Thom Powers


TIFF ’18: Midnight Madness, Docs, Int’l Shorts lineups revealed

Just two Canadian copros were added to the festival’s programs, including Naziha Arebi’s Freedom Fields.

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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).

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TIFF12: The documentary wrap

Here’s a wrap-up of all of the key documentary news from the event’s 11 days, from the red carpets and parties, to the directors and the deal-making.

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TIFF12: Powers predicts doc sales slew

TIFF doc programmer Thom Powers is predicting an increase in the number of doc deals done at the Toronto festival this year, with The Act of Killing (pictured), a doc backed by both Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, among the hot tips.

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TIFF12: HBO’s Nevins to keynote Doc Conference

HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins (pictured) is to give the opening keynote address at this year’s Doc Conference, which will also offer a sneak peek from Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters.

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TIFF ’12 preview: Doc Conference expansion, new talent focus

Ahead of TIFF’s non-fiction line-up announcement Tuesday, doc programmer Thom Powers (pictured) talks about this year’s plans, which including expanding the annual Doc Conference to two days.


Broomfield, Spurlock to go head-to-head at TIFF

Writer Adam Benzine talks to TIFF’s Thom Powers about this year’s star-studded Doc Conference.