TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
Screenplay Films, Bumilangit Studios plan superhero franchise.
TIFF selection lands at Signature in UK, Icon in Australia/New Zealand, Gussi in Mexico, Colombia, Central America
Business continues after strong response to The Sleepwalkers and Chilean drama Los Fuertes.
Film premiered at Fantastic Fest.
Automatik, Sight Unseen produced satirical take on school board embezzlement scandal.
Italian drama recorded an average of 3.4 stars from the six critics.
HanWay Films represents international sales.
The film won the Coppa Volpi in Venice and the Platform award at TIFF.
Challenging US distribution sector meant buyers were particularly cautious.
Three audience winners over last decade went on to win best picture Oscar.
Streamer enters fray after quiet start at festival.
FIPRESCI honours for Murmur, How To Build A Girl.
Bad Education in play with several offers on table.
Molly Conners of Phiphen Pictures produced with Michelle Booso, Guilio Marantonio and Jane Oster
Buyers circling Bad Education, The Platform, The Friend.
The new company will produce films and TV dramas aimed at the international market.
‘Bad Education’ starring Hugh Jackman, ’The Friend’ and ’Human Capital’ are generating buzz.
Cowtown’s debut completed film is Peter Mackie Burns’ Rialto, which premiered at Venice’s Horizons.
First iteration of event to take place in November.
Omar Zúñiga makes feature directorial debut.
Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the 2019 Toronto Film Festival (Sept 5-15).
'The Flood' starring 'Game Of Thrones' duo Lena Headey, Iain Glen joins Myriad Pictures TIFF slate (exclusive)
Curzon distributed theatrically in UK in June.
Tibetan-language drama sold to France, Benelux and Switzerland following Venice premiere.
Other titles reviewed are Paula Hernandez’ ’The Sleepwalkers’ and Alice Winocour’s ’Proxima’.
’This year, new restrictions were put in place on our use of their Scotiabank Theatres during the Festival.’
Dito Montiel (Empire State, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints) to direct.
Dark Star Pictures produce Philippines-set thriller.
Mariko Tsutsui stars as home-care nurse embroiled in kidnapping aftermath.
Shooting on masked avenger saga underway in Finland.
’Our prime objective was to make sure these movies are handled respectfully and responsibly.’
Octane Entertainment has also picked up Goran Dukic’s thriller American Dream starring Mekhi Pfeiffer.
Giant Hunter Media produced crime drama about aging mobster in Bronx, Queens.
The award will be announced at the Cairo International Film Festival I Egypt (November 20-29)
Titles generting early buzz include Just Mercy, The Personal History Of David Copperfield andProxima.
The Asylum will release the film on October 1.
“We depend on the commerical proposition of movie houses and they are closing down.”
’You see these great roles for women but they’re male gaze roles.’
Rita Cortese from Wild Tales, Valeria Lois to star.
Separate straight licensing deals for Some Time Later, Dalia And The Red Book 3D.
Mars Media, Art Pictures Studios and Metrafilms among Russian companies unveiling projects.
Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Bulgarian family drama is screening in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema strand.
Sales slate includes Thunderbird, Gringa.
Melody Djavadi oversees sales efforts at festival.
Marriage Story, The Two Popes, The Aeronauts among those not screening at venue.
Farahani as a French-trained psychoanalyst attempting to build a practice in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
’How To Spell Dignity’ is about a Nazi war criminal who take’s his brother’s identity.
The film follows award-winning French nature photographer and explorer Vincent Munier.
Dutra whose credits include 2011 Un Certain Regard entry Hard Labor and Good Manners, which won the Locarno jury prize in 2017.
TrustNordisk has also sold the film to Germany, Switzerland, Greece and Poland.
Deal with A24 excludes Canada, China, Japan.
Jack O’Connell to star as Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder in musical biopic for AGC Studios (exclusive)
Control, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh to make feature directorial debut.
Stable includes The Platform director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.
XYZ Films represents worldwide rights to horror sci-fi.
Sales slate includes completed elevated sci-fi thriller Only starring Freida Pinto.
May El-Toukhy’s Danish drama stars Trine Dyrholm as a woman who falls in love with her stepson.
Kino Lorber acquires Cannes Un Certain Regard prize-winner 'Beanpole' ahead of TIFF premiere (exclusive)
Oscar-nominated producer Alexander Rodnyansky (Loveless, Leviathan) of AR Content produced postwar drama.
Distribution Workshop has closed a string of sales on plane drama based on a real-life incident.
Aisling Chin-Yee’s feature directorial debut centres on tragedy that unites two women.
German outfit Beta re-teams with Pasolini after previously partnering on ‘Still Life’ and ’Machan’.
Films screen on September 10 in CWC, September 11 in Masters.
France TV Distribution launches sales on love triangle drama ‘Dreamchild’, releases first look (exclusive)
Company also announces first sales on ‘Between Two Worlds’.
Private market screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Monday.
US-China co-production is being launched in Toronto by Ralph Kamp’s UK-based sales agent Timeless Films.
Davide Ferrario to direct from screenplay by Jean-Pierre Magro.
Lorna Lee Torres commences international sales.
Both recipients’ latest features premiere at TIFF.
Friendship saga to receive Canadian premiere on September 5 in Contemporary World Cinema.
2015 TIFF Rising Star Deragh Campbell plays lead.
Danish filmmaker Grahtø’s feature debut stars Lisa Carlehed and Victoria Carmen Sonne.
Dave Bautista, Ice Cube thriller 'The Killer’s Game' gets start date, lands at Capstone for TIFF sales (exclusive)
Principal photography set for December 2 in Dominican Republic, Miami.
New voice cast members include British musician Seal, John Kani (The Lion King).
Imperative Entertainment / 30WEST’s Dan Friedkin makes feature directorial debut.
Streamer remains worldwide distributor on all five titles.
Film plays in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema programme after Locarno premiere.
AAA Entertainment handles international sales on South Africa-set boxing drama.
The film will world premiere in Toronto.
Gersh and Endeavor Content handle US rights.
Principal photography on action feature to commence in November
It centres a friendship between a Chinese teacher and a student with absentee parents.
The film explores themes of female independence in contemporary Tunisia.
Mark Palansky (Penelope, Rememory) to commence directing later this year.
Charles Martin Smith (Dolphin Tale) to direct.
Companies attending for first time include A24, Cornerstone Films, Film Constellation.
Takashi Doscher wrote, directed tale of disease that threatens female population.
‘Rams’ director set to premiere new film in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema strand.
Yorgos Lanthimos short joins the line-up and Antonio Banderas is among conversation guests.
Drama to receive European premiere in San Sebastian in New Directors.
“Intimate” concert doc will be companion piece of sorts to Blinded By The Light.
Oualid Mouaness’ drama joins Sophie Deraspe’s Contemporary World Cinema entry Antigone on TIFF slate.
Rosario Dawson crime drama ‘Briarpatch’, Nicole Holofcener’s ‘Mrs Fletcher’ to screen in TIFF's TV strand
TIFF Industry Conference to hear from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Fernando Meirelles.
Roster includes Karen Allen drama Colewell, A Thousand Miles Behind.
Sorry We Missed You, The Traitor, A Hidden Life among Masters selection.
Thijs Meuwese wrote and directed sophomore feature.
The film stars Egyptian actress Basma, best known internationally for her recurrent role in FX’s political drama Tyrant.
Mary Pickford Award honouring a female emerging talent to be announced shortly.
Canadian zombie film Blood Quantum, Ugandan gonzo action film Crazy World bookend Midnight Madness.
The film is Matthew Rankin’s English-language debut.
The director is premiering ‘Jojo Rabbit’ at the festival.
Dan Beirne stars as ambitious turn-of-century politician out to appease various factions.
Festival also announces four Canadian Rising Stars and the annual Filmmaker Lab participants.
Barry Avrich (The Last Mogul) directs documentary.
As previously announced, Participant Media will receive TIFF Impact Award.
Selections give clues to Venice, Telluride premieres.