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Montreal, May 26 (Canadian-Media): Seven works that were either produced or co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) have been selected for We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an unprecedented online film festival streaming across the globe on YouTube from May 29 to June 7, 2020.
More than 20 of the most prestigious festivals in the world—including Venice, Berlin, Cannes, Annecy, Tribeca and Toronto—are joining forces to present We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will also provide ways for viewers to donate to COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts.
The NFB titles selected are: the animated shorts Shannon Amen by Chris Dainty and The Procession by Pascal Blanchet and Rodolphe Saint-Gelais, both of which have won acclaim on the festival circuit; Léon in Wintertime, Molly in Springtime, Bonifacio in Summertime and Poppety in the Fall, a series of four enchanting, family-friendly animated films co-directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon; and the VR animation work Minotaur by Munro Ferguson.
Seven NFB productions or co-productions selected for the We Are One: A Global Film Festival:
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Toronto, Mar 26 (Canadian-Media): More than three years after quitting her acting career former “Suits” star Meghan Markle accepted the role of a narrator in the upcoming documentary “Elephant,” due to livestream on Disney+ beginning April 3, media reports said.
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The release is one of a series of animal- and nature-themed features to mark Earth Month. Dating back to 1970, both Earth Month and Earth Day have been observed to focus our energies on our environment.
The film follows an elephant family on a 1,600-kilometre journey across the Kalahari Desert.
Proceeds from the film will benefit Elephants Without Borders, a charity believed to be close to Meghan and Harry’s hearts.
Meanwhile “Black Swan” actress Natalie Portman’s Disneynature documentary “Dolphin Reef” will premiere alongside “Elephant” on April 3.
Harry and Meghan's announcement in January of quitting as senior royals, relinquishing official duties and seeking financial independence had shocked the world. Since late last year they have been based on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia and will officially end royal duties on March 31.
Mississauga, Aug 2 (Canadian-Media): The Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF), Canada’s leading South Asian film festival, now in its 7th year, is back once again this August 2019 with a spotlight on Bengali language cinema, media reports said.
The festival will run from Aug 1 – Aug 4th, 2019 at the Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga (309 Rathburn Rd W) to showcase eight fiction films, three documentaries, and seven shorts from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Italy, the UK and Canada.
Themes of love, comedies on complex relationships of women’s and familial struggle stories and portrayal of domestic/intimate partner violence are mingled with explorations of art and ancestry.
“MISAFF takes the liberty of showcasing courageous and ground-breaking films. We welcome audiences from Mississauga and the GTA, and while it is a South Asian film festival, the stories and movies are for everyone irrespective of ethnicity or background.” said Festival Director Arshad Khan.
“We are showcasing films that address the human condition but also relate to our lives in so many epic ways. MISAFF is the only film festival in Mississauga and it has built a reputation to showcase the best cinema South Asian filmmakers have on offer from around the world.
We stand apart because as filmmakers ourselves we understand the needs of other film professionals. That is why we include opportunities for emerging filmmakers and talent to network with other industry professionals.”
“MISAFF creates community, connects audiences and celebrates the power of cinema to transform us as it continues to evolve here in Canada and around the world. MISAFF fills a cultural void and unites us in the face of growing inequity and dissonance.” Anya Mckenzie, Festival Advisory Board member.
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