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.

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Kids vs. Aliens

Sci-fi horror Kids vs. Aliens invades Nova Scotia

Hobo with a Shotgun‘s Jason Eisener and John Davies reunite on the Halifax-shot teen feature.


Babysitter, Framing Agnes among Canadian films heading to Sundance

The lineup also includes the National Film Board of Canada VR experience This Is Not a Ceremony.

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Blue Mountain Film Festival to launch in summer 2022

Artistic director Helen du Toit says she wants the southern Ontario festival to foster intimate relationships between producers and be a “co-production hub.”

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Spark short film to offer paid mentorship program

In seeing the power of mentorship programs first-hand, the film’s producers will provide nine up-and-comers with experience, thanks to the support of Telus Storyhive.

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Sally Lee to lead the Canadian Independent Screen Fund

Lee will work to establish a $10-million annual fund to support screen-based content by Black and people of colour professionals.


Toronto’s Infield Fly secures international deal for Ryan Reynolds-narrated Curb Your Carbon

Netherlands-based factual specialist Off the Fence will distribute the doc worldwide, building on the company’s Canadian presence.


TIFF releases annual Top Ten list of best Canadian films

The list of features has eight first appearances and five Indigenous filmmakers, including Danis Goulet with Night Raiders.

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Deals: Radio-Canada, Incendo, WaZabi Films, Larco, Gusto

Terence Films acquires option rights to After (Après) from CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution, Incendo and BlackBox Multimedia co-developing Ellery Queen, and more.


David Carver tees up biopic on late Canadian golf great Moe Norman

Carver plans to shoot the U.S.-Canadian copro on both sides of the border, with a Canuck team including David Steinberg.


Brooke & Sam dramedy wraps principal photography in Toronto

Ally Pankiw, who helmed Netflix’s hit Feel Good, is making her feature directorial debut on the project.

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In Brief: The CMPA is set for the second cohort in its co-production accelerator program

Plus: The CMPA has appointed a director of policy, and Sphere adds to Montreal scripted and unscripted teams


Indie theatres worry they won’t survive in the future, says Telefilm study

The Canadian Content and Independent Cinema study found theatre owners fear government subsidies will lapse before moviegoers are ready to fully return.