick.

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VIFF unveils its 2019 Canadian lineup

Andrew Huculiak’s Ash, Rodrigue Jean’s The Acrobat and the directorial debut of Anthony Shim are among the festival’s world premieres.

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Room wins VFCC best Canadian film prize

The Canadian/Irish copro won four prizes, with Sleeping Giant and Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World also picking up awards.

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VIFF reveals B.C. Spotlight Program lineup

Eleven features are included in the program, including world premieres for Charlotte’s Song (pictured) and Tricks on the Dead.

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Haida Gwaii, Amina Profile win Hot Docs prizes

A total of 12 awards and $61,000 in cash and prizes were presented to filmmakers from Canada and around the world. (Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World pictured.)

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Hot Docs unveils Canadian Spectrum, opening night titles

The latest films by Charles Wilkinson, Shelley Saywell and Su Rynard will screen at the April 23 to May 3 documentary festival in Toronto (Rynard’s The Messenger pictured).

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Vancouver film critics give The Dirties field-leading five nominations

DEC 27 – Matt Johnson’s debut feature will compete against Gabrielle and Watermark for best Canadian film.

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Indiecan takes Canadian rights to Oil Sands Karaoke

The feature-length documentary directed by Charles Wilkinson (pictured) about five Northern Alberta oil patch workers vying to win a karaoke contest had its world premiere at Hot Docs last week.

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Whistler Film Fest unveils plans for ShortWork Lab

The Dec. 1 workshop will include the short film award pitch, which sees five aspiring filmmakers vie for a $15,000 cash prize and ‘in-kind’ services of up to $100,000 to be used to complete their project.

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Nisha Pahuja’s The World Before Her wins best Canadian film at Hot Docs

The best international feature doc prize went to Call Me Kuchu, which earlier won a Teddy award in Berlin, as the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival wrapped on the weekend.