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The Future of Screenwriting: How AI is Changing the Game

Film and TV writers are skeptical that tech imperils their livelihoods I’ve been closely following the latest developments in Hollywood, and I have to say, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in screenwriting is one of the most exciting and intriguing trends I’ve seen in a while. Recently, an AI tool called “ChatGPT” has been … Read moreThe Future of Screenwriting: How AI is Changing the Game

Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada and the Canadian Academy announce new editions of Writer and Director talent initiatives


WBD Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program, dedicated to Canadian directors from underrepresented communities Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) have announced the return of their talent roster initiatives, the WBD Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program and WBD Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program … Read moreWarner Bros. Discovery Access Canada and the Canadian Academy announce new editions of Writer and Director talent initiatives

Is Pathaan the Return of Blockbuster Bollywood?


These films, along with growing calls to #BoycottBollywood for a wide range of issues from nepotism to physical safety concerns, are challenging the long-standing dominance of Bollywood in the Hindi film industry. The Indian Film Industry isn’t suffering, but Bollywood sure is. According to a recent report, dubbed films from South India are dominating the … Read moreIs Pathaan the Return of Blockbuster Bollywood?

TIFF celebrates Black excellence in film

TIFF in celebrating Black excellence in film, featuring the 30th-anniversary restoration of Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, the 25th-anniversary restoration of Hype Williams’ Belly TIFF Press OFFICe Saint Omer (filmswelike)dir. Alice Diop In this extraordinary narrative debut by acclaimed documentarian Alice Diop, a young novelist is forced to confront her personal traumas as she observes the trial of a … Read moreTIFF celebrates Black excellence in film

Women Talking has the world listening.

Though the backstory behind the events in Women Talking is violent, the film is not. We never see the violence that the women have experienced. We see only short glimpses of the aftermath. Instead, we watch a community of women come together as they must decide, in a very short space of time, what their collective response will be.

Canada’s Top Ten 2022 – TIFF

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“Bold and unapologetic, this year’s Canada’s Top Ten reflects one of the most diverse editions to date and heralds an exciting new wave of Canadian storytelling,” stated Anita Lee, TIFF, Chief Programming Officer.  Celebrating the best features and shorts of the year, including works from David Cronenberg, Alanis Obomsawin, Clement Virgo, Stéphane Lafleur, Hubert Davis, … Read moreCanada’s Top Ten 2022 – TIFF

Rahman Brings Technology To Life with Latest Immersive Project

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R Madhavan is ‘blown away’ by AR Rahman’s Le Musk screening at Cannes. India Today A true cinematic experience, Le Musk combines cinema, motion, and scent to offer a thrilling evolution of immersive entertainment.Le Musk is a 37-minute cinematic sensory experience produced, directed and scored by two-time Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, A. R. Rahman. The … Read moreRahman Brings Technology To Life with Latest Immersive Project

Canadian, Jason Loftus and the powerful animated documentary “Eternal Spring (長春 ).


MohitsMovies – Confronted with government denunciations and human rights violations against their spiritual practice, a group of Chinese activists executes a bold and perilous plan to hack into state television.

Sort Of Season 2 coming Nov 15th

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The second season of Sort Of will make its world premiere in Canada beginning November 15th exclusively on CBC TV episodes will also stream FREE on CBC Gem. The second season will make its premiere in the USA on December 1st on HBO Max; followed by other countries around the world including Australia and the UK.

the 2022 imagineNATIVE Film Media Arts Festival Award Winners

We Are Still Here wins Dramatic Feature AwardŠaamšiǩ – Great Grandmothers Hat wins Documentary Feature Award Award Winning ScreeningsTIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street WestTickets are $10 at: Documentary Feature Award WinnerŠaamšiǩ – Great Grandmothers Hat October 23, 2022 at 5:15 PM Short Film Award Winners – Program 1Night by Ahmad Saleh, Rose by Roxann Whitebean, Məca by Ritchie Norman Hemphill, and Kikino Kids by … Read morethe 2022 imagineNATIVE Film Media Arts Festival Award Winners

Powerful Conversations on Screen at Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival (PIF)

Canada’s largest and longest running environmental film festival has an impressive lineup slated for October 13-23rd, 2022. PIF will reprise its impressive Canadian and international shorts program delivered via specialized programming, including Indigenous Experiences; Encounters in the Natural World; Taking Action; Diverse Eco Visions; and Innovation and Technology, showcasing films in the likes of Australia-based, Ola … Read morePowerful Conversations on Screen at Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival (PIF)

Momo Films focuses on introducing Japanese films to North American audiences

Momo Films’ first distribution is ‘My Small Land’ which won Special Mention, Amnesty International Film Award at Berlin International Film Festival in Feb 2022. My Small Land For Sarya (17), a Kurdish refugee girl in Japan, life seems to be looking up; her grades at school are enough to pursue college, she’s surrounded with good … Read moreMomo Films focuses on introducing Japanese films to North American audiences

Richie Mehta,Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Anurag Kashyap Board Awadisius Original Slate – Busan APM

Avadius was born out of a collective thirst to produce awe-inspiring and audacious stories through collaborative partnerships with fearless filmmakers

The 22nd Reelworld Film Festival unveils its full festival line-up

4 films and free industry panels, continuing its mission to feature 100% Canadian filmmakers who are Black, Indigenous, Asian South Asian, and People of Colour. ReelWorld 2022 The 22nd Reelworld Film Festival officially unveils its full festival line-up with 34 films and free industry panels, continuing its mission to feature Canadian filmmakers who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian and People … Read moreThe 22nd Reelworld Film Festival unveils its full festival line-up

From Variety – ‘Brother,’ ‘Black Ice’ Producers to Fasttrack Basketball-Themed Crime Drama Series ‘The Count’ This Fall (EXCLUSIVE)

Stoked by raves and strong receptions to their world-premiering Toronto festival films, “Brother” producers Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo, “Black Ice” producer Vinay Virmani, and “Alice, Darling” producer Noah Segal are warming up a new basketball-themed crime series, “The Count,” for this fall’s marketplace, Variety has learned.

Apple TV Plus Presents the world premiere of “Sidney” at TIFF 2022

Red carpet highlights producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Reginald Hudlin, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier

OVO signs on as new Every Story Partner with Toronto Film Festival

TIFF is pleased to announce it has signed on October’s Very Own (OVO®) as a new partner. Through this partnership, OVO® and TIFF will be releasing a capsule collection with a portion of the proceeds going to the Every Story fund.

In Conversation With….at TIFF 2022

In Conversation With… Lee Jung-jae & Jung Woo-sung, Taylor Swift.
All Too Well: The Short Film, which she directed, wrote, produced, and appeared in. Swift joins TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey for the first-ever screening of All Too Well: The Short Film on 35mm, and to discuss filmmaking and the visual aspects of her music.


A father’s love for his daughter forces a social reckoning that will reverberate for years to come in
‘s cinematic #documentary TO KILL A TIGER, premiering at

Elevation Pictures announces major slate at Toronto International Film Festival 2022

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Elevation Pictures announces major titles at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival “Elevation Pictures is thrilled to announce that ALICE, DARLING, BLACK ICE, BROKER, MOONAGE DAYDREAM, THE SON, TRIANGLE OF SADNESS, and THE WHALE “ ALICE, DARLING Director: Mary NighyStarring Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku, and Kaniehtiio HornProduced by: Elevation Pictures  The film follows Alice, a young woman trapped … Read moreElevation Pictures announces major slate at Toronto International Film Festival 2022

TIFF marks the 2022 Rising Stars,Filmmaker Lab, and more.

TIFF Filmmaker Lab provides 20 Canadian and international directors with an exceptional professional development experience at the Toronto International Film Festival

Season 15 of Short Film Face Brings Canadian Creators to New Audiences

Amanda Parris, returns as host of the Halifax-produced show. Eli Glasner, Mohit Rajhans and Cinespace Studios’ Magali Simard are back. Viewers will get to vote on nine short films by emerging filmmakers.

Black Ice Skates to Toronto Premiere – TIFF 2022

This incisive, urgent documentary examines the history of anti-Black racism in hockey, from the segregated leagues of the 19th century to professional leagues today, where Black athletes continue to struggle against bigotry.

TIFF Cinematheque is celebrating the centenary of legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

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Also showcased are films by four Ray contemporaries: Ritwik Ghatak’s Partition masterpiece Subarnarekha (The Golden Thread, 1965); Aparna Sen’s Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002), which addresses communalism through a love story;

Early Reviews – Dhanush stars with Ryan Gosling in Gray Man


From Netflix – The Gray Man is based on the novel of the same name written by Mark Greaney. The film will see Ryan Gosling plays Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, a black-ops agent. Chris Evans to portray Lloyd Hansen, whose one and only job is to catch “the infamous Sierra Six”.   SCREENING IN CINEMAS STARTING … Read moreEarly Reviews – Dhanush stars with Ryan Gosling in Gray Man

WBD Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program and successful WBD Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program participants announced

Beginning in June and running through the fall, both programs aim to amplify and nurture underrepresented voices in Canada by providing opportunities for participants to hone their artistry, gain deeper industry knowledge, and experience invaluable exposure to company executives, creators, and established industry professionals. 2022 WBD Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program Participants: Berkley Brady … Read moreWBD Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program and successful WBD Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program participants announced

Karmalink comments on Technology and Culture.


Jake Wachtel’s Karmalink is a mind-bending tale of reincarnation, artificial consciousness, and the search for enlightenment. One Pill. No Lies. Can Love Survive? Now Available On Demand! Amazon: iTunes/AppleTV:… Google Play:… ***OFFICIAL SELECTION: VENICE FILM CRITICS’ WEEK (OPENING NIGHT FILM), AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL, GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL and many more.*** TImes

Canada’s Short Film Face Off Begins Shooting Season 15.

Hosting the show again,Amanda Parris. Returning panelists commentator Eli Glasner, content curator, Mohit Rajhans and Magali Simard, Cinespace Studios.

Streaming Now – Everything Everywhere All At Once releases across all digital platforms

The absurdly wonderful science fiction action outing Everything Everywhere All at Once has now become the highest-grossing movie for seminal studio A24. Directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheiner


The New Marvel Studios Series “Ms. Marvel” Launches on Disney+ on June 8 – MohitsMovies on Twitter


FOFS supports emerging Canadian filmmakers by providing them with a platform that celebrates their art alongside an audience as unique as they are, and allows filmmakers to network, cultivate, and share their talent through an annual film festival and professional development events throughout the year.


The new web series uses satire to confront stereotypes in the film industry


Lady of Heaven will be released in select theaters across Canada. It will be shown in 23 locations, including Cineplex Studios Park Lane in Halifax, NS; Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin in Montreal, QC; Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas in Ottawa, ON; Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas in Edmonton, AB; Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill in Surrey, BC.

The Beatles and India: An Enduring Love Affair to close NYIFF.

Director Ajoy Bose and Peter Compton sings the chronicle of their journey through India in their film The Beatles and India: An Enduring Love Affair. Watch the Closing Film of NYIFF 2022 crafted with rare archival footage, photographs and eye-witness#NYIFF2022 #TheBeatlesAndIndia #filmfestival #indianfilms #indiancinema #filmmaking #film #movies #NYIFF #India

“TURNING RED” Pixar Animation Studios’ has Canada written all over it.

Toronto, Canada—hometown to director Domee Shi and the characters of “Turning
Red”—is featured prominently in the film, calling for specific nods to iconic locales. But
compared to the representation of New York City in “Soul,” “Turning Red” aims for a
less realistic look. “Turning Red” is directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short “Bao”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (“Finding Dory”).  

Madhuri Dixit leads Netflix to Global Fanbase 

I’ve been impressed with what Netflix India has been releasing world wide.  The Fame Game comes with impeccable timing for an industry that slowly tries to build a hybrid profit structure of streaming wars and box office uncertainty. Madhuri Dixit-led Netflix series is a deceptive mystery The Fame Game review: Madhuri Dixit plays popular Bollywood actress Anamika … Read moreMadhuri Dixit leads Netflix to Global Fanbase 

TIFF 2022 signals the return of the festival circuit.

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Return of TIFF in Real Life signals optimism for Canadian Film Business.
Today, The Toronto Film Festival began the arjuse task of officially rebuilding the film festival circuit in North America, by announcing Follow TIFF on Socials for more updates.  You can read more about the announcement here:

BLACK BOYS Film Featured At Brand Storytelling 2022 – Sundance Film Festival

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NWJ’s film BLACK BOYS is streaming now on NBC’s Peacock ; it illuminates the dominant conversation and consciousness that some young people, particularly Black and brown boys, experience systemic barriers that result in unequal opportunity. Chosen as an official selection for Brand Storytelling 2022, BLACK BOYS is radically changing the cultural conversation but refuses to stop there.

Canada mourns the passing of influential filmmaker, Ivan Reitman – TIFF

and a beautiful way of looking at the world that made everything seem possible,” said Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF. “We’re shocked at his passing, but take comfort in the joy and laughter that he brought to so many all over the world.”

Here is the full list of 2022 Oscar nominations 

The nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards were announced early Tuesday morning by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan. They came with the usual array of snubs and surprises.

Read moreHere is the full list of 2022 Oscar nominations 

Lata Mangeshkar Forever

Considered one of the greatest playback singers in Indian cinema, she received several film awards and honors like Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards. A throwback of Lata Mangeshkar. (Image courtesy: latamangeshkar)New Delhi:  The Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar died in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on Sunday. She was … Read moreLata Mangeshkar Forever

Sophia Ali returns with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in UNCHARTED

Sophia Ali returns to the big screen starring along with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in the new action adventure UNCHARTED which releases exclusively in theaters on February 18.  Ali is the lead actress of this globe-trotting film from Sony Pictures and plays Chloe Frazer, a treasure hunter in a race to find a $5 billion fortune.

Executive Producer Shaquille O’Neal, THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL


director Ben Proudfoot and executive producer Shaquille O’Neal, THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL is an electrifying portrait of Lusia “Lucy” Harris who scored the first basket in women’s Olympic history, and was the first and only woman officially drafted into the N.B.A

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