Festivals All Over Canada

Congratulations go out to Stephen Dunn, the first ever Len Blum Resident. The screenwriter and filmmaker has been selected for “the opportunity to live, work and be mentored at TIFF Bell Lightbox.” Dunn, born in Newfoundland, is no stranger to TIFF – he’s a TIFF Talent Lab alumnus and several of his films have played at the Festival, including Swallowed, which won two TIFF RBC International Emerging Filmmaker awards in 2009.

Meanwhile, in another part of the festival circuit . . . the CBC’s Stephanie van Kampen has a list of five must-see films at the Atlantic Film Festival, which opened last night in Halifax. It includes the Canadian crime thriller Beeba Boys.

The Calgary International Film Festival has an acronym even its executive director doesn’t like, reports Metro’s Mike Morrison, but it also has over 200 films from all over the world, and promises to be a great time once again this year.

No time to go to a film festival? Gotta Minute has busy film lovers in Edmonton covered, at least briefly: One-minute silent films playing on LRT screens across the city, writes The Edmonton Journal’s Paula Simons.

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