Film festival markets: love ‘em or leave ‘em?

From Playback magazine: Indie distributors weigh in on the role festivals play in their b2b sales strategies today.

02-01-12 Strategic Partners

Trans Atlantic Partners names Canadian producers attending

The seven-strong Canadian contingent will join another 15 American and European colleagues at the coproduction training forum in Berlin and Halifax.


Denis Cote’s Vic + Flo Saw a Bear earns Silver Bear award in Berlin

And Inch’Allah, by director Anais Barbeau-Lavalette, earned a critics’ prize at the European festival as Canadian directors came home with an impressive trophy haul (Vic + Flo pictured).


Berlin to screen Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

The Cannes award-winning Inuit film (pictured) will be part of an aboriginal film focus that includes works by fellow Canadian directors like Willie Dunn and Colin Low.


VVS Films acquires Aftershock and Pawn Shop Chronicles in Berlin

The Canadian distributor also picked up the Jean-Claude Van Damme-starring action film Enemies Closer at the European Film Market.


eOne busy pre-buying film titles in Berlin

The Canadian distributor inked a number of multi-territory deals at the European Film Market for films to program against Hollywood fare in core markets.