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<Relative Happiness at Canadian Film Fest, day 2>

(March 26, 2015 - Toronto, ON) It's Day Two at Toronto's Canadian Film Fest. One of the films on today's scehdule is the award-winning East Coast film Relative Happiness. It just had is non-festival premiere in Halifax and opens tomorrow in St. John's and Sydney, but it does screen today in Toronto. The story is all about plus–sized and 30 yeas old, Lexie Ivy, played by Melissa Bergland, who picked up a Best Actress Award at the 2014 LA Comedy Festival. Lexy is a feisty Bed & Breakfast owner who desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. In small town Nova Scotia, that’s no easy task, especially when the most eligible bachelor is Joss, the rough handyman fixing her roof. Click here for a link to the Canadian Film Fest. Watch the trailer for Relative Happiness on Northernstars.caArrow



<Montreal Stop Motion Festival issues call for entries> (March 26, 2015 - Montreal, QC) The 7th edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival will unspool in late September, but they're looking for your animated productions now. This labour intensive way to create animation should be celebrated. Not sure what stop motion is or how popular it's become? Go see The Boxtrolls, which is one example of stop motion filmmaking. Every frame was first an actual construction, every motion created by someone carefully moving some part of the set, or some part of the character and usually more than one element is moved in every frame to create a seamless story. The deadline for entries is June 28.Arrow
<Toronto Screenwriting Conference announces new voices winners> (March 26, 2015 - Toronto, ON) The producers of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) have announced the recipients of the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. The emerging writers receiving the award are Carly Stone, Dennis Allen, Keith Davidson, Tommy Gushue, and Vivian Lin. The award recipients receive a pass to the TSC and a meeting with representatives from Telefilm Canada. Over for ty writers from seven provinces applied representing British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. The sixth annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference takes place on April 11 & 12.Arrow
<October Gale, production still> Coming Soon:

Patricia Clarkson plays a doctor mourning the recent sudden death of her husband in October Gale, opening tomorrow. In the process of reclaiming her life, she reopens her northern Ontario island cabin, to put her husband’s things in order. Having decided that she isn't ready to return to her job, she stays alone and isolated. A series of unexpected events - damage to her boat and a sudden storm that knocks out the power - leaves her completely cut off. And then a small boat washes up on her shore carrying an injured man.Arrow

<Revolution opens in US for Earth Day> Coming Soon:
Using the approach of Earth Day to jumpstart a global conservation fundraising effort, director Rob Stewart's follow-up to his hit documentary Sharkwater is the multiple award-winning 2013 feature documentary Revolution, which will open in the open in US theaters on Earth Day, April 22. Revolution continues his remarkable journey of discovery to find out that what he thought was a shark problem is actually a people problem. Executive produced by Gus Van Sant, Revolution has won 14 awards at some of the biggest film festivals in Canada and abroad.Arrow


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