Shoegate and Five Other Film World Stories

On Shoegate at Cannes (read about it, plus how it’s worse than it sounded at first, at The National Post), we’re just going to quote Emily Blunt: “Everyone should wear flats, to be honest, at the best of times.”

There are 25 award-winning filmmakers in a grade 4/5 class at Williamsburg Public in Kitchener, Jeff Outhit at The Waterloo Region Record reports. Ms. Kirkey’s class was the Elementary level winner in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge video contest sponsored by Shell Canada and by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. It was an educational experience: “They learned the importance of good lighting the hard way.” That’ll save time if they go into the industry some day . . .

Maclean’s Jake Howell says Andrew Cividino’s Sleeping Giant, which of course has just screened in Cannes, is not just out and out Canadian, it’s downright Ontarian.

A free showing of two documentaries in Nelson, BC, will shed light on Lyme disease, writes Tamara Hynd in The Nelson Star. Under Our Skin and Emergence will play on the 23rd at Nelson United Church.

The Weeknd is nominated for six Much Music Video Awards, Much has announced. The awards will be presented June 21st, and nominees include Arcade Fire and Justin Bieber. Also, 15 MuchFACT-funded music videos are nominated for an MMVA.

“It was like being at the Oscars,” Winnipeg actress Karen Tusa tells Simon Fuller of The Winnipeg Free Press. She’s talking about the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver last month, where she accepted the Royal Reel Award in the Short Film Competition for Tuesday, a low-budget drama made in her hometown. She emphasizes  that she accepted on behalf of the entire cast and crew, and so, like most Oscar recipients, had a long list of people to thank.

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