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