Toronto International Film Festival



Cas & Dylan wins TIFF Film Circuit audience award

FILM

The directorial debut from Jason Priestley was named best Canadian film, while Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine was chosen as the best international film.



Sundance blog: Telefilm treats, Linklater’s daring Boyhood

FILM

Alan Bacchus takes in Richard Linklater’s 10-years-in-the-making film Boyhood, and notes an prevailing trend of prominent Queer/LGBT themes at Sundance.



TIFF releases top 10 festival features of 2013

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The titles, including the latest work by Denis Villeneuve, Louise Archambault and Michael Dowse, will screen at Bell Lightbox in January.



Lindsay Mackay film to pilot Pinewood filmmaker initiative

FILMFUNDING

The director’s coming-of-age drama is the first to shoot on a sound stage at Pinewood after tapping financing from the OMDC Film Fund.



TIFF announces five-year strategic plan

FILM

The organization will focus on becoming a global centre for film culture, highlighting four key priorities as part of its vision.



Studio Film Group acquires Canadian rights to Qissa

FILM

The Punjabi-language feature written and directed by Anup Singh won the NETPAC Award for best Asian film at this year’s TIFF.



Lisa de Wilde to chair TIFF board

FILMPOLICY

The TVO CEO (pictured) becomes the organization’s first female chair, while StrategyCorp chairman David MacNaughton joins the board of directors.



TIFF13 Reel Reviews: The festival wrap

FILM

Does TIFF13 mark the beginning of a Canadian star system? Film writer and critic Thom Ernst culminates his Playback festival coverage with an essay on Canada’s red carpet moment.



TIFF13: Zweig remembers the ‘Funny’

FILM

A feature interview with filmmaker Alan Zweig (pictured), whose doc When Jews Were Funny was the surprise winner of the Best Canadian Feature prize at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.



TIFF deals inked for The Husband

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A71 Entertainment plans a domestic theatrical release for the Bruce McDonald-directed feature from Phenomenal Films and Scythia Films, while XYZ Films and The Little Film Company picked up U.S. and international rights, respectively.

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The Alpern Group 20th Anniversary Party

The Alpern Group 20th Anniversary Party - Peter Mohan (TAG Client), Scott Garvie (Shaftesbury Films), Dr. Fiona McConville