Canadian docu-makers will get a leg up thanks to the Canadian Film Center and National Film Board feature documentary program, a mentor-led scheme to develop original projects for international auds.
Canadian distributors are increasingly choosing Hot Docs as a launch pad for theatrical releases, solidifying the growing reputation of the largest documentary fest in North America as a world-class…
The TorontoFilm Festival has recruited Montreal film critic and author Matthew Hays to its Canadian feature programming team and appointed Kathleen Mullen as Short Cuts Canada programmer.
The Sprockets Toronto Intl. Film Festival for Children wound up its 11th year on Sunday, handing out nine juried and audience awards.
Canadian scribes picked up nine trophies at the 12th Canadian Screenwriting Awards, presented by the Writers Guild of Canada on Monday evening.
Canadian non-fiction filmmakers got a financial boost Tuesday with the launch of the C$4 million ($3.94 million) Canwest-Hot Docs Funds to assist in the development and completion of one-off docs.
"Knocked Up" helmer Judd Apatow will be honored as comedy person of the year at the inaugural Just Comedy confab, part of Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
Helmer Sacha Gervasi's Sundance fave "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" and Isabella Rossellini's "Green Porno" will open Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary fest, confab and mart, April 17.
Montreal-based TVA Films has appointed 12-year film distribution vet Brian Ware director of marketing for English Canada effective immediately, TVA Films president Yves Dion said Wednesday.
Maple Pictures, Canada's second-largest film distribution company, inked a multi-year output deal with Anagram Pictures, Maple co-presidents Laurie May and Brad Pelman said Monday.
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