A debut feature from a Quebec director has won big at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), one of Asia’s leading film fests, which took place October 3 to 12, 2019. That’s right, Mélanie Charbonneau’s first feature, Fabuleuses (Fabulous) competed in BIFF’s Flash Forward section, where it also made its international premiere. Out of…

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We’ve got an exciting scoop for you! Did you know that an innovative Canadian kids series just took home a MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award in the Kids Programming category? The Bravest Knight, an animated show featuring a LGBTQ main character, has won this incredible honour at MIPCOM 2019, which just wrapped up October 17….

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Following its success at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, where Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone had its world premiere and snagged the coveted Best Canadian Feature Film prize, Deraspe’s fifth feature is making waves.  As Telefilm recently announced, Antigone has been chosen as Canada’s official contender for the Best International Feature Film category of the 92nd…

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At the 72nd Festival de Cannes, which took place from May 14 to 25, 2019, Canada’s  homegrown talent dazzled audiences, took home prizes, and represented Canada right — check out these winning films with Canadian connections! As summer sets in, let’s kick off the season with a celebratory look at our Canadian Cannes victors of…

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As we gear up for the 72nd Festival de Cannes coming up May 14 to 25, 2019, let’s take a look at Canada’s cinematic contenders, from features to shorts, coproductions, and more. In official competition and making its world premiere is Xavier Dolan’s Matthias et Maxime. The Montreal filmmaker also acts in the movie, about…

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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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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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Did you know a Canadian film took home the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival, which took place from January 3 to 14, 2019? Set in the Inuit community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, a remote town that had high suicide rates, Miranda de Pencier’s The Grizzlies tells the…

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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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While there’s no wrong time to be bewitched by a David Cronenberg film, the onset of Halloween just might add some extra fright to the occasion, as the Toronto-born filmmaker is considered to be one of Canada’s most provocative directors and the King of Body Horror. But fear not! Head to Rendezvous Canada iTunes store…

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Autumn in Canada means watching the leaves change, eating crispy apples, and let’s face it, getting ready for winter. But although temperatures at home are getting cooler, our Canadian talent is heating the international film festivals this season! Already this October, Canadian cinema was especially well-represented at the Busan International Film Festival, where Canada had…

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