Grolsch Discovery Series 2013 Winner | Gia Milani

After what was surely a great deal of deliberation among the judges, it was announced at TIFF back in September that the 2013 Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award, and the $10,000 cash prize that accompanies it, was to go to Canadian director Gia Milani for her poignant feature debut


Like a Viper hiding amongst the tall grass, waiting for the perfect moment to strike, so has the 22-minute short STEEL VIPER FORCE: RISE OF FIERO hidden itself, aging to perfection like a fine whiskey. Now it is ready to sink its fangs deep into the supple neck of an Internet audience, as the next stage of the STEEL VIPER FORCE comedy-action project is on the horizon. 

Don Jon

There's only a few things Jon Martello really cares about in life: his body, his pad, his ride, his family, his church, his boys, his girls and his porn. Jon, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt—who also wrote as well as directed the filmis a strong, handsome (JGL put some serious time into his well worked body), good old fashioned guy.

SALAZAR | Silver Creek

In 2012, SALAZAR—a band of directors creating unique and progressive films—set out across Canada driving over 2600 Kilometers from Vancouver, British Columbia to the village of Angusville, Manitoba to create the short film, Silver Creek.

In a World... [REVIEW]

I was once cast to voice a thirteen-year-old Korean boy (for the record, I am a Chinese Canadian female, and was twenty-three at the time) for an anime series. It was nice to know that I had "the voice" for this particular role, especially since I had always thought of my voice as sounding like a "sexy baby." Lake Bell is all too familiar with this, and, in her directorial debut, challenges this male dominated voice-over industry with In a World... 


Lovelace is a true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace—who does a brilliant job, by the waythe film tells the story of Linda's life from living at home with a domineering religious mother (Sharon Stone); then breaking away from her by falling into the hands of charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor, played by Peter Sarsgaard. 

Stephen Dunn | Life Doesn't Frighten Me

We’re putting it out there; we think this talented Canadian filmmaker is going places. Dunn is currently riding high from his success at the Tribeca Film Festival, with his award winning (Student Visionary Award 2013) short film Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, starring Canadian legend Gordon Pinsent, as well as boasting Rick Mercer as producer and an entire soundtrack by Sufjan Stevens. Dunn, a Newfoundland native, Toronto-based creative is the youngest person ever selected for TIFF, and already a TED speaker, we’re sure this 24-year-old is destined to be a cinematic superstar.


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