Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Whistler film festival unveils first titles for 21st edition

Six Canadian films will world premiere at the festival alongside a special theatrical presentation of Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog.

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In brief: Hot Docs, Netflix to bring funny-but-true stories to life

Plus: APTN drama Tribal gets the festival treatment ahead of its season two premiere and Guru’s latest hire.

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Measuring the international appeal of Canadian films

There is no easy sell, according to distributors, but standout Canadian films focus on diversity, genre and co-productions – as the industry hopes for an export boom.

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Rogers invests $7.5 million to 62 unscripted projects

The latest funding round from the Rogers Group of Funds has selected a raft of Canadian docuseries and films.

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How virtual production became a reality for indie prodcos

Canadian companies are offering cost-effective solutions for indie filmmakers so they can afford the latest filmmaking tech tools Hollywood already embraces.

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Telefilm appoints new chair of Talent Fund

Philanthropist and mental health activist Sandi Treliving steps into leadership role vacated by Christine Magee.

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Industry urges swift action following federal election result

As the Liberals remain in power with another minority government, industry stakeholders expect them to fulfill their promise to table new legislation around the Broadcasting Act soon.

Liquid Media Group Hosts THE BIG SPLASH During Toronto Film Festival

How Liquid Media hopes to help producers tap the content boom

The recalibrated company aims to help indies with a support network to source, package, finance, deliver and monetize their IP.

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HGF awards $111K to three teams for Shorts-to-Feature program

Three production teams from Ontario, Quebec and B.C. will receive funding to produce a short film based on their feature script.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Sept. 10 to 16, 2021

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stays on top while After We Fell, based on the popular Wattpad story, gains ground at No. 3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Sept. 10 to 16, 2021

Maria leads in its fourth week at the box office, while Kaveh Nabatian’s drama Sin La Habana debuts at No. 4.

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Schitt’s Creek co-creator inks partnership deal with Netflix

Dan Levy’s first project with Netflix – after his comedy series set a record for most Emmy wins in a single season last year – is a rom-com feature he will write, direct, produce and star in.