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<Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Honours Six with Special Awards>

(October 22, 2014 - Toronto, ON) The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced six Academy Special Award winners for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, which will be presented during the 2015 Canadian Screen Week running from February 23 to March 1. These Special Awards will be given to: George Anthony, Jeffrey Elliott, Paul Gross, Ric Esther Bienstock, Michael Landsberg and Tassie Cameron. “The Academy Special Awards are presented annually to uniquely talented people in our industry who have left an indelible impression in the Canadian film, television and digital media landscape,” says Academy Chair Martin Katz. “We are especially proud to recognize these six winners at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, individuals who have been at the vanguard of our Canadian industry.”Arrow



<NFB 3D Shorts at MoMA in November> (October 21, 2014 - Toronto, ON) Each fall, New York's famed Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) holds an annual festival of newly preserved films under the title To Save and Project. This year marks the 12th annual International Festival of Film Preservation, which is the longer title for the festival. It brings together masterworks and rediscoveries from film archives, studios, and foundations from around the world. This year, four recently restored 3D films from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be featured during the festival. These films were considered to be groundbreaking experiments in stereoscopic animation from the NFB.Arrow
<Remembering Gerard Parkes> (October 21, 2014 - Toronto, ON) Ireland-born actor Gerard Parkes has died in Toronto. Parkes immigrated to Canada in 1956 and began in show business on CBC Radio in 1959. He first appeared in film in the 1960s, and was given a Canadian Film Award for best supporting actor in Paul Almond’s Isabel, playing Genevieve Bujold’s kindly uncle. He also received the Andrew Allan Award in 1983 for best radio actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Doc on the Fraggle Rock series, where he played the character, an inventor, blissfully unaware that his workshop leads to Fraggle Rock's underground grotto. Gerard Parkes died on Sunday in a Toronto retirement home.Arrow
<Vancouver Film Festival Wraps Record Year> (October 20, 2014 - Vancouver, BC) The 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) set a new box office record, seeing a 10% increase on 2013, the festival's previous benchmark year. Between September 25 and October 10, 2014, VIFF presented 549 public screenings of 349 films from more than 70 countries, confirming its status as one of the continent's largest film festivals. Over its 16 days, 219 feature films and 130 short or mid-length films screened at seven venues. Another 24 media screenings occurred prior to the festival. All told, gated attendance for VIFF and the VIFF Industry conference exceeded 144,000.Arrow
<The F Word is still playing> Still Playing:
The comedy The F Word continues playing. Directed by Michael Dowse, it stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall and Mackenzie Davis. When med school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and animator Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party, they both feel an instant attraction. The problem? She's already living with her boyfriend, Ben (Rafe Spall). They decide to just be friends but the chemistry they feel for each other makes it difficult. The screenplay is based on a play from Fringe Festival favourite T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi. Click here for more about The F Word, including a link to a trailer. Click here for more movies Now Playing.Arrow


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