Matt Johnson

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Telefilm selects 45 projects for Talent to Watch program

The revamped micro-budget funding program will fund projects from Madison Thomas, Reem Morsi and Thyrone Tommy, among others.

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Looking ahead to tomorrow’s Telefilm

Industry stakeholders weigh in on areas for the national funder to focus on as it faces a leadership change and the continued shakeup of the film and media business.

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In Brief: TFCA prize to be split; eOne’s new VP, int’l sales

The winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film will share the $100,000 award, Danishka Esterhazy to get Sundance honour and more news of the week.

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TFCA names best Canadian feature finalists

Matt Johnson’s Operation Avalanche is one of three films competing for the $100,000 prize at the Toronto Film Critics Association’s annual awards.

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Zapruder Films selects Women First screenwriting winner

More than 130 women entered the competition, designed to address the gender gap in the feature film industry.

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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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Canadian copros land in Sundance lineup

Matt Johnson’s latest directorial effort, Operation Avalanche, will screen in the festival’s Next program.

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Matt Johnson’s The Dirties big winner with Vancouver critics

The debut feature was named best Canadian film, best first Canadian film and earned the director the best actor prize for his turn before the cameras.

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Toronto critics name Watermark best Canadian film

Matt Johnson’s The Dirties and Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle are runner-ups.

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Vancouver film critics give The Dirties field-leading five nominations

DEC 27 – Matt Johnson’s debut feature will compete against Gabrielle and Watermark for best Canadian film.

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The Dirties, Watermark, Gabrielle shortlisted for top TFCA award

The three Canadian film finalists will contend for the $100,000 Best Canadian Feature Award.

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Toronto film critics to honour Norman Jewison, Matt Johnson

The TFCA unveiled winners of the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award and the Jay Scott Prize ahead of its 2013 kudosfest on Jan. 7, 2014.