Toronto International Film Festival



Gia Milani wins $10K Grolsch Discovery Award

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The All The Wrong Reasons director tells Playback about the challenges that faced the film’s production, including the passing of one of its stars, Cory Monteith.



TIFF13: NonStop takes When Jews Were Funny

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Ahead of its world premiere tonight at TIFF, the Swedish distributor has picked up Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights to Alan Zweig’s documentary (pictured).



TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Alison Thompson

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As part of TIFF’s “Moguls” presentations, the co-president of Focus Features International discussed the fall festival circuit, the Toronto market and how to ace a pitch meeting.



TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Siddharth

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Strong storytelling and an authentic vision of India set director Richie Mehta’s latest feature off on a fine start to market, says film critic Thom Ernst.



TIFF13: Xavier Dolan’s Tom a la ferme sells internationally

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U.K.’s Network, France’s MK2/Diaphana, ABC Cinemien in the Benelux, and Sweden’s Folkets Bio have picked up the French-language pic (pictured) from the Quebec director.



TIFF13: FilmBuff takes on Burt’s Buzz

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New York-based digital distributor FilmBuff has taken the theatrical and VoD rights to Everyday Pictures’ Burt’s Buzz (pictured), a documentary on Burt’s Bee’s founder Burt Shavitz.



Participant’s Jim Berk on tax credits lifting Canadians in Los Angeles

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The head of Jeff Skoll’s production and financing shingle told a TIFF panel on Friday that the Canadian system “levels the playing field and provides a platform” for Canadian talent (Berk pictured).



TIFF13: Paul Haggis’ ‘Third’ act

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The Canadian director (pictured) discusses his Elgin superstition and shopping the indie Third Person at Toronto.



Fandor movie site to launch Canadian subcription VOD service

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Targeting what it says is an underserved market, the U.S. film streaming service will offer Canadians indie, classic and foreign language titles.



TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights

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Highlights from TIFF Industry Conference sessions featuring Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Plan B Entertainment’s Dede Gardner.

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