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A Positive Note to Prospective Filmmakers

I think we can all agree that I am certainly not breaking any new ground here by saying that the filmmaking industry (whether Canadian or not) is amongst the most competitive and exclusive industries in

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Why Progressive Cinema is Now More Important than Ever

In light of Donald Trump being elected the 45th U.S. President last week, I believe socially progressive cinema has now become all the more vital. If Trump is going to continue pedalling his hateful propaganda on

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73rd Venice International Film Festival to include Canadian Filmmakers

(via CNW) From August 31 to September 10, Italy’s very own Venice International Film Festival will have four emerging Canadian filmmakers joining for the experience. Karl Lemieux, who made Maudite Poutine will have his film

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Interviewing the Filmmakers – 1 Year Later

When I began interviewing filmmakers one year ago, I had been writing screenplays, attended many pitch-fests, attended many film festivals and been to film school. I really thought I had a pretty good idea of

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Exclusive – The Perfect Pickup By CheckMate Films Part I

Chad Rook and his business partner Nathan Witte are embarking on their first feature film, entitled The Perfect Pickup. It’s a comedy about four men that find the perfect way to pick up women. Having

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It’s Well Documented, I’m No Quitter

Being diagnosed with autism at the age of five, Joel Reimer became a documentary filmmaker anyway. As he likes to say, “Without risk, there is no reward.” Raised by a single mother, he was regularly

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