Master Classes, Monsters, and Filming on Coffee

MFM announces that Cinéfest Sudbury’s Cinema Summit 2015 will offer master classes from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), including an open-format talk with Adam Garnet Jones, creator of Fire Song, and a discussion with award-winning filmmaker, Victoria Lean (After the Last River) on connecting communities through documentary film. Details here.

Speaking of master classes, two-time Academy Award nominee Cordell Barker will give one at the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival on September 26th. He’ll be there for the Quebec premier of his film, If I Was God, produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). For more on the Festival, which runs from the 25th through 27th, visit here.

The Sudbury Star lists all the productions shot in the city this year and explores why the industry is booming there. It’s not one factor (funding) so much as a combination that makes it easier to film in Sudbury . . . oh, and the mix includes Starbucks.

Two brothers, one profession (filmmaking), one favourite subject (monsters), two very different takes: The CBC looks at Regina siblings Lowell Dean of Wolfcop fame and Adrian Dean, creator of the animated kids’ series Doowett.

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