Toronto International Film Festival

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TIFF drops Top 10 fest, adds year-round Canadian film series

The festival will announce its list of the top 10 essential Canadian films of 2018 in December, and then offer each film the opportunity to have a full theatrical run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox throughout the year.

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Kew Media Distribution adds to AFM slate

The company will shop docs Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (pictured), Mr. Nelson: On The North Side and others at the Santa Monica market.

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Photo gallery: 2018 TIFF by Deluxe party

This year’s annual TIFF by Deluxe soiree celebrated the creative talent behind the films at this year’s festival.

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Michele Maheux to retire

The “engine that has kept TIFF running for decades” will exit the organization next summer.

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Creatives urge industry to take more chances on new stories

At TIFF’s Share Her Journey event, execs, writers and directors discuss filmmaking in the #MeToo era, support of underrepresented voices and building audiences DIY-style.

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TIFF’s Share Her Journey launches new creator program

The fundraising campaign has named screenwriter Nikki Saltz as its inaugural Micki Moore Resident and announced new program ambassadors.

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In brief: TIFF teams up with Inside Out

Plus: Amir Kahnamouee wins the 2018 Daryl Duke Prize, Canada honoured as a guest country at MICA and more.

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Cameron Bailey upped to co-head of TIFF

Bailey will oversee the festival’s artistic direction, while his yet-to-be-named counterpart will handle business affairs.

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Deals: eOne, Al Jazeera English, Northern Banner

The Detail and Designated head to the U.K.’s Channel 5, Min Sook Lee’s Migrant Dreams sells to Al Jazeera, plus more.

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.

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Deals: eOne, Netflix, CBC, Hollywood Suite

HBO Europe picks up Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig, Netflix acquires Les Affames, and more.

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Unarmed Verses wins Canada’s Top Ten People’s Choice Award

Previous winners of the prize include Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s doc Angry Inuk and Philippe Falardeau’s political satire My Internship in Canada.