Toronto International Film Festival

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.

TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights


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

Laurie May launches Elevation Pictures


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


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


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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