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Each winter Winnipeg hosts NSI FilmExchange, featuring the best feature and short Canadian films of the year. NSI FilmExchange is a sizzling celebration of Canadian Film and Canadian filmmaking in one very cool city.

Edgar Reitz is Jury President at Mannheim Heidelberg Fest

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German film director Edgar Reitz will preside over the International Jury at the 57th Mannheim- Heidelberg Filmfestival 2008. The jury, consisting of Reitz („Heimat“), Alexander Bohr, editor at the German national TV station ZDF, Canadian film producer Paul Martin Hus, Russian Raissa Fomina, the owner of Intercinema, and Jaana Puskala, Head of Promotion at the Finnish Film Commission, will confer the main awards at the Grand Festival Finale on 16 November, among which are the Main Award of M...

Kat Dennings, Woody Harrelson and Sandra Oh get DEFENDOR

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Kat Dennings (NICK AND NORA’S INFINITE PLAYLIST, HOUSEBUNNY) has signed on to play the role of Kat in the new feature film DEFENDOR, joining Woody Harrelson (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT) and Sandra Oh (SIDEWAYS, GREY’S ANATOMY). Harrelson will be playing Arthur, a regular man who believes he has a secret identity as the superhero DEFENDOR. Sandra Oh plays his psychiatrist and Kat Dennings plays a teenager living on the streets whom Arthur befriends. The picture is bei...

New Canadian Films At Independent Film Week

  Wednesday, September 17-----Telefilm Canada, the national funding and promotion agency for Canadian cinema, is one of the partners in the Independent Feature Project's No Borders Co-Production Market. This morning, the organization presented a show reel of some of the most anticipated Canadian feature films, which will be making the festival rounds in the months to come. The intiative is part of the organization's support during the Independent Film Week activities, including several C...

Producer Award To Canadian Rob Merilees

Friday, September 5------The Canadian Film and Television Production Association announced yesterday that Canadian producer Rob Merilees is the recipient of the third annual CFTPA Producer’s Award. The award includes a cash prize of $10,000 CAD and was presented at the 5th Elementt Restaurant (The Match Club) at the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) .Merilees’ most recent project, Stone of Destiny, is already drawing high praise and was selected to make its North A...

Spotlight On Canadian Films

 Thursday, September 4-------Following the lead of the selection of a Canadian film to open the Festival this evening (the World War I epic Passchendale by Paul Gross), the Toronto International Film Festival has laced all of its program strands with some highly anticipated local films. This is not only critical for the Toronto audiences but for the cadre of international film buyers and programmers who have descended on the city to discover, among other things, the next Canadian film gem.Five ...

Film In Focus: PASSCHENDAELE

 Thursday, September 4------With more than 265 films from over 50 countries around the world screening at this year's event, the Toronto International Film Festival could have its pick of whatever film from whatever country it wanted for its opening slot (unless Venice had it first). But the Festival understands the importance of reserving its Opening Night Gala for homegrown talent, and as it has done for the past several years, the Festival opener is an indeed a Canadian film.One of the mos...

Passchendaele, canadian epic to open Toronto Film Festival

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With summer in its final sizzle, the Fall film festival season is just moments away. The troika of Montreal, Venice and Toronto opens the fall fest season. While other industries still relished the slow period known as the "dog days of August", the film industry is already in high gear mode, looking to these Festivals to unveil the films that everyone will be talking about this awards season.Of the three, the Toronto International Film Festival has come the furthest in the shortest time. Origina...

A Showcase For Canadian Talents In Toronto

 Wednesday, August 27------While the Toronto International Film Festival is nothing if not international in scope, the Festival has also been mindful of its role of introducing Canadian film talents to the larger public and the worldwide industry that attends the annual festival bash. Continuing in its commitment to celebrate Canadian works, the Festival will present nine new films in the Canada First! program section.Focusing on works from first-time Canadian directors as well as those prese...

Canadian Epic To Open Toronto Film Festival

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Toronto FF Dailies Editor Monday, August 18-----With summer in its final sizzle, the Fall film festival season is just moments away. The troika of Montreal, Venice and Toronto begins in the Quebec capital later this week. While other industries still relish the slow period known as the "dog days of August", the film industry is already in high gear mode, looking to these Festivals to unveil the films that everyone will be talking about this awards season.Of th...

What's up at the SFIFF , May 3rd

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 Here's what's going on at the San francisco International Film festival today, May 3rd.  The "scoop do jour"- Visit http://fest08.sffs.org/news/ for links and more. Video Scoop The latest video edition of Scoop du Jour features scenes from Film Society Awards Night with honorees and guests in attendance, plus an interview with filmmaker Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg) about his foray into “docu-fantasia.” Who’s in Town? Arriving today are directors Peter Galison (Secrecy), Lance Ham...

National Screen Institute announces Paul Gross as Honorary Chair

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce acclaimed Canadian writer, director, producer and actor Paul Gross as its Honorary Chair. This new position will allow Gross to share his expertise, experience and passion for the Canadian film and television industry with NSI participants. “Paul has enjoyed a lengthy and diverse career, and has chosen to remain in Canada throughout it. He brings a distinct perspective having been both in front of and behind the lens,” say...

Future of Cinema Salon @ Cannes program : register online

OUR VISION Future of cinema, few know, few share, we do both! We are taking this think tank on the road throughout the global festival circuit. Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us. Our first stop is Cannes, with possible next stops on the festival circuit in Paris, Rome, Ischia, Stockholm and more.        FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON Series FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2008 CONTEXT Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to ...

CANADIAN FRONT 2008 At Museum of Modern Art

  Wednesday, March 19------In a bitter twist of irony, Americans know far more about the film culture of Europe and Asia than they do about their neighbor to the north. Canadian cinema, which has flourished for decades, makes an occasional dent in the United States in an unfair balance of trade that sees American films flooding the Canadian market (as they do everywhere else in the world).  Well, for the past week, the Museum of Modern Art has attempted to redress this imbalance with thei...

OSCAR Short Film Nominees showcased in NY

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The ten Animated and Live Action Short Film Oscar Nominees sold out screenings was held at the Directors Guild Theater, New York, Saturday, February 16, 12:00 PM. Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), produced by New York Program Director Patrick Harrison, AMPAS, and hosted by film historian, television host and Hollywood Reporter columnist Robert Osborne. Crowds of people began forming outside the entrance door of the Directors Guild Theater at approximately 10:0...

Program of shorts to screen at Florida Film Festival

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ENZIAN announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6, with screenings at Enzian Theater and Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village 20. This year 10 separate programs showcase 109 short films representing 16 countries from 800 submissions by U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions include 18 world premieres and five North American and U.S. premieres. "This year our patrons will experience a broad scope of work ...

Private call from Carmen Electra to Bruno Chatelin: Viral?

Jetset Studios, one of the entertainment industry’s leading online marketing agencies, has recently completed a viral campaign for the 20th Century Fox feature comedy “Meet the Spartans,” starring Carmen Electra.  The announcement was jointly made today by Jetset Studios co-founders Russell Scott and Patrick Young.         0:14 minutes (225.8 KB)

Cool Carmen Electra Viral message to Bruno, where she reveals her "ass tattoo", and secret picture

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20th Century Fox feature comedy “Meet the Spartans,” starring Carmen Electra developped a viral campaign starring electra in a specific website. Conceived and developed by  Jetset Studios, the website, Carmen Has A Crush On You: www.CarmenHasaCrushonYou.com, allows visitors to enter their name, photograph and phone number of either themselves (or an unsuspecting friend) to create a customized video interview with Electra in which she talks about her new “boyfriend,” reveals a tattoo o...

Viral: Carmen has a crush on you!

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Jetset Studios, one of the entertainment industry’s leading online marketing agencies, has recently completed a viral campaign for the 20th Century Fox feature comedy “Meet the Spartans,” starring Carmen Electra. The announcement was jointly made today by Jetset Studios co-founders Russell Scott and Patrick Young.Conceived and developed by Young, the website, Carmen Has A Crush On You: www.CarmenHasaCrushonYou.com, allows visitors to enter their name, photograph and phone number of either...

Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present

 Tuesday, January 22-------With the announcement this morning of the Academy Award nominations, the Sundance Film Festival Press Office sent out an interesting release on the films, performers and creatives nominated this year who were represented at Sundance, past and present.Two films with multiple nominations had their premieres at last year's Festival. AWAY FROM HER, by Sarah Polley, has been nominated for Best Actress (Julie Christie) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Sarah Polley). THE SAVAGES...

Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present

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With the announcement this morning of the Academy Award nominations, the Sundance Film Festival Press Office sent out an interesting release on the films, performers and creatives nominated this year who were represented at Sundance, past and present.Two films with multiple nominations had their premieres at last year's Festival. AWAY FROM HER, by Sarah Polley, has been nominated for Best Actress (Julie Christie) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Sarah Polley). THE SAVAGES, which had its world premie...

London Fest opening gala photos

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Opening Gala photosEnjoy our gallery from the opening night gala of Eastern Promises.   BFI Chairman Anthony Minghella and Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron Livia Guigglioli, Colin Firth David Cronenberg Naomi Watts  Elle MacPherson Sam Taylor-Wood and Jay Jopling Naomi Watts, David Cronenberg, Vincent Cassel Stephen Frears Terry Gilliam Vincent Cassel...

Vancouver International Film Festival Awards

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The 26th Vancouver International Film Festival will hand out eight awards just before the Closing Gala screening of “Priceless” on October 12. The awards ceremony takes place in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas (855 Granville at Robson). The awards are: • Kyoto Planet "Climate for Change" Award ($25,000) • Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award ($12,000) • Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short ...

The Calgary International Film Festival Award Recipients

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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...

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