Canada’s Tax Shelter Era

March 14, 2019

By: Paul Corupe While Canada’s film industry turned out many distinguished films in the 1970s, including The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Les Orders (1974) and Who Has Seen the Wind? (1977), the decade—commonly called the “tax shelter era”—was...

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Canada’s Relationship with the Academy Awards

March 11, 2019

By: Thom Ernst Canada’s relationship with the Oscars has been long and fruitful. At the 2019 Oscars, director and animator Domee Shi becomes the latest Canadian to earn Oscar bragging rights. Shi was the favourite going into the awards...

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Back to God’s Country

March 07, 2019

By Kay Armatage From the earliest days of cinema and throughout the thirties, forties and fifties, the Canadian wilderness was seen as an exotic paradise – “God’s country.” As opposed to the mean streets of New York or Chicago,...

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Snow and Sass

March 04, 2019

By: Katarina Gligorijevic If you had to choose two characteristics that epitomize Canada above all others, what would they be? In 1919, Back to God’s Country was released and quickly became Canada’s first genuine blockbuster. It remains the country’s...

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Indigenous Film Catalogue Highlights

June 14, 2018

Indigenous stories on film have often been told by non-Indigenous filmmakers, sometimes even with non-Indigenous actors portraying Indigenous characters. This has resulted in a stifling of Indigenous voice and has contributed to stereotypical misrepresentations of Indigenous people in film...

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National Canadian Film Day 2018 Social Highlights

April 27, 2018

National Canadian Film Day on April 18, 2018 was a whirlwind day of celebration across the country, as Canadians came together to honour and share in the incredible achievements of our nation’s filmmakers. Here are just a few of...

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National Canadian Film Day Goes International

April 16, 2018

National Canadian Film Day is not just a national celebration of Canadian film, but an international one! There are screenings happening around the globe! Here are just a few that you may catch if you’re jet-setting on April 18!...

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