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Acoustics With Design Introduces 'Wobedo' Decorative Acoustic Panels

Launching at the Canadian Market at IDS14

January 17 2014

TORONTO, ON, January 17, 2014 - - ACOUSTICS WITH DESIGN, a newly launched company focused on bringing visually enhancing products to the Canadian acoustics sector, today announced its plan to offer a stunning line of decorative sound absorbing wall panels by Wobedo of Sweden to the Canadian marketplace. The decorative acoustic panels, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colours, will be shown for the first time in North America during IDS14, Canada's premier showcase of new products, innovative designers and avant-garde concepts, from January 23-26 in Toronto.

Acoustic panels are employed to make noisy rooms more comfortable by absorbing some of the sound and thereby reducing its reverberation time, or in lay language, the "echo". While acoustic panelling is common in large spaces such as auditoriums and arenas, these new decorative panels are ideal for smaller rooms and areas, such as restaurants and bars, boardrooms, meeting rooms, offices, workspaces, study areas, home theatres, playrooms and living areas, to reduce excessive noise reverberation while at the same time beautifying the décor.

2nd Edition of Italian Contemporary Film Festival Announces Winners

July 08 2013

TORONTO, ON - July 8, 2013 - - The 2nd edition of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, presented by IC Savings, drew to a close on Saturday night with the announcement of the ICFF Awards, the screening of Silvio Soldini's Come Undone and a post-screening Gala at Andrew Richard Designs.

The closing ceremony marked a successful 11-day festival, which began June 26 and showcased a diverse and vivid selection of 62 Italian and Italian-themed features and shorts, including 32 premieres representing the best in new Italian cinema.

Artistic Director, Cristiano de Florentiis and Managing Director, Maurizio Magnifico were on hand to thank visiting and local filmmakers for their participation, throngs of enthusiastic filmgoers of all ages, sponsors for their patronage and support, and dedicated volunteers for making the second edition of the ICFF a great success.

DOC Announces Recipients of the 2013 "Giving Voice"

Filmmakers Working With Filmmakers Documentary Masters Apprenticeship Program

June 27 2013

TORONTO, June 27, 2013 - The Documentary Organization of Canada | Association des documentaristes du Canada (DOC) and CBC's digital channel documentary are proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 documentary mentorship program - GIVING VOICE: FILMMAKERS WORKING WITH FILMMAKERS. Seven pairs of talented apprentices and established Canadian documentary filmmakers have been chosen to work on a variety of exciting new projects.

"What an embarrassment of riches in this third year of the program!" states Lisa Fitzgibbons, Executive Director of DOC. "There is such a fantastic selection of projects and apprentices and we are excited at the prospect of the program's outcomes. Giving Voice is fostering the development of a wide range of skills across the country and will have far-reaching impact in its capacity building within the Canadian documentary sector. We are grateful to documentary channel for supporting such a unique professional development program."

Eligible projects were reviewed by the Giving Voice Selection Committee, comprised of Chanda Chevannes, Ed Barreveld and Jordana Ross.

Foxed - An Award-winning Animated Short Gets 3D Premiere

at TIFF Bell Lightbox on June 28, 2013

June 07 2013

TORONTO, June 7, 2013 - FOXED! - an award-winning, 3D animated short by Toronto-based director James Stewart - will have its Canadian 3D premiere and theatrical run in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, starting June 28, 2013. The enchanting, stop motion animated short will screen in front of the awe-inspiring feature documentary, Storm Surfers 3D, as part of TIFF's exciting summer program line-up.

Emily is up against the sinister forces of foxes in this tale about fighting for what you believe in. Enthusiastically received at international film festivals in Stuttgart, San Francisco, Annecy, and Sarasota, FOXED! is a darkly humorous tale about growing up in an environment of parental control in which children are often misrepresented in the eyes of their parents.

Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children opens in Toronto

at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema May 17th - May 23rd

May 11 2013

"The cause couldn't be more urgent: the demobilization of child soldiers deployed by plundering militias in Central Africa. And the face of the cause couldn't be more eloquent: retired Canadian general Romeo Dallaire, his soul still shattered by his Rwandan past but his mind alert to the prospect of a more humane future."
- Rick Groen / Globe and Mail

White Pine Pictures is proud to announce that FIGHT LIKE SOLDIERS DIE LIKE CHILDREN will be playing in Toronto at the Bloor HotDocs Cinema from May 17th - May 23rd - hot on the heels of sold out screenings at the 2013 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, the prestigious IDFA in Amsterdam and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in the U.S. Directed by Patrick Reed, the latest feature documentary by White Pine Pictures follows retired General Roméo Dallaire as he returns to Africa on a new mission - to eradicate the use of child soldiers.