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Blackbird, Le Demantelement take Cannes prizes

Blackbird (pictured) took the grand prize in the Cannes Junior program while Le Demantelement took a critics’ choice award at the festival which ended Sunday.

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Weekly roundup: Premieres, awards and composer news

Today’s briefs include details on Geneva Film’s Foxed! (pictured) snagging a premiere at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and Tricon and Temple Street being nominated for Realscreen Awards.

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Weekly roundup: Premieres and awards news

This week’s news includes notice that Z Films’ documentary We are Here (pictured) has wrapped, and the DGC’s Quebec Council has new board members.

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Cameras roll on Bunker 6

The dramatic thriller, written and directed by Greg Jackson and produced by indie Sheltered Pictures, is being filmed in a former military bunker in Debert, Nova Scotia.


Jason Buxton’s Blackbird to receive Claude Jutra Award

The first-time feature trophy, to be received at the Canadian Screen Awards, follows the Nova Scotia film earning trophies at festivals in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax.


Buxton’s Blackbird wins at VIFF

The Nova Scotia-based director’s feature took home the $10,000 prize for best Canadian feature, while Jesse James Miller’s Becoming Redwood was crowned most popular Canadian film.


Jason Buxton dominates Atlantic Film Festival awards

The Chester, Nova Scotia-based filmmaker grabbed a trio of trophies, including best Atlantic feature for Blackbird (pictured).


Toronto unveils Canadian and foreign film prize winners

The award-giving came at the end of the 37th edition of TIFF on Sunday in Toronto.


TIFF Rising Stars ready to shine

Tatiana Maslany and Connor Jessup (pictured) talk to Playback about stepping up their game on home soil.


Canadian features Inch’Allah, Antiviral, Still to headline at TIFF

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (pictured), Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle and Kate Melville’s Picture Day will also screen as part of the festival’s Canadian lineup.