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Tatiana Maslany, Gavin Crawford big winners at ACTRA Awards

Other trophy winners included Cory Doran for best voice work (Maslany pictured).

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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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Nine Canadian films to show at 16th Shanghai International Film Festival

Lenin M. Sivam’s A Gun & A Ring and Michel Poulette’s Maina (pictured) are booked into the festival’s official competition, a first for Canada.

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Blog: Maximizing face time at the Cannes market

Picture Day producer Lauren Grant (pictured) discusses prepping for meetings with international producers and doc sales agents at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Weekly roundup: nominations and awards

This weeks’ prize-heavy briefs include news of Inch’ Allah (pictured) taking a special prize at the Beijing International Film Festival and the Canuck nominations at the up-coming Monte-Carlo International TV Festival.

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Canadian cinema editors award nominees unveiled

The editors of Stress Position, Molly Maxwell (pictured), Picture Day, Antiviral and Still Mine received nominations for best edited Canadian feature.

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Kate Melville’s Picture Day takes Borsos award in Whistler

The rookie feature director’s coming-of-age story won the top $15,000 prize for best Canadian feature at the West Coast festival.

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Whistler Fest adds to Borsos competition lineup

Eight Canadian titles will compete, including Martin Laroche’s Fair Sex, Sean Garrity’s Blood Pressure and My Awkward Sexual Adventure and David Mortin’s Mad Ship (pictured).

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How Picture Day made it to the TIFF screen

Producer Lauren Grant tells Playback that screenwriter-turned-director Kate Melville shot sample shots with her cast and DOP to show funders she knew her way around a movie camera.

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TIFF’12 Trailers: Canadian films

A selection of trailers from “The Eh Team,” including stories of harvested celeb viruses (AntiViral, pictured), kids war games, gender-bending love and political conflict.

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TIFF Rising Stars ready to shine

Tatiana Maslany and Connor Jessup (pictured) talk to Playback about stepping up their game on home soil.