Toronto International Film Festival

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TIFF reveals Top Ten lineup

Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone and The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open from Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn are part of the list.

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TIFF lays off 15 staff

These cuts across all departments follow the organization’s “comprehensive review” of its Audience First strategic plan.

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Netflix becomes TIFF industry supporter

The three-year commitment includes the creation of three new events to support the professional development of Canadian film industry creators.

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Closure of OFA raises issues for distributors, festivals in Ontario

The industry welcomes an update of the province’s ratings Act, and a potential move to a national system, but faces the short-term struggles of operating without the OFA.

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Cameras roll on Tracey Deer and Meredith Vuchnich’s Beans

Co-written by the duo, the screenplay previously picked up the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter prize and support from the CFC Features program.

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In Brief: Liz Kohn to join TIFF in VP role

Plus, Film Training Manitoba and Sonar Entertainment up executives within their ranks.

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WFF taps Angela Heck as director of industry programming

The industry veteran will oversee the festival’s industry and talent programs, including its Signature Series and Content Summit.

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Diana Sanchez named senior director, film at TIFF

The international programmer will be responsible for the festival’s programming strategy, Cinematheque, Film Circuit and more.

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TIFF sets programming team for 2019 festival

The revamped team sees a number of promotions, while two international programmers step down. (Kiva Reardon pictured)

Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky Anthropocene

Canadian doc, three coproductions among Sundance 2019 lineup

Anthropocene will screen in Sundance’s Spotlight sidebar and the other two copros are set to screen in the World Cinema Documentary competition.

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TIFF drops Top 10 fest, adds year-round Canadian film series

The festival will announce its list of the top 10 essential Canadian films of 2018 in December, and then offer each film the opportunity to have a full theatrical run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox throughout the year.

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Kew Media Distribution adds to AFM slate

The company will shop docs Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (pictured), Mr. Nelson: On The North Side and others at the Santa Monica market.