Festivals

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Maudie to open Atlantic Film Festival

Justin Simms’ Away from Everywhere and Michael Melski’s Perfume War will also get world bows.

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TIFF ’16: Colossal, I Am the Pretty Thing added to festival programs

The festival has announced programming for its Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Cinematheque, Docs and Short Cuts sections.

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TIFF ’16: Len Blum, Rising Stars, Talent Lab participants named

Andrew Cividino (pictured) is the 2016 Len Blum Resident, while Rising Stars include Grace Glowicki and Sophie Nelisse.

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TIFF ’16: Weirdos, Below Her Mouth get world bows

Other Canadian films to world-premiere at the festival include We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice, Boundaries and Nelly.

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Blog: Notes from Israel’s indie scene

Former BravoFACT exec director Judy Gladstone (pictured) shares dispatches from Jerusalem, which recently hosted a thriving film fest for audiences with an appetite for foreign content.

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Villeneuve’s Arrival to bow at Venice

The 2016 Venice Film Festival will also feature Philippe Falardeau’s The Bleeder. (Villeneuve pictured.)

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Heartland premiere to get big screen bow

The Calgary International Film Festival will host the series’ season 10 premiere.

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TIFF ’16: The Headhunter’s Calling lone Canadian gala

The first round of announcements has been made, with Headhunter’s so far alone in the gala slots and copro Maudie (pictured) in special presentations.

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Rama Rau’s League of Exotique Dancers to open Hot Docs ’16

Other Canadian titles making their world bows include Matt Gallagher’s How to Prepare for Prison and John Bolton’s Aim For The Roses. (Exotique Dancers pictured.)

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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.