Toronto International Film Festival



Bell Media pre-gala party kicks off Toronto International Film Festival

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The Roy Thomson Hall gathering this year was hosted by the media group after its takeover of long-time sponsor Astral Media (pictured: The Fifth Estate star Benedict Cumberbatch).



Double take: Denis Villeneuve on shooting Enemy, Prisoners simultaneously

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The Quebec director (pictured) shot Prisoners in Georgia after filming Enemy in Toronto. Both films are screening at TIFF.



TIFF13: Festival exec Justin Cutler on market trends, new buyers

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The senior manager of industry and sales office (pictured) talks shop on industry trends, new buyers and hot-button issues at this year’s fest.



Jennifer Jonas wins producers award at TIFF

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The Toronto producer (pictured) accepted the prize from the Canadian Media Production Association as the Toronto International Film Festival got underway.



TIFF13: Vimeo lures filmmakers with $10,000 advance offer

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The partnership with TIFF will see the VoD site offering festival films, like Michael Dowse’s The F Word and Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, a $10,000 (U.S.) advance in return for their first digital window.



Screen Media picks up worldwide rights to Tapped

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The distributor will shop Allan Ungar’s mixed martial arts thriller (pictured) at the Toronto International Film Festival.



CMPA announces $10,000 feature film prize shortlist

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Five producers, including Nicholas Tabarrok and Roger Frappier, are vying for the cash prize, to be presented on Sept. 5, marking the opening of TIFF.



Piers Handling: Toronto is ‘key festival’ for Golden Globes and Oscars

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The festival director on Tuesday trumpeted his event as an award season launch-pad for Canadian and international filmmakers.



TIFF announces Masters, Mavericks, Discovery

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The Mavericks lineup will include a discussion with Canada’s former ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor, in conjunction with the world premiere of Our Man in Tehran (pictured).



TIFF13: Doc Conference nabs Jarecki, Gibney, Al Jazeera America

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Doc-maker Andrew Jarecki is to keynote TIFF’s 2013 Doc Conference, with a promise to share never-before-seen footage that will shed new light on his long-controversial classic Capturing the Friedmans (pictured).

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NFB75Anniversary - (Left to right) Denise Donlon (Governor General, Performing Arts Foundation) and guests