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POV interviews Hot Docs Canadian Programmer Lynne Fernie

Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival Senior Canadian Programmer Lynne Fernie talks with Point of View’s Nick Gergesha about her role at North America's largest film festival, which runs from April 26 to May 3 in Toronto. Find out more about Point of View's new special Hot Docs Issue here.

Nick Gergesha: How did you become the Senior Canadian Programmer at Hot Docs?



A Continuing Series: Political Independent Documentary Video and Film Screenings

Lindalee Tracey Award Submission Deadline Monday March 12th 2012

The Lindalee Tracey Award honours an emerging Canadian filmmaker with a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice, and a sense of humour.

Winners will receive $5,000 in cash from the Lindalee Fund, $5,000 worth of equipment rental from SIM Video International, as well as a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture commissioned to honour Lindalee.

POV takes you behind the scenes of 'Portrait of Resistance: The Art & Activism of Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge'

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Filmmakers Roz Owen and Jim Miller of Anti-Amnesiac Productions discuss their new feature documentary Portrait of Resistance: The Art & Activism of Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge with Point of View’s Nick Gergesha.

POV Interviews Transmedia Expert Anita Ondine

Point of View magazine recently spoke with the internationally renowned transmedia expert Anita Ondine about the challenges and opportunities of transmedia. Ondine is in Toronto this week to headline Merging Media TO on January 19 to 20 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

LIFT presents 30 x 30: Newly commissioned works

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents 30 X 30: NEWLY COMMISSIONED WORKS FOR THIRTY YEARS OF FILMMAKING at Toronto's AGO Jackman Hall from January 19 to 21 at 8 pm,

Why the CBC should be more like HBO


There is an undeniably sinister quality to the apparently coordinated campaign of harassment currently under way against the CBC. Were it just occasional sniping from the Tory backbench, were it simply the Quebecor/Sun Media empire beating its favourite hobby horse, were the National Citizens Coalition merely on one of its crusades—were it even all three together—you might call it business as usual.

2012 Don Haig Award Submission Deadline Announced

Sponsored by documentary

Application Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2012

The Don Haig Award sponsored by documentary is presented annually to a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose past work shows a unique voice and talent and who can  demonstrate the impact that the prize money would have on their current projects and career. 

The winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize generously sponsored by documentary. 

Alter-Cine Foundation grants 2011

The Alter-Cine Foundation, established in memory of Producer/director Yvan Patry, has announced its modest grants to filmmakers in Southern countries for 2011.

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NFB docs and animation at Sundance 2012


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