Daily Rushes for Last Weds of Feb

  • Education is not a crime, says Maziar Bahari, Iranian-Canadian filmmaker (plus journalist and author). Bahari’s film, To Light a Candle, exposes the persecution of the Baha’i in Iran, and his article today in the Globe and Mail tells of Baha’i students imprisoned in Iran for “committing education”
  • The Alzheimer Society of Canada would like everyone in the country to see Still Alice, the Lethbridge Herald tells us — Julianne Moore’s character’s early onset is “not a Hollywood exaggeration” (though, not to scare you, it hits only about 5% of Alzheimer’s patients)
  • Lobby posters may go completely digital someday — Cinema Scene Marketing has announced (via PRWeb) that the first installation of its Digital Poster Initiative (DPI) is up and running at the Muvico 14 Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • What Pixel Film Studios has for Final Cut users today: TransWall. A fully customizable transition pack made specifically for Final Cut Pro X. Read about it at PRWeb.
  • Seeing that the Canadian Screen Awards are “wobbling toward us”, John Doyle says in the Globe and Mail that “this Sunday’s broadcast gala had better be good.”
  • If you’d like to work half-time as manager of digital media programs and development for the National Screen Institute (NSI) in Winnipeg, apply by 5 PM Friday — details here
  • The NSI is also calling for submissions to its Online Short Film Festival — details on that here
  • Finally, I think I’ll answer a question that turned up in the comments: “Do you suffer from KIDNEY DISEASE?” No, we don’t, we suffer from other complaints, like comment spam.

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