Dead North Film Fest and Other Clips

The CBC tells us that the Dead North Film Fest opens tonight in Yellowknife. It’ll feature 16 genre films all made in the northern territories. No word on whether they really contain fire-breathing winged polar bears or igloos getting tractor beamed up by flying saucers, but have a look at this video to learn more:

DEAD NORTH 2015 from Dead North on Vimeo.

Like several of the Dead North films, Gillian’s Just Right is — or will be — a horror story. This project earned Edmonton filmmaker Lindsey McNeill a trip to Cannes to learn from the best in the industry, through the Creative Minds Program. She hopes to begin shooting next winter — but you can watch her concept trailer right now. (And see more at CBC, here.)

In the Land of the Head Hunters, mentioned earlier today, has been forgotten, thrown out, retrieved from a dumpster, damaged in transfer, reconstructed, restored — and just recently, made available on home video (click here). A lot can happen to a film in the course of a hundred years.

We’ve also mentioned the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which this year is showing docs on everything from comedy to cyberbullying. Here’s a trailer from a Hot Doc about “the hardest trail race in the world”: The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young. They’re not kidding — in 25 years, according to the trailer, only 10 people have finished the race.

We’ll be working from now on to bring you more videos; we hope you’ve enjoyed this batch.

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