Beginning documentary producers have a chance to learn from the industry experts at Cinéfest Sudbury, MFM announces. A three-session program led by producer Nadia Tavazzani (One Week) will present insider advice on getting started as a documentary producer and more. The festival runs September 19th through 26th. Also, two films will be presented especially for critical audience feedback in the First Cut Screenings program, NorthernLife.ca reports: No Stranger Than Love and Perspective: Variations on a Love Triangle in 9 Chapters.
(Via CNW) Paul Gross’ Hyena Road, premiering at TIFF, has named Wounded Warriors Canada as its charitable partner. Proceeds from the partnership will help WWC’s national mental health programs and services. It’s also hoped that the film itself — following three men on three different paths in war-torn Afghanistan — will educate viewers on the challenges faced by Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.
Clouds of Autumn, a collaborative film by BC filmmakers Trevor Mack and Matthew Taylor Blais, will also premier at TIFF. It tells the story of two First Nations children — one of them going to a faraway residential school — through three summers in the 1970’s. The Williams Lake Tribune reports Mack is “honoured that I can represent the Tsilhqot’in people on the world stage.”