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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express has announced the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007: • The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Featuring Da...

Calgary Film Fest announces Award recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007:• The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Fea...

Making of Late Fragment -- an Interactive Film

                    For the past ten years, Canadian Film Centre Media Lab has been in the forefront of the thrust towardinteractive media, having developed original content for a variety of platforms, including cellphones, digitalcinema broadband and gaming consoles. It was time to take it to the people.But how do you make an innovative interactive feature film with two producers, three writer-direct...

INNOVATION IN CINEMA TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT TIFF, WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LATE FRAGMENT, NORTH AMERICA’S FIRST INTERACTIVE DRAMA

                    Toronto (August 15, 2007) - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)are delighted to announce the world premiere of Late Fragment, North America’s first interactive dramaticfeature film, at the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as part of the Future Projections program.Late Fragment, an interactive film by Daryl Cloran, Anita ...

Future of Cinema May 23 Panel: panelists Bios

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Panelist Bios:Ana SerranoAna Serrano is the Director of CFC Media Lab, a world-renowned new media research, training and production facility created in 1997 at Norman Jewison’s CFC (Canadian Film Centre). As director of CFC Media Lab, she provides strategic leadership, fiscal development, program design and creative direction for all of the Centre’s new media initiatives, including the development and production of a diverse range of critically acclaimed interactive narrative prototypes.In 2...

Panel in Cannes May 21: "Interactive Cinema Workshop"

The panel will take place:  May 21: 3pm  to 4pm Short Film Corner: Screening RoomInvitation event RSVP press@filmfestivals.com From Janet Murray's Holodeck to Lev Manovich's Database Cinema, the interactive narrative represents the "holy grail" of the interactive medium. For some, the pleasure derived from interactive stories is found in the theorizing of them. For others such pleasure has yet to be found in mainstream practice. Indeed, today, most traditional entertainm...

Ana Serrano, Director of CFC Media Lab

Ana Serrano is the Director of CFC Media Lab, a world-renowned new media research, training and production facility created in 1997 at Norman Jewison’s CFC (Canadian Film Centre). As director of CFC Media Lab, she provides strategic leadership, fiscal development, program design and creative direction for all of the Centre’s new media initiatives, including the development and production of a diverse range of critically acclaimed interactive narrative prototypes.In 2003, Ana was recognized f...

25 finalists for the second edition of “Content 360,”

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MIPTV featuring MILIA, the world’s audiovisual and digital content market, today announces the 25 finalists for the second edition of “Content 360,” the international competition to commission innovative, interactive content and applications for mobile and broadband. For the second year, “Content 360” is organized in partnership with the BBC, the Korean Broadcasting Commission (KBC), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and for the first time WPP’s OgilvyOne Worldwide and Yahoo! T...

Top Ten Canadian Films

Wednesday, January 3----The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced the top ten Canadian films of 2006 this evening at the annual Canada's Top Ten industry event, hosted by actors Sylvie Moreau and Dave Foley. Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions will be held from January 26 to February 4 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. Canada's Top Ten films are chosen by a 10-member, national panel of filmmakers, journalists, program...

Atlantic Film Festival Awards

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The following awards for the 26th Atlantic Film Festival were presented Friday, September 22 in the Bluenose Room at the Delta Halifax. Atlantic Awards Best Atlantic Short ($5,000 service package)Sponsored by Eyes Post Group and open to all Atlantic work 60 minutes and under.Winner: Justin Simms - Punch-Up at a WeddingHonourable Mention: Jackie Torrens - Pickled Punk Best Atlantic Feature Sponsored by the Atlantic Film Festival Winner: Camelia Frieberg - A Stone's Throw Michael Weir Award for ...

McLaren Retrospective in Official Selection at Cannes

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For the first time, Cannes Classics will feature an animator, and the honour goes to Norman McLaren, who won the Short Film Palme d’or in 1955 with Blinkity Blank. A selection of 13 McLaren films has been put together in homage to the great filmmaker and to celebrate 65 years of animation at the National Film Board of Canada. Jacques Bensimon, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB, said, “McLaren’s genius continues to amaze us. Every film in this program underscores the ...

The Rendez Vous unveils its 24th edition

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From February 16 to 26, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois invites you to its 24th edition, the largest gathering of devotees of Quebec cinema, presented by the SAQ. This year, the Rendez-vous will show more than 190 films at the Cinémathèque québécoise, NFB theatre, Cinéma Beaubien and the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec. Raymond Bouchard, the event’s spokesman, accompanied by over 150 directors, actors and skilled professionals from our film industry, will gather for this 10-day eve...

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...

Robin Spry to be Honoured Posthumously by The New Montreal FilmFest

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Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Robin Spry, who died in a car crash in March, will be honoured with a retrospective including five of his early films during the Festival’s inaugural edition, September 18-25, 2005.One of the most important documentary directors of the National Film Board in the late 1960s and early 70s, Spry went on to become a fiction director of considerable repute with such political and social dramas as Prologue (1969), One Man (1977), Drying Up the Streets (1978) and Suzanne ...

Mipdoc e-screenings go digital (server technology)

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MIPDOC 2005 9-10 April Noga Hilton : MIPDOC 100% Digital Screening, 100% Digital ServicingThis year, MIPDOC participants will enjoy an entirely digital video library as well as fully digital servicing. Buyers connected to the network will be able to request programmes from connected distributors directly from the MIPDOC screening interface. Once each request is validated, the programme will be digitally delivered to the buyer's desktop within minutes.The digital screenings system service is prov...

A workshop with musician and composer Robert Marcel Lepage

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A workshop with musician and composer Robert Marcel LepageThe art of documentary relies on artists and craftspeople from many fields, not least on the musician whose job it is to compose a soundtrack for the images a director has assembled. How a composer goes about creating this music is the topic at the next Docu-Monday, with special guest Robert Marcel Lepage, composer of more than 100 original film scores. The evening will be organized as a workshop featuring illustrations from a selection o...

Activist Films: Whose Truth?

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Screening and discussion with documentarians: Ève Lamont, Patricio Henriquez, Carole Poliquin, and members of the LuciolesThe resurgence of alternative movements and citizen participation is fueling a renewed interest in documentary film. To try to understand this phenomenon and the various politics behind it, Docu-Mondays presents an evening of screenings and discussion titled “Activist Film: Whose Truth?” Experienced documentarians Ève Lamont, Patricio Henriquez and Carole Poliquin will ...

Victoria Independent Film & Video Fest wrapped

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VICTORIA INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL Film Festival Wraps with Record NumbersThe 11th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival wrapped this year’s fete with unprecedented success.The interest from filmmakers around the world exceeded previous years with1086 entries coming through the doors. This increased profile allowed for further expansion of programming and enabled the Festival to bring many more talented filmmakers to the attention of local audiences and the media. The Fest...

André Lamy new head of Montreal FNC

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ANDRÉ LAMY IS NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMAThe Board of Directors of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. André Lamy to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lamy has been a member of the Board for five years and has accepted the appointment, which takes effect immediately.As a prominent figure in the film industry, in which he has worked for over forty years, André Lamy has held numerous senior executive...

Multi-Award Winning RYAN Poised for Oscar© Victory

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To most, animation conjures an alternate realm of magic. In Oscar© -nominated animation RYAN, this realm of magic is incontestably dark. Rather than tripping through to a world of benign fantasy, we are plunged into the foreboding chamber of a haunted mind. That mind once led the hand of celebrated Canadian animator, Ryan Larkin. In the aptly titled RYAN, director Chris Landreth celebrates the work of this overlooked artist while examining the personal demons that led to his professional and pe...

Jimmywork wins at Victoria Fest

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Jimmywork, the controversial first feature from Francophone filmmaker Simon Sauvé, took the CHUM Television Award for Best Canadian First Feature, along with $2,000 cash. A cross between film noir, biopic and cinema vérité, the film follows Sauvé’s neighbour, Jimmy Webster, a gambler, drinker and hopeless schemer with endless ambition, but dishonourable intentions. Festival Director, Kathy Kay said it was important to recognize this film for the award, “Jimmywork sparked a great deal of ...

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...

Artist Portraits: meet Paule Baillargeon and Pierre Houle

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The Fine Art of Doing Artist PortraitsScreening and discussion with filmmakers Paule Baillargeon and Pierre Houle8 pm, NFB Cinema1564, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, tel. (514) 496-6887Montreal, January 10, 2005—Docu-Mondays opens the new year with a look at how documentarians create portraits of artists. Guests at the January 17th screening and discussion will be filmmakers Pierre Houle and Paule Baillargeon, who will talk about the difficulties of trying to do justice to the work and personalit...

Mindtravel: Lift-Off Extraordinaire with the Animators of the NFB

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Montreal – November 26 to December 2, 2004 at 3:05 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Cinéma Parallèle (Ex-Centris), the National Film Board of Canada presents MINDTRAVEL, a programme of eight shorts from animation’s greatest filmmakers. Featured are eight films and as many countries to pique the appetite of viewers intent on travel and discovery. MINDTRAVEL includes quality works by Montréal award-winning filmmakers Michèle Cournoyer, Jacques Drouin and Craig Welch. Also featured are such renowned...

Ryan animated film by Chris Landreth, from AFI

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An animated documentary film by Chris Landreth: WITH ALL THE SURPRISESWow! Impressive! Imaginative! The list goes on. Academy Award nominated Canadian filmmaker, Chris Landreth, and his film, RYAN deserve recognition beyond a time when the mere idea of recognition may die out. Based on the life of animator, Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced influential and original animation at the National Film Board of Canada many years ago, the film chronicles a deceptive path and the life that le...

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