Oliver Skinner

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How a small-town film festival showed me I could turn my passion into a career

10 years ago, an event in Picton, Ontario, gave me a portal to a magical world based around a shared love of film.

Hot Docs couldn't hold this year's festival as planned — so they put it in your living room

CBC and North America's largest documentary festival have teamed up for Hot Docs at Home on CBC.
I He(art) My City

Forests, rowdy nightlife and one slippery sea lion: An artist's guide to falling in love with London

London is much more than just a college town or pit stop between the metropolises of Detroit and Toronto. Writer Oliver Skinner is here to guide you through it.

What does it mean to be queer at the prom? This new film explores seven decades of answers

Take Me To Prom was a hit at Hot Docs, and now it's available for everyone to enjoy.

It's only the end of the world: In this podcast, aliens destroy the Earth...because of our pop music

Maggie MacDonald has assembled a who's who of Toronto artists for her "apocalyptic space dramedy" No One Receiving.
Point of View

Dearest London, Ontario: What the Junos' spotlight on my hometown means to me

The city is usually considered "resoundingly average" — but it features a surprisingly rich arts history.

This year's Fantasia Festival illuminates the anxieties of our new digital reality

These films are unafraid to go to places other wouldn't dare, and sometimes that place is only made clear in the pitch-black of a downtown Montreal cinema.

Vampires, Grease and a clown teaching sex-ed: how 3 troupes are queering this year's Montreal Fringe

A whole slew of productions are setting out to upend traditional, patriarchal narratives.

Shawn Mendes's relevatory new album art shows in a single glance that the pop star is growing up

While the covers of him previous two records maintain a distance, the image for this self-titled work completely opens him up.
Hot Docs

This new doc is a tender tribute to a group of Quebecois seniors living it up in Florida

Cut to the feeling of "Canada's southernmost city" with Joannie Lafrenière's film Snowbirds, on now at Hot Docs.