Gaiam Vivendi snags U.S. rights to Dead Before Dawn 3D

TIFF also saw two projects first pitched at the Fantasia International Film Market move forward in Toronto.

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TIFF12: Polley discusses “agony” of telling family story

The Canadian director (pictured) opened up about the difficulty of telling her family history, in a post-screening Q&A following the Toronto premiere of her feature doc debut Stories We Tell.


TIFF12: Films We Like to distribute Drafthouse titles in Canada

Ron Mann’s distribution company will release The Ambassador (pictured) for theatrical, home video and multi-platform as the first film in the deal.

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Looper shines on TIFF’s first night at Roy Thomson Hall

“It’s not common yet. But this is the future of the industry,” festival artistic director Cameron Bailey said while introducing the U.S.-China co-production.


Cronenberg on Antiviral’s evolution

The young director’s feature debut will bow at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10 at 9 p.m.

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Daniel Iron takes $10,000 CMPA Producer’s Award

The Inescapable producer was honoured by his peers Thursday as the Toronto International Film Festival got underway.

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TIFF12: Mettler’s Time arrives in Toronto

As the Toronto festival kicks off, veteran Canadian/Swiss filmmaker Peter Mettler (pictured) talks about attempting to film the impossible with his latest documentary The End of Time.


TIFF12: Justin Cutler on pre-festival film buyer buzz

Kicking off Playback‘s series of Q&A’s with festival programmers and insiders, the senior manager of sales and industry office (pictured) shares insight into this year’s buyer activity.

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TIFF12 video exclusive: Show Stopper

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RBC, TIFF announce Emerging Filmmakers competition winners

St. John’s-based Jordan Canning is the national winner, receiving $15,000 for her film Seconds, as part of the four-day TIFF Talent Lab program.


Global Screen handles foreign sales for Lunarcy!

The joint venture between Telepool and Bavaria Media will shop Simon Ennis’ debut documentary (pictured) at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Jeremy Ball debuts Frost at TIFF

The B.C. filmmaker (pictured) tells Playback how an Arctic snowscape was created on a soundstage with green screen techniques and visual effects.