Festivals

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TIFF ’17: Hochelaga to world premiere in gala screening

The Toronto festival unveiled the second-wave of lineups for its Masters, World Cinema and Primetime programs, as well as added six gala premieres and 32 special presentations.

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TIFF ’17: Mary Goes Round, Meditation Park to world premiere

More than 50 Canadian features and shorts have been added to the festival’s lineup, as well as the world premiere of Mary Harron’s miniseries Alias Grace.

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TIFF ’17: Rising Stars, Len Blum Residency participants announced

Montreal filmmaker Anne Emond will be the last resident of the Len Blum program, which is entering its final year.

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TIFF ’17: 12 titles named to Platform program

World premieres include Michael Pearce’s Beast and Mike White’s Brad’s Status, though there are no Canadian projects in the lineup.

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TIFF ’17: Docs, Midnight Madness lineups unveiled

Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman’s doc Silas and Seth A. Smith’s The Crescent will premiere at the fest, which also announced its International Short Cuts titles.

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TIFF ’17: Borg/McEnroe to open the festival

The Sweden/Denmark/Finland copro about one of the most intense rivalries in the history of tennis is the opening night gala film.

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TIFF ’17: Long Time Running gets gala treatment

The only other Canadian project announced today is the Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg copro The Breadwinner, which will world premiere in the special presentations section.

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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Banff ’17: Breaking down the techy future of content

Between voice search, AI and Facebook commissioning scripted content, media leaders assess technology challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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Banff ’17: AMPIA, China’s Guangdong province partner

The provincial association aims to increase copro opportunities and open up a potential market of 120 million viewers for Alberta producers.

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Banff ’17: Int’l buyers talk commissioning strategies

Execs from NBC, Lifetime and Discovery weigh in on what shows they’re looking for and how they’re trying to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.