At Montreal’s Les Sommets festival last week, two veteran managers of awards campaigns spoke about their work. Here are our key takeaways.
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Noël will help implement the NFB’s 2020–2023 Strategic Plan, which the organization stresses will give more agency to creators.
The festival’s industry events will be held online and free to all. Film screenings have been postponed to next year.
“To my eyes, this is a genuine work of theater,” says Jean.
“Je vois dans ce film un véritable travail dramaturgique,” dit Jean.
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A surreal ode to rebirth and reinvention haunted by the genial spectre of Buster Keaton.
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