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Netflix movie, Hold the Dark, to shoot in Alberta with director Jeremy Saulnier

One of American independent cinema’s hottest new filmmakers is set to direct a Netflix movie in Alberta.

Jeremy Saulnier, best known for directing thrillers Blue Ruin and Green Room, will be at the helm for an adaptation of William Giraldi’s bestselling novel Hold the Dark. 240 more words


Calgary-shot Burn Your Maps to hit theatres in early 2017

If you missed the touching, Alberta-shot comedy-drama Burn Your Maps at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival don’t fret, it will hit theatres early next year. 126 more words



Blink and you’ll miss it. Five, ten, fifteen minutes. That’s all you get. For some reason I love shorts. Specifically I love going to shorts bundles. 183 more words


Bill Brooks: Calgary International Film Festival wraps after a successful 12 days

One doesn’t usually think of Calgary in terms of a hot-bed of film activity. Yet if this year’s Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is any indication, all that is about to change. 585 more words

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Director: Robert Cuffley

Screenwriters: Jason Long and Robert Cuffley


Chokeslam was the closing gala film for the Calgary International Film Festival 2016. Here’s what I thought about it. 970 more words


CIFF: Film festival broke attendance records in 2016; The American Epic Sessions, Burn Your Maps among award winners

The Calgary International Film Festival broke attendance records again this year, attracting 36,693 film buffs to downtown theatres during the 12-day event.

That’s a 4.3 per cent increase from last year’s record-breaking attendance, said executive director Steve Schroeder. 478 more words


CIFF: Fans turn out to celebrate CBC's Heartland

“It’s the best job I’ve ever had, it’s the best job I’m ever going to have.”

That was actor Shaun Johnston’s pronouncement on the red carpet Saturday night, nicely summing up the enthusiasm of hundreds as fans gathered on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary to catch a glimpse of the cast of Heartland and get a sneak-peek at the show’s 10th-season premiere. 551 more words