At this year’s edition of SXSW (which kicks off March 8, 2019, in Austin, Texas), the spheres of music, film, and interactive shall convene at Canada House! For the very first time at SXSW, Canada House will encompass a multitude of Canadian initiatives from the music, interactive, film & TV industries, and is sure to be both…

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Canada made big waves at this year’s Berlinale (February 7 to 17, 2019), with awards, screenings, premieres, and more. Here’s your recap of the festival’s highlights, complete with video reports featuring the filmmakers themselves. And the award goes to… Canadians are flying home with awards tucked in their suitcases this year, with two Crystal Bears…

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The film, which is in post-production, was developed by Sienna Films, and is produced by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny of Sienna Films, together with Alan Moloney and Susan Mullen of Parallel Films. It is produced with the support of Telefilm Canada, Screen Ireland, the Ontario Media Development Corp. and Eurimages, and Entertainment One will distribute the film in Canada.

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What do you get when you mix a dumpling, animals in therapy, boys in the Quebec wilderness, a friendship between a nurse and an older woman, and a child’s memories of parental separation? You get three Canadian shorts, plus two more with Canadian creators, that are all nominated for top short film honours at the…

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Canada’s short and sweet sides are on display at this year’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (which kicks off February 1, 2019 in the French city of the same name, and wraps up February 9), As the Invited Country: O Canada, Quebec and First Nations! Canada’s got a bounty of fantastic shorts! From five films…

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Big news! Opening the Berlin International Film Festival will be: Lone Scherfig’s The Kindness of Strangers: a Canadian coproduction with Denmark-Sweden, Germany, and France. On February 7, 2019, the ensemble drama will make its world premiere by opening the 69th annual Berlinale, which takes place from February 7 to 17, 2019. Directed by renowned Danish…

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Telefilm Canada has released its 2017-2018 annual report, and what a stellar year for Canada’s audiovisual industry. Canada had prestigious festival acclaim; completed its first year as a member country of Eurimages; implemented a five-point action plan to achieve gender parity, increased support to Indigenous creators; renewed its focus on emerging talent; was active in…

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This year, eight Indigenous-made films from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States will be premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Canada is represented with 2 short Indigenous and female directed short documentaries in Competition:
Fast Horse by Alexandra Lazarowich (Alberta)
Throat Singing in Kangirsuk by Eva Kaukai (Inuit) and Manon Chamberland (Inuit), produced by Quebec-based Wapikoni

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Canadians Graham Yost and Moira Walley-Beckett have been nominated for an HUMANITAS Prize, which honours screenwriters whose work inspires compassion, hope, and understanding in the human family, for The Grizzlies. The film, which premiered at TIFF 2018, is the inspiring true story based on a group of Inuit students in the small Arctic town of Kugluktuk who find hope through the sport lacrosse.

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Jasmin Mozaffari’s debut feature Firecrackers has landed U.S. distribution with L.A.-based Good Deed Entertainment. The coming-of-age drama made its world premiere in the Discovery program at TIFF ’18 and will now be released theatrically in the U.S. in 2019. It is produced by Caitlin Grabham of Prowler Films alongside Kristy Neville of Wildling Pictures.

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Get spooky this Halloween with Canadian horror films, past, present, and future – many of which are available on the Rendezvous Canada iTunes store. From surprisingly Canadian hits like Robin Aubert’s Les Affamés to the Soska sisters’ upcoming remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid, Canada may have a reputation for being nice, but we know how…

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