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Sundance Now SVOD comes to Canada

The indie and art-house focused streamer has launched with a Canadian collection curated by Bruce McDonald.


Jus Reign selected for Sundance-YouTube program

The Toronto-based YouTube star will participate in the inaugural Sundance Institute-YouTube Creators Intensive.

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Guy Maddin on subversion, Sundance and The Forbidden Room

The latest film from Maddin and Evan Johnson will open the Forum sidebar at the Berlin International Film Festival this week, after its world premiere had a walk-out in Park City.


Blog: Francois Delisle on bringing Chorus to life

Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus talks to the director about writing, financing and finishing his sixth feature (Chorus pictured).

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Blog: Quirky ‘Pop-Up Porno’ a hot topic at Sundance

Playback‘s Sundance blogger Alan Bacchus speaks with Pop-Up Porno producer Holly O’Brien about getting three – yes, three – self-financed shorts into the famed 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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Chorus, The Amina Profile to screen at Sundance

As well, Insight Productions and Scythia Films will each have coproductions in competition at the 2015 edition of the famed Utah festival. (The Amina Profile‘s Sophie Deraspe pictured.)


Film festival markets: love ‘em or leave ‘em?

From Playback magazine: Indie distributors weigh in on the role festivals play in their b2b sales strategies today.

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TIFF ’14: Funny or Die partners with VSC on Canadian film release

The video portal will use its wide social media reach to help market the Canadian release of the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows.

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Crowdfunding 101: “Linsanity”

As the STREAM conference kicks off today (June 3) in Santa Monica, we continue our crowdfunding focus by looking at the campaign for Linsanity (pictured), which raised more than US$160,000.


Sandra Oh and Nia Vardalos-starrer to be shot in Winnipeg

The phone sex comedy, slated to begin production as soon as June, also stars Emily Watson and Melora Hardin.


Sebastien Pilote’s Le Vendeur wins big at Quebec film showcase awards

The prize-giving season for Canadian film kicks into gear at the Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois, ahead of the Genies in Toronto on Thursday night.