Breaking down Canada’s short-film Oscar nominees

Ahead of the 91st Academy Awards, Playback catches up with Canadians vying for hardware to discuss their road to the Oscars.

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Canadian short filmmakers shine in Oscar nominations

Canadian-led projects earned three of the five nominations in the animated short category, while two of five live-action short nominations came from Canadian filmmakers as well.

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Canadian shorts named to 2019 Oscars shortlist

Charlie Tyrell’s My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes is one of a number of domestic projects in contention for prizes at the 91st Academy Awards.

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TIFF lifts the curtain on Top Ten

The Fireflies Are Gone and Mouthpiece are among the Canadian features in the new iteration of Canada’s Top Ten.


In brief: DHX extends strategic review

Plus: eOne hires Kate Cundall as VP of acquisitions at its London office, cameras roll on season two of Anaid Productions and AMI-tv’s Mind Set Go, and more.

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In brief: Supreme Court shuts down Bell simsub appeal

Plus: Two Canadian shorts win special jury awards at Sundance, Le Trip a Trois hits a box office milestone, and more.