Toronto International Film Festival
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Devil’s Knot
Is the true life story of a small-town murder mystery too doc-saturated? Some say so, but film writer Thom Ernst argues this could be one of Atom Egoyan’s biggest films to date.
TIFF13: The buzz behind Burt’s Buzz
Burt’s Buzz, a Canadian film screening at TIFF, explores the face behind iconic American brand Burt’s Bees. Here, director Jody Shapiro (pictured) discusses how actor Isabella Rossellini set everything in motion.
TIFF13: Avrich eyes Penthouse with Filthy Gorgeous
Director Barry Avrich (pictured) on uncovering the life of reclusive Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione for his latest doc, which world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week.