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<Tokyo Fiancée to open Cinéfranco>

(March 28, 2015 - Toronto, ON) One of the highlights of the busy Toronto film festival calendar is the arrival of Cinéfranco. Now in its 18th season, this annual celebration of French cinema could easily be renamed the International French Film Festival as its list of features is a mirror of the French speaking world. It is English Canada’s largest celebration of international Francophone cinema and this year it finds a new home at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Cinéfranco will run from Friday, April 10, 2015 to Sunday, April 19.Arrow

<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> Now Playing:

Patricia Clarkson plays a doctor mourning the recent sudden death of her husband in October Gale. 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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