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2021 Toronto International Film Festival - General Atmosphere

TIFF ’21: What to expect from this year’s event – and the road ahead

As the festival opens today with expanded in-person offerings, co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente share their expectations and plans to keep the lights on at the Lightbox.

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MK2 | Mile End expands with former Telefilm, eOne execs

The Montreal distributor has hired Stephanie Azam and Lainie Elton as part of its continued expansion into the English-language market.

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WarnerMedia launches initiative for mid-level filmmakers at TIFF

The practical program – which seeks to demystify the festival market – will continue year-round at nine other film festivals across Canada.

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TIFF ’21: Doc programmer Thom Powers on this year’s lineup

How the festival’s documentary programming has addressed diversity and what will make an impact with audiences.

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Federal candidates address screen sector concerns in virtual town hall

Five federal candidates fielded questions on the Broadcasting Act, diversity, sustainability and the support of Canadian talent in the event hosted by the DGC, ACTRA and ARRQ.

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Announcing the Playback Film Summit

Accelerating Canadian film from script to screen is the goal of the two-day conference aimed at bolstering the independent feature film industry.

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How Canadian horror fits into Shudder’s originals strategy

Sam Zimmerman, head of programming, shares what the horror-focused streamer is looking for in its next Canadian acquisitions.

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TIFF ’21: Canadian filmmakers eye foreign sales

The Industry Selects program – curated by programmers for a second year – holds a level of critical clout with buyers and other international festivals, say Canadian participants.

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How to solve a compounding problem?

The perennial shortage of production accountants has been made worse by the competition for resources, but new opportunities are emerging that can balance greater industry arrears.

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Mogul prepares for second blockchain vote

The company is currently accepting scripts, with industry vets such as David Cormican set for its film selection committee.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, 2021

Free Guy and PAW Patrol: The Movie continue to lead the Canadian box office.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, 2021

Le guide de la famille parfaite crosses the $2 million mark, coming in second behind comedy Maria.