Toronto International Film Festival

Laurie May launches Elevation Pictures


The former Alliance Films and eOne exec (pictured) is backed by an output deal with U.S. producer Black Bear Pictures.

TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Le Demantelement


Kicking off a TIFF-long series of columns, film critic, writer and TV host Thom Ernst (pictured) reviews Sebastien Pilote’s festival feature and discusses its market potential.

TIFF13: Fewer docs for sale as deals done earlier


Midway, The Dog and Beyond the Edge are among the hot doc titles being circled by buyers at this year’s TIFF, according to docs programmer Thom Powers (pictured).

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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NFB75Anniversary - Sarah Polley (filmmaker) with her Stories We Tell producer Anita Lee (NFB Ontario executive producer)