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City announces 2018 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa finalists

September 17, 2018 – From intense drama and captivating short stories, to riveting history and elegant poetry, this year’s finalists for the 2018 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa have something for everyone. The awards recognize the top English and French books published in the past year by local authors. Finalists include 15 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201826 Views

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TIFF Review: ‘The Grizzlies’ – The Reel Roundup

The Grizzlies is a heartbreaking and inspirational story about the power of community and hope that tells the true story of a group of Inuit teenagers who helped turn things around in their struggling Arctic community of Kugluktuck, Nunavut, thanks to lacrosse and a passionate teacher. Directed by Miranda de Pencier, the film is breathtakingly […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201830 Views

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2018 Longlist

ST. JOHN’S, NL, Sept. 17, 2018 – The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its longlist for this year’s award. The 2017 Prize winner, Michael Redhill, announced the list during a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 104 books submitted by publishers all […]

by aanationtalk on September 17, 201831 Views

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TV review: Docuseries First Contact tackles anti-Indigenous racism – Now Toronto

September 17, 2018 “What do people really think of Indigenous Canadians?” seems like a reductive question, a set-up for a slew of ignorant remarks, a dashing of any hope of reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous people. Reconciliation requires that we, settlers on Turtle Island, listen rather than speak. And yet this is the line that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201830 Views

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Optimism bias’ common cause of cost overrun: project expert on Muskrat Falls – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2018  HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. _ A public inquiry began today into the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject in Labrador, with an expert witness providing context for common mistakes and root causes of cost overruns that affect megaprojects around the world. The massive dam and powerhouse harnessing the lower Churchill River […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201824 Views

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TELUS STORYHIVE announces 30 documentary edition finalists

Congratulations to the 30 finalists selected for the 2018 documentary edition of STORYHIVE. These storytellers were awarded $50,000 to make documentaries about BC and Alberta people, places, history and culture. Projects will be featured on select TELUS platforms in summer 2019. They also receive training from NSI. The finalists are: Alberta Picture a Farmer from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201828 Views

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Tanya Talaga: Massey Lecturer 2018 – RCI

13 September, 2018 Tanya Talaga is an award-winning journalist and the author of ‘Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City’. And now she is the 2018 Massey Lecturer in the series that the CBC has been sponsoring since 1961. Entitled “All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward” the series will […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201831 Views

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Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 14, 2018  By Hillel Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Tayari Jones’ “An American Marriage” and Tommy Orange’s “There, There,” two of the year’s most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Other books announced Friday by the National Book Foundation include Lauren Groff’s “Florida,” Brandon […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201820 Views

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Call for Submissions, sakihiwe Festival 2019 – Deadline: November 1

Aboriginal music manitoba (amm) is accepting submissions from indigenous artists for the 2019 edition of the sākihiwē festival. the festival is set for june 14-16, 2019 in winnipeg, manitoba, canada and the submission deadline is thursday, november 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm central time. all submissions must be sent online through our google form. email, fax, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201832 Views

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Watch nêhiyawak’s Moving New Video to “page” – Exclaim

Newly signed Arts & Crafts act, nêhiyawak have emerged to share their latest single. It’s called “page,” and you can immerse yourself in the Indigenous Canadian trio’s newly shared video for the song now. The track features Marilyn Dumont reading her poem Otipemisiwak, while the trio of Kris Harper, Marek Tyler and Matthew Cardinal weave […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201823 Views

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Tanya Tagaq steps out onto an unfamiliar stage – NOW

September 12, 2018 The Toronto-based Inuk musician is uncharacteristically nervous about her literary debut, but Split Tooth will get you in the gut, heart and mind as much as her music does TANYA TAGAQ in conversation with KENT MONKMAN at Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles), Tuesday (September 25), doors 6 pm. $15. eventbrite.ca. Tanya Tagaq […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201822 Views

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Indigenous producers on using non Indigenous directors for films at TIFF – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 12, 2018 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ When it came to choosing a director for her new Indigenous-focused drama “Through Black Spruce,” Cree producer-actor Tina Keeper says she felt fortunate to land Toronto filmmaker Don McKellar. Keeper says she’s known McKellar since she was young in the industry, is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201858 Views

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Eye-Opening Show Tackles White Canadians’ Racism Toward Indigenous People – Huffington Post Canada

“A lot of the people thought it would be scary going into a First Nation. But once they arrived, they were welcomed.” “They’re angry at white people. They just always get money, and handouts,” boldly states a white woman talking about the Indigenous population in the trailer for the documentary series “First Contact.” Another woman, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201827 Views

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First Contact: A fine, gripping journey into old and new prejudices – Globe and Mail

Today, two very great and important productions to recommend. So keep reading to the end. First, some versions of reality TV programming can have a positive impact. They can educate and open your eyes. They can change cultural and political assumptions. Even smugness can be undermined. Such is the case with the first-rate and formidably […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201825 Views

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UWinnipeg’s Kevin Lamoureux in documentary “First Contact”

Kevin Lamoureux, UWinnipeg’s AVP-Indigenous Affairs, appears in the documentary “First Contact” — which airs in three parts on APTN, from September 11 – 13. The series follows a group of six Canadians on a 28-day journey that challenges their perceptions about Indigenous people. Narrated by George Stromboulopoulos, the show explores indigenous culture in Canada and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201852 Views

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APTN’s ‘First Contact’ brings non Indigenous Canadians to Indigenous communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 10, 2018 9:30 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Talk about a fish out of water story _ an accountant from Alberta in a sweat lodge on a reserve, an animal lover from Ontario on an Inuit seal hunt, and a lobster fisherman from New Brunswick eating dinner with a residential school survivor. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201831 Views

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Vancouver filmmakers on display with B.C. premiere of Oscar winners Alison Snowden and David Fine’s Animal Behaviour and hometown debut of Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s Holy Angels. Seven NFB documentary and animated films showcased at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival.

September 5, 2018 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada Works from Vancouver-based filmmakers headline a rich National Film Board of Canada (NFB) selection at the Vancouver International Film Festival (September 27–October 12), as Oscar winners Alison Snowden and David Fine’s Animal Behaviourand Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s Holy Angels join a seven-film NFB lineup. Two NFB feature docs are also making their […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201847 Views

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Cinefest presents Through Black Spruce – Sudbury Living

September 5, 2018 Through Black Spruce will be presented as the Friday Night Gala Presentation at the 30th edition of Cinéfest Through Black Spruce will screen Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 pm at SilverCity Sudbury. A catered reception, courtesy of The Motely Kitchen, will take place following the screening at McEwen School of Architecture, 85 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201840 Views

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Tantoo Cardinal on getting her first starring role in a feature film – CBC Radio

Tantoo Cardinal is one of the most recognisable and prolific Indigenous actors in Canada. Even if you don’t know her by name, chances are you’ve seen her on screen. She’s been in more than 120 films and television shows over her 40-year career, including Legends of The Fall, Dances With Wolves, Smoke Signals, Westworld, Mohawk […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201832 Views

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Summer Fiction: The Point a Road Can Make” – enRoute – Air Canada

Sep 04, 2018 Marie grew up with stories. They covered her childhood, tucked around her days like a patchwork quilt. She didn’t mind them when she was small, but at age seven they became tedious, the worry of old women with more time than teeth. These stories were the boring bits of summers spent on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201830 Views

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New Xeni Gwet’in wagon trip documentary will premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival – The Williams Lake Tribune

The film is the creation of Indigenous filmmakers Trevor Mack and Asia Youngman Sep. 4, 2018 The Xeni Gwet’in Annual Wagon Trip will be featured on the world stage through a new documentary that will premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival this fall. Created by Indigenous filmmakers Trevor Mack and Asia Youngman, In The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201850 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down. The UBCIC congratulates the following litigants: Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Squamish Nation; Coldwater Indian Band; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201858 Views

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Canadian film is at an ‘exciting time,’ say TIFF’s rising stars – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The Rising Stars of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival say they’re coming up at an exciting time in Canadian cinema. Where homegrown actors once had to move to the U.S. in order to gain fame, they feel they can now carve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201839 Views

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TIFF 2018: CBC Indigenous lists 6 films to watch – CBC

The first film in Haida and a true story from the North screen at this year’s festival Aug 29, 2018 The Toronto International Film Festival begins next week and CBC Indigenous has compiled a list of must-watch films screening at the festival that feature Indigenous talent from across the country (including multiple appearances from Tantoo […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201842 Views

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Unique International Virtual Reality Film Festival to Launch Matador Ballroom

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2018  – The fourth annual Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories (FIVARS) is set for Sept. 14-16 (the final weekend of TIFF) and will mark the launch of the newly renovated and rescued historic Matador Ballroom where everyone from Johnny Cash to Leonard Cohen has performed over its hundred-year history. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201853 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Stands Strong Despite BC Supreme Court Setback

Williams Lake, BC: The Tgilhqot’in Nation is calling on the BC Government to step up in the wake of the B.C. Supreme Court’s ruling denying the Nation’s legal challenge seeking to overturn a mining exploration permit granted to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML). The permit approves an extensive drilling, road building and excavation program by TML […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2018105 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: Live on the Waterfront to Close with Welcome to New Students

August 27, 2018 The City of Thunder Bay’s last Live on the Waterfront of the season invites the entire community in welcoming new students to Thunder Bay with an exciting evening of excellent music and a fireworks finale on Wednesday, Aug. 29 in Marina Park. Closing out the entertainment for the most successful Live on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201881 Views

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Indigenous stories of redemption and other Canadian narratives, plus advice for indie Oscar hopefuls and mentorship program at VIFF 2018

37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) film streams Sea to Sky presented by TELUS, and True North presented by Telefilm, offer moving Indigenous stories with the Western Canadian Premiere of Edge of the Knife, the first narrative feature in the Haida […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201894 Views

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Indigenous Life Festival – Mix 106.5

August 24, 2018 An event to put Indigenous voices centre stage is set to take place at Blue Mountain Village this weekend. Co-Founder of Indigenous 150+ JoAnne Fishburn says the family friendly event is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action. The Indigenous Life Festival, is presented by M’Wikwedong Native Cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 201840 Views

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A new cycle: Indigenous hip-hop artist Dakota Bear works to reclaim his heritage – Calgary Herald

August 23, 2018 “It’s up to me to decide — am I going to carry these traditions? Am I going to keep them alive? Or am I going to let them die?” “I didn’t really fit in, growing up on the east side,” says 25-year-old Dakota Bear. “It’s tough when you’re First Nations and your […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201881 Views

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Canadian Talent Sparkles at the Sixth Annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

August 20, 2018 ·    A total of six honourees will be recognized: one director, two actresses, one screenwriter and two emerging talent ·    All honourees will receive a cash award from Birks Montreal/Toronto, August 20, 2018 – Birks and Telefilm Canada today announced the honourees for the sixth annual Birks Diamond Tribute to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201882 Views

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APTN’s First Contact Premieres This September, Takes Six Canadians On An Extraordinary Journey Through Indigenous Canada

Produced by Animiki See Digital Productions, Nüman Films, and Indios Productions, the series will air as a three-night television event on APTN starting September 11 at 7:00 pm. ET/PT FIRST CONTACT is narrated by George Stroumboulopoulos APTN Reveals the Six Canadians Joining the 28-Day Exploration of Indigenous Canada Click here to watch the trailer August […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2018432 Views

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Watch the 2018 Indspire Awards Online

August 15, 2018 This past March, the Indspire Awards, an event honouring Indigenous success and achievement, celebrated its 25th anniversary in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Celebrating exceptional First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals, this year’s Indspire Awards highlighted the significant contributions of Indigenous people in Canada. Click here to watch the 2018 Indspire Awards. This year’s show was […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201853 Views

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NSI IndigiDocs short Cedar Tree of Life screens at festivals in San Francisco, Edmonton, New York – NSI

NSI IndigiDocs short Cedar Tree of Life from director Odessa Shuquaya and producer April Johnson has upcoming festival screenings in the US and Canada over the next two months. It screens at San Francisco Green Film Festival on Saturday, September 8 and at Edmonton International Film Festival on September 29. It also screens in the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201863 Views

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All warmly welcomed at Metis Jamboree – The Williams Lake Tribune

Aug. 16, 2018 Great music and excellent food were accompanied by stellar fellowship at the Métis Jamboree at the McLeese Lake community hall this past weekend. Music filled the hall from morning to night: fiddle, guitar, bass, percussion, piano, ukulele, vocals and more. Musicians from places across Canada gathered to provide toe-tapping, heart-warming entertainment, including […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201858 Views

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Help the Downie Wenjack Fund this Friday in Muskoka – A Journal of Musical Things

A warm summer night in Muskoka, great friends, better music, under a starry sky. Sounds pretty fun, right? A concert to benefit the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund makes it memorable, a can’t-miss event. This Friday, Aug. 17, is the second FamilyBand Benefit Concert at the KEE To Bala, featuring Buffalo’s Strictly Hip, DJ […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201861 Views

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Indigenous performers featured on new stage at the Saskatoon Ex – StarPhoenix

This year, for the first time at the Saskatoon Ex, Indigenous performers are featured daily on a brand new stage. August 9, 2018 This year, for the first time at the Saskatoon Ex, Indigenous performers are featured daily on a new stage. “The idea has been around for a few years. We always thought that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201849 Views

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Family fun takes centre stage at northwestern Ontario music festivals – CBC

Live on the Rock Folk Festival and Trout Forest Music Festival both run August 10 – 12 Aug 10, 2018 Music lovers in northwestern Ontario are preparing for a weekend full of pop, rock and folk as two music festivals get underway Friday. Live on the Rock Folk Festival, which has been running for over […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201898 Views

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2018 Toronto Book Awards short list announced

August 9, 2018 2018 Toronto Book Awards short list announced The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have named the five 2018 Toronto Book Awards shortlisted titles. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the awards honour books of literary merit that are evocative of Toronto. Short list for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards: […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201882 Views

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ShoShona Kish To Receive WOMEX 18 Professional Excellence Award + offWOMEX Lineup Confirmed

WOMEX 18, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 24–28 October 2018 Berlin/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: For her role in the ongoing revolution of upheaving indigenous communities and their culture – using the medium of music as an agent of change, to awaken our humanity and help us connect – ShoShona Kish is a much deserving […]

by aanationtalk on August 9, 201886 Views

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25 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for this fall – CBC

Aug. 28, 2018 Here are 25 works of Canadian nonfiction coming out in the second half of 2018 that we can’t wait to read. What it’s about: In Clifford, Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated writer Harold R. Johnson recounts the life of his beloved younger brother, who was killed by a drunk driver. The two brothers […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201877 Views

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The 28th Edition of the First People’s Festival Plays Its Score in Tune with the Harmony Between Peoples

From August 7 to August 15 2018 at the Quartier Des Spectacles de Montreal Today, at a press conference at the Grande Bibliothèque, Artistic Director André Dudemaine, unveiled the programming for the 28th festival edition. “The First People’s Festival is the quiet and unstoppable force behind emerging voices that will never be confined to silence […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 201877 Views

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Announcing the 3rd Annual Shindig in Smiths Falls

A Musical Celebration for our Staff and Home Town Community August 8, 2018 SMITHS FALLS, ON — Tweed is pleased to announce the date for the third annual Shindig, the largest community and music event in Smiths Falls. The date: August 25, 2018. Block your calendars and tell your friends! When we started this amazing […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201862 Views

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100th Meridian Concert features AGSM billboard launch, Indigenous musicians – Brandon Sun

The second 100th Meridian Concert event will take place in the heart of downtown Brandon. The free event, set for Thursday, will feature Winnipeg-based Métis singer-songwriter Sonia Eidse and Manitoba-born Cree/Métis singer and recent Juno nominee, Iskwé. The city has partnered with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba to present the event, which will also […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201853 Views

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2018 Canadian Rising Stars

August 01, 2018 Fresh faces Devery Jacobs, Lamar Johnson, Michaela Kurimsky, and Jess Salgueiro make up the 2018 TIFF Canadian Rising Stars Programme TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® is pleased to present its next generation of TIFF Rising Stars. For the eighth year, the TIFF Rising Stars programme returns with a diverse crop […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201870 Views

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Rendezvous with Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, August 2, 2018 – From September 6 – 16, 2018, Telefilm Canada will spotlight Canadian talent at the Toronto International Film Festival. New this year, Telefilm is organizing a TIFF Industry Breakfast in collaboration with imagineNATIVE to discuss national and international financing opportunities for Indigenous content. What’s more, to encourage the export of Canadian talent […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201855 Views

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Toronto film fest Canadian lineup has titles by Denys Arcand, Jennifer Baichwal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 1, 2018 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Contemporary anxieties and Indigenous issues are among the themes in the Canadian lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which includes works by directors Denys Arcand and Jennifer Baichwal. A total of 19 Canadian titles were announced on Wednesday, including Arcand’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201861 Views

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TIFF 2018 Canadian Features Slate Announced with New Works by Festival Vets and Thought-provoking Film Debuts

Presenting new films from Maxime Giroux, Ron Mann, Jennifer Baichwal, Denys Arcand, Bruce Sweeney, and exciting newcomers Jasmin Mozaffari and Renée Beaulieu TORONTO — Today, the Toronto International Film Festival® added another 19 Canadian titles to the Festival’s lineup. The selection includes nine films directed by women and five exciting debut features. From personal dramas […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2018117 Views

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TIFF Unveils 2018 Telefilm Canada’s Pitch This! Finalists

TORONTO — One of the most anticipated and popular Industry events during TIFF, Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS! is returning for its 20th edition. Six teams of talented emerging filmmakers will have six minutes each to pitch their feature-film idea to a live audience of industry experts and a jury of film professionals. The winning team […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2018282 Views

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2018 TIFF Filmmaker Lab Participants Announced

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today the 22 emerging directors from across the globe who have been selected for the 15th annual TIFF Filmmaker Lab, where they will gain inspiration and mentorship from acclaimed leaders in the film industry. The 10 Canadian and 12 international participants will engage in workshops, microsessions, and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2018178 Views

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