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Denis Villeneuve scores three-peat at Toronto film critics awards

Enemy is named the best Canadian film, after earlier 2009 and 2010 wins for Villeneuve’s Polytechnique and Incendies.

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Director of the Year: Denis Villeneuve

The Canadian director has a headline-making year, with two features debuting at TIFF and a box-office win stateside.

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Toronto unveils Canadian and foreign film prize winners

The award-giving came at the end of the 37th edition of TIFF on Sunday in Toronto.

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Best of the Year: micro_scope

The Montreal-based prodco talks about finding critical and commercial success with a strategy that balances serious subject matter with accessible storytelling.

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Denis Villeneuve to direct Hollywood vigilante thriller for Warner Bros.

The Los Angeles Times reports the Quebec director, still basking in Oscar glow from directing Incendies, is now set to helm the English language vigilante thriller Prisoners, to be produced by Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment.

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Genies see highest ratings in 15 years for CBC

More viewers turned into the 31st Annual Genie Awards on CBC than in the last seven years combined, as the William Shatner-hosted celebration of Canadian film saw a 15-year ratings high.

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Incendies dominates Jutras

Incendies swept the 13 annual Jutras Awards last night, picking up nine prizes, including for best film, best direction, best screenplay and best actress.

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Incendies dominates Genies with eight trophies

Quebec confirmed its dominance of Canadian film Thursday night after Incendies cleaned up at the Genies, taking eight trophies, including best film and best director for Denis Villeneuve.

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Karlovy Vary Fest books Denis Villeneuve film retrospective

As Villeneuve’s Incendies contends for Oscar bling in the best foreign language competition, Karlovy Vary booked the Quebec director to attend the 46th edition of the prestigious European film festival next July.

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Villeneuve leads Jutra pack, although auteurs score well

A number of somber auteur films which were critically acclaimed but didn’t score high at the box office are in the running for the award’s top categories.

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Incendies wins Rotterdam audience awards

As Incendies heads to the Academy Awards, Denis Villeneuve has picked up the top audience award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for his latest film about sectarian hatred and family bonds in the Middle East.

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Canadian film’s market share 3.3% in 2010

The Canadian film industry’s report card for 2010 saw homegrown movies gross 3.3% to total box office nationwide, up modestly from a 2.9% share in 2009.