Thursday, May 29, 2014
LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT, XAVIER DOLAN, MICHAEL DOWSE AND KIM NGUYEN TAKE PART IN MONTREAL: CITY OF CINEMA / MONTRÉAL : VILLE DE CINÉMA AS THE LEAD-UP TO JAMES CAMERON CONFERENCE
Montreal, May 29, 2014 — As part of the third annual C2MTL event,Telefilm Canada is today organizing an activity, entitled Montreal: City of Cinema / Montréal : Ville de cinéma.
Organized jointly by C2MTL, Telefilm Canada and its partners Montréal International, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, ICI Radio-Canada, the City of Montréal, the Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec (BCTQ)—la Grappe Audiovisuelle ActionMTL and Annexe Communications, Montreal: City of Cinema / Montréal : Ville de cinéma aims to promote Canadian filmmakers through an interactive meeting focused on exchange, innovation and creativity.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Winter Sleep, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Wonders, by Alice Rohrwacher
PRIX DE LA MISE EN SCEN (BEST DIRECTOR)
Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher
Friday, May 23, 2014
The feature directorial debut of French director Thomas Cailley Les Combattants (Love at First Fight) swept all three of the main awards, the first time that this has ever happened. It took the top prize Art Cinema Award, as well as the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques' SACD Prize and the Europa Cinéma Label Prize.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The 53rd Semaine de la Critique concludes tomorrow.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1 631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world.
The awarded films will receive €15,000 for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Drake and West Coast rockers Hedley are tied at the top the list with an impressive six nominations each for the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Vancouver hip hop artist SonReal scored five nods, while indie ensemble Arcade Fire and alternative R&B artist The Weeknd picked up four nominations each.
Both previously announced performers Imagine Dragons and Lorde nabbed two MMVA nominations each, a first for both artists. Additional first-time nominees include music innovator Pharrell, Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, Canadian artists July Talk, Keys N Krates, MAGIC!, Thugli, and many more.
The stellar list of nominees join one of the hottest street parties on the planet as Kendall and Kylie Jenner co-host the 25th anniversary of the MMVAs, airing live, coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, simulcast on Much, CTV, and CTV GO, with the MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL airing just before at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on Much. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Imagine Dragons was right behind JT, receiving five awards, with Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Duo/Group and Top Rock Artist among their tally. "Blurred Lines" earned Thicke, T.I. and Williams four trophies: Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song and Top R&B Song. Thicke performed his new single, "Get Her Back," on the show.
Fans voted to give the Milestone Award to Carrie Underwood. In addition to her two performances, Jennifer Lopez delivered a passionate and emotional speech in accepting the Icon Award. A dozen awards were handed out on air in between 19 musical performances.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Celebrated Canadian Filmmaker, Guy Maddin, to Guest Judge 8th Annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)
Make your Mark! Make a Splash! Go Big or Go Home! TUFF Call for Submission is Now Open
Celebrated Canadian filmmaker, Guy Maddin will guest judge the 8th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), North America's largest commuter film festival. TUFF is returning to PATTISON Onestop subway screens across Toronto from September 5 - 15, 2014 and expanding its reach to include PATTISON Onestop screens in shopping malls across Canada, as well as the Calgary International Airport.
Guy Maddin, OM, CM is an installation artist, screen-writer and filmmaker, the director of ten feature-length movies, including: My Winnipeg (2007), The Saddest Music in the World (2003), and innumerable shorts. Twice he has won America's National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Experimental Film, with Archangel (1991) and The Heart of the World (2001). The Telluride Silver Medal for life achievement in 1995, the San Francisco International Film Festival's Persistence of Vision Award in 2006, and an Emmy for his ballet film Dracula - Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002), are a few of the prestigious awards his work had garnered to date.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The winners if the Rockie Awards will be announced during an awards ceremony at the Banff World Media Festival, which takes place next month from June 8-11 in Banff, Alberta.
The categories for this year are:
Western Europe, Italy, Poland, USA, Gala Presentations
Handling is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of TIFF. He has held this position since 1994, and is responsible for leading both the operational and artistic growth of the organization. TIFF has grown under Handling’s direction to become an internationally renowned cultural institution. He has curated numerous film retrospectives and presented programmes of Canadian cinema at the Sundance Film Festival, the British Film Institute, and the Havana Film Festival. He is the co-curator of TIFF’s first major touring exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution, dedicated to the celebrated Canadian director, screenwriter, and actor.
Monday, May 5, 2014
THE BACKWARD CLASS NAMED AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER AND
NE ME QUITTE PAS WINS FILMMAKER-TO-FILMMAKER AWARD
Hot Docs has wrapped its 21st edition with record-breaking audience numbers reaching an estimated 192,000. The 11-day event featured 452 public screenings of 197 films on 16 screens across Toronto, an internationally renowned conference and market for documentary professionals, and Docs For Schools, a phenomenally popular education program for youth. The Festival welcomed 176 guest filmmakers and 60 guest subjects from across Canada and around the world to present their films and take part in special post-screening Q&A sessions with audiences. Official film selections were chosen from a total of 2435 films submitted to the Festival.
Friday, May 2, 2014
OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT AND WAITING FOR AUGUST
$66,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES GIVEN TO FESTIVAL FILMS AND FILMMAKERS
Hot Docs is pleased to announce this year’s award-winning Festival films and filmmakers. The Hot Docs Awards Presentation, hosted by award-winning broadcaster and best-selling author Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC Radio’s Q, took place on Friday, May 2, at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto. Thirteen awards and $66,000 in cash and prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers.
The Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award was presented to OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT (D: John Kastner; P: John Kastner, Deborah Parks, Silva Basmajian; Canada), the story of patients at the Brockville Mental Health Centre struggling for control of their lives in the face of a society that fears and demonizes them for their violent acts. Sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada, the award includes a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Hot Docs. Jury statement: “For finding deep empathy and humanity in one of the most physically and emotionally harrowing environments imaginable, and for bringing insight to the emotional complexity surrounding the issue of mental illness, we award the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award to OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT. This film is important.” OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT screens again on Sunday, May 4, at 1:00 pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level. Past Student Academy Award® winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards. They include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.