Toronto International Film Festival



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.



Laurie May launches Elevation Pictures

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The former Alliance Films and eOne exec (pictured) is backed by an output deal with U.S. producer Black Bear Pictures.



TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Le Demantelement

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Kicking off a TIFF-long series of columns, film critic, writer and TV host Thom Ernst (pictured) reviews Sebastien Pilote’s festival feature and discusses its market potential.



TIFF13: Fewer docs for sale as deals done earlier

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Midway, The Dog and Beyond the Edge are among the hot doc titles being circled by buyers at this year’s TIFF, according to docs programmer Thom Powers (pictured).

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NFB75Anniversary - Anita Lee (NFB Ontario executive producer)