TIFF 2011


eOne sells The Hunter into multiple territories

The Willem Dafoe-starring psychological drama has been sold into the U.S., Europe, Japan and the Middle East.


TIFF 2011: ‘Early days’ for Canadian film deals

The Film Sales Company exec Andrew Herwitz says negotiations are just getting started, while TIFF’s Cameron Bailey says it’ll be a few weeks before the sales picture for Canadian films is clear.

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TIFF 2011: Suki Films to produce fest short Patch Town as feature

Suki’s Kimberley Berlin and Susan Schneir talk to Playback about landing a distributor for the feature and what attracted them to the project.


TIFF 2011: Philippe Falardeau earns best Canadian feature prize

Nathan Morlando’s Edwin Boyd is named best Canadian first feature, while Ian Harnarine’s Doubles With Slight Pepper wins for best Canadian short film.


TIFF 2011: Bitheads’ Trevor Fencott on Neuromancer

VIDEO: The gameco president and COO talks about creating a cross-platform environment for Prodigy Pictures’ Neuromancer.

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Canada at TIFF: Inside the Fest with Karen Bruce

TIFF’s director of Canadian Initiatives shares her tips, news and top TIFF picks.


TIFF 2011: Neuromancer is ‘not one medium yelling at the other’

Panelists Jay Firestone, Vincenzo Natali, Trevor Fencott and Francesca Accinelli talk about adapting William Gibson’s Neuromancer into a film and game.

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TIFF 2011: Producers Lab hatches Canada-Belgium film copro

Geoffrey Enthoven’s Winnipeg will be developed and produced as a multinational film.

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TIFF 2011: Catching up with…The Odds’ Davidson and Newlands

Director Simon Davidson and producer Kirsten Newlands tell Playback about their first TIFF premiere and plans for the film’s future.

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Canada at TIFF: Inside the fest with Karen Bruce

For each of the festival’s 11 days, TIFF’s director of Canadian Initiatives shares her tips, news and top TIFF picks.


TIFF 2011: Leone Stars wins Pitch This!

The doc tops five other films to take the competition’s $10,000 prize, marking the first time a documentary has done so in the event’s 12 years.


TIFF 2011: Catching up with…1066 Productions’ Chris Hastings

A video interview with the CEO of the UK-Canada coproduction packager at the OMDC’s International Financing Forum during TIFF.