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Weekly roundup: Awards, festivals and distribution news

This week’s briefs include details of the VIP-heavy Cannes Film Festival screening of restored The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (VIPs pictured).

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Canadian crowdfunding to get easier?

The Ontario Securities Commission is considering changes that would let content creators issue company shares as a crowdfunding tool. (Interactive Ontario CEO Donald Henderson pictured).

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CBC acquires Everyone’s Famous web series for broadcast

Andrew Bush, Walter Forsyth and Angus Swantee are shooting the hybrid comedy in Halifax, ahead of a February internet launch.

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Doc festival turns to Indiegogo to finance youth screenings

The Montreal International Documentary Festival is looking for $10,000 to be raised via the crowd-funding campaign to back a second year of film screenings for young audiences.