MONTREAL, Feb. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The conference call that Telefilm
Canada organized this afternoon with influential film industry player
Guy Maddin, speaking from Berlin, went off with great success. The
purpose of the call was to highlight Mr. Maddin's participation in the
Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, where he is a member
of the festival's official jury.
A renowned director who has achieved international success with his
unique films, Guy Maddin, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, engaged in a
discussion with reporters and took their questions. Mr. Maddin told
reporters that "to serve as a member of the Official Jury is a role
that is extremely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I think everyone
should be forced to serve on a jury at some point in their lives." He
went on to say that "for the first time, I can fully enjoy other
filmmakers' work, which is a privilege. I have been deeply impressed by
not only the films so far, but how fair the jury wants to be."
"It's a real honour for us to work with Guy Maddin, whose film style is
absolutely unique," said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of
Telefilm Canada. "Guy produces high-quality work that touches audiences
around the world. He is a true ambassador for our film industry and we
are proud that his talent is recognized at such large-scale and
important festivals as the Berlinale."
The festival, a major cultural event for the international film
industry, is marking its 61st edition. The last time that a Canadian
sat on the festival's official jury was in 2003, when Atom Egoyan
served as jury president. During his three-decade-long career, Guy
Maddin has made a total of 38 shorts and feature films. His most recent
work, Hauntings I (Fragments) & Hauntings II, will be screened several times during the festival.
For further information about the Berlinale, please visit www.berlinale.de.
About Telefilm Canada
Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and
promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides
financial support to the private sector to create distinctively
Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international
audiences. Telefilm also administers the Canada Media Fund's programs.
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