Toronto International Film Festival

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CTV signs on for inaugural broadcast of TIFF Tribute Awards

The Bell Media Studios-produced event will air in prime time, with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Chloe Zhao and Mira Nair among the honourees.

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Canadian media’s ‘inner circle’ confronts systemic racism

Moderated by Amanda Parris, TIFF’s virtual roundtable saw panelists tackle topics such as the make up of their workforce, barriers for BIPOC creators and data collection.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia to open TIFF 2020

The concert film directed by Spike Lee will have its world premiere on Sept. 10 at the festival, which plans to run with a hybrid model format of virtual and physical screenings.

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Fall film festivals vow to collaborate, not compete, amid COVID-19 challenges

TIFF, Telluride, Venice and New York said they have “moved away from competing” and instead are committing to collaboration.

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Sundance plans for hybrid festival; multiple cities for screenings

The news comes after TIFF last week said it will shift to a hybrid model for 2020, combining live premieres, “drive-in” screenings and a virtual component.

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TIFF pulls back the curtain on its 2020 plans

The festival will go forward with a reduced lineup of films in a hybrid model of virtual and physical screenings as TIFF reduces its staff by 17% due to projected revenue losses.

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In brief: CMF, SODEC partner on new fund

The predevelopment fund is aimed at French-language TV series adapted from Quebec literary works, plus imagineNATIVE’s 21st festival goes online.

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We Are One schedules raft of Canadian titles

Amreeka, Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, Ivory Burn and seven projects from the NFB are among the lineup.

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Tribeca, YouTube partner with global film festivals

The 10-day digital event We Are One: A Global Film Festival will feature free curated programming from the likes of TIFF, Cannes, Berlin and Sundance.

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In brief: TIFF, Cineplex to keep the lights dimmed for now

Plus: The Schitt’s Creek cast gives back, TELUS boosts the team behind its original docs and filmmaker initiative, and Rafael Kalamat departs CIFF.

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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.