Festivals

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Distribution360 inks deals for Canadian series at Banff

Universal Kids picks up marblemedia and Proper Television’s Driving Me Crazy, while Snapshots, The Mystery Files and others head overseas.

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Banff ’18: Kevin MacLellan on Hayu’s Canadian launch

NBCU’s chairman of global distribution and international discusses the SVOD’s rollout, working with local broadcasters and competing globally.

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Travelers, Giver win at Rockie Awards

Canadian projects took home eight awards from the annual Banff World Media Festival Program Competition.

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Banff ’18: CMF adds digital-first funding trigger

Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly made the announcement during her keynote address, while also discussing the CRTC’s recent programming distribution report.

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Banff ’18: Netflix partners on Diversity of Voices initiative

The global streamer has signed a five-year commitment as title partner of the program, which supports underrepresented creative producers.

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Bringing Indigenous voices to the forefront

In his keynote address at the Hot Docs Film Festival, Indigenous Screen Office director Jesse Wente laid out his goals for the newly launched office.

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Danis Goulet joins Gravestock on TIFF’s Canada team

The festival also announced a number of other programming and program changes.

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Hot Docs unveils $2M fund for Canadian, international doc makers

The new program, Hot Docs Partners, aims to connect financiers with feature-length projects, with Toronto’s Blue Ice Docs signing on as the lead investor.

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Inside Out selects eight projects for Finance Forum

Films by Clement Virgo, Reem Morsi, and Kathleen Hepburn and Charlie Hidalgo will participate in the second annual industry initiative.

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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.