Festivals

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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.

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Jenn Kuzmyk named exec director of BANFF

The former director of international distribution at Proper Rights will head up all commercial activities and partnerships related to the festival.

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WFF ’17: Women’s voices rise to the top

Confronting sexual assault in the industry and achieving gender parity were two of the major topics tackled at the annual Women on Top breakfast.

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Awards roundup: Borsos tie at Whistler

Plus: Jennifer Podemski wins ACTRA Award of Excellence and Tulipani nabs an international audience award.

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WFF ’17: Is there room for Canadian-made content in Hollywood North?

While B.C. is booming, panelists and attendees stressed the need for more provincial funds to support local production.

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Whistler reveals 2017 lineup

Twenty films will compete for the Borsos prize, including Pat Kiely’s Someone Else’s Wedding.

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Whistler ’17: Feature Project, Doc, Screenwriter Lab finalists named

The festival has also announced the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship and Power Pitch participants.

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VIFF looks to build out ‘film-plus’ model in 2017

Through a partnership with Buffer Fest and a music-focused program, the Vancouver festival aims to draw in new parts of B.C.’s creative ecosystem with its expanding roster of programs.