Ouat grabs Jewison center's shorts

100-title catalog on global distribution course

TORONTO -- Canadian distributor Ouat Media has acquired the short-film library of Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Center for worldwide distribution.

The CFC catalog contains about 100 titles, including early shorts from Vincenzo Natali, Helen Lee, Brad Peyton and Julia Kwan.

In other early market news in Toronto, distributor Phi Group has sold Quebec director Denis Villeneuve's short film "Next Floor" to CBC Television in Canada and Canal+ in France for broadcast.