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110 Canadian pics to be screened at the confab

British Columbia’s booming film industry has placed a record 53 home-brewed films in the Vancouver Film Festival’s lineup. B.C. films include 10 features, four mid-length films and 39 shorts among the 110 Canuck pics to be screened at the Sept. 28-Oct. 12 confab.

Almost 600 films were submitted for the Canadian Images section of the fest, which will host 18 world premieres and three English Canadian premieres.

Canadian Images’ series gala opener Sept. 29 is Vancouver writer Douglas Coupland’s debut screenplay, “Everything’s Gone Green.” Vancouver-set laffer, helmed by Paul Fox, concerns a money-laundering scheme that tempts a lottery magazine employee.

Canuck thesp Sarah Polley makes her directing debut with “Away From Her,” a drama based on a short story about Alzheimer’s disease from Alice Munro’s bestseller “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.” Pic co-stars Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thompson, Michael Murphy and Wendy Crewson.

Closing gala Oct. 12 will unspool Stephen Frears’ “The Queen,” starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II as she ponders her course of action in the days immediately after Princess Diana’s death.

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