TIFF Rising Stars ready to shine

Tatiana Maslany and Connor Jessup (pictured) talk to Playback about stepping up their game on home soil.


Talent Lab to inspire Canadian filmmakers, say participants

Soaking up knowledge from the world’s best filmmakers is a key goal of lab participants, says filmmaker Ashley McKenzie, who was among 24 out of 500 applicants to make the cut.


Canadian features Inch’Allah, Antiviral, Still to headline at TIFF

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (pictured), Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle and Kate Melville’s Picture Day will also screen as part of the festival’s Canadian lineup.


TIFF reveals key festival industry program talent

Regina-born Picture Day star Tatiana Maslany (pictured) is a Rising Star, while Mumbai’s King director Manjeet Singh and Scythia Films’ Daniel Bekerman will participate in the Talent and Producers Labs, respectively.


Inside TIFF’s new year-long Studio program

Industry project manager Hayet Benkara says the goal is for Canadian producers to develop international business sense and skills in cross-platform content creation.

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TIFF ’12 Trailers: Dredd, Mea Maxima Culpa, Men at Lunch

What a tease: here’s a peek at some of the genre films, provocative docs and gala selections (including opening film Looper, pictured) that will premiere at this year’s festival.

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TIFF ’12 preview: Doc Conference expansion, new talent focus

Ahead of TIFF’s non-fiction line-up announcement Tuesday, doc programmer Thom Powers (pictured) talks about this year’s plans, which including expanding the annual Doc Conference to two days.

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Rian Johnson’s Looper to open TIFF

The time travel thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt, gets the red carpet treatment at Roy Thomson Hall, while Ruba Nadda’s Inescapable and Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children will screen as official gala selections.

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TIFF to host Polley’s Stories, Kastner’s Disco

(UPDATED) Sources say the 2012 festival will host the premieres of feature docs The Stories We Tell and The Secret Disco Revolution, from Canadian directors Sarah Polley (pictured) and Jamie Kastner respectively.