Quebec films to lead Canadian contingent competing in Locarno

Louise Archambault’s coming-of-age tale Gabrielle (pictured) is to vie with a world premiere in the main Piazza Grande competition.


Karlovy Vary: Canadian filmmaking wave stirs sleepy Bohemian spa town

Talk among Canadian directors and producers attending a Canada Day dinner Monday night turned to a logjam of Canadian titles vying for plum slots at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.


Nine Canadian films to show at 16th Shanghai International Film Festival

Lenin M. Sivam’s A Gun & A Ring and Michel Poulette’s Maina (pictured) are booked into the festival’s official competition, a first for Canada.


Telefilm Canada taps Canadian talent for Cannes promotion

The actors, directors, producers and sales executives will be featured as part of the 10 Canadians to Watch at Cannes showcase on the Croissette.


Denis Cote’s Vic + Flo Saw a Bear earns Silver Bear award in Berlin

And Inch’Allah, by director Anais Barbeau-Lavalette, earned a critics’ prize at the European festival as Canadian directors came home with an impressive trophy haul (Vic + Flo pictured).


Anais Barbeau-Lavalette’s Inch’Allah added to Berlin lineup

The Quebec picture will receive an international premiere at the Berlinale as part of its Panorama sidebar, after a world premiere in Toronto.


Canadians fly the flag at Cannes with film buys and sales, and award-giving

Sarah Gadon and Emily Hampshire on Thursday received the inagural Birks Canadian Diamond trophies during a Telefilm Canada presser on the Croissette.


Phillipe Falardeau, Gabriel Pelletier films take foreign festival prizes

Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar took the audience award at the RiverRun International Film Festival, while Pelletier’s La peur de l’eau took the Grand Prize at the International Festival of Detective Films in Belgium.


Plummer, Falardeau and Shore lead Canada’s Oscar contingent

Also making bookings to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards are Eric Jordan and Paul Stephens for In Darkness, Patrick Dayon for Dimanche/Sunday and Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby for Wild Life.


Palm Springs film fest books Lazhar for Oscar Buzz sidebar

Philippe Falardeau’s latest movie will screen at the southern California film festival just before Sundance.


A Worthy Companion headed for CineMart in Rotterdam

The micro_scope-produced film, directed by Carlos and Jason Sanchez, is one of 36 projects vying for funding in Rotterdam’s copro market Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2012.


Best of the Year: micro_scope

The Montreal-based prodco talks about finding critical and commercial success with a strategy that balances serious subject matter with accessible storytelling.