October 16, 2013
Posted by Lucy Wing
Canadian Film Nearly Sweeps Festival Awards
Cinematic icon Michel Brault honoured
Huntsville Forester - By Alison Brownlee
HUNTSVILLE - Canadian films were a huge success at the Huntsville international film festival and there are awards to prove it.
Film North founder and CEO Lucy Wing said during the gala closing night on Sept. 21 that the 2013 festival had more than 200 submissions from all over the world. The submissions were narrowed down to 35 films for screening over the two-and-a-half day event.
"That's a lot of film and they were excellent," said Wing.
She said the films were chosen based on general excellence and she was pleased to note that 25 of the films happened to be Canadian.
“We didn't plan that," said Wing. "That clearly sends the message that Canadians are making amazing films."
And she commented that 15 of the films were comedies, a decision based on audience demand.
||October 12, 2013
Posted by Lucy Wing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vote for West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson for a 2013 Digi
After the release of the documentary, West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson, White Pine Pictures created a companion website tomthomsonart.ca.
It invites viewers to explore Thomson's life in greater depth through archival photos, letters, interviews, and an unprecedented on-line collection of over 180 high-resolution scans of Thomson's art.
We are pleased to see the site being used by educators, galleries, Thomson fans across Canada and indeed visitors from around the world.
Tomthomsonart.ca is in running for a 2013 Digi Award in the Canadian Culture category. There's an Audience Votes component in the judging, so your support for White Pine Picture's entry is vital. They are up against some worthy competition, so any and all support is helpful and much appreciated.
To VOTE, follow this link and click vote!
If you're really passionate, you can vote ONCE PER DAY UNTIL OCTOBER 18, and forward this email to friends and family.
Your support is enormously appreciated and will fuel White Pine Picture's passion for creating meaningful Canadian content.
All the best and many thanks!!
CEO, Founder, Film North