Toronto International Film Festival

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.

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.

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.

TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Distribution


A summary of the day’s panels, including Vimeo’s Jeremy Boxer on the benefits of direct distribution, a discussion on creating better connections between producers and distributors, and an overview of the global VoD market.

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