Recommendations, Prevention, Locations, Education, Unionization

TIFF may be just beginning, but The National Post’s Chris Knight has already seen about 30 of the films. Of course, that’s only about a tenth of them . . . He recommends five and lists five he hasn’t seen yet but wants to.

Serpent’s Lullaby, reviewed by Nick here, is available to watch online here, (password: lovelife) today only, in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day. “I hope that this poetic take on suicide helps bring light into the lives of those struggling with darker circumstances. Reaching out to someone who is suffering can truly make a difference,” says director Patricia Chica.

If you have, or just know about, a film friendly 2 storey family home in Sudbury, and/or an upscale apartment there, Carte Blanche Films may want it as a location for the new French-language series St. Nickel. MFM has details here.

MFM also announces a couple of educational opportunities: Weengushk Film-Institute’s 2015-2016 Lab 1 Short Film Program and the DOC Institute Essentials Bootcamp at Cinéfest Sudbury.

In another loss for the Nova Scotia film industry, Egg Studios is closing in November, the CBC reports. This time, finances are not the issue — unionization is. It’s also clearly an emotional issue on both sides.

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