Highlights / film

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Queer film festival offers French selection

The 33rd edition of a LGBTQ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories will be presented online from November 19 to December 6,2020 and will have offerings in French as well as English. There will be 30 per cent »

International, Politics, Society

REMEMBRANCE- New emotional documentary gets veterans stories

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, one of the most horrific modern wars. A documentary film released in time for this year’s Remembrance Day, is a poignant reminder of the sacrifice and »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Montreal’s South Asian film festival goes online

The 10th annual South Asian Film Festival of Montreal will be online this year due to the COVID-19 and it will  open with a Canadian film. The short film Balakrishna portrays the memories of the interaction between a young Canadian »

Arts & Entertainment

Black, trans and metal-lover artist is awarded Canada’s indie music prize

The 2020 Polaris Music Prize was awarded on Monday night to Montreal-based Gothic rap singer Backxwash. Her self-produced album God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It was selected over nine other contenders as Canada’s best »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Quebec rapper mourns Indigenous deaths, releases single called “Génocide”

Among the numerous Quebec artists that have raised their voice following the passing of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year old Atikamekw woman who died in a public hospital after being insulted and humiliated by nurses, Algonquin rapper Samian is one to »

Society

Telefilm Canada commits to diverse and inclusive hiring practices

Telefilm Canada is committed to creating a more representative film community that is inclusive to Black, Indigenous, and people of colour creators, and filmmakers from underrepresented communities, according to a statement.  Telefilm Canada, which is a group of about 200 »

Uncategorized

Toronto International Film Festival to go on as physical and digital event

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which is dedicated to showcasing the best of international and Canadian cinema, is going to have digital events, such as screenings, talks, and press conferences in addition to physical and drive in screenings, according »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

First Quebec produced Netflix feature to premiere at film festival

A Netflix financed Quebec film is set to premiere at the 38th edition of Les Rendez-vous Quebéc Cinema in Montreal, which starts on Feb. 26, and runs until March 7.  The film called Jusqu’au declin, or The Decline in english, »

Health, Society

Short film brings homelessness to life

A front-line worker has created a moving public service announcement to draw attention to the heartbreak of homelessness.  Barry Moore is an adult care worker at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre. A friend of his had written a piece »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Jazz legend secret recordings (re)discovered in Canada

For jazz fans, the name John Coltrane is legend and they revel in the artistry and intuitiveness of his music. Of course with his death in 1967, the music ended there. New Coltrane album coming But no, a “new” recording »