Asian Film Summit 2013

TIFF13 Asian Film Summit: Local stories, global markets

An international panel of filmmakers discussed the business of cross-border filmmaking at Tuesday’s event, held during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Distribution

A summary of the day’s panels, including Vimeo’s Jeremy Boxer on the benefits of direct distribution, a discussion on creating better connections between producers and distributors, and an overview of the global VoD market.


CBS Films closes U.S. deal for The F Word

Entertainment One confirmed the U.S. rights deal, which follows the romantic comedy’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Pilote’s Le Demantelement sells into the U.S. market

The TIFF deal by Entertainment One includes the global airline rights for the Gabriel Arcand-starrer about a farmer selling his rural property to save the house of an elder daughter in the big city.


TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Engaging your audience

Five key takeaways from Monday’s panel on rallying superfans for your next film.


TIFF13 Reel Reviews: The F Word

With distribution deals locking in around the world, Michael Dowse’s latest film should do well with Toronto fans and rom-com lovers alike, says Thom Ernst.

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The Engineers wins Pitch This!

Producer Daniel Bekerman (pictured, middle) says his team is aiming to start shooting the story of an experimental crime novelist in 2014.


Gia Milani wins $10K Grolsch Discovery Award

The All The Wrong Reasons director tells Playback about the challenges that faced the film’s production, including the passing of one of its stars, Cory Monteith.

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TIFF13: NonStop takes When Jews Were Funny

Ahead of its world premiere tonight at TIFF, the Swedish distributor has picked up Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights to Alan Zweig’s documentary (pictured).

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TIFF13 Industry Conference Highlights: Alison Thompson

As part of TIFF’s “Moguls” presentations, the co-president of Focus Features International discussed the fall festival circuit, the Toronto market and how to ace a pitch meeting.


TIFF13 Reel Reviews: Siddharth

Strong storytelling and an authentic vision of India set director Richie Mehta’s latest feature off on a fine start to market, says film critic Thom Ernst.


TIFF13: Xavier Dolan’s Tom a la ferme sells internationally

U.K.’s Network, France’s MK2/Diaphana, ABC Cinemien in the Benelux, and Sweden’s Folkets Bio have picked up the French-language pic (pictured) from the Quebec director.