Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sweeping the field tonight was 광해:왕이 된 남자 (Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King / Masquerade) with fifteen awards. Its wins included Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (이병헌 Lee Byung-Hun), Best Supporting Actor (류승룡 Ryoo Seung-Ryong) and Best Screenplay. The film tells the story of King Gwanghae, the 15th ruler of Korea's last kingdom (the Joseon Dynasty) and the humble acrobat Ha-sun who stands in for him when his life is threatened.
피에타 (Pieta) by acclaimed filmmaker 김기덕 (Kim Ki-Duk) won Best Actress for 조민수 (Jo Min-Su). It also won the Special Jury Award. It recently won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
They accept films of up to 30 minutes in length from both students and non-students who are 29 years of age or younger on December 31, 2012. They prefer receiving their entries online and will contact you if they need a physical copy.
The Early Bird Deadline for submitting entries is January 31st, 2013. The regular deadline is March 31st, 2013, while the Late Deadline is June 15th, 2013.
The winners for Big Budget Feature – Drama were Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee for The Help. They beat the casting directors for The Descendants, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Hunger Games and Moneyball.
Mindy Marin and Kara Lipson won Big Budget Feature – Comedy for Crazy, Stupid, Love. For Studio or Independent films, the Drama winners were Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood and Nina Gold for My Week With Marilyn, while the Comedy prize went to Heidi Levitt and Michael Sanford for the Oscar-winner The Artist.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Richard Desjardins and Cœur de pirate both took home two prizes each. Desjardins won Album of the Year – Adult Contemporary for L’existoire as well as Concert of the Year — Singer-Songwriter-Performer. Cœur de pirate won Album of the Year – Pop and Female Performer of the Year.
The Felix for Male Performer of the Year went to Vincent Vallières.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Among the nominees were Festival de Cannes competition films Amour by Michael Haneke, Holy Motors by Leos Carax and De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) by Jacques Audiard. Noémie Lvovsky's Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds) also was at Cannes in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section.
Jacques Audiard recently won the Prix Louis-Delluc in 2009 for Un prophète (A Prophet), while Leos Carax won in 1986 for Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood). Nominees Lucas Belvaux and Noémie Lvovsky shared the prize in 2003 for Trilogie: Un couple épatant / Cavale / Après la vie and Les Sentiments (Feelings) respectively.
Benjamín Ávila's Infancia clandestina (Clandestine Childhood) led the field with a whopping 16 nominations. They included Best Film, Director, Actress (Natalia Oreiro), Supporting Actress (Cristina Banegas), Actor (Ernesto Alterio), Supporting Actor (César Troncoso), and Original Screenplay. It was nominated in every category in which it was eligible. It is Argentina's entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Armando Bo's Debut Film El último Elvis (The Last Elvis) followed with 13 nominations. In addition to Best Film and Director, it was nominated for Best Debut Film, Supporting Actress (Griselda Siciliani), New Actor (John McInerny) and Original Screenplay.
Meet a troubled young vampire and a six-year-old who collects sounds, board a plane with a traveller who is embarking on a journey into fantasy, and get to know one man who’d rather be a donkey—and another whose broken romance leads him on an absurd exploration of his life.
The NFB, in partnership with a number of organizations across the country, is bringing the magic of animation to over a dozen cities through three exclusive screening programs, including two for children and families.
Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox, which runs from October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013. In addition, three TIFF Cinematheque film programmes will run parallel to the exhibition.
Titled after Bond's famous preference for martini preparation, Shaken, Not Stirred: Bond on Film will offer audiences an exciting on-screen journey through five decades of James Bond action and adventure inviting them to watch the evolution of 007 from the first James Bond film Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008). Curated by Jesse Wente, Head of Film Programmes, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Bond vs. Blofeld (October 26 - October 27) will feature the six films from the series in which Bond battles his arch-nemesis, criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld in a back-to-back marathon screening from Friday, October 26 at 7p.m. until Saturday, October 27 at 1p.m. Curated by Colin Geddes, International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, Beyond Bond: The Other Secret Agents will launch on November 9. This sidebar programme will focus on the wave of spy films from Europe, Asia and the US that sprang up in response to the enormous international popularity of the Bond series.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Do you have…VIDEO FEVER?
Then you should SUBMIT!
Trinity Square Video, Toronto’s most important video-based artist-run center is proud to announce Video Fever, the first annual juried student video screening event. If you are in your 3rd or 4th year at a Toronto and surrounding area post-secondary institution and you make videos, you qualify.
Submissions must be single channel videos under 10 minutes in length and will be selected for screening by the Trinity Square Video selection committee. All genres of video are accepted. The top three videos will be chosen by the Trinity Square Video jury and the artists will be awarded cash prizes, a membership to Trinity Square Video (redeemable after you graduate, if you like—when you’ll really need it!), various Trinity Square Video services like equipment use and workshops, and a portfolio review with Trinity Square Video’s programming director, Jean-Paul Kelly. The screening will take place downtown Toronto at the Trinity Square Video Gallery space on January 12, 2013. SUBMIT!
The Closing Night will also take place at the Rialto, on November 3rd. The screening will be Mediterraneo by Gabrielle Salvatores, an Italian feature film shot in the beautiful Greek island landscape. Live music and cocktail will follow.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The contenders for the Best Feature Award were The Central Park Five by Ken Burns Sarah Burns and David McMahon; The Invisible War by Kirby Dick; The Queen of Versailles by Lauren Greenfield; Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul; and Women With Cows by Peter Gerdehag. The Central Park Five picked up an additional nomination for the ABC News VideoSource Award.
The Academy Award-winning short film Saving Face by Daniel Junge and Pakistani-Canadian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is in contention for the IDA's Best Short Award. It competes against God Is the Bigger Elvis, Kings Point, Mondays at Racine and Open Heart.
The Angels’ Share leads the way with four nominations, followed by Kevin Bridges: What’s The Story? and Zam Salim's Up There with two each. From Rab C Nesbitt, Gregor Fisher and Elaine C Smith go head-to-head in the Best TV Actor /Actress Category.
This year’s shortlist of 36 celebrates a diverse range of talent and work across 12 different categories including: Actor/Actress for Film, Actor/Actress for TV, Animation, Comedy/Entertainment Programme, Current Affairs, Director, Factual Series, Features/Factual Entertainment, Feature Film, Games, Single Documentary and Writer.
The RIDM is honoured to open and close this year’s edition with new films by great documentary filmmakers: acclaimed Canadian essayist Peter Mettler will be on hand to present his superb cinematic odyssey The End of Time at the festival’s opening, while the event will close with the North American premiere of Journal de France, by French documentary filmmaker Raymond Depardon and his spouse and creative partner Claudine Nougaret.
The festival also presents three other films by women directors – Anca Damian’s Crulic. The Path to Beyond; Maria Sadowska’s Women’s Day; and Anna Plutecka-Mesjasz’s Lose to Win.
Many industry and related events will take place, including free special screenings at the Runnymede Library, a lecture by Professor Marek Haltof on “Polish Film and the Holocaust: Politics and Memory”, the exhibition Roman Polański: Actor and Director, and a three day intensive filmmaking workshop.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The first bunch of screenplays has been released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Currently available are the complete scripts for Anna Karenina, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Hyde Park On Hudson, Moonrise Kingdom, ParaNorman, Promised Land, Snow White and the Huntsman, Ted and This is 40. As I did last year and the year before, I am providing the links to all of the screenplays as they become available. Just click on the film title below.
The screenplay for Les Misérables by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer was briefly posted before being quickly pulled for some unknown reason (you can read the cached version here). [UPDATE – the full version is now included in the links below]
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tonight's screening is Red Riot and features a collection of works that "confronts the systemic effects of patriarchy, from issues of violence towards Aboriginal women to gender-based oppression happening on our campus. Each short whilst acknowledging trauma, conveys a defiant spirit." After the screening, a panel discussion will take place with Jesse Gouchey, James Diamond, Chase Joynt, Deidre (D-Lishus) Walton and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (via Skype). The discussion will be moderated by Audrey Huntley.
Rebels With A Cause is a film festival organized for and by York University community members. The festival screens films that are artistically, politically and socially critical, combined with artist's talks, panel discussions, and q&a's. The films represent the voices of York students, alumni and faculty as well as independent filmmakers from the larger Toronto community. Rebels With A Cause aims to (re)introduce its audience to the political and social spheres at York and its community while inciting action and education through the avenue of film.
Leading the field was 피에타 (Pieta) by acclaimed filmmaker 김기덕 (Kim Ki-Duk). It won for Best Film and Best Director as well as Best Actress for 조민수 (Jo Min-Su). The film is a crime drama about a violent loan shark who receives a visit from a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. It recently won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
No other film picked up more than a single prize. The Best Actor award went to 안성기 (Ahn Sung-Ki) for 부러진 화살 (Unbowed). 신아가 (Shin A-Ga) and 이상철 (Lee Sang-Cheol) won Best New Director for their joint effort 밍크코트 (Jesus Hospital).
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Alberto Iglesias was the night's big winner. He was named Film Composer of the Year 2012 for his soundtracks for Le Moine (The Monk), La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In) and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He also received the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Brian Byrne was also a double winner for his work on Albert Nobbs. He received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film for ’Lay Your Head Down’ and also won the Discovery of the Year Award.
The winner of the Public Choice Award was Abel Korzeniowski for the film W.E. Pino Donaggio was presented with the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.
The top prize known as the Louve d'or (Gold Wolf) went to Antonio Méndez Esparza's Aquí y Allá. The film is an examination of migrant labour and the life of a poor Mexican family. Previously, it won the Grand Prize at La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes.
In the International Selection, there was a tie for the Prix de l’AQCC between Boy Eating the Bird's Food by Ektoras Lygizos and Sudoeste by Eduardo Nunes.
Comedian Seán Cullen hosted the Gala which was held at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. For the first time ever, the DGC Awards were streamed live online.
The evening's top winner was David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method with five awards. In addition to Best Direction – Feature Film and Best Feature Film, it won for Best Production Design, Best Picture Editing and Best Sound Editing.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The films screening at the festival will be Real VooDoo by Sandra Whiteley, Laan by Lula Ali Ismail, Beyond the Secret part 1 and Beyond the Secret part 2 by Ejike Chinedu Obim and Elimina by Emmanuel Apea Jr. Screenings take place at The Projection Booth, 1035 Gerrard St. East.
We are always working to create opportunities for networking and business development. This year is no exception, thanks to our guests from France, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Mexico, the United States and Canada. More than 30 representatives of major broadcasters and distributors, European producers, specialists and consultants, along with seven representatives of film festivals, will also be with us.
The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is the “Ultimate Stop Motion Week-end”! The festival is the first in the world to showcase Stop Motion, and we have put together the best event we can to delight our festival attendees. The top notch selection of exceptional films presented during this week-end long event proves once again that a huge revival for Stop Motion animation is currently taking the animation world by storm.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Katia Adler, Executive Director of the Brazil Film Fest, announced that famed film director Cecília Amado will be in attendance at the festival for the Canadian Premiere of her film CAPTAINS OF THE SAND, winner of top prize at this year’s Los Angeles Brazilian Film Fest.
“We are thrilled and honoured to have Cecília in attendance at this year’s festival, especially given that this year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of her esteemed grandfather, novelist Jorge Amado,” said Adler.
This year, Brazil Film Fest is celebrating RioFilme’s 20th anniversary, with a selection of ten successful features produced and/or distributed by RioFilme. RioFilme invests in projects by companies based in the City of Rio – including movies, TV series, festivals, awards, and movie theatres.
Other films include Nadine Labaki's TIFF Audience Award-winner Where Do We Go Now? which was produced by Lara Chekerdjian; M. Tayfur Aydın's Trace; Un monstre à Paris (A Monster in Paris) co-written by Stéphane Kazandjian; and Armenian Rhapsody by Cassiana Der Haroutiounian, Cesar and Gary Gananian.
The closing night gala presentation will be Gor Kirakosian's Lost & Found in Armenia. Kirakosian will introduce the film and there will be a Q&A with lead actors Jamie Kennedy & Angela Sarafyan followed by Awards Presentation afterwards.
At 7pm, they will show Tomboy by Céline Sciamma, followed by Polisse by Maïwenn at 9pm. On Saturday night, they will screen Le Tableau by Jean-François Laguionie at 7pm, followed by Rubber by Quentin Dupieux at 9pm. Both nights take place at Innis Town Hall at 2 Sussex Avenue at St. George Street South of Bloor Street.
Next week on October 26, they will present Le Voyage extraordinaire by Serge Bromberg with director Bromberg in attendance. The screening will take place at 7:30pm at Ryerson Library Theatre.
The festival continues with nine nights of horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies including [Rec] 3 Genesis, Cockneys vs. Zombies, Doomsday Book, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, and Wrong. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning starring Jean-Claude Van Damme was almost selected for this year's Midnight Madness at TIFF by programmer Colin Geddes.
The Festival comes to a close with the Toronto premieres of A Fantastic Fear of Everything starring Simon Pegg, and the Spanish film Game of Werewolves.
The Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 26th at Cipriani Wall Street. In addition to the competitive awards, actors Marion Cotillard and Matt Damon, director David O. Russell, and Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll will each be presented with a career tribute.
As the first major awards ceremony of the film season, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ provide critical early recognition and media attention to worthy independent films. Previous winners for Best Feature and Best Documentary include Beginners (2011), The Tree of Life (2011), Better This World (2011), Winter's Bone (2010), The Oath (2010), The Hurt Locker (2009), and Food, Inc. (2009). The awards are also unique for their ability to assist in catapulting award recipients prominently into national awards season attention, including recent winners and ultimate Oscar® contenders: feature winners Beginners (2011), The Tree of Life (2011), Winter's Bone (2010) and The Hurt Locker (2009); Breakthrough Actors Melissa Leo (2008), Ellen Page (2007), Rinko Kikuchi (2006) and Amy Adams (2005).
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The closing night presentation will be Anita Doron's The Lesser Blessed, which recently had its premiere at the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival.
In addition to many other screenings, the festival will host their always-memorable music night The Beat at Lee’s Palace, and many industry events including the ROCK YOUR DOC! Documentary Pitch Competition and the DRAMA QUEEN! Drama Series Pitch Competition.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
CELEBRATING THE MOVIE AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY AT WORK
Toronto, October 16, 2012 - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) proudly announces the fourth round of The REEL Challenge Contest: Celebrating the Movie and Television Industry at Work.
The REEL Challenge Contest is an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to speak out on the importance of promoting and protecting a vibrant production industry in Canada, and those who work within it. This year's contest, however, comes with a new twist. It offers participants the opportunity to showcase their work through comedic shorts or animation. The new categories will encourage filmmakers to be creative with their entries.
Monday, October 15, 2012
NSI Drama Prize course. Applications must be received by Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
NSI Drama Prize is an ambitious short film training course that provides up to $10,000 in cash, $20,000 in services and mentoring from Canada’s industry leaders for up to four writer/director/producer teams to develop and produce a short film.
The year-long, three-phase course kicks off in Winnipeg with an intensive boot camp in writing, directing and producing. Topics include script writing, film budgeting and financing, working with actors, blocking and shooting scenes and social media marketing.
TORONTO, October 15, 2012 – The 13th edition of Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival wrapped up another hugely successful event and announced this year’s award winners on Sunday night. Award highlights include Best International Feature Film HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH by Frauke Sandig and Eric Black, Best Canadian Feature Film OCCUPY LOVE by Velcrow Ripper, Best International Short Film HOT & BOTHERED by Giannina Lasalvia and Best Canadian Short Film THE PIPEDREAMS PROJECT by Faroe Des Roches and Ryan Vandecasteyen.
Planet in Focus also awarded the recipients of The Mark Haslam Award, The Green Pitch Award, The Green Screen Award and the previously announced Eco Heroes, Jennifer Baichwal and James Balog.
Best International Feature and Short Film
The big winner was Sri Rama Rajyam, written and directed by Bapu. It won the Best Feature Film and six other awards including Best Leading Actress for Nayanatara, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematographer.
Also winning seven awards was Dookudu by Srinu Vaitla. Its wins included Best Popular Feature Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Leading Actor (Mahesh Babu), Best Supporting Actor (Prakash Raj), and Best Screenplay Writer. Mahesh Babu's Best Actor win is his third at the Nandi Awards.
Friday, October 12, 2012
They are a Toronto-based festival uniquely devoted to the celebration, promotion and advancement of Canadian filmmaking talent. By exclusively featuring Canadian films, its goal is to provide filmmakers with valuable showcasing and networking opportunities and to offer the public homegrown productions to view and enjoy.
Submitted films must be Canadian productions. Preference will be given to Canadian or Toronto premieres and films completed within the last two years. They accept films of any genre, both short or feature length.
An unprecedented total of 264 films were entered in this year’s competition. Asia Pacific countries and areas represented by the nominated films are Australia, Hong Kong (PRC), India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Taiwan and Turkey. Seven of the 2012 nominees are already members of the rapidly expanding APSA Academy.
Voters from the Academy's Documentary Branch viewed this year's 31 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Purchase ADVANCE TICKETS.
On May 22, Ingrid Veninger (pUNK Films Inc.) and Stacey Donen (The Royal/Theatre D) initiated the $1000 Feature Film Challenge for Toronto-based filmmakers. Amazingly, 34 filmmaking teams took up the Challenge. Five were selected.
On June 25, 2012, the five $1000 feature films were green-lit for production and Toronto’s 1K WAVE was born. The films were shot in July/August, editing and post-production happened in August/September, and now the films will be presented over three nights at The Royal on October 11th, 12th and 13th - featuring Filmmaker Q&A’s.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Closing Night Gala will be French actress/director Noémie Lvovsky’s comedy Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble). It won the SACD Award (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques) during the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2012 festival de Cannes and the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival.
Over the next twelve days, the FNC will screen 288 films from 52 countries, 41 of which are world premieres. In addition, they have 4 international premieres, 66 North-American premieres and 39 Canadian premieres. The festival will pay tribute to a number of filmmakers with retrospectives, including the late Chris Marker. And the FNC Lab section will again highlight experimental and cutting edge works with installations/performances, films, interactive works/Web projects and lectures.
The screening begins at 7pm. This event is free and open to members and non-members.
The closing film will be Jeff Orlowski's Chasing Ice which recently won the 2012 Environmental Media Association (EMA) Award for Best Documentary. The film's subject James Balog will be in attendance.
In addition to screening around 70 Canadian and international films, the festival hosts an excellent industry series with many different panels, workshops and events. The Green Screen Toronto: Energy panel and The Green Pitch competition are free events.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Toronto, October 9, 2012 — The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian) will celebrate its 16th annual edition this year with more screenings, international guests and special events as it continues its expansion outside the downtown Toronto core to bring Richmond Hill residents a taste of the best in Asian cinema.
Founded in 1997, Reel Asian began as a 3-day event established in response to meet the needs of an existing demand for Asian films in Toronto, and has since grown to a 10-day multi-city annual event attracting over 10,000 people. Reel Asian strives to develop programming that reflects the cultural diversity of Canada and increase public understanding and appreciation of the artistic, social and cultural contributions of those of Asian heritage through film. This year’s festival will take place November 6-11 in Toronto and November 16-17 in Richmond Hill to present 60 films and videos from 14 countries including Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kashmir, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
Nicki Minaj and Rihanna both lead this year with 4 nominations individually, while Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher follow with 3 nominations each and Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, fun., Gotye, J.Cole, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan and Pitbull collected 2 nominations. This year’s 2012 Artist of the Year nominees are Justin Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Rihanna. This year also marks the creation of the new Electronic Dance Music Category. Nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skrillex.
The winner of the Nordic Council Film Prize 2012 is PLAY, written and directed by Ruben Östlund and produced by Erik Hemmendorff for Plattform Produktion. The prize will be awarded during the Nordic Council Session in Helsinki on 31 October.
The Film Prize's Adjudication Committee, which is made up of film experts from the five Nordic countries, give this motivation for their choice of this year's winner:
"Director Ruben Östlund once again confirms his position as one of today’s most original filmmakers in the Nordic countries. Through his ongoing artistic project - dissecting and analysing human behaviour, Ruben Östlund presents thought-provoking insights into social roles and role play. The stylistic imagery, the relentless pace of the story and the astounding performances from non-professional actors makes Play a gut wrenching drama that prompts us to reflect on important issues in modern western society."
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jos Stelling's Het Meisje en de Dood (The Girl and Death) won the top prize of Best Film. It also won for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
De Heineken ontvoering (The Heineken Kidnapping) also picked up three awards, winning for Best Actor (Reinout Scholten van Aschat), Editor and Production Design.
Paula van der Oest took Best Director for The Domino Effect, the film's only award. The third Best Film nominee Plan C won for Best Supporting Actor (René van 't Hof) and Best Screenplay.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – A record 71 countries, including first-time entrant Kenya, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®.
The 2012 submissions are:
Afghanistan, The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi, director
The young director-actor Syamsul Yusof, son of actor-director-writer-producer Datuk Yusof Haslam, dominated the evening with five awards himself. His film KL Gangster won for Best Picture, Director and Action Film. Another film of his, Khurafat, won Best Horror Film. To top it off, Yusof won the PFM Special Award.
Hantu Bonceng (Pillion Ghost) picked up two awards. It won for Best Comedy and its star Zizan Razak won Best Hero.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The closing film will be Donoma about a female teacher who begins an ambiguous relationship with a student, an agnostic teenager is "called" by God.
The Toronto Crē’ōl Film Fest (CFF) is dedicated to celebrating Creole culture from around the world through the art of cinema. In promoting theatrical displays of work that pertain to Creole culture, CFF aims to increase opportunities for the Canadian public to share in works to which they may not otherwise have access.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The festival continues Friday and Saturday with shows hosted by Christina Walkinshaw, and with Torontonian Steph Tolev in place of Heidi Foss.
The She’s Canadian, Eh!: Second Annual Women’s Comedy Festival runs Thursday to Saturday at Club Privateer, 1222 Mackay Street. Shows are Thursday 8pm; Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10pm.
The Closing Night performance will be Fragrances of Compassion for Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris. Morris is himself unable to attend so the bassist William Parker will lead the 15-piece orchestra.
The Off Festival de Jazz was started in 1999 by local Montreal jazz musicians who felt the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal didn't have enough local representation. Thus they created their own festival to highlight local talent, with some international performers in selected shows.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The French-Chinese co-production 浮城謎事 (Mystery) by 婁燁 (Lou Ye) led the field along with 女朋友。男朋友 (Gf * Bf) by 楊雅喆 (Yang Ya Che). Both films received seven nominations that included Best Feature Film and Best Director. 浮城謎事 (Mystery) premiered at Un Certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. 婁燁 (Lou Ye), however, has said he will remove his name from the film after it Chinese censors demanded extensive cuts to the film.
奪命金 (Life Without Principle) by 杜琪峯 (Johnnie To) followed closely with six nominations, also including Best Feature Film and Best Director. Also nominated for Best Feature Film were 神探亨特張 (Beijing Blues) and 消失的子彈 (The Bullet Vanishes).