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Hanging Garden gains spotlight

By BRUCE KIRKLAND
Toronto Sun
 To thunderous applause, a small Halifax film, The Hanging Garden, burst into the spotlight yesterday by winning the Air Canada People's Choice Award at the Toronto film festival.
 Director Thom Fitzgerald looked stunned as he wrested the prestigious award -- a popularity contest in which the public votes -- away from several of Hollywood's heavy hitters.
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    New kids' fest launched

    By BRUCE KIRKLAND
    Toronto Sun
     The Toronto film festival, frustrated by its years of neglect of the children's market, is launching a separate five-day film festival devoted exclusively to children's programming.
     Nicknamed Sprockets, the first edition will take place in April 1998, and will be aimed at children four to 14. Toronto filmfest director Piers Handling announced the new enterprise this weekend and named Jane Schoettle, a former artistic director of a children's festival at Harbourfront, as the head of programming for Sprockets.
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    Baby puts his best feet forward

    By BRUCE KIRKLAND
    Toronto Sun
     The awards luncheon for the film festival paused to celebrate a baby yesterday before going on to hand out the hardware.
     Sean Liam Galway was born at 10:15 a.m., just two hours before the luncheon, and the announcement inspired as much applause as any of the awards. Sean happens to be the first child of the festival's director of communications, Michele Maheux, and her husband, John Galway.
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