Festivals

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VIFF ’18: VR, Master Class programming unveiled

The inaugural VIFF Immersed conference will tackle the market viability of VR, while some of the industry’s top showrunners will discuss working in the Peak TV era.

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The exit interview: TIFF’s Piers Handling

With the Toronto International Film Festival set to kick off its 43rd edition, its outgoing CEO Piers Handling considers his legacy and the festival’s future.

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VIFF ’18: Special Presentations program revealed

Canadian films like The Grizzlies and Anthropocene will head to the fest, alongside the Canadian premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.

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TIFF ’18: Canadian producers set for Int’l Financing Forum

Conquering Lion, Devonshire Productions and Aircraft Pictures are among the 21 Canadian prodcos heading to the OMDC’s feature co-financing event.

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TIFF names Joana Vicente executive director and co-head

The exec director of New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project will assume the new post on Nov. 1.

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Inside My Heart to world premiere at VIFF

The doc from Canadian director Debra Kellner will bow in the fest’s Impact stream alongside the Canadian premiere of Dolphin Man: The Story of Jacques Mayol.

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Connor Gaston, Sofia Bohdanowicz debut shorts at VIFF

Thirteen Canadian short films will world bow at the fest, which also announced a Creator Talk and live performance featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA.

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Cameron Bailey on TIFF’s future and festivals reflecting today’s realities

TIFF’s artistic director discusses the festival’s upcoming leadership change and why programmers are “questioning their own assumptions” in selecting 2018′s films.

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CMPA reveals producer awards nominees

Producers behind Freaks (pictured), The Grizzlies and Mouthpiece are up for this year’s Indiescreen Awards.

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TIFF ’18: Werner Herzog to headline Doc Conference

Tantoo Cardinal will participate in TIFF’s Master Class program, while the Moguls program will see Dr. Stacy Smith present her findings on equity in film criticism.

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FIN Atlantic ’18: Audience of Chairs, Hopeless Romantic to world bow

Newfoundland-based director Deanne Foley will premiere two films at the fest, which will also screen Angelique’s Isle, Incredible Violence and a raft of other Canadian features.

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TIFF unveils Wavelengths, Contemporary World Cinema picks

Canadian copro Roads in February from writer/director Katherine Jerkovic will have its world premiere at the festival.