Festivals

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First Hot Docs films revealed

Two Canadian titles have been added to the festival’s Special Presentations program, including Kevin McMahon’s Spaceship Earth (pictured).

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In brief: Berlin deals, Canadian copros land BAFTA wins

Marina Cordoni Entertainment sells the U.S. distribution rights to Sitting On The Edge of Marlene (pictured), plus more news from the week.

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Saskatchewan’s Super 8 superstar

Filmmaker Dianne Ouellette (pictured left) was one of three winners of the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge at Slamdance.

The Illegal

In brief: Awards news, Canadians at Berlin

Conquering Lion’s The Illegal heads to Berlin’s market, while Canadians shine on the North American and world stage.

Between

In brief: Int’l festival updates, Between season 2

Production begins on Between (pictured) season two, festival updates for Rotterdam, Sundance and Berlin and more news from the week to date.

Palm Springs

Photo Gallery: Canadian talent at Palm Springs fest

A selection of photos from Telefilm’s Canada, A World of Talent networking event at Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Sleeping Giant

10 Canadian films added to Palm Springs lineup

Andrew Cividino’s Sleeping Giant (pictured) will make its U.S. premiere in the California festival’s New Voices/New Visions program.

How to Plan an Orgy

How to Plan an Orgy, My Enemies added to Slamdance

Several Canadian short films were also added to the festival’s program, including Fantavious Fritz’s Lewis. (How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town pictured.)

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How Natasha got Bill Marks to turn arthouse

Playback caught up with Marks (pictured) at Whistler about finding an audience for the English- and Russian-language feature from David Bezmozgis.

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WFF ’15: Jamie M. Dagg’s River takes home three prizes

The Canada-Laos copro was the big winner at the 15th edition of the festival, which wrapped Sunday.

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Production spotlight: Mexico

Indie production is ramping up in Mexico, its Los Cabos International Film Festival is growing and Canadians are eyeing south of the (U.S.) border opportunities.

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Los Cabos ’15: Room captures two awards

The Canadian-Irish coproduction was one of the big winners on Saturday night.