Matthew Rankin

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In brief: Canadians snag prizes in Berlin

Matthew Rankin’s Twentieth Century garners more acclaim, MELS adds a new VFX head and WIDC unveils the participants of its Vancouver Career Advancement program.


The Twentieth Century wins main prize at Los Cabos

Matthew Rankin’s feature-length debut took the Competencia Los Cabos Award at the Mexican film festival, which had a number of Canadian films in contention.

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TIFF ’19: Antigone, Twentieth Century win big as festival wraps

Meanwhile Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won the People’s Choice Award and Chloe Robichaud’s Delphine won best Canadian short film.

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TIFF ’19: How Matthew Rankin brought The Twentieth Century to life

The director of the gonzo history film shares how Quebec’s cinematic culture (and a little tough love from Denis Cote) helped shape his TIFF-premiering project.


The Twentieth Century lands international sales rep

Belgium-based Best Friend Forever has picked up global sales rights to Matthew Rankin’s feature debut ahead of its world premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness.

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Oscilloscope heads to The Twentieth Century

The Matthew Rankin-directed film was selected to world premiere at TIFF 2019 as part of its Midnight Madness program.


Canadian projects set for OIAF

Short films from Amanda Strong, Matthew Rankin and Elise Simard will compete in the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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NFB short to premiere at Cannes

The Tesla World Light is one of 10 shorts competing in the Critics’ Week sidebar at the festival.

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HGF distributes $329K across 27 film projects

Scripts backed through Harold Greenberg Fund’s Script Development Program include David Cronenberg’s Consumed and Mary Walsh’s Come Home Year.


OIAF unveils titles to compete in 2015 edition

Theodore Ushev, Claude Cloutier, Esteban Azuela and Alex Boya are among the Canadian directors who will screen films in competition at the festival.

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Stephen Dunn on his Sundance three-peat

The rising young director has three short films premiering at the prestigious festival, alongside four other Canadian projects.

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NSI announces latest online short film festival awards

Marc Almon’s The Wake of Calum MacLeod (pictured) wins the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award, while winners for the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award and Bite Comedy Award are also announced.