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Canadian films invited to Sundance fest

Toronto — Toronto director David Bezmozgis’s feature film debut, Victoria Day, has been invited into dramatic competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In a way it’s a homecoming for the author-turned-director since the script for the movie – shot in Toronto on a shoestring budget – was originally accepted to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab two years ago.

Produced by Markham Street Films, Victoria Day is a wry coming-of-age story of a teenager, Ben Spektor, played by Gemini-nominated Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night, Charlie Bartlett, Touching Wild Horses), who grapples with New World opportunities and Old World expectations.

Along with Victoria Day, three other Canadian films are featured in competition at this year’s Sundance. Also in the World Dramatic Competition is Before Tomorrow, directed by Madeline Piujuq and Marie-Helene Cousineau.In the World Documentary Category, there are two Canadian-produced world premieres, including Nollywood Babylon directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal. The other Canadian film is Prom Night in Mississippi, directed by Paul Saltzman. Sundance 2009 runs from Jan. 15-25.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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Headline, Industry News

Canadian films invited to Sundance fest

Toronto — Toronto director David Bezmozgis’s feature film debut, Victoria Day, has been invited into dramatic competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In a way it’s a homecoming for the author-turned-director since the script for the movie – shot in Toronto on a shoestring budget – was originally accepted to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab two years ago.

Produced by Markham Street Films, Victoria Day is a wry coming-of-age story of a teenager, Ben Spektor, played by Gemini-nominated Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night, Charlie Bartlett, Touching Wild Horses), who grapples with New World opportunities and Old World expectations.

Along with Victoria Day, three other Canadian films are featured in competition at this year’s Sundance. Also in the World Dramatic Competition is Before Tomorrow, directed by Madeline Piujuq and Marie-Helene Cousineau.In the World Documentary Category, there are two Canadian-produced world premieres, including Nollywood Babylon directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal. The other Canadian film is Prom Night in Mississippi, directed by Paul Saltzman. Sundance 2009 runs from Jan. 15-25.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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Headline, Industry News

Canadian films invited to Sundance fest

Toronto — Toronto director David Bezmozgis’s feature film debut, Victoria Day, has been invited into dramatic competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In a way it’s a homecoming for the author-turned-director since the script for the movie – shot in Toronto on a shoestring budget – was originally accepted to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab two years ago.

Produced by Markham Street Films, Victoria Day is a wry coming-of-age story of a teenager, Ben Spektor, played by Gemini-nominated Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night, Charlie Bartlett, Touching Wild Horses), who grapples with New World opportunities and Old World expectations.

Along with Victoria Day, three other Canadian films are featured in competition at this year’s Sundance. Also in the World Dramatic Competition is Before Tomorrow, directed by Madeline Piujuq and Marie-Helene Cousineau.In the World Documentary Category, there are two Canadian-produced world premieres, including Nollywood Babylon directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal. The other Canadian film is Prom Night in Mississippi, directed by Paul Saltzman. Sundance 2009 runs from Jan. 15-25.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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