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TIFF12: Polley discusses silence around Stories

Canadian director Sarah Polley (pictured) has opened up about her decision not to do any press around the festival launch of her feature doc debut, Stories We Tell, in a blog post featuring significant plot twist spoilers.


TIFF12: OMDC unveils Canadian projects for festival financing forum

Canadian producers Mary Young Leckie, Kevin De Walt and Trish Dolman will attend the International Financing Forum to fill out budgets for films in development.

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TIFF12: Powers predicts doc sales slew

TIFF doc programmer Thom Powers is predicting an increase in the number of doc deals done at the Toronto festival this year, with The Act of Killing (pictured), a doc backed by both Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, among the hot tips.


Mehta recalls political intrigue stopping Midnight’s Children shoot

The Canadian director opens up to Playback about dealing with “unpredictable” Asian politics and the “nerve-racking” ritual of debuting one of her films at the Toronto International Film Festival.


TIFF12: Masters, Discovery and Mavericks unveiled

This year’s festival will screen 146 world premieres and 372 films total – up from last year’s event.

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TIFF12: HBO’s Nevins to keynote Doc Conference

HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins (pictured) is to give the opening keynote address at this year’s Doc Conference, which will also offer a sneak peek from Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters.

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First look: TIFF takes off with Lunarcy!

Canadian director Simon Ennis (pictured) discusses and shares clips from his TIFF-premiering feature doc Lunarcy!


How Picture Day made it to the TIFF screen

Producer Lauren Grant tells Playback that screenwriter-turned-director Kate Melville shot sample shots with her cast and DOP to show funders she knew her way around a movie camera.


TIFF unveils festival industry programming details

The festival’s industry lineup will feature a Master Class with Olivier Assayas, one-on-ones with Jeremy Thomas, Glen Basner and Tessa Ross, and discussions on the future of co-production, indie distribution and crowd-funding.


TIFF to close with A Song For Marion, adds galas

The festival Tuesday also announced additional special presentation films, and its Contemporary World Cinema, Wavelengths and Future Projections programs.


TIFF announces Asian Film Summit programming

Harvey Weinstein will MC the closing banquet of the event, which is to include discussions on film policy and financing featuring North American and Asian industry heavyweights.


TIFF’12 Trailers: Canadian films

A selection of trailers from “The Eh Team,” including stories of harvested celeb viruses (AntiViral, pictured), kids war games, gender-bending love and political conflict.