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<Shaw Media and Hot Docs Announce Funding>

(August 22, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) Hot Docs and Shaw Media have announced that seven projects have been chosen to receive a total of $180,000 in grants and no-interest loans from the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds in its thirteenth round of disbursements. With these seven projects, a total of 127 projects have received funding via the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds to date, with funding totalling $2,909,000 in completion grants and no-interest loans.Arrow

<Mongreal Media TRibute at Vancity> (August 22, 2014 - Vancouver, BC) Since it's founding in 1994 by Hussain Amarshi, the Canadian film distribution company Mongrel Media has carved out an ever more important niche for speciality, art-house and independent film. The director of programming at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Alan Franey recently stated, "What strikes me as I survey Mongrel's extraordinary catalogue is how much we have come to rely on them for supplying to Canada many of the world's best films every year." Starting in September, organizers of this special tribute have selected ten films that illustrate the diversity and quality of Mongrel Media's diverse collection.Arrow
<NFB at OIAF> (August 20, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario) Programmers for this year's Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), the largest event of its kind in North America, have selected 17 films from the NFB. The selection contains two World Premieres. The festival will also present special screenings of two films created to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary film innovator Norman McLaren, founder of the NFB’s Oscar-winning Animation Studio: Donald McWilliams’ 27-minute documentary Norman McLaren: Animated Musician, as well as Flocons, an independently produced short by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, creator of the Jutra Award-winning McLaren’s Negatives.Arrow
<The F Word, 2014 production still> Now Playing:
Daniel Radcliffe plays Wallace, a medical school dropout who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships in the new Michael Dowse film, The F Word from eOne Entertainment. While everyone around him seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. THat's when he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. There is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?Click here to watch the trailer and for more about the cast and crew of The F Word, now playing.Arrow
<Swearnet, 2014 production still> Coming Soon:
The Trailer Park Boys are back but this time they're in real network trouble. They just might be the most successful, iconic Canadian comedy export since Bob & Doug McKenzie, but when they lose the rights to the Trailer Park Boys franchise, overnight they become three more out-of-work actors, struggling to pay the bills. Frustrated and desperate, Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith (it's his birthday today) all struggle with their post-Trailer Park Boys lives. Click here to watch the trailer and for more about the cast and crew of Swearnet, opening this Friday.Arrow

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