In brief: A Concerto is a Conversation among Oscar nominees

Plus, director Paul Kemp’s Nike’s Big Bet joins the Hot Docs lineup, while Media Ranch reveals its Horsepower 3.0 participants.


Six Canadian projects chosen for 2021 Hot Docs Forum

Among the titles selected for the virtual documentary pitch event are Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier-produced Swan Song and Lisa Jackson’s Wilfred Buck.


Wattpad launches content production offering for brands

The content-creation platform introduces Wattpad Brand Originals to develop branded TV, film, audio and digital media projects.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for March 5 to 11, 2021

La deesse des mouches a feu comes in at #3, followed by Felix et le tresor de Morgaa at #4 and My Salinger Year at #5.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for March 5 to 11, 2021

The list sees La deesse des mouches a feu hold the top spot, followed by Felix et le tresor de Morgaa at #2 and My Salinger Year at #3.

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Director Rodrigo Gudino closes The Breach

Produced by Pasha Patriki of Hangar 18 Media with co-producers Andrew Thomas Hunt, James Fler and Michael Paszt from Raven Banner Entertainment, the film also sees musician Slash attached.


Incendo rolls on two rom-coms

Both Destination Love and Sweet as Maple Syrup are produced in association with Citytv and expected to air as part of the channel’s Fall in Love Fridays lineup.

Search and Rescue: North Shore

Deals: Blue Ant Int’l, LevelFILM, Gusto

Blue Ant International will handle international licensing for unscripted Canadian series Search and Rescue: North Shore, LevelFILM inks an EFM deal, and more.


Campagna’s Six Guns for Hire rolls in Toronto

Colm Feore will headline the western, written and co-directed by Matthew Campagna alongside co-director Melissa D’Agostino, with production launched this week.


In brief: Denis Cote earns director prize at Berlinale

Plus: Federgreen Entertainment and Unstable Ground will produce a Canadian horror doc, TIFF and WIDC name participants for their respective writing programs, and more.


In brief: Hot Docs selects Subjects of Desire for special presentations program

Plus: 9 Story’s Brown Bag Films is in production on a new series for Disney Junior and Wow! Unlimited has optioned an urban fantasy novel to develop into an animated series.

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Anne scores TFCA’s Rogers Best Canadian Film prize

Meanwhile, Violation, Possessor and The Nest were among the projects honoured by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.