Toronto International Film Festival

Cas & Dylan wins TIFF Film Circuit audience award


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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’


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


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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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Special Jury Award of Distinction winner Trina McQueen in the ballroom at the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Kowthar Omar