Casting Call, Calgary’s Shortest Day, and EUFF

Once again there’s an urgent casting call from Fishing in the Moonlight, filming in Sudbury. They need an older First Nations man. Details are here at MFM.

(Via WireService.ca) The 30th European Union Film Festival (EUFF), which takes place in — where else? — Ottawa, has wrapped up another successful year, with the embassies of European Union countries presenting the best of their homelands’ cinema. The first ever Audience Choice Award went to The Fencer, an Estonia/Finland/Germany co-production by Klaus Härö based on the true story of a fencing champion who finds a new purpose teaching his art to small town kids. EUFF is presented by Canadian Film Institute (CFI), the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Embassies of EU Member States.

Eric Vollmers of The Calgary Herald looks at one of the short films his city is viewing to celebrate The Shortest Day:  Kindergarten,  a cautionary tale by Vancouver actress and director Aubrey Arnasan on what happens when you skip the first year of school as she did.

See if The Shortest Day is coming to a theatre near you — it’s free, and there’s something for all ages. Times and dates for different cities are on the official site.

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