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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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AMPIA Celebrates Excellence in Alberta Film & Television Production & Personnel at the 42 Annual Rosie Awards

Rob-BrownThe 42nd Alberta Film & Television Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary on May 7. Over 650 guests attended The Rosies Gala to honour the very best of Alberta’s production in the screen industry. The majority of this year’s Rosie winners were first-time nominees in their categories, including Best Actress Jordyn White (Blackstone), Best Screenwriter Benjamin Ross Hayden (The Northlander), Producers Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford for Best Web Series (Straight To Video: A B Movie Odyssey) and Chris Hsiung won for his first feature documentary Elder in the Making.

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NORTHWESTFEST, Western Canada’s Premiere Non-Fiction Film & Arts Festival Runs from May 5 to 10 in Edmonton

NWF 2016Formerly known as the Global Visions Festival, Canada’s longest-running non-fiction film festival is evolving in a big way! Now rebranded as the NORTHWESTFEST, it runs from May 5 to 10, 2016 at the Garneau Theatre, Landmark Cinemas City Centre and NAIT Shaw Theatre in Edmonton.  Western Canada’s premiere doc-fest presents the hottest, most talked-about new documentaries from home and abroad with a focus on Canadian and Alberta artists and filmmakers.

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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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