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What makes a winner?

Film is a subjective medium, and a film festival’s selection process can be as individual as its curators. What makes a winning entry really depends on the judges opinions.That probably doesn’t sound very helpful, but it’s just the way it is! 849 more words


Holocaust films and the Oscars

A conversation with two close friends a few weeks ago – just after the Academy Awards presentation this past February – made me realise yet again how often we miss the real characterisations in films.  637 more words

Jewish Film

More about the 2014 winners.

The Grand Prix and Best Fiction Film award categories were won by Dos Caras (Two Face) by Francisco Bendomir. All the judges loved this story about Sergio, who discovers that his girlfriend’s grandmother has a Faberge egg on display in her home when he reluctantly agrees to help her with some menial tasks to placate his girlfriend. 379 more words


Scene & Heard: Gelsy Wong

Scene & Heard with Stuart Derdeyn talks to Vancouver actor/singer/songwriter/photographer Gelsy Wong on what it’s like to build a career across multiple platforms with an eye on being an entertainer. 19 more words


Obituary: Ottawa animator Bob Walker was nominated for Academy Award

For as long as anyone can remember, Bob Walker doodled: cartoon figures, faces, animals, Mad Magazine characters.

As a teenager, Walker covered his bedroom walls with doodles. 683 more words

Local News

Why did we start the festival?

There are multiple reasons why we started the festival.

Firstly, as ambitious filmmakers who like the city (and think it has great potential as a place to make films) we wanted to create a demand for film here. 202 more words


The All-Time Film Awards: The AFI Top 100

In preparation for the ATFAs, I’ll need to watch many canonical films I’ve either never seen or haven’t seen in quite some time in order to encompass what is generally considered to be the cream of cinema–adding, of course, my idiosyncratic candidates. 6,601 more words

My Film Awards