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A scene from Skinamarink, featuring a child sitting in the dark, faintly lit in blue and looking off-screen
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Edmonton-made viral horror film heads to theatres

Film-goers will soon get a chance to see the homegrown horror sensation Skinamarink in theatres, as the low-budget, highly scary movie gets a legitimate release after going viral in pirated form online.

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Jordon Hon, a young Chinese-Canadian man, addresses the camera from his office, with a lively Chinatown banner behind him
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Filmmaker shares lessons learned in Chinatown docuseries

Chinatown is a classroom, says filmmaker Jordon Hon, citing one of the interviewees in his new docuseries, A Portrait of Chinatown. It certainly taught him a lot.

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A collage of photos of various professional wrestlers
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Rainbow Visions brings filmmaker back to Edmonton to share wrestling love

Some of Ry Levey's fondest memories involve watching Stampede Wrestling in Edmonton in the 1980s. So it's going to feel particularly sweet to come back to the city to screen his documentary about the hidden history of LGBTQ wrestlers at the Rainbow Visions Film Festival.

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Animated image of a woman walking beside a train track in a snowy winter landscape
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New film festival showcases women's work

Edmonton has given birth to another festival — the Broad View International Film Festival debuts in November to amplify the voices of female filmmakers.

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A bus and car overgrown with vines on the production set of HBO's The Last of Us
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Film producers' conference offers chance to raise Edmonton's profile

Members of the local film industry are hoping an international conference to be held here this month will persuade more producers to consider shooting their next movie in Edmonton.

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David Haas, enjoying a meal at the Route 99 Café, smiles to the camera
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Retired lawyer turned playwright wins screenplay competition

A program to turn an emerging screenwriter's work into a short film has awarded its top prize to David Haas, a retired lawyer who owes his writing career to anger in the courtroom and a penchant for winning competitions.

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