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  • MipTV: First Hand Films Inks Deals On 'Sound of Torture,' 'Footprints of War' and 'Shadows of Liberty'

    Switzerland-based First Hand Films has closed a flurry of deals across its slate of polically-engaged one-offs and docu series, including "Footprints of War," "Sound of Torture" and "Shadows of Liberty." Japan's NHK and Latin America's Telesur bought...
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  • Sundance Film Festival Jurors Include Bryan Singer, Tracy Chapman

    The Sundance Institute announced Thursday 24 jurors who will sit on six separate committees at the 2014 film festival, including directors Bryan Singer and Lone Scherfig, sitting on the U.S. dramatic jury, as well as domestic doc juror, singer-...
  • National Film Board of Canada Topper Exits With Time Left on Term

    Tom Perlmutter is stepping down as National Film Board chair and government film commissioner effective the end of this year, it was announced in a statement issued by the NFB Dec. 10. The news comes as a surprise to many in the Canadian film community...
  • Film Review: 'The Unbelievers'

    Whatever opinion one has of atheism won't be changed, or even challenged, by "The Unbelievers." This superficial documentary from first-time feature helmer Gus Holwerda follows scientists and avowed atheists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss on a...
  • Baja Fest's New Topper Works to Bring Continent's Three Film Industries Together

    Last year, the inaugural Baja Intl. Film Festival offered glitzy parties, starry panels and the backdrop of Los Cabos' spectacular coast. But this year, pushing to bridge the Mexican, U.S. and Canadian entertainment industries, Baja's new director,...
  • Best of Toronto: Variety Critics Look Past the Oscar Hype

    PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...
  • 'Concrete Night' And 'Heart of a Lion' Set to Play at Finnish Film Affair

    Pirjo Honkasalo's "Concrete Night" and Dome Karukoski's "Heart of a Lion" are among the 27 new films set to screen at the second edition of Finnish Film Affair, the professional forum running alongside the Helsinki Intl. Film Festival. Other completed...