At the Female Eye Film Festival in TO, the gala screening of Ingrid Veninger’s He Hated Pigeons will feature “a one-time-only live score improvised by Canadian singer/songwriter Jane Siberry“ reports Chris Knight in The National Post. Read more about Honourary Director Veninger and her film in Darren’s exclusive interview with FeFF Founder / Artistic and Executive Director Leslie Ann Coles, here and here.
Toronto’s Guru Studio will take part in the creation of the animated film The Breadwinner, a co-production between Aircraft Pictures Canada, Luxembourg’s Melesine Productions and Cartoon Saloon of Ireland, reports Seán Brosnan of The Irish Film & Television Network. The story, based on the children’s book by Deborah Ellis, is set in — where else? — Afghanistan. The title character, a girl named Parwana, passes as a boy to support her family — and to try to find her imprisoned father.
The Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) goes on tonight in Toronto (TIFF) and Vaughan (the Colossus), with The Stuff of Dreams and Quo Vado? Over the weekend there will be more films and more screenings in the two cities as well as Montreal and Niagara — more info is here.