Toronto International Film Festival

The Engineers wins Pitch This!


Producer Daniel Bekerman (pictured, middle) says his team is aiming to start shooting the story of an experimental crime novelist in 2014.

Gia Milani wins $10K Grolsch Discovery Award


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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