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China-Canada event creates opportunities for filmmakers

by Cathryn Atkinson.

Sitting down to breakfast on the third day of the Whistler Film Festival will be three happy groups of Canadian filmmakers and the Chinese producers who hope to turn their celluloid dreams into reality.

But before they share coffees and croissants at their first business meetings, the Canadians will have battled it out in a major pitch session on day two of the festival, Thursday, Nov. 29.

There will be many film industry conversations and deals coming out of the festival, but some of the most exciting prospects will stem from the China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition.

Thirteen Canadian finalists out of 110 applicants will pitch their ideas to representatives from production companies Wuxi Studios, Beijing Hairun Pictures and Galloping Horse, which will choose the stories and filmmakers they want to work with.

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