Subtitled A Very Human Tech Doc, Shannon Walsh’s gut punch of a film spends eye-opening time with the workers who keep digital-age capitalism churning — the taken-for-granted ride-share drivers and delivery riders and the unseen thousands who fine-tune the AI of internet sites and search engines. The filmmaker travels to California, Florida, France, China and Nigeria to hear their stories, revealing unglamorous realities that tech giants would certainly rather keep hidden.

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Uplifting refugee drama “Peace by Chocolate,” which marks the last film starring late great Syrian actor and director Hatem Ali, is set to world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. UTA Independent Film Group will be handling world sales on the English-language pic, which is directed by Canadian first-timer Jonathan Keijser and will bow as part of the fest’s online Tribeca at Home presentations announced today.

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The breadth of Canada’s cinematic talent can be seen and felt at festivals and markets worldwide — our films are hits on the international circuit! Our content routinely scoops up major awards, rave reviews, and business opportunities galore. Latest Canadian films selected in festivals around the world (March and April 2021): Akilla’s Escape (Selected at Santa…

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Discover dazzling Canadian documentary talent and content at the 2021 Hot Docs Festival, April 29 to May 9, 2021! The Toronto-based event is “North America’s largest documentary festival, conference, and market.” With a special Canadian Spectrum program of doc features, shorts, and Q&As, this year’s fest takes place online (most special events and film screenings…

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Like many other happenings on the industry circuit, in light of the global pandemic, MIPTV has revamped its format to offer an online event this year—with a huge Canadian delegation that’s ready to make virtual waves! That’s right, more than 125 Canadian participants and 60 companies have registered for this online edition of Digital MIPTV,…

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Two Canadian projects scored wins at the fifth edition of the Junior Entertainment Talent Slate (JETS for short), an annual pitching and networking initiative in which six Canadian projects were selected to take part this year! It all happened online, February 16 and 17, 2021. In the name of coproduction, the JETS initiative connects filmmakers…

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As SXSW Online kicks off March 16 through 20, 2021, we’ve got updates on Canada’s virtual presence at the festival, with a spotlight on two Online Booths, loaded with programming you won’t want to miss! imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival First up, the biggest Indigenous film festival in the world will have an Online Booth…

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The breadth of Canada’s cinematic talent can be seen and felt at festivals and markets worldwide — our films are hits on the international circuit! Our content routinely scoops up major awards, rave reviews, and business opportunities galore.   Latest Canadian films selected in festivals around the world (January and February 2021): Akilla’s Escape (Victoria…

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As the SXSW Film Festival heads online for 2021, Canadian content and talent are fully in the mix, with awesome projects in competition. We’ve got four features, an episodic series, three interactive VR projects, loads of shorts, a music video and more. It’s all taking place from March 16 through 20, 2021 (as part of…

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Canada will be at the Berlinale virtually, taking place online March 1 through 5, 2021, and we’re excited to take part in some amazing initiatives within major international industry platforms. We’ve got 20 producers at Producers without Borders, 12 films in our Perspective Canada market screenings, 10 Canadian talents at Berlinale Talents, and much more!…

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With world premieres, features, coproductions, and shorts, Canada will be there in fine form this year as the 71st Berlin International Film Festival reinvents its format. The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents will take place online March 1 through 5, 2021. From June 9 to 20, the festival is…

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Last month, we introduced you to the first six Canadian producers selected to participate in the new RDVCANADA initiative | Meet the Series 2020-2021! Ready to meet the full set of participants of this exciting online program? First, a quick recap This six-month program strives to help our participants develop their series projects for international…

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Peek behind the scenes into the process and creation of three of Canada’s successful Indigenous drama series in this exciting panel held at C21 Media’s Content London! Indigenous Content that Speaks to the World  is a lively discussion sponsored by Telefilm Canada, Canada Media Fund, and Canadian Media Producers Association. Moderated by Adam Garnet Jones…

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Hot off the presses: Twelve Canadian TV series producers from across the country have been selected from many awesome applicants to participate in the new RDVCANADA initiative | Meet the Series 2020-2021! This exciting online program connects these producers (each possessing between two and five years of international experience) with foreign producers. The purpose? Six…

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Every year, the Sustainable Production Forum (SPF) unites sustainability experts with key players from the audiovisual and entertainment industries! The shared goal? To open meaningful dialogue and help find impactful solutions that will lead the industry towards sustainable filmmaking practices. This year, the SPF was a virtual event, with four panels taking place online (October…

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