Toronto International Film Festival



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

FILM

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.



When Jews Were Funny named best Canadian feature at TIFF

FILM

Alan Zweig’s documentary, which probes the origins of Jewish comedy, earned a $30,000 prize.



TIFF 13: Alanis Obomsawin on Hi-Ho Mistahey!

FILM

The First Nations director (pictured) discusses the making of her latest documentary, which examines the lack of educational resources available on Canadian reserves.



TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Devil’s Knot

FILM

Is the true life story of a small-town murder mystery too doc-saturated? Some say so, but film writer Thom Ernst argues this could be one of Atom Egoyan’s biggest films to date.

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NFB75Anniversary

NFB75Anniversary - (Left to right) Denise Donlon (Governor General, Performing Arts Foundation) and guests