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The National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival has announced their new lineup

The National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival has announced their new lineup of short films, selected from a record number of submissions. NSI programs the very best Canadian short films in their online festival that runs year round.  This new group of filmmakers is the first to be eligible for three cash awards: The Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award ($2,500), A&E Short Filmmakers Award ($1,250), and The Bite Comedy Award ($750). The films selecte...

Bonds forge as Trans Atlantic Partners wraps at IFP

Trans Atlantic Partners has wrapped its third module, in conjunction with the Independent Filmmaker Project in New York City, with several international partnerships expected to emerge in the coming months.Producer Antonello Cozzolino of Montreal says hosting an additional third module of the intensive co-production training program in New York was an inspired decision.“We went through the week with the same goals, helping each other when needed, and we leave New York knowing we have solid pot...

Titanic International Film Festival awards

The awarded films of the 18th Titanic International Film Festival were announced at the festival's closing gala on 16th April. In his closing speech festival director György Horváth recalled the serious financial problems that the 18th Titanic International Film Festival had to cope with due the denial of government grants, told some anecdotes about the work of the crew, thanked all the sponsors and the enthusiastic audience for their hel p and promised that the organizers will make every...

A new Platform for European-Canadian co-productions launches: PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

EFP, OMDC and TIFF(R) launch next PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO After a successful launch in 2010, the feature film networking and co-production program PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO (PLT) is scheduled to be held again during the Toronto International Film Festival®, running from September 7-10, 2011. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)...

Ecumenical prize in Berlin to Familiar Grounds, en terrains connus

  PRIZE OF THE ECUMENICAL JURY - Forum section FAMILIAR GROUNDS (En terrains connus) a film by Stéphane Lafleur (Canada) "This film is structurally original in showing how "accidents" can alter human relationships.  It is innovative in drawing warm and human comic moments out of an alienated world where relationships are fragile. Its dialogue is sparse and well-controlled, and the soundtrack integrates very effectively with the film's visual imagery....

Toronto Film Festival Versus The Bedbugs

  As film professionals and movie stars fly into Toronto for the international film festival that begins on Thursday, most will not realize that the city and the Festival that is its standard bearer, have been in a pitched battle with tiny insects. Panic was in the air when it was leaked to the local press last week that bedbugs (the insect scourge usually found in mattresses) were found at the Scotiabank Theatre, one of the Festival's main screening venues and the site for most of th...

Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up

  The 35th Toronto International Film Festival announces another stellar line-up of films across five programmes, including the newest in cutting-edge filmmaking, international cinematic discoveries and new works from established masters. MAVERICKS Notable guests from the world of film and beyond share revealing anecdotes and engage in unforgettable discussions. Bruce Springsteen In...

Derek Luis named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada

Accomplished media professional Derek Luis has been named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). He replaces outgoing CEO Susan Millican. Derek joins NSI at a time of great growth and change in Canada's screen-based industries. Derek's career includes 20 years of broadcast, print and online experience across news and current affairs, drama, factual, documentary, variety, performing arts and web content. He has worked as a writer, researcher, director, produce...

ReelWorld Film Festival (RWFF) kicks off with the North American premiere of Canadian film OFF WORLD

  Celebrating their 10th Anniversary ReelWorld Film Festival (RWFF) kicks off with the North American premiere of Canadian film Off World, the much anticipated feature from writer, director and co-producer Mateo Guez.  ReelWorld's Gala screening will be hosted once again at Scotiabank Theatre because of their long successful partnership with Cineplex Entertainment.  The Opening Night is made possible through the generous support of TD Bank Financial, another long standing partner of ReelW...

Play it again

For the 60th anniversary of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Retrospective takes a look back at the long history of the festival with a programme curated by David Thomson. Retrospective section head Rainer Rother explains why the respected film critic was his favourite candidate for the job, what fascinated him about Thomson's selection of films and how cinema has become freer and richer over the years. Janus Dissing Rathke in Niels Arden Oplev's Drømmen: this year's...

Latest Sponsor!

TSFF is pleased to announce our latest sponsor – Nelvana Studio Nelvana Studio has offered a day at their studio, job shadowing aproduction crew, and a Nelvana gift package to include Toonboom Studio software(worth $400) ...

Tips for next SXSW

  Welcome to the SXSW January Update featuring timely tips about our 2010 Music, Film & Interactive events. First Headliner Announced The one-and-only Cheap Trick will perform at the SXSW Music Festival. Since the '70s the band has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is catchy and instantly recognizable. More SXSW Welco...

29th Annual CMJ Music Marathon Coverage

By Maria Esteves - November 29, 2009 The 29th Annual 2009 College Music Journal Music Marathon & Film Festival (CMJ09), the largest international new music discovery event was held at over 75 venues throughout New York City, from October 20-24, 2009. The outstanding festival showcased music marathon, film festival, exhibit hall, panel discussions, seminars, comedy shows, special events, parties, concerts, and awards ceremony. This year's music style/genres by 1,300 bands from around the w...

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University of Toronto Film Festival Call for Submissions

The 2010 U of T Film Festival will be held on Saturday, March 13 entirely within Hart House. Multiple rooms throughout the House will be converted into screening venues, including the historic Hart House Theatre, and screenings will be staggered throughout the day. As usual we’ll be showing the best new work by students from U of T Toronto-area film schools. With the addition of installations, workshops and an ongoing-reception the entire House will serve as a full-fledged film carnival under ...

Canadian Black Film Festival opens tonight

CANADIAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL OPENS TONIGHT With a double bill from 6.30pm including Delroy Kincaid and Who Are You Wearin'? (Powys Dewhurst) and The Tenant (Lucky Ejim) and M.K.Asante Jr's - The Black Candle   Screenings for this three-day extravaganza will take place at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Ryerson University The National Film Board (NFB) ...

CFC Actors Conservatory names K Sutherland as chair

CFC (Canadian Film Centre) names Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland as Chair of the CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY.The CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY, presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, is Canada’s first professional level, cross collaborative on-screen training program for actors. The inaugural five-month session will launch September 21, 2009. Conservatory participants and accomplished mentors will be announced shortly. “As Chair o...


CFC (Canadian Film Centre) names  Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland as Chair of the CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY.The CFC ACTORS CONSERVATORY, presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, is Canada’s first professional level, cross collaborative on-screen training program for actors.  The inaugural five-month session will launch September 21, 2009.   Conservatory participants and accomplished mentors will be announced shortly. &...

Director Dialogues In Toronto

  Director Joe Dante  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor The Toronto International Film Festival has announced four presentations in Dialogues: Talking with Pictures, the Festival’s critically acclaimed film series curated by renowned directors or film artists. This year, Ted Kotcheff, Neil Jordan, Joe Dante and Sook- Yin Lee will present films that have inspired them or have marked a significant period in their careers. Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Frigh...


Nsi Online Short Film Festival

Year-round, 100% Canadian online film festival showing short independent films. New films and filmmaker audio interviews are posted to the website each week. New films are solicited four times a year. $2,500 for best film.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is an exhibition showcase of strictly Canadian professional and amateur films. It is the largest showcase of Canadian feature films in the world.


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