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Eight Canadian films set to win over Asian audiences at Beijing International Film Festival

09 April 2013

Montreal, April 9, 2013 – Eight Canadian films have been selected for the third Beijing International Film Festival, which runs from April 16 to 23, 2013. These include Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s Inch’Allah, to be screened in competition. In partnership with Birks, Canada’s leading jeweller, and the Embassy of Canada to China, a networking event will be held to celebrate Canadian talent at the Festival. Sheila de La Varende, Director, Industry Promotion at Telefilm Canada, will be in attendance to promote Canadian productions and to encourage business gatherings.

The Beijing International Film Festival is hosted by China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, and organized by SARFT and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio, Film and Television. Building on its successful first two editions, the Festival—which attracts a significant number of participants—serves as a showcase for collaboration and cooperation among members of the international film community.

In competition
Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Production: micro_scope

Panorama section
Beat Down
Director: Deanne Foley
Production: Pope Productions

Becoming Redwood
Director: Jesse James Miller
Production: StoryLab Productions

Blood Pressure
Director: Sean Garrity
Production: Bedbugs Films

Pour l’amour de Dieu (For the Love of God)
Director: Micheline Lanctôt
Production: Les Films Lycaon Pictus

Ghosts With Shit Jobs
Directors: Chris McCawley, Jim Morrison, Jim Munroe and Tate Young
Production: No Media Kings

Jeppe on a Friday
Directors: Shannon Walsh and Arya Lalloo
Production: Parabola Films

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Director: Tara Johns
Production: Palomar