DGC Awards nominees unveiled

Top contenders in the various film and TV categories include Still Mine (pictured), Rebelle, Flashpoint and Heartland.


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.

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Kim Nguyen’s War Witch dominates Jutras in Quebec

The Congo child soldier drama (pictured) earned eight trophies after sweeping the film categories at the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards.


Laurence Anyways, War Witch lead Jutra nominations

Six films are vying for the Golden Ticket prize, awarded based on a weighting system that considers box office, festival entries, award wins and international distribution sales: Bestiaire, Truck, Laurence Anyways (pictured), Monsieur Lazhar, Starbuck and War Witch.


War Witch team reacts to Oscar news

Director Kim Nguyen said in a conference call following the announcement that trusting his instincts helped the film achieve international recognition.

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War Witch advances in Oscar voting

The child soldier drama, directed by Kim Nguyen and produced by Montreal’s Item 7, is one of nine foreign language films selected in the first phase of Oscar nominee shortlisting.

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Best of the year: Item 7

Playback‘s film producer of the year is behind Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle (War Witch) and the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller The Colony.

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Weekly round-up: War Witch honours, more Canucks Sundance-bound

Kim Nguyen’s War Witch (pictured) receives multiple accolades; When I Walk, Le Futur Proche headed to the Utah fest; female industry execs make Canada’s power list.

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Telefilm names Rebelle as Oscar pick

Kim Nguyen’s child soldier drama is the Canadian contender in the Best Foreign Language Film competition at the 85th Academy Awards in February.


CMPA shortlists five producers for $10,000 TIFF feature film prize

The winner will come from among Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin, Juliette Hagopian, David Hamilton, Daniel Iron and producer/director Michael McGowan.


TIFF’12 Trailers: Canadian films

A selection of trailers from “The Eh Team,” including stories of harvested celeb viruses (AntiViral, pictured), kids war games, gender-bending love and political conflict.