6 More Stories About Filmmaking in Canada Today

In The Chronicle-Herald, Len MacKeigan says the Nova Scotia Liberal government hasn’t fixed the film tax credit problem they created: “There’s a Band-Aid on the wound, that’s all.”

Via WireService.ca, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) announces it will once again offer a $7,500 cash award for BC Emerging Filmmaker as part of its their partnership with UBCP/ACTRA and ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS).

Via CNW, Campfire Films tells us it’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds needed to secure a top Hollywood actress to play the lead in its compelling small town whodunit, Heads You Lose.

Students in the media club at St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School in Woodstock, Ontario, earned an honourable mention at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival for their short film Coming to Canada and are still collecting awards, Megan Stacey writes in The Woodstock Sentinel-Review. Coming to Canada tells the story of a local Nigerian family, the Uzochukwus, with two children in the media club.

Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) SHORT Shorts competition is calling for entries, The Cambridge Times reports. GRFF is centred in the Waterloo Region, but “All filmmakers – students, amateurs and professionals, local and from throughout the country – are eligible to participate.

Kelowna filmmaker Carey Missler is working on a new film about Bruce Cook, a freestyle motocross rider who was paralyzed last year, says Infotel.ca — but will only say ““All I can tell you is that it will be more of a cinematic movie than a documentary.” Well, he does say a little more  . . .

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