Toronto International Film Festival

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In Brief: TIFFxInstagram adds stars, NSI partners with Creative Sask

James Franco is one of three new jury members added to the film competition, Creative Saskatchewan will support two NSI programs, plus more news of the week.

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TIFF gets short with Instagram for 2016 fest

The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival is the first time the photo-sharing platform has partnered with a global film festival.

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TIFF to showcase virtual reality projects

The Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight virtual reality over three days during this year’s event. (Pictured: 6×9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement.)

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TIFF asks filmmakers, artists to look 150 years to the future

The festival, in partnership with imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, is launching a VR project entitled 2167.

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In brief: Discovering the Bermuda Triangle, TIFF features Lagos

Discovery original explores the Bermuda Triangle, Vegas Rat Rods (pictured) begins filming season three, plus more news.

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In brief: MacNaughton leaves TIFF, Grand Unified Theory gets Beijing premiere

David Ray’s Vancouver-shot film (pictured) competes for the Tiantan Prize, David MacNaughton steps down from TIFF’s board of directors, plus more news.


In brief: eOne, Sony build Momentum; CFC honours McKellar

Don McKellar (pictured) wins the 2016 CFC Award for Creative Excellence, eOne and Sony Picture Home Entertainment strike up a new deal, and more news from the week.

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Renee Robinson named Jamaica’s film commissioner

The former industry programmer at TIFF has been hired by JAMPRO, Jamaica’s national investment and export agency.


TIFF reveals Top Ten picks for 2015

Philippe Falardeau’s My Internship in Canada and Alan Zweig’s HURT (pictured) were among the titles chosen in the feature film category.


Justin Cutler named new Ontario Film Commissioner

The former TIFF Industry director takes over the reins from Donna Zuchlinski starting this week.


Photo Gallery: William F. White TIFF ’15 reception

Toronto Mayor John Tory made an appearance at the equipment supplier’s annual cocktail, held on the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s rooftop terrace.

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Shane Smith named Hot Docs director of programming

Smith, who most recently served as director of special projects at TIFF, joins Hot Docs on Oct. 5.