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Alberta Film: Violent, Shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards

violentViolent, the audacious, award-winning Norwegian-language Canadian film created by Vancouver-based production company Amazing Factory, produced in conjunction with Calgary’s own boutique film company Media Darling, was screened in Calgary on October 13 as part of the Calgary Cinematheque’s tenth anniversary season. The debut feature from director Andrew Huculiak, drummer for innovative Vancouver indie group We Are The City, Violent was shortlisted for competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) Announces 2016 Jury & Audience Awards

filmsThis year’s festival Jury and Audience Awards chosen from an outstanding 2016 EIFF programme This year’s full festival line-up featured more than 150 films– short, documentary, dramatic and feature-length – curated from a record-breaking 3,000 submissions and hundreds of films solicited from distributors and other festivals. For the first time in EIFF history, jurors were flown to the festival and spent many hours at Landmark Cinemas watching all of the films in competition.

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Get Your Movie on at the Edmonton International Film Festival from September 29 to October 8

eiff-logoThe Edmonton International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, September 29, 2016 with over 150 films from Canada, Alberta and around the world. Kerrie Long, the festival director and her team, has curated a compelling line-up of films from all parts of the world, and in all genres — documentaries, short films, aboriginal, world, fiercely independent LGBTQ, Canadiana, sprinkled with a dash of Alberta’s own talented filmmakers.

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Edmonton’s Mosiac Entertainment Wraps Principal Photography on #Roxy, a New Romantic Comedy for Teens

Jake-ShortEdmonton-based Mosaic Entertainment just wrapped principal photography on a new feature film titled #Roxy. Shot in Edmonton and St. Albert, #Roxy, a teenage romantic-comedy, is a modern retelling of the 19th century verse play Cyrano de Bergerac. It is a younger version of the 1987 romantic comedy Roxanne starring Steve Martin, as a firefighter with a huge nose in love with a beautiful newcomer.

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Calgary Film Centre and Its Three State-of-the-Art Film Stages Opens its Doors to the World

Calgary-Film-CentreThe general manger of the new Calgary Film Centre says six Hollywood film and TV projects are now eyeing Calgary as a location, thanks in part to the new state-of-the-art facility that officially opened its doors Thursday after years of planning, fundraising and discussion. Members of the media were offered a sneak-peek tour of the long-awaited centre Thursday morning, a $28.2-million facility in the Calgary’s southeast area that boasts three sound stages with than 50,000 square-feet of interior studio space.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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