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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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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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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Canada was shining bright at MIPCOM this year. With 579 Canadians in attendance at this important international market dedicated to financing, co-production, acquisitions and sales of audiovisual content on all platforms, let’s revisit some highlights of Canada’s success at the event! MIPCOM 2018 took place last month in Cannes, France, and hosted some 13,800 delegates…

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Canada will take centre stage at the upcoming 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, which takes place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, from February 1 to 9, 2019. We’ll be honoured as the Invited Country: O Canada! at this year’s festival! With competitions, screenings, and its Short Film Market, Clermont-Ferrand is considered to be one of the industry’s most prestigious short film fests.

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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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