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NXNE expands film fest focus

This year, the Toronto festival will screen films that are not focused on music for the first time. (Film programming manager Cameron Carpenter pictured)

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Films dominate Canadian Comedy Awards nominations

The handing out of the beaver statuette, to winners in live, film, television, radio, and internet categories, will take place in Ottawa Oct. 6 (Show host Peter Anthony pictured).

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Weekly roundup: Festival lineups, new apps and renewals

Among other news, Kim Nguyen’s War Witch (pictured) will play at the up-coming Toronto Black Film Festival, and Vancouver’s Core Music Agency unveils a host of new composers it’s managing.

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How Canuck actor’s role became a Serbian cultural icon

The makers of Slaughter Nick for President on how ’90′s TV show Tropical Heat spawned an unusual documentary.

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Music on the marquee at NXNE

Film festival manager and assistant programmer Cameron Carpenter tells Playback about deal-making and exposure for filmmakers at the music-themed fest.