Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn

Victoria Ahearn is editor of Playback Daily. A veteran multimedia arts journalist, she was formerly chief film and TV writer at The Canadian Press and reporter-editor in various departments at the national wire service, landing bylines in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and many major publications across the country. She's a Humber Radio Hall of Fame inductee, been a copywriter for Corus Entertainment and written for community paper Danforth CentreTown News. At Playback, she oversees content for the publication's daily newsletter.

Posts by Victoria Ahearn

How Inside Out came together after two years of a pandemic

Interim co-head Andrew Murphy talks about the challenges the 2SLGBTQ+ film festival faced to put together a hybrid version amid a leadership change.


In brief: DOC Institute announces Breakthrough prize winners

Plus: The National Screen Institute names its CBC New Indigenous Voices cohort, Paperboat Animation has announced a new slate, and more.


Bill C-11 supporters, critics go before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Witness testimony included representatives of Corus Entertainment, OUTtv Network, Skyship Entertainment Company and the University of Ottawa.

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Industry leaders feel ‘heard’ after National Culture Summit

Leaders of the Reelworld Screen Institute, the Indigenous Screen Office and Canada Media Fund discuss key takeaways from the ‘significant’ summit in Ottawa.


SODEC announces production assistance for nine French-language features

Several of the titles were also on Telefilm’s recent Production Program funding list, including André Forcier’s Ababouiné and Yan Lanouette-Turgeon’s Mlle Bottine.

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Four Canadian films on Wscripted Cannes Screenplay List

The projects are being showcased and pitched to producers during the Cannes Film Market.

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Ron Mann to direct and produce Crave original doc on ‘sonic obsessives’

The feature-length Audiophilia – Adventures in the World of Hi-Fi from Mann’s Sphinx Productions will look at those “engaged in the never-ending quest to find audio nirvana.”


Telefilm Canada announces $14.5M in production funding for French-language features

Simple comme Sylvain by Monia Chokri and Sophie Deraspe’s D’où viens-tu, berger? are among nine films funded under the Production Program.

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Deals: WildBrain, Love Nature, Gusto TV, Liquid Media Group

WildBrain deals include distribution, licensing and promotional partnerships for Strawberry Shortcake, Love Nature expands in Europe via Prime Video, plus more.

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David Cronenberg endows TFCA prize to Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

Fyffe-Marshall receives $50,000 in post-production services from the pay-it-forward prize that came with Cronenberg’s recent TFCA Clyde Gilmour Award.

Corus Apprentice Program

In brief: Corus, BANFF announce apprentice program cohort

Plus: The Prism Prize for music videos announces 10 finalists, and Hello (Again) is honoured at SeriesFest.

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Netflix’s Toronto office not affected by layoffs

The global streaming giant has let go of around 150 employees but none at its Canadian HQ, Playback has learned.