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First Weekend Club, which is devoted to helping to promote Canadian films, has launched a channel on its video-on-demand (VOD) platform, Canada Screens, which will highlight French Canadian films.

3 little pigs 2The network, dubbed Cinéma Français, features titles such as Mommy; Louise Archambault's Gabrielle, a drama about people with disabilities; Ken Scott's comedy Starbuck, which was remade in Bollywood as 2012's Vicky Donor and Hollywood as 2013's Delivery Man; and Quebec's top-grossing film of 2007: The Three Little Pigs 2.

The National Film Board of Canada also has paired each Canada Screens film with a French Canadian short film.

A selection of the titles will be available for a discounted price of $1.99 each until the end of February.

The channel will be co-presented by Vancouver-based Visions Ouest Productions, which run the Rendez-vous French Film Festival.