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VIFF Industry, FNC, Raindance — and Double Check Your Booking

(Via WireService.ca) VIFF Industry begins today at the Rogers Industry Centre in Vancouver and runs till October 3rd. Screen Dialogues Day (Oct. 2) will feature some prominent speakers on vital topics, such as Patricia Rozema discussing “how to transform a premise into a compelling story and the process necessary in creating an effective arc.”

(Via CNW Telbec) The Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) starts off on October 7th, presenting sponsor Quebecor has announced, and will run through the 18th at various venues in Montreal. The Festival’s lineup was unveiled (that’s how they put it in French) this morning, and includes Ashley McKenzie’s 4 Quarters and 5¢ a Copy, the 1980 animated film made with a copy machine.

Gage Park in Hamilton was double booked for both a film shoot and a music festival recently, CBC’s Adam Carter reports, and sadly (and expensively) neither group got to use the space in the end . . .

Congratulations to Halifax filmmaker Ben Proudfoot, whose film sesries Life’s Work: Six Conversations with Makers won him best director at the Raindance Film Festival in London (England!) Sunday night. The short films tell the story of artisans who practise their arts in Nova Scotia. CBC’s Susan Bradley has the story.

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