Toronto International Film Festival

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TIFF ’14 Review: The Editor is ‘a movie insider’s playground’

Film critic Thom Ernst says the film is a ‘perfect parody of an Italian horror sub-genre,’ but wonders if its premise is a little too niche, even for movie buffs.

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Zaib Shaikh on bringing Toronto’s cultural industries together

Toronto’s newest film commissioner Zaib Shaikh shares his vision for the city’s newly reshaped role.

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TIFF ’14 Review: Denys Arcand’s An Eye for Beauty

Film critic Thom Ernst says beautiful shots and sexy scenes will attract fans of the Arcand brand, despite a script that occasionally feels underwritten.

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Hot Docs: Doc-makers are under-serving audiences

At TIFF, Hot Docs’ Elizabeth Radshaw (pictured) presented findings from an audience research report studying the viewing habits of Canadian doc audiences.

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TIFF ’14: Keeping a watchful eye on digital

What makes web content and startups so valuable? Execs discuss programming strategies and viewership analytics during Digital Day conference at TIFF.

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TIFF ’14: Michael Moore presents 13-point doc manifesto

In his keynote at TIFF’s Doc Conference on Tuesday, Michael Moore (pictured) said more documentaries need to be made for theaters, rather than television, and that these films need to entertain audiences instead of lecture them.

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TIFF ’14: Revisiting history with Trick or Treaty?

Alanis Obomsawin talks to Playback‘s sister publication realscreen about her latest TIFF doc and her experiences revisiting a century-old document.

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TIFF ’14 Review: ‘Perfectly titled’ Mommy lives up to its hype

Following its debut at TIFF on Tuesday, film critic Thom Ernst reviews Xavier Dolan’s film for Playback and finds a filmmaker that “challenges the breaking points of an against-all-odds narrative.”

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TIFF ’14 Industry: Shareability tops Conde Nast’s video wish list

Jed Weintrob, head of production at Conde Nast Entertainment, discusses what the company wants from factual content for its online brands and partner sites.

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TIFF ’14: Funny or Die partners with VSC on Canadian film release

The video portal will use its wide social media reach to help market the Canadian release of the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows.