Mexico and Brazil Projects Part of Strategic Partners at Atlantic Film Festival


Stategic Partners


Halifax, NS – July 30, 2014 - Strategic Partners, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, has announced the producers selected to participate as part of the inaugural project exchange with Mexico’s Los Cabos International Film Festival and Brazil’s RioContentMarket, in addition to an incredible line-up of producers and projects. As part of a two-year spotlight on Latin America, one Mexican producer with a feature film in development and one Brazilian producer with a television project in development have been invited to participate at Strategic Partners 2014, September 11 - 14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Strategic Partners



Cape Breton’s Ashley McKenzie Wins Second NSI Online Short Film Festival Award


When You Sleep


Toronto, ON – July 27, 2014 - The Island, directed by Trevor Anderson, won the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film; Ashley McKenzie won the $2,000 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award for best film by a female director for her work on When You Sleep; and The Last Video Store directed by Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford, won the $750 Bite Comedy Award for best comedy. All winners also receive a complimentary Friend membership to the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

Ashley McKenzie NSI Film Fest



How to win a trip to New Zealand to see the final Hobbit Movie with Sir Peter Jackson


The Hobbitt Fan Contest


San Diego, CA. - July 27, 2014 - New Zealand is about to become the talk of fantasy enthusiasts around the world, with the call going out globally to find fans eager to take an ultimate Middle-earth journey to New Zealand.

The Hobbitt Fan Contest



Ottawa International Animation Festival announces the selection of films competing in the Feature Film Category


Ottawa International Animation Festival


Ottawa, July 4, 2014, - “This year’s feature film competitors,” says OIAF Artistic Director, Chris Robinson, are among the most diverse we’ve ever had in competition. Using an array of animation techniques (drawn, paint, puppet), the films address sensitive and mature topics (political oppression, wrongful prosecution, environment, love and loneliness) in highly original, engaging and sometimes hilarious and absurd ways.”

Ottawa International Animation Festival



Maine International Film Festival 17th Annual Showcase of Independent Cinema


Glenn Close


Waterville, ME - July 4, 2014 - The Maine International Film Festival is ready to roll the projectors for 10 days of film and offer Maine audiences a chance to experience a variety of local, national and international cinema.

Main International Film Festival



Canadian Comedy Awards Nominees Announced


Canadian Comedy Awards


Ottawa, ON – June 20, 2014 – The Canadian Comedy Award nominations have been announced in Ottawa where they 15th anniversary of the growing event will be held September 10 – 14. The Awards celebrate the work of English-speaking Canadians for comedic achievements in Live, Radio, Film, Television and Internet media over the previous year.

Canadian Comedy Awards



Two Nova Scotia Filmmakers Debut at Cannes International Film Festival


Forest Man


Halifax, NS, May 16, 2013 - Mark Corless and his short film Jokester are set to screen during the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, while Michael Ritchie's Forest Man has been accepted under the American Pavilion's Emerging Documentaries series, North America's gateway to Cannes.




Halifax Independent Filmmaker’s Festival June 6th -10th


Halifax Independant Filmmaker's Festival



Halifax, NS – May 13, 2014 - The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative has announced its 8th annual Halifax Independent Filmmaker’s Festival – a melange of short and feature films celebrating the best independent cinema from the Atlantic region and beyond.




Love is Strange New York Premier at Tribeca International Film Festival


Tribecca Film Festival



New York, NY – April 26, 2014 - LOVE IS STRANGE had its New York premiere at the Tribeca International Film Festival on Wednesday, April 25th. Go behind the scenes with director Ira Sachs. We have the video from the internationally renowed film festival in New York City.

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PEI Film Queen of the Crows Selected for Cannes


Queen of The Crows



Charlottetown, PE – April 12, 2013 - Harmony Wagner’s Queen of the Crows has been selected to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a huge accomplishment for this Prince Edward Island native. More on the film and the company behind it in our story.

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Buy The Boards New Web Series from Newfoundland’s Ruth Lawrence


Ruth Lawrence



St. John’s, NL – April 13, 2024 – Newfoundland film maker Ruth Lawrence has completed five films in a web series called Buy The Boards. The comedic shorts star Luke Lawrence and Matt Wright and Directed by Ruth Lawrence. View the series here and enjoy a laugh.

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Academy announces 2014 Canadian Screen Awards Winners


Ben Mulroney, Dina Pugliese, Cheryl Hickey



Toronto, ON - March 9, 2014 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced 33 Canadian Screen Awards during the CBC Broadcast Gala, hosted live by comedy legend Martin Short from the prestigious Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Details on the winners in our story.

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