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As broadcast and cable television series have proliferated we’ve seen a massive growth in the dramatic web series.
The final day of VIFF Industry - the industry event of the Vancouver International Film Festival - focused as in previous years on indie film and programme making.
Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve has picked up another laurel at VIFF. After Incendies was chosen as Canada's foreign film nomination for the Oscars, and winning best film at TIFF, he won the ET Canada Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, a juried award that comes with $20,000 prize-money.
I caught a couple of last-minute, random films this week at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Today (Saturday 2nd) is the final day of the Vancouver Film and TV Forum, New Filmmakers Day.
It seems more like a decade than a year since VIFF (30 September-15 October) last came round. Make that two decades. With Copenhagen's failure fast becoming a dot in the rear view mirror, one filmmaker has returned to footage from the first “Earth Summit” in Rio for inspiration.
The Vancouver Film and Television Forum incorporates 4 days of industry panels, events, and pitching sessions with commissioning editors from around the world.
Canada's major world cinema fest in the West.
True to form, it was documentaries that swept up most of the awards at this year's VIFF. There were plenty of docs to chose from this year with nearly half of the festival’s feature and mid-length films being nonfiction (there were 103 nonfiction and 134 dramas in total).