News Round II: NFB! HBO! ETC.!

The National Film Board has announced Common Space?, a tour of eight new works appearing in Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles from October 1 to 18. The word “works” covers a lot of different media: The NFB explains that Common Space? uses technology, video projections and interactive tools to make viewers rethink their perception of their environment. For instance, Michel de Broin’s Molysmocène, in which a new life form is born from the trash cluttering the earth, will be proejcted on the façade of Théâtre Maisonneuve.

(Via PRNewswire) HBO is the official Company of Distinction for the 37th edition of the Banff World Media Festival taking place next year.  Ferne Cohen, Executive Director of the Festival, calls HBO “the epitome of a high quality premium content juggernaut who are cutting-edge and have their finger on the pulse of where the industry is heading in cable and digital content and services.”

(Via CNW) A press conference tomorrow afternoon (1:30 PM, Montreal time) will feature the announcement of Canada’s entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards. Could it be Violent? (The movie choice, that is, not the press conference. Though . . .)


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