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Hot Docs, Netflix partner on Canadian Storytellers Project

The five-year initiative aims to create funding and professional-development opportunities for under-represented documentary filmmakers.

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Hot Docs’ march toward gender parity

The festival’s team digs into hitting the milestone and pushing the #TimesUp conversation with its programming.

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Barry Avrich’s new Weinstein doc to bow at Hot Docs

The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret is the Canadian filmmaker’s follow-up to his 2010 doc about the now-disgraced Hollywood producer.

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BANFF festival launches Diversity of Voices Initiative

The program aims to provide mentorship and market-access opportunities for 100 Indigenous, Francophone and female industry professionals.

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NBCU’s Robert Greenblatt, Kevin MacLellan to keynote BANFF

The 2018 Company of Distinction is also bringing eight of its most senior executives, including Jeff Wachtel and Deirdre Brennan, to the Alberta festival’s 39th edition.

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Maya Gallus’ The Heat to open Hot Docs 2018

The NFB also has 21 projects participating in the festival, which this year sees 50% of its titles led by women filmmakers.

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Agents of Influence among Hot Docs Forum picks

EyeSteelFilm’s copro with South Africa’s Fireworx Media and Chronicle Productions is one of 20 projects selected for the annual pitch event.

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Hot Docs unveils more Special Presentations

Canada/U.S. feature doc The Game Changers will screen in the section, alongside projects about rapper M.I.A. and fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

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Hot Docs ’18: Playing Hard to world premiere

EyeSteelFilm’s Anote’s Ark (pictured) and Israel-Canada copro The Oslo Diaries have also been selected for the fest’s Special Presentations program.

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Prime Time ’18: How to pitch Netflix

Netflix exec Elizabeth Bradley sits down with Halfire’s Noreen Halpern to talk shop on getting shows on the platform.

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Prime Time ’18: Mastin opens with a call for collaboration

As the Canadian TV industry looks ahead to this year’s Broadcasting Act review, the head of the CMPA asks the industry to consider both sides of the story.

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Banff World Media Festival to honour NBCUniversal

The global media co will be presented with the Company of Distinction award at the four-day festival in June.