Festivals

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Nahanni: River of Forgiveness among Hot Docs Forum picks

Four Canadian projects will be presented before a host of international commissioners at this year’s event.

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Hot Docs adds new $50K award

The Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature will be presented to the highest-rated film.

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Prime Time ’17: How to sell your series to the States

U.S. and Canadian execs talked about what they’re looking for in a pitch, why buy-in is key to success and the importance of communication.

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Prime Time ’17: What’s the key to export success?

Panelists tackled partnering with distributors early and looking to niche European SVODs, while Melanie Joly talked about removing red tape and working with China.

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Before the Streets wins big in Whistler

The debut feature from Chloe Leriche won awards for best Canadian feature and best director in the Borsos program.

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Whistler ’16: Power Pitch, Doc Lab, Stars to Watch finalists named

Producers Andrew Jenkins and Christine Falco are among those selected for the second annual pitch boot camp.

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Whistler Film Festival unveils 2016 lineup

Nineteen films will compete for the Borsos award for best Canadian feature, including Tyson Caron’s Lovesick (pictured) and Justin McConnell’s Red Mile.

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WFF names talent lab participants

Amos Scott is among those selected for the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, with Sara McIntyre selected as a finalist for the Feature Project Lab.

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VIFF names BC Spotlight winners

Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses (pictured) and Kevan Funk’s Hello Destroyer were among the projects to receive awards.

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Maudie, Perfume War win Atlantic Film Festival prizes

The Ireland/Canada copro (pictured) and feature documentary were among the Canadian projects awarded at the 36th edition of the festival.

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Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival winners announced

Projects from Theodore Ushev and Jean-Francois Laguionie were among the winners at the 40th edition of the OIAF. (Louise en hiver pictured.)

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TIFF ’16: Buyers increasingly cautious

While the market picked up toward the end of the fest, TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling says distributors are approaching markets more conservatively.