Toronto International Film Festival

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo gallery: WIFT-T at TIFF – Sept. 10, 2013

Photos from the annual Women in Film and Television – Toronto reception during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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TIFF13 Asian Film Summit: Local stories, global markets

An international panel of filmmakers discussed the business of cross-border filmmaking at Tuesday’s event, held during the Toronto International Film Festival.