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Photo courtesy of Telefilm Canada.

The Shortest Day Short Film Fest returns

The Shortest Day Short Film Festival is returning to Canada for the second year, this time for a span of three days leading up to the shortest day of the year. From Dec. 19 to 21, the celebration is offering free screenings in more than 60 venues in various cities all across the country and …

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A still from Window Horses. Photo courtesy of Ann Marie Fleming.

Crowdfunding Films in Canada: Window Horses

This is a corrected version of a story originally published Dec. 18. The earlier story misquoted Ann Marie Fleming regarding the theme of her film in the fourth paragraph. We apologize for the mistake. Crowdfunding is a phenomenon that involves pitching a film idea to a crowd and asking them to invest money in the …

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Canada’s Vinyl Industry Won’t Be Singing a New Tune

Despite a boom in vinyl sales, Canada is still struggling to press records. Given the demand and the large number of independent labels scattered across the country, it would make sense to think that vinyl pressing would grow in Canada. The reality is that many record labels in Canada are outsourcing their vinyl production to …

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Q&A with Mother Mother’s Jasmin Parkin

Mother Mother has been a mainstream staple in Canadian music since the success of their last album, The Sticks. Their combination of three-part harmonies, driving guitar riffs and keyboards have set them apart in the realm of indie-pop. On the eve of the release of their new album Very Good Bad Thing, CanCulture spoke with …

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Film review: Mommy’s chances at the Oscars

“Mommy” — the word written on a gold necklace, given to a middle-aged woman as a gift from her son. This is a scene from a film with the same title, directed by Xavier Dolan. Mommy, which is set in a fictional version of Canada, tells the story of widowed mother, Diane ‘Die’ Seprés (Anne …

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