Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Leo Barraclough

Telefilm Canada Launches New U.S. Portal Devoted to Canadian Film

Telefilm Canada has launched Canada Now, a new portal devoted to highlighting Canadian content in the U.S. The site will add new titles each month to its portfolio, which ranges from recent films such as “My Salinger Year” and...

Hot Docs Title ‘You Are Not a Soldier’ Delves into the Horrors of War

Elo Company’s “You Are Not a Soldier,” which had its world premiere this week in Hot Docs’ Systems Down sidebar, is not just an ode to survival. It is also about coping with grief, about parenthood and the horrors...

Oscar Winning ‘Another Round’ Producer Among 20 Selected for Producers on the Move Lineup

The producers of this year’s International Feature Film Oscar winner “Another Round” and Berlin Silver Bear winner “Natural Light” have been selected for European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move program, which promotes promising producers and fosters international co-productions....

Netflix’s Coming-of-Age Tale ‘Audible’ Follows Deaf High School Football Team

Netflix’s coming-of-age documentary “Audible,” which world premiered this week at Hot Docs Film Festival, follows Maryland School for the Deaf high school athlete Amaree McKenstry and his close friends during their senior year. Director Matt Ogens speaks to Variety...

Pioneering DJ Laurent Garnier on Documentary About His Life and Evolution of Dance Music (EXCLUSIVE)

Gabin Rivoire’s documentary “Laurent Garnier: Off the Record,” which explores the origins and rise of techno music through the eyes of one of its pioneers, is set to world premiere on May 7 in front of a live audience...

Gorki Glaser-Müller on Syrian Documentary ‘Children of the Enemy,’ Chilean Thriller, Bobbi Jene Smith VR Experience (EXCLUSIVE)

Copenhagen documentary film festival CPH:DOX sees the world premiere of “Children of the Enemy,” which captures the journey of a Swedish-Chilean man to a Syrian prison camp to rescue his grandchildren, after their parents – members of the Islamic...

‘Syrian Conflict Is Not a Civil War,’ Oscar-Nominated Signe Byrge Sørensen Says (EXCLUSIVE)

Copenhagen-based Final Cut for Real CEO Signe Byrge Sørensen might be unassuming and soft-spoken, but her vision, will power and fire for urgent stories have made her a world-class producer. Her documentary credits boast countless festival hits and accolades,...

Co-Helmers of Netflix’s ‘Sisters on Track’ Talk Sheppard Sisters, Girl Power (EXCLUSIVE)

Dreams do come true when talented youngsters cross paths with mentors. For track and field U.S. prodigies, Sheppard sisters Tai, Rainn and Brooke, their encounter with coach Jean Bell, their fairy godmother, was pivotal in their sports and personal...

Cinephil Boards ‘Songs of Earth’ From ‘Self Portrait’ Co-Helmer Margreth Olin (EXCLUSIVE)

Tel Aviv-based Cinephil, the sales agent for the Oscar nominated “Collective” and “The Act of Killing” among others, has clinched world rights to “Songs of Earth” from seasoned Norwegian helmer and producer Margreth Olin of Speranza Film. The documentary...

Youth Rebellion Documentary ‘Skál,’ CPH:DOX Competitor, Lands at DR Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Copenhagen-based DR Sales has picked up world rights to the Faroe Islands-set coming-of-age documentary “Skál,” produced by established production outfit Made in Copenhagen (“Motley’s Law,” “Putin’s Kiss”). Variety has been given exclusive access to the international trailer. https://youtube.com/watch?v=wmxsKBwTmSw&version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent...

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