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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.


Inside the surge of U.S. buying activity at TIFF12

TIFF senior manager of sales and industry office Justin Cutler (pictured) analyzes the 30% increase in sales stateside and how films with the “DIY” approach like Much Ado About Nothing were an audience hit.


VVS Films acquires Spring Breakers for Canada

The Canadian distributor emerges from TIFF with the Harmony Korine indie (pictured) and two more titles, Alexandre Aja’s Horns and David Grovic’s Motel, on its domestic release slate.

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Mongrel acquires Marilyn for Canada

Distributor Mongrel Media has acquired all Canadian rights for Liz Garbus’s TIFF hit Love, Marilyn (pictured), after being wowed by the doc during the Toronto festival.


Deco Dawson repeats as TIFF best short film prize winner

“I’m kind of glad it was 11 years later. I would have been a complete wreck,” Dawson told Playback after the trophy-giving.


Toronto unveils Canadian and foreign film prize winners

The award-giving came at the end of the 37th edition of TIFF on Sunday in Toronto.


Michael McGowan’s Still sold to Samuel Goldwyn Films

The U.S. distribution deal comes as the the James Cromwell-starrer debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.


TIFF12: Renga and the future of digital, gaming in film – part two

In the second installment of a two-part Q&A, programmers Shane Smith and Nicholas Pagee talk about the future of interactive cinema and opps for Canadian creators.

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TIFF12: Increased international interest seen in Canadian films

In the final Q&A in our series, associate director of Canadian programming Steve Gravestock talks about buyer interest in Canadian films and themes in this year’s lineup.


Manon Briand ponders directing an English-language movie

The draw of Hollywood A-list actors and international financing has the Quebec director looking to possibly make a movie in Toronto or stateside (Briand’s Liverpool pictured).


TIFF12: Canadian filmmakers encouraged to tell global stories

Home Again (pictured) director Sudz Sutherland and War Witch director Kim Nguyen say audiences are increasingly interested in stories from beyond Canadian borders.

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TIFF12: U.S., international deals inked for Mettler’s End of Time

Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler’s documentary The End of Time (pictured) has been picked up by First Run Features for U.S. distribution, with deals also penned with distributors in Poland and Australia.