Yesterday we told you about Deal with it: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada, the new documentary by Bang Albino Films. The Yorkton Film Festival is partnering with the Sunrise Health Region to screen the film at the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre on July 28th, followed by a discussion. Yorkton This Week has the details.
Pique’s Cathryn Atkinson looks at the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) as it turns 15, and how it earned its name as “a filmmaker festival”, as executive director Shauna Hardy Mishaw says.
Where was the birthplace of the Canadian film industry? Actually, Trenton, Ontario, where the country’s first film studio opened in 1917. Quinte West Councillor Duncan Armstrong wants more people to know that, and believes a Trenton Film Festival, linked to the TIFF, is the best way to bring it about. Inside Belleville brings us the story.
And finally, for the technical interest and the reminder that it’s always good to have your camera at the ready, here’s Calgarian Wes Pohl’s time lapse film of the tornado that touched down near his city yesterday.
I happened to be shooting a time-lapse of a thunderstorm approaching down town from the 26th floor of Jamieson Place. This storm produced a large funnel cloud that lasted several minutes. In the wide angle shot you can see the strong rotation in the clouds on the left, which is where the funnel cloud formed moments later. Then I went tighter on where the funnel cloud formed. If only those darn buildings would have moved out of the way!
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