The Canadian invasion of the Cannes Film Festival continues. Three more Canuck films — one feature and two shorts, all from Quebec — have been announced for Cannes 2014, which runs from May 14 to 25. Tu dors Nicole, a dark comedy by Stéphane Lafleur, has been selected to premiere in the Director’s Fortnight, a parallel Cannes program that showcases new and bold auteurs.
Film and television production in Toronto surpassed $1 billion for the third year in a row despite a slight drop in major movie productions.
Often touted as “Hollywood North,” approximately $948 million was invested in major productions in Toronto throughout 2013. That’s down slightly from 2012 which was bolstered by huge productions like RoboCop and Pacific [...]
Filmmakers Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman met him in Canmore in 2000. Santa Claus or Kriss Kringle or St. Nick or, more specifically, “one of two real St. Nicks” appeared to be in the midst of a nervous breakdown. He claimed to have committed some sort of crime and was on the run. Scriver and [...]
When Clairmont presented Stewart Aziz with an opportunity to join the Clairmont team, the parties realized instantly how great a fit this would be. With over 30 years in the Film business, the last 16 culminating as VP Marketing with competitor Panavision Canada, “Stew” was the best possible choice Denny Clairmont could have made.
Stew has [...]
For close to three decades, Toronto’s Images Festival, which runs till April 19, has worked at the bleeding edge of experimental film and video with a mind to bringing the most compelling of it home to show the rest of us each year. Mainstream it’s not and that’s the point: much of Images’ content each year delves unapologetically into fraught realms, both topical and visual. Work is often political, critical, socially conscious and, more often than not, an unabashed visual challenge to the status quo Someone’s got to do it. We’re lucky that someone is right here in our hometown. Following: a handful of standouts from this year’s selection.