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FNC reveals Focus sections with 17 features from Quebec and Canada

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17 FEATURES FROM QUEBEC AND CANADA – FOCUS 2012   The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the films for the Focus lineup (Quebec/Canada), including the opening film Mars et Avril by Martin Villeneuve to be screened on October 11 at the Cinéma Impérial. This year, the section highlighting the wide-ranging Quebec and Canadian film industry will feature 10 films in competition and six out of competition. Martin Villeneuve’s sci-fi-tinged fable Mar...

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Director: Rob Heydon.
A Transformational Love Story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestselling book all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection.

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

Artists selected for 2010 TVIFF Music Fest!!!

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The artists for 2010 TVIFF Music Fest have been selected: 2010 MUSICFEST FINALISTS JESSICA ERIN, country / pop singer and writer Originally from Illinois, Jessica currently resides in Los Angeles, working hard to hone her craft as a singer/songwriter. She has opened for Grammy Award winning duo Montgomery Gentry, Country star Darryl Worley, & others. Her song "Girls Night Out", was aired on NBC TV's hit show "Friday Night Lights". Her song, "...

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards® Announced Its 2010 Winners

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The 53rd New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards honored this year's winning entries at the 2010 awards ceremony Monday, May 3rd in New York at the American Airlines Theater. The GrandJury® awarded two prestigious Grand Trophies - one to ESPN of the US, and the other to The Edge Picture Company in the UK.  In addition, ESPN was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third year in a row, while The Edge Picture Company was also honored for the third time with t...

Strategic Partners (SP) announces keynotes

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Strategic Partners (SP), Canada’s only international co-production market for film and television projects announced today that two internationally renowned names in the film and television industries, Frida Torresblanco and Noreen Halpern, are slated to deliver keynote addresses to this year’s capacity number of delegates including delegations from the spotlight countries of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Frida Torresblanco, acclaimed producer and creator of Ritmo Films, will present the ope...

The Film Annex Networking Events At Tribeca FF

Saturday, May 3------One of the more intriguing new players in the digital download field is Film Annex. Through its website, Filmannex.com, the company's mission is to provide a new channel for promoting filmmakers and their works as well as distributing their films — to anyone with an Internet connection and selective corporate clients. Since art and independent films (particularly non-English language films) are often hugely popular at film festivals, but suffer at the distribution level t...

Synopsis for Late Fragment

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   PRODUCED BY THE CANADIAN FILM CENTRE IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA ,"LATE FRAGMENT" AN INTERACTIVE FILM BY DARYL CLO...

VisionTV & NSI name writers to join DiverseTV training program

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Six aspiring screenwriters from across Canada have been chosen to participate in the first DiverseTV training program.Launched in September 2005 by VisionTV and the National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI), this groundbreaking program offers visible minority and Aboriginal writers the chance to create a dramatic television series for national broadcast.The six successful applicants will take part in a rigorous training program that teaches the skills needed to bring a TV drama series to fruition...

DOCircuitMtl The first Quebec documentary market

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DOCircuitMtl The first Quebec documentary market November 16-17, 2005 At the Cinémathèque québécoise Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) and DOC-Québec are proud to announce a major new industry event to support the production and promotion of Quebec documentaries. DOC CIRCUIT MTL is the first ever marketplace for documentary film and video productions from Québec. It takes place November 16 and 17, in English and French, at the Cinémathèque québécoise, i...

NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival opens with Snowscreen

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SNOWSCREENBetween March 2 to 5, 2005 NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival returns to Winnipeg, Manitoba. March 2The event kicks off at The Forks with SnowScreen, the festival's infamous outdoor movie screen carved from snow by artists from Le Festival du Voyageur. It is a uniquely Canadian event, perfect for a winter Manitoba evening: great Canadian films, starry sky above and the banks of the historic Red and Assiniboine Rivers below, complemented by hot chocolate, fire barrels and hay bales...

The Banff World Television Festival (new name, new projects)

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The 26th Banff World Television Festival will take place June 12 to 15, 2005, at The Fairmont Banff Springs amid the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. The Banff Television Festival Foundation announced today a new name for its annual event: The Banff World Television Festival, accompanied by a new theme line: Where great television is born. This revitalization complements new Festival initiatives designed to increase opportunities for broadcasters and producers alike, including a comprehensive foru...

Winnipeg NSI FilmExchange Festival line up

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NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival in Winnipeg March 2 – 5, 2005.“We are very excited to confirm the Festival’s films,” said Director of Programming Liz Janzen. “Each of the directors has brought a unique story to the big screen – our audiences will be challenged, moved and entertained.”Director Noam Gonick’s latest film Stryker is the compelling story of an intense turf war between two street gangs in Winnipeg’s North End. Shot in Winnipeg last winter, Stryker will have i...

Performers for Scripts Out Loud at The Atlantic Fest

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The Atlantic Film Festival Announces Performers for Scripts Out LoudThe 24th Atlantic Film Festival (September 17-25, 2004) is pleased announce that ACTRA Maritimes member actors Kristin Bell, Krista MacDonald, Dawn McKelvie Cyr, Tara Doyle, Brian Heighton, Njeri Watkins, Jeff Wright and Darrell Yates will perform, in front of a live audience, excerpts from four scripts that were developed through the Script Development Project at the annual Scripts Out Loud. Scripts Out Loud takes place on Sept...

Atlantic film fest jury is split in 2 groups

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The 24th Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) announced today that Brett Hendrie, Michael Melski and Stephen Reynolds have been selected for the Atlantic Jury and Charles Bishop, Duncan Hall and Paul Quinn have been selected for the Canadian Jury for this year’s Festival, September 17-25, 2004. The Atlantic Jury chooses 11 Atlantic awards while the Canadian Jury chooses two awards.“We made the decision to divide the jury into two this year because the intensive jury process for such a large program...

New Director of Programming for NSI

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NSI - Canada, announces Liz Janzen as new Director of ProgrammingThe National Screen Institute – Canada is pleased to announce Liz Janzen has joined NSI as Director of Programming beginning August 9.“We are thrilled to have Liz join the NSI team,” said Susan Millican, NSI CEO. “Her knowledge and experience in Canadian film and television is exceptional and we look forward to her contributions and leadership in this position.”Most recently, Ms Janzen was the Development Manager, Western...

Yorkton 57th: ambiance

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A story of family against the backdrop of a career as a Harlem Globetrotter was the big winner at this year's Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival.Hardwood, the first film for director Hubert Davis walked away with four awards, including the coveted Golden Sheaf of Excellence as the Festival's top film.The film also earned Davis a Golden Sheaf for best direction in a non-dramatic film, as well as for editing and documentary short subject.The success at Yorkton was gratifying, said Davis."It wa...

Canada’s NSI Festival Filmexchange was hot!

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The weather cooperated for SnowScreen, Manitoba-made films sold out, the pitch session and Film and TV Industry Luncheon attracted dynamic crowds and amateur filmmakers rocked the house – not a bad week for NSI FilmExchange, Canada’s Coolest Film Festival, March 2 – 6.The festival started off with a hot event and the momentum built all week. Approximately 5,000 people attended throughout the five-day event, about 1,000 more than 2003. Delegate and screening pass sales also rose.Families, p...

NSI invites young canadians to attend

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NSI FILMEXCHANGE LAUNCHES OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTSThe National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) in association with Human Resources Development Canada is pleased to announce the return of its two popular outreach programs for students and young adults, during NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival – Canada’s Coolest Film Festival, March 2 to 6 in Winnipeg.NSI invites young Canadians aged 18 to 29, interested in pursuing a career in the film industry and who are not c...

Michael MacLear honored at HOT DOCS

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Hot Docs' Board of Directors has selected multi-award winning documentary, producer and broadcast journalist Michael Maclear as the recipient of its annual Outstanding Achievement Award and Retrospective. Mr. Maclear will receive his award at the annual awards presentation during the festival. Always a precise, informed, and thorough journalist, Maclear has produced a distinguished body of informative and factual television over the past five decades. His work ranges from incisive pieces for CBC...

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