CIFF

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In brief: Sinking Ship adds distribution manager

The Future of Film Showcase moves online with CBC Gem, while the Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival recognizes Shirley Douglas, plus more.

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Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password wins at CIFF

Filmmaker-photographer Anthony Powell’s doc Antarctica: A Year on Ice also swept the audience and Discovery prizes, winning best documentary in both awards sections (Subconscious Password pictured).

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CIFF rolls out carpets to gala films

Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children (pictured) will open the festival, while Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral gets a black carpet and Martin Villeneuve’s Mars et Avril will close the fest.

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Jacqueline Dupuis moves from CIFF to VIFF

The festival’s new executive director comes on board following a record-breaking year for VIFF audience attendance.