Festivals

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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Banff ’17: AMPIA, China’s Guangdong province partner

The provincial association aims to increase copro opportunities and open up a potential market of 120 million viewers for Alberta producers.

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Banff ’17: Int’l buyers talk commissioning strategies

Execs from NBC, Lifetime and Discovery weigh in on what shows they’re looking for and how they’re trying to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.

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Banff ’17: NFB, Spin Master win Rockie Awards

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including trophies for best lifestyle program and best preschool program.

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Banff ’17: Joly unveils Indigenous Screen Office

The Canadian Heritage Minister also revealed when she’ll present her highly anticipated cultural policy framework.

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Banff ’17: Broadcasters in the hot seat

A panel of Canadian broadcasters (and one producer) tackled Cancon funding and the ever-growing OTT threat on day one of the festival.

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Whistler Film Festival names 2017 feature lab project selections

Projects produced by Toronto’s Wildling Pictures and B.C.’s Silverlight Entertainment are among those tapped for the program.

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Rezolution’s Rumble wins Hot Docs audience award

Check out the other Canadian documentaries and doc-makers that picked up prizes at the festival this weekend.

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Blue Box takes Corus-Hot Docs Forum pitch prize

The festival also handed out more than $75,000 in prize money to the winners of the Short Film Pitch program.

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Hot Docs unveils new pitch prizes

New awards totalling $100K will be handed out to two participating projects at the festival’s Forum.

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EyeSteelFilm heads to Hot Docs with largest-ever slate

With five films at this year’s festival, the Montreal prodco talks about the challenges of managing long-haul projects.

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Lana Slezic’s Bee Nation to open Hot Docs ’17

Other Canadian titles world premiering at the festival include Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman’s A Better Man and Marie Clements’ The Road Forward.