Haru’s New Year: From Pitch to Production

Meet Alice Shin, a Korean filmmaker who recently moved to Canada. Alice’s short film Haru’s New Year is an in-competition short at this year’s festival. WHat’s more, Haru’s New Year began as a pitch idea at the FCFF’s Pitch Fest last year!

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Wu Xiao
Interview with Christy Garland: WHAT WALAA WANTS

Canadian documentary director Christy Garland appears to be hitting her stride with her most recent film, shot over six years in the Balata Camp of the West Bank, following an uncommonly driven young teen on her quest to become a cadet with the (overwhelmingly male) Palestinian Security Authority.

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Shannon Foskett
HOW TO PITCH EFFECTIVELY

Screenwriting guru Michael Hague has boiled down all of the current principles, examples and pitching templates and presented his insights in the book, “Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds”. Here is his abbreviated advice edited from an article posted on scriptmag.com

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Jordan Morris
Babe, I Hate to Go

For the last 30 years, Delroy Dunkley, a migrant worker, has been travelling from his home in Jamaica to Southwestern Ontario to work on a farm so he can support his family. But this year, Delroy is diagnosed with cancer...

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Jon Higgins
Go Fish a unique, emotional balancing act

Go Fish achieves one of the most difficult balancing acts in film, a charming, at times sweet, comedy which also deals with life's anxieties. Go Fish is a truly unique film. The light comedy features Erica, a young woman who turned bitter and confused after...

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Tanya Sahni