Film

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In brief: Latimer, Deer among DGC’s Discovery long list

A Canadian VR project wins in Venice, new scholarships and opportunities, plus Fae Pictures joins development on trans-led rom-com.

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HGF supports 15 new films in fourth quarter

Projects from Darius Films, Gearshift Films and Arcana Studio are among the funder’s Script Development Program’s Second Draft section.

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TIFF ’20: Bekerman and Mortensen on Falling, pitching and the ‘language’ of coproduction

The Canadian producer and actor-turned-director discuss the genesis of the Canada/U.K. drama, and how the copro model remains a critical tool for creator-driven storytelling.

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10 to Watch: Three days left to nominate

The deadline to nominate the industry’s next up-and-comers is Sept. 21. Click here to access the survey directly.

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CMPA, AQPM call insurance-issue delay ‘unjustifiable’, say $1B of Canadian production at risk

The industry associations said domestic production companies are losing millions, with some facing bankruptcy, as the wait for an insurance solution puts more than 200 projects in jeopardy.

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Love Nature greenlights buzzy new doc

A Bee’s Diary will be shopped at next month’s MIPCOM before premiering on Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms this fall.

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EXCLUSIVE: Stardust set to rock Inside Out opening

The Canada-U.K. copro from director Gabriel Range will kick off the festival, screening as a drive-in presentation.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Sept. 4 to 10, 2020

The New Mutants leads, while Mon cirque a moi and Les Rose make the list.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Sept. 4 to 10, 2020

Mon cirque a moi claims the #1 spot, followed by Les Rose and Target Number One at #2 and #3, respectively.

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TIFF ’20: The price of Violation’s gritty realism

Multi-hyphenates Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli share the journey of bringing Violation from its Talent to Watch beginnings to its world premiere at TIFF.

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Burning questions: Heritage Minister set for industry address at virtual town hall

While the need for a government-supported insurance backstop remains top of mind, the Broadcasting Act review is also of crucial significance, with Guilbeault aiming to table new legislation before year’s end.

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TIFF roundup: Strategem Group, Bron, WaZabi

Strategem boards Ontario-shot U.S. feature Lakewood, Netflix takes a shine to Bron-produced projects, plus more.