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TIFF ’16: Inclusivity at the forefront

A series of industry reports, initiatives and panels during the festival pushed the conversation on women and diversity in film.

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TIFF ’16: Vertical Entertainment acquires Mean Dreams

The L.A.-based company has picked up U.S. rights to Nathan Morlando’s latest in advance of its TIFF premiere.

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TIFF ’16: Canada in talks to join Eurimages

If the deal is finalized, Canada will be the first non-European country to join the CAD $36 million film fund.

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TIFF ’16: Distributors assess the market

Films for rabid fans, smart indie writing and wide commercial releases: Canadian distributors discuss what they’re still hunting for in Toronto.

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TIFF ’16: The Discoverers (part two)

From Playback magazine: First-time Canadian filmmakers break down their road to TIFF and what lies ahead. (Kevan Funk’s Hello Destroyer pictured.)

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TIFF ’16: The Discoverers

From Playback magazine (part 1 of 2): First-time Canadian filmmakers break down their road to TIFF and what lies ahead. (Tony Elliott’s ARQ pictured.)

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Milton’s Secret gets VIFF world bow

The feature, produced by Buck Productions, Riverside Entertainment and Hulo Films, will screen in the Vancouver festival’s Special Presentations program. (Lead actor Donald Sutherland pictured.)

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TIFF ’16: 20 Canadian producer teams set for Int’l Financing Forum

Robert Budreau (pictured), April Mullen and Tim Doiron are among the producing teams selected for the co-financing market.

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Colossal added to San Sebastian lineup

The Canada/Spain copro is produced by Brightlight Pictures and Sayaka Productions. (Lead star Anne Hathaway pictured.)

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TIFF ’16: KA The Battle Within gets world bow

The VR experience from Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil Media will premiere in the Pop VR program.

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VIFF adds 22 Canadian features to 2016 lineup

Where the Universe Sings (pictured) and The Lockpicker were among five world premieres added to the festival’s Canadian programs.

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TIFF ’16: Primetime, Industry programming revealed

Five television premieres will screen at the fest, plus TIFF addresses speculation surrounding Birth of a Nation.