Canada at Cannes 2016

(Via CNW) Once again, Canada will have a chance to shine at Cannes this year. Telefilm Canada wants to highlight some of this year’s talent on display; as Executive Director Carolle Brabant says, “Today, we want to thank these men and women for literally making our cinema.” They include writer/director Xavier Dolan, headed to Cannes […]

From East to West: Film, Government, and More

For a complete list of winners at Cannes, see the ET Canada blog. The Toronto Star’s Peter Howell looks at the winners in depth, though the main news is in the subhead: “Canada’s Denis Villeneuve goes home empty-handed.” Though TVO has terminated its agreement for a documentary about Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Premier’s press secretary, […]

Affecting Films, Effecting Change

What difference would a guaranteed income make to Canadians living in poverty? Two filmmakers from the Yukon are going to find out and document it, CBC reports. Jayden Soroka and Vivian Belik plan to choose one family each from Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Ontario and Nunavut, and top up their wages for a year. They’re […]