Toronto International Film Festival

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Michael Moore to topline TIFF doc conference

The festival also announces two 2014 Talent Lab Governors and the keynote to this year’s Asian Film Summit, Peter Loehr. (Moore pictured.)

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Martin Katz, TIFF and the Black List launch writing prize

The Martin Katz/TIFF Canadian Independent Screenwriting Fellowship offers up-and-coming Canadian writers mentorship and a trip to TIFF. (Katz pictured)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.