Toronto International Film Festival

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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.

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TIFF13: Zweig remembers the ‘Funny’

A feature interview with filmmaker Alan Zweig (pictured), whose doc When Jews Were Funny was the surprise winner of the Best Canadian Feature prize at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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TIFF deals inked for The Husband

A71 Entertainment plans a domestic theatrical release for the Bruce McDonald-directed feature from Phenomenal Films and Scythia Films, while XYZ Films and The Little Film Company picked up U.S. and international rights, respectively.

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When Jews Were Funny named best Canadian feature at TIFF

Alan Zweig’s documentary, which probes the origins of Jewish comedy, earned a $30,000 prize.

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TIFF 13: Alanis Obomsawin on Hi-Ho Mistahey!

The First Nations director (pictured) discusses the making of her latest documentary, which examines the lack of educational resources available on Canadian reserves.