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(September 18, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) While the film festival season rages on, the calendar for the entire film industry seems to pick up at this time of year. Within a few weeks we'll morph from festivals to award shows and so the calls for entries have begun. Producers, production companies, indies and distributors are all busy figuring out their submission budgets and timetables and one small delay can mean nothing but disappointment.Arrow

<VIFF Announces Juries> (September 16, 2014 - Vancouver, BC) Organizers of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) have announced the members of the various juries that will be responsible for deciding who gets the bling when the festival, which begins on September 25, wraps on October 10. There are four juried programmes in the festival including Canadian Images, BC Spotlight, Best New Director Award and the VIFF Impact Award. Each section carries a cash prize. This year's festival includes 353 films from over 65 countries, with 223 features and 130 shorts including 32 World Premieres, 38 International Premieres, 22 North American Premieres, and 47 Canadian Premieres.Arrow
<Remembering Kent Nolan> (September 16, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario) Northernstars.ca has learned of the passing of the young actor Kent Wolkowski, who often appeared in the credits as Kent Nolan. We have few details, but believe he died in Toronto on September 8 after being admitted to a hospital emergency room. Born in Regina, Wolkowski would have turned 25 this December. He wanted to be an actor from a very young age. During his high school years he juggled school, dance, singing, musical theatre classes, as well as appearing in over 40 Musical Theatre Productions, both at Winston Knoll Collegiate and Local Theatres. A celebration of his life is planned for this Sunday in Regina. Click here to learn more about Kent Wolkowski.Arrow
<Dr. Cabbie, movie still> Now Playing:
Dr. Cabbie opens today. The doctor in question is one Dr. Deepak Veer Chopra shares a name and Indian medical degree in common with his famous North American counterpart, but their lives could not be more different. Soon after he graduates from medical school in New Delhi, India, Deepak’s uncle Vijay sponsors him and his mother Neelambari to settle in Toronto. Upon landing, Deepak gets more than just a culture shock. For one, his Indian medical degree isn’t recognized in Canada!. Watch the trailer for Dr. Cabbie on Northernstars.ca.Arrow
<Kevin Zegers> Today's Birthdays
Northernstars Don Harron, Don Owen, Kevin Zegers and Andrew Airlie were born on September 19. Kevin Zegers is pictured on the left as Alec from the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Zegers has been acting professionally since the age of six or seven when he was cast in a number of television commercials. His first film role came when he landed the part of a younger version of Michael J. Fox's character in Life With Mikey. A lifelong athlete, he played on his school's football and basketball teams. The actor hits the big 3-0 today.Arrow

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