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Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

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

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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...

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Event Cancellation Insurance is purchased for one off events as a protection against loss of revenue or extra expenses that result from uncontrollable circumstances such as unforeseen weather conditions, power failure, terrorism, cancellation, abandonment, postponement, interruption or relocation of an event. You can obtain a quote by completing an online Event Cancellation Questionnaire.  This type of insurance can also cover public liability, such as a serious injury to one...

A Tax on Bunny Rabbits

Director: Nathaniel Akin.
A short film featuring the elegant simplicity of typewriter style text animation. Birds, Bunnies, Robots. A small solution to a large problem.

Once Mars Is Colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

Ottawa International Film Festival

The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) was founded in 2010 with the purpose of bringing local, national and international filmmakers together with film enthusiasts in Canada’s National Capital Region.With a focus on independent filmmaking, the OIFF mandate includes a commitment to supporting the development of film talent in Ottawa and providing local filmmakers with an opportunity to showcase their work alongside major international films.The 2nd OIFF will build on the foundation established during the inaugural event, evolving into a bold and distinct platform for the celebration of creative and cross-cultural filmmaking.Capture. Create. Inspire.

Une fois Mars colonisée (Once Mars Is Colonized)

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

Probably Spam

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Being first is a job

Bless My Soul

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
... Because they don't know how to love you my way. 'Fever' performed by Esther Phillips 1966

Vikas Kohli of FatLabs to receive special recognition at the ReelWorld Film Festival

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  Vikas Kohli of FatLabs will be the first to receive the coveted Trailblazer Award from the ReelWorld Film Festival for his work solely as a film composer and music producer. It's been an adventure over the past year, with several of the films Kohli has composed for receiving awards and it seems fitting that now the composer himself will be recognized for his tireless contributions to the arts. It is...

Escalator

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Escalator and flakes

RAGMAN

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Director: Kendrick de Lepper.
An enigmatic homeless man happens upon the vicious beating of a woman, by her boyfriend and his groups of followers. The homeless man intervenes to give everyone a chance for redemption. But not everyone deserves a second chance...

Ottawa International Animation Festival

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With another Festival behind us, it's time to start looking towards the future of the OIAF. The Ottawa 2011 International Animation Festival will run from September 21-25 with the 7th annual Television Animation Conference taking place the first two days, September 21-22.   Keep checking our website for updates about the 2011 programming.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans won't want to miss this year's great line up of screenings taking place at ByTowne Cinema, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Empire Theatres Rideau Centre and Arts Court Theatre.

TuTuMUCH

Director: Elise Swerhone.
TuTuMUCH follows 9 young dancers behind-the-scenes where they plié and pirouette for coveted spots in an intensive 4 week professional ballet summer program. Leaving behind their families and friends, often for the first time, each girl confronts in her own way the painstaking and sometimes rewarding realities of actually living her dream. TuTuMUCH is a glimpse of how it feels to embark on a career of dance at the age of twelve.

NEWSLETTER N° 462: April 21, 2010

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"Into The Cold: A Journey of the Soul" by Sebastian Copeland

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Follow Sebastian Copeland and Keith Heger in the "Everest of Polar Expeditions", a 34 day trek in -34 Degree F, -30 Degree C temperatures, in their hopes of reaching the North Pole to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary's Expedition in 1909, to raise awareness towards global warming, and just for the adventure of it.  Journey with them on flights from Ottawa, Canada, to Iqaluit, NU Canada, to Resolute Bay, to Eureka, Nanavut, to the ice, and on to a 34 day trek with only their...

And it begins...

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This is my first of many blog entries that will be coming. A little information about myself. My name is Ryan Graham, I'm 19 living in Ottawa, Ontario. I have finished my first script, 12:01, and currently working on my second. I plan to start filming 12:01 in the summer/fall of 2010, and will be submitting it to as many festivals as possible. If you are an actor/actress looking to get into an idependant film in the Ottawa area, you can reach me through this site. All for now. Have a good on...

Over 200 short films line up for Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 27 January - 7 February 2010 Competition and Jury To raise the profile of short films as a highly influential form of art but also a the realm in which cinema has been both democratized and popularized by the online and digital developments, the International Film Festival Rotterdam founded its Competition for short films in 2005. This edition, thirty-one films of up to sixty minutes in length will be presented to the international jury consisti...

NSI Online Short Film Festival lineup of 30 canadian shorts

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) announces its newest film lineup for the NSI Online Short Film Festival, with over 30 short films from Canadian filmmakers rolling out on the NSI website over the next few months. The festival now has over 100 Canadian short films playing in its "Now Showing" and "Archives".The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a quality, year-round, 100% Canadian online film festival. New films are added to the NSI website weekly. All NSI website content can be acc...

Canadian Black Film Festival ready tolaunch

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In less than a week African- Canadian film makers will soon have a brand new home to showcase their works when the first annual Canadian Black Film Festival (CBFF) debuts in Toronto from September 25-27.   This historical event marks the only festival in Canada dedicated to celebrating the many works of African-Canadian or Diaspora Film Makers, which often go unseen in Canadian theatres.  With select films from around the globe and a strong first year focus on Canadian talent, showcasi...

Oh Barack!

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Director: Celeste Friedman.
A promotional video for U. S. Senator Barack Obama from the State of Illinois in support of his candidacy for President of the United States. Opening with examples of our struggling times, over 60 stunning and stirring images, through the lenses of 40 photographers, take you from Seattle to Times Square, Main to Minnesota, Iowa to Iraq and beyond. Soundtrack written, produced and performed by singer-songwriter/composer Celeste Friedman. Produced by AmericansforHOPE.org. We are very honored by the generosity of our contributing photographers, their hearts, time and talent! Camilo Arenivar TJ Baker C.W. "Barney" Burgis Lauren Victoria Burke Jason Coleman Joe Crimmings Danny the Caveman Gene Dawydiak Tory Fink Getty Images Kris Godlewski Gregory Han Carl Harris Alexander Heilner Susan Jekarl Cecily Johnson Johnnie K. Greg Lawler Caitie Leary Tia Likely Hinda Majri Celi McDaniel Jason Melrath Leo and Mixtli Photography Erik Ose Alfred T. Palmer Darrell Porcello Adrian Revels Steve Rhodes Joann Edmonds-Rodgers Justin Russell Kristina S. Bob Scofield David Silver Troy Snow Colleen Sontheimer Scott Stillman U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- ACoE photographer Jim Gordon John Varady Luke Vargas

Ottawa Student And Independent Film Festival

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Showcasing films by students and independent film makers! No entry fee!

Canadian National Youth Film Festival

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Festival screens over 50 student films from 7 provinces across Canada. Prides itself on being the recognized forum for young Canadian filmmaking.

Ottawa B-movie Explosion Film Festival

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Canadian fest celebrating b-movies, horror and sc-fi

Archived festival (terminated)

Ottawa Student And Independent Film Festival 2005

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A showcase for independent and student films. The aim of this festival is to promote and inspire.
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