Fall 2018

10 to Watch: Last chance to nominate

The deadline to nominate the industry's next up-and-comers is tonight. Clic...

Distributor profile: Red Arrow Studios International

Shirley Bowers, the company's VP of sales and acquisitions for North America, discusses boarding Blood Horn with DCTV and opportuni...

Playback’s 2018 Hall of Fame: Atom Egoyan

The auteur gained an international reputation for uncompromising, publicly funded films, and continues to build his body of work with more m...

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Evolving, adapting, inventing: The CFC at 30

The storied Canadian institution works to balance Norman Jewison's original vision with a mandate to equip alumni for a globalized, digital ...

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How to solve a problem like Canadian film viewership?

Industry players like Telefilm Canada and CBC are coming up with some new ideas to help solve an age-old problem.

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Indie film: Zoe Hopkins on Indigenous-led content

In the final part of our indie filmmaking series, the Kayak to Klemtu filmmaker discusses fostering new voices and the need to deli...

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Indie film: The industry’s new funding gaps

In part three of our indie filmmaking series, Wildling Pictures and director Robin Aubert discuss the decline in short-film funding and what...

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Indie film: Zapruder took on Telefilm. Now what?

In part two of our series on indie filmmaking in Canada, we chat with Matthew Johnson and Matthew Miller about Talent to Watch and reshaping...

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Indie film: Got it made! Get it seen?

In the first of a four-part series on indie filmmaking in Canada today, Playback talks to Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeath...

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The exit interview: TIFF’s Piers Handling

With the Toronto International Film Festival set to kick off its 43rd edition, its outgoing CEO Piers Handling considers his legacy and the ...

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Redefining niche: Stephanie Ouaknine and Luis De Filippis

With De Filippis' short For Nonna Anna and Ouaknine's work on fan-favourite Carmilla, both creatives are crafting LGBTQ+ n...

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Playback Fall 2018: Fresh faces taking Canadian film to new places

Reflecting on the recent evolution in Canadian indie film, celebrating rising talent and saying goodbye to an influential industry executive...

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Playback’s 5 to Watch: Class of 2018

Meet the ambitious filmmakers and execs changing the Canadian film and TV landscape.