Festivals

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WFF ’18: A Colony wins three Borsos prizes

The debut feature from the Montreal filmmaker won the best Canadian feature prize, while The Fireflies Are Gone and Stockholm also claimed awards.

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Whistler Film Festival: Execs from Rhombus, XYZ and Sepia dish on the pitfalls, politics and opportunities of coproducing in China, Europe and South Africa.

Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky Anthropocene

Canadian doc, three coproductions among Sundance 2019 lineup

Anthropocene will screen in Sundance’s Spotlight sidebar and the other two copros are set to screen in the World Cinema Documentary competition.

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WFF ’18: Bruce McDonald, Natty Zavitz features land world premieres

The festival’s 18th edition includes a record 46% of projects directed or co-directed by women.

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VIFF ’18: Frank Giustra on the journey that led to his new doc

The Lionsgate founder and philanthropist discusses producing Debra Kellner’s feature documentary Inside My Heart and his plans for more film projects.

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VIFF’ 18: The roadmap to Big Country

Producer Michael Tanko Grand talks producing his first project, director Kat Jayme’s Finding Big Country, which has its world premiere at the fest.

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FIN Atlantic ’18: Audience of Chairs picks up four prizes

At the close of the fest, Deanne Foley’s project nabbed awards for best film and best direction, while best documentary went to Renee Blanchar’s Nos Hommes Dans L’Ouest.

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WFF ’18: Nine Canadian world premieres added

Rama Rau’s Honey Bee will compete for the Borsos Prize, alongside films like Shane Belcourt’s Red Rover.

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TIFF ’18: The Orchard nabs Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project

Produced by Item 7 and Belgium’s Belga Productions, the film will get a theatrical release stateside in 2019.

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CBC launches Films brand, funds new features

Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy is one of four films to receive support through the Breaking Barriers Film Fund, which has been rebranded under CBC Films.

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TIFF ’18: After 40 years, Tantoo Cardinal finally takes centre stage

The Canadian acting legend said playing the starring role in filmmaker Darlene Naponse’s Falls Around Her was an “absolute blast of freedom.”

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In brief: Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project to open VIFF

Plus: Spin Master, Kew Media and eOne all add to their teams, and WIFT-T names its Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship recipient.