Alexander Skarsgård will star in Brandon Cronenberg’s “Infinity Pool,” a sci-fi thriller about a vacation that takes a twist. Neon, the studio behind “Parasite,” will co-finance and executive produce the film alongside Topic Studios, which previously produced “Leave No Trace” and “Luce.” “Infinity Pool” comes on the heels of Skarsgård’s star turn in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” one of the few box office success stories of the pandemic era. Cronenberg recently directed the trippy horror film, “Possessor,” which Neon released.

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The third episode of Telefilm Canada’s newest podcast, Maple Popcorn, features two Indigenous filmmakers whose films are making waves on the international film festival circuit – Tracey Deer, director of Beans, and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, star of Canada-New Zealand coproduction Night Raiders and director of Kímmapiiyipitssini – the Meaning of Empathy. Maple Popcorn is Telefilm Canada’s six-episode…

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Principal photogprahy is underway on Stellar, Darlene Naponse’s love story starring Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Braeden Clarke. The news coincides with National Indigenous Peoples Day. Based on the short story of the same name written by Naponse, the film follows two Indigenous characters in a chance encounter that sets off a cosmic and environmental connection that seeks to restore the past, while bringing hope to the future.

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Four Canadian documentaries in their final production stages have been selected to participate in Showcase Canada at Cannes Marché du Film, as part of the market’s Docs-in-Progress initiative! And for the third consecutive year, Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the Forum RIDM and in collaboration with the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, will present…

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The 32nd edition of Sunny Side of the Doc is back online on June 21 to 24, 2021! This important marketplace for international documentary and narrative experiences facilitates distribution and coproduction opportunities from across the globe. And once again, Canada will take its place at the market with its Virtual Exhibitor Stand!     Canada’s Virtual Exhibitor Stand will play host…

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Meet Canada at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Mifa Market from June 14 to 19, 2021! The Mifa Market is the animation industry’s leading showcase for the coproduction, sales, distribution and financing of animated content on all broadcasting platforms. Because this year edition will be a hybrid virtual and in-person event, Canada…

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The Canadian delegation gears up for the Cannes Film Festival’s first hybrid virtual and in-person edition with a robust online presence! The festival’s Marché du Film (July 6 to 15, 2021) runs in tandem with the Cannes Film Festival (July 6 to 17, 2021). Attended by the largest international community of film professionals, it’s a…

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Night Raiders, a dystopian sci-fi feature executive produced by Oscar winner Taika Waititi. The debut feature of writer/director Danis Goulet is set in 2043, exploring a future in which a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. In this world, where children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight, a desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes and infiltrates a State children’s academy, so that she can get her daughter back.

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If you’re a distributor, agent, festival programmer or sales agent in the U.S. market, don’t miss your chance to catch an exclusive preview of 10 specially-selected Canadian films currently in post-production, and to virtually meet the passionate talent and inspiring creative teams behind them. Kicking off with an exciting online event on May 13, 2021…

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What started as an international screening series has turned into a curated, customizable and digital experience! Promoting the discoverability of Canadian content to audiences across the United States, the CANADA NOW website features almost 5,000 Canadian films and series available on over 150 video-on-demand platforms. The CANADA NOW website, built in collaboration with Telescope, is…

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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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A Canadian filmmaker is among this year’s Oscar contenders, going for the win in the Documentary (Short Subject) category! Halifax, Nova Scotia-born Ben Proudfoot, along with Kris Bowers, snagged an Academy Award nomination for A Concerto Is a Conversation. The 13-minute doc follows Bowers—a renowned, award-winning American musician and composer—on an intimate conversational journey into…

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Deer recently made her narrative feature debut co-writing and directing the coming-of-age film “Beans,” which captures a young Mohawk girl’s experiences during the 1990s Oka Crisis. The feature debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and also screened at the Berlin Film Festival, after which FilmRise acquired the U.S. distribution rights.

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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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