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Redx Talks explores new perspectives

Seven years ago, Cowboy Smithx was a youth worker in East Vancouver, when he took part in a screening of a film called Vital Knowledge,  about indigenous youth. 717 more words

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Room, Remember, Guatanamo's Child among Audience Choice winners at Calgary film fest

The Calgary International Film festival announced its 2015 Audience Choice winners on Wednesday morning, which included the controversial documentary Guantanamo’s Child, Atom Egoyan’s Remember, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and Josh Bishop’s documentary Made in Japan. 141 more words


Local kids animation featured at CIFF

Lilly got a pet. No telling what she might get next.

Lilly is the puppet — star of a short film called Lilly Gets a Pet, which screens Saturday at Telus Spark as part of the Calgary International Film Festival. 736 more words

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Actor Ian Fisher Continues his Success after the Series "Covert Affairs"

High-level CIA officials filled the room, but all he wanted to do was get in, deliver a message and get out without overhearing something above his pay grade. 695 more words


5 things to do this weekend in Calgary

Calgary International Film Festival (Until Sunday, Oct. 4)

The smalls get the big screen treatment at the Film Fest’s closing gala at Theatre Junction Grand. Alberta filmmakers Trevor Smith and John Kerr followed the band for their short reunion tour that saw them play sold out shows coast-to-coast. 500 more words

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CIFF shorts make good Hollywood calling cards

Thoranna Sigurdardottir directed Zelos as a part of a women directors program at the American Film Institute.

What she got for the $25,000, 15-minute-long drama, which is part of the Calgary International Film Festival’s Our Modern World short film series, is a picture perfect calling card with which to kick down the doors and bust through the glass ceilings every Hollywood studio maintain. 789 more words


CIFF: American filmmaker explores grief and maturity with subtle indie comedy-drama Echo Lake

Jody McVeigh-Schultz has childhood memories of Lassen Volcanic National Park, the beautiful and somewhat otherworldly expanse in northeastern California’s Sierra Mountain where his family had a rustic cabin. 782 more words