Talent Lab to inspire Canadian filmmakers, say participants

Soaking up knowledge from the world’s best filmmakers is a key goal of lab participants, says filmmaker Ashley McKenzie, who was among 24 out of 500 applicants to make the cut.

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TIFF ’12 Trailers: Dredd, Mea Maxima Culpa, Men at Lunch

What a tease: here’s a peek at some of the genre films, provocative docs and gala selections (including opening film Looper, pictured) that will premiere at this year’s festival.

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Rian Johnson’s Looper to open TIFF

The time travel thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt, gets the red carpet treatment at Roy Thomson Hall, while Ruba Nadda’s Inescapable and Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children will screen as official gala selections.

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TIFF to host Polley’s Stories, Kastner’s Disco

(UPDATED) Sources say the 2012 festival will host the premieres of feature docs The Stories We Tell and The Secret Disco Revolution, from Canadian directors Sarah Polley (pictured) and Jamie Kastner respectively.