Festivals

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VIFF looks to build out ‘film-plus’ model in 2017

Through a partnership with Buffer Fest and a music-focused program, the Vancouver festival aims to draw in new parts of B.C.’s creative ecosystem with its expanding roster of programs.

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TIFF ’17: Les Affames wins best Canadian film

Wayne Wapeemukwa’s Luk’ Luk’l won best Canadian first feature, while the FIPRESCI jury awarded Sadaf Foroughi for her debut film Ava.

Indian Horse

The alchemy of Indian Horse: cast, crew and Clint

Producers Christine Haebler, Trish Dolman and Paula Devonshire discuss their goals for the “hands across the nation” project that has caught the attention of Clint Eastwood.

Long Time Running

Netflix picks up Long Time Running

The Banger Films-produced documentary premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight.

Long Time Running

TIFF ’17: Why Long Time Running was a sprint for Banger Films

The Toronto prodco’s co-founder Scot McFadyen talks about jumping straight into production, leaving the directing to others and building the Canadian mythology.

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Distributors’ TIFF-lists

Execs from eOne, Raven Banner and Elevation dish on what they’re looking for at this year’s fest.

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TIFF ’17: Wildling Pictures set to unveil its debut features

Three years after meeting at the Toronto fest, the prodco’s co-owners Matt Code and Kristy Neville are returning for the world premieres of Cardinals and Mary Goes Round.

Piers Handling

TIFF’s Piers Handling to step down

The director and CEO will vacate his post following TIFF ’18, with the festival beginning its search for his replacement in the coming months.

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TIFF ’17: 20 Canadian producing teams selected for IFF

Projects from Conquering Lion, Don Carmody Productions and Gearshift Films are heading to the coproduction market in September.

Someone Else's Wedding

WFF ’17: Someone Else’s Wedding gets world bow

The Whistler fest has unveiled the first selection of films in its lineup, including the Canadian premiere of Carl Bessai’s The Lears.

On My Way Out

TIFF ’17: On My Way Out screening added

The mid-length doc exec produced by Barry Avrich and Howie Mandel is one of five special events added to the festival.

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A closer look at TIFF’s Canadian selections

The festival’s Canadian programmer Steve Gravestock talks the lineup’s Western contingent and stellar first features.