Festivals, Filming, and a Dividend

The Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival has announced its winners, The Scarborough Mirror’s Sam Juric reports, and both the Best Short Film award and the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film went to films about parenting. In the Best Short Film, Fatherhood, Alicia Harris documents the life of a young father, and in the Audience Choice, The Trip, Grace Wang tells the story of a mother and daughter on a “transformative” road trip.

More from the Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) — director Patricia Chica, now of Los Angeles, will be back in Canada for the Festival, where her fantasy  Serpent’s Lullaby is nominated for the top award in Short Films. TheMovieNetwork’s Nick Leyland has the details.

Brad Pitt will be in Canada early next year to star with Marion Cotillard in a “romantic thriller” that doesn’t have a name yet, Global News’ John R. Kennedy says. Montreal will be home to some of the production, which will mostly be filmed in England and Morocco.

Lionsgate will be paying another quarterly cash dividend of seven cents ($0.07) per common share, it’s announced via a media release on PRNewswire.


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