Film

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Lauren Grant gets personal with her directorial debut

The Clique Pictures producer says her experience with the short Things We Feel But Do Not Say, which recently screened at the Whistler Film Festival, highlighted the barriers to financing for narrative shorts in Canada.

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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.

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Hideaway Pictures, MPCA renew partnership with $150 million production deal

The companies first partnered in 2016 to produce film and TV projects in Northern Ontario, including Hallmark series When Hope Calls.

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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.

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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

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Playback’s 10 to Watch 2021: Kent Donguines

PRESENTED BY CBC: The Vancouver-based producer has already landed on the radar of TIFF, Hot Docs and Netflix as he grows his production banner Aimer Films.

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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.

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Toronto’s Blink Studios gets ‘significant’ investment from INSP LLC

The Indian Land, S.C.-based entertainment network says it wants to expand its relationships in the international film and production community.

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Alanis Obomsawin film collection coming to APTN lumi streaming service

The collection will include films from the renowned documentary maker created between 1984 and 2019, including Incident at Restigouche and Hi-Ho Mistahey!

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Nov. 19 to 25, 2021

The Alberta-shot Ghostbusters: Afterlife leads in the box office, while L’Arracheuse de temps lands in the top 10.