Film

CMF invests $362M in Canadian productions in 2016/17

While total investment dropped, funding triggered $1.4B in production activity, up slightly from the previous fiscal year. Read more:  http://playbackonline.ca/2017/08/29/cmf-invests-362m-in-canadian-productions-in-201617/#ixzz4ro2kM9hA

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TIFF ’17: 20 Canadian producing teams selected for TIFF

Projects from Conquering Lion, Don Carmody Productions and Gearshift Films are heading to the coproduction market in September <…> Read more: http://playbackonline.ca/2017/08/29/tiff-17-20-canadian-producing-teams-selected-for-iff/#ixzz4ro1nvtBh

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TIFF creates five-year plan to support female talent

By raising $3 million in the coming years, the organization aims to create new programs for female creators and producers. Read more:  http://playbackonline.ca/2017/07/11/tiff-creates-five-year-plan-to-support-female-talent/#ixzz4ml3OUp9r

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Andre The Anti-Giant Ottawa & US Screenings

We’re excited to share an update on the festival screenings. OttawaindieFest – Ottawa  (Eastern Canada Premiere) Saturday June 3 – 8 pm La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 7M5 www.ottawaindiefest.com http://ottawaindiefest.com/five-questions-kim-saltarski-director-andre-anti-giant/ *** SF Doc Fest (US Premiere) Friday June 6 – 9:00 pm Roxie Theater: 3125 16th St, San…

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NFB furthers gender parity pledge

The producer aims to achieve equal representation in key creative positions for animated, doc and interactive works by 2020. Read more:  http://playbackonline.ca

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For a more diverse Oscars, Hollywood must go back to high school

With a few flicks of a makeup brush, a few dabs of red, a swirl of brown, Donald Mowat transforms the young man from a student into a victim. “It looks like something happened to him and he’s just now going home to tell his momma about it,” jokes a student, one of the dozen…

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