TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

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HBO Films buys ‘The Survivor’ in first key TIFF deal two weeks after festival ended

2021-10-05T04:20:00+01:00By

WME Independent brokered acquisition on behalf of filmmakers.

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Neon acquires worldwide rights to TIFF premiere ‘Beba’

2021-10-01T20:56:00+01:00By

Rebeca Huntt reflects on identity and upbringing.

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Joana Vicente leaving TIFF to become Sundance Institute CEO

2021-09-29T16:15:00+01:00By

Executive and producer says: ”I have always felt that Sundance was a home for me.”

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’Clifford The Big Red Dog’ to get November day-and-date release

2021-09-23T14:56:00+01:00By

Parent ViacomCBS sees value in simultaneous releases on younger-skewing films in pandemic.

A Place Called Dignity

New Europe to launch talks in San Sebastian on Chile-set ‘A Place Called Dignity’ (exclusive)

2021-09-20T08:36:00+01:00By

Matias Rojas Valencia directed feature about the infamous Colonia Dignidad commune.

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Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’ wins 2021 TIFF audience award

2021-09-19T04:12:00+01:00By

Winner has earned Oscar best picture nomination in last 11 years.

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Magnolia International closes key ‘Mayday’ sales at TIFF (exclusive)

2021-09-15T18:16:00+01:00By

Head of sales Lorna Lee Torres, international sales director Marie Zeniter negotiated deals.

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Major deals thin on the ground at quiet TIFF market

2021-09-13T09:31:00+01:00By

Modest US deals expected to close in days ahead as buyers take their time and survey what is on offer.

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UK producer warns of perils of algorithms on TIFF digital content panel

2021-09-13T13:41:00+01:00By

“We’ve created this notion that we flatten things in order that they can be bite-sized and…that’s something we can reverse.”

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Mounia Akl on the battle to shoot ‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’ following Beirut blast

2021-09-12T07:00:00+01:00By

The Lebanese director’s debut feature was shot in the aftermath of the devastating August 2020 explosion.

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TIFF panel explores how to address imbalance and toxic behaviour

2021-09-12T22:44:00+01:00By

”People always wonder about how to achieve gender parity and I say hire women. Just hire them.”

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Benedict Cumberbatch on empathy, playing the banjo and what Dionne Warwick told him about ’Sherlock’

2021-09-12T23:49:00+01:00By

“Sometimes you need a form of therapy to shed the experience [of inhabiting a role] and step away back into your reality and truth.

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Cinematographer Greig Fraser at TIFF: “You don’t want to be the guy that screws up ’Dune’”

2021-09-11T00:29:00+01:00By

Oscar-nominated Australian also reveals the one person who makes him feel starstruck.

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Ireland’s Studio Atlantic adds three titles to first TIFF slate (exclusive)

2021-09-11T07:32:00+01:00By

Titles include Joshua Webber’s ‘Issac’ starring RJ Mitte, Dove Cameron.

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Former Searchlight co-head says festivals more important than ever in streaming age

2021-09-10T00:31:00+01:00By

Steve Gilula, Nancy Utley reflect on illustrious career, industry changes.

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Toronto’s levelFILM picks up Canadian rights to TIFF selection ‘Scarborough’

2021-09-10T14:22:00+01:00By

School drama gets in-person, P&I premieres on Saturday.

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Creative England to invest £500,000 in EMU Films (exclusive)

2021-09-10T14:26:00+01:00By

“We’re setting our sights on high-end television,” said EMU Films co-founder Mike Elliott.

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Diane Kruger, Talia Ryder to star in ballet drama ‘Joika’; Embankment closes first sales

2021-09-10T14:43:00+01:00By

Territories include Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Israel, South Africa and Portugal.

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TIFF first-look: Bruce Willis in Highland sales title 'Fortress'

2021-09-10T23:35:00+01:00By

Randall Emmett and George Furla among producers.

Huda’s Salon

Memento does brisk business on ‘Huda’s Salon’ ahead of TIFF premiere (exclusive)

2021-09-09T10:52:00+01:00By

The political thriller is Hany Abu-Assad’s first feature shot in Palestine since The Idol in 2015.

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AMC+, RLJE acquire TIFF dark comedy ‘Silent Night’ starring Keira Knightley

2021-09-09T16:00:00+01:00By

Endeavor Content strikes multiple territory deals on Maven Pictures, Marv Films production about fateful Christmas gathering

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TIFF reschedules P&I online screenings after opening day hitch

2021-09-09T16:12:00+01:00By

Locarno Golden Leopard winner Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash among three films moved to Friday.

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Altitude to launch sales at TIFF on sci-fi thriller ‘The Occupant’

2021-09-08T10:11:00+01:00By

The sci-fil thriller is directed by Hugo Keijzer and stars Ella Balinska.

Parisian Hustle

France tv boards rapper, filmmaker duo Hamé Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey’s ‘Parisian Hustle’ (exclusive)

2021-09-08T11:18:00+01:00By

Garance Marillier plays a manicurist who connects her customers with VIPs on the Paris nightlife scene. 

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WaZabi Films adds Guatemalan drama ‘Cadejo Blanco’ to sales roster (exclusive)

2021-09-08T17:40:00+01:00By

Film joins Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine, Maria Chapdelaine, Drunken Birds on sales slate.

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Elle Driver picks up Senegalese TIFF Midnight Madness entry ‘Saloum’ (exclusive)

2021-09-07T09:00:00+01:00By

Film marks first production from Pamela Diop’s pan-African Lacme Studios.

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Visit Films boards world sales on TIFF South African genre title ‘Good Madam’ (exclusive)

2021-09-07T21:12:00+01:00By

Fox Fire Films, Sanusi Chronicles, Causeway Films produced.

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TIFF to premiere secret Steven Soderbergh film

2021-09-02T19:34:00+01:00By

Festival issues list of talent expected to attend TIFF.

The Devil's Drivers

Films Boutique acquires TIFF-bound human-trafficking doc ‘The Devil’s Drivers’ (exclusive)

2021-08-31T11:56:00+01:00By

The film is the story of two cousins who smuggle undoocumented workers through the Middle East.

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New projects from ‘The Father’, ‘Born To Be Blue’ producers in Ontario Creates iff forum (exclusive)

2021-08-30T11:05:00+01:00By

Virtual meetings, panels and networking to take place September 12-13.

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Quiver shooting TIFF sales title ‘Out Of The Blue’ with Neil LaBute, Diane Kruger

2021-08-30T20:59:00+01:00By

BondIt Media Capital’s Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, and Tyler Gould among executive producers.

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Highland boards romance ‘One True Loves’ starring Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, Luke Bracey (exclusive)

2021-08-30T22:50:00+01:00By

The Avenue to distribute in US; Highland to launch international sales at TIFF.

TIFF selections 'Maria Chapdelaine' and 'Drunken Birds'

WaZabi Films boards sales on prestige TIFF selections (exclusive)

2021-08-25T13:16:00+01:00By

Roster includes Lantern’s Lane, Flee The Light.

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Arclight to launch TIFF sales on Andy Garcia, Emory Cohen dark comedy ‘Big Gold Brick’ (exclusive)

2021-08-25T19:38:00+01:00By

Samuel Goldwyn Films to distribute in North America. Kristen Wiig executive producer.

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Toronto sets conversation sessions and Industry Selects line-up

2021-08-24T18:20:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Stewart among stars set for digital sessions.

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Toronto to require vaccination or negative test for festival attendees

2021-08-23T17:27:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Festival organisers say protocol will provide “clarity and comfort” for visitors.

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LevelK boards Toronto title ‘Zalava’ (exclusive)

2021-08-19T08:58:00+01:00By

Arsalan Amiri, who previously served as screenwriter on Titi and Nahid, makes his feature directorial debut with the film.

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Sony Pictures Classics sets December launch for TIFF, Sundance drama ‘Jockey’

2021-08-16T05:04:00+01:00By

Award winner Clifton Collins Jr. plays ageing jockey vying for final taste of glory. Film premiered at Sundance.

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Former Searchlight heads among TIFF industry roster, Primetime unveils four series

2021-08-13T14:20:00+01:00By

Screen among TIFF Industry Conference media partners

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Endeavor Content boards sales on NZ social justice series, TIFF entry ‘The Panthers’

2021-08-13T20:07:00+01:00By

Social justice series to debut on TVNZ on August 15 ahead of TIFF screening next month.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to receive 2021 TIFF honour

2021-08-12T14:00:00+01:00By

British star has two films in festival: The Power Of The Dog and The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain.

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Toronto selects eight titles for Platform programme, Riz Ahmed to head jury

2021-08-11T14:30:00+01:00By

Ahmed also stars in Michael Pearce’s ‘Encounter’ in the festival.

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IFC Films acquires Hany Abu-Assad’s Toronto world premiere ‘Huda’s Salon’

2021-08-11T18:36:00+01:00By

Filmmaker’s Paradise Now was first Palestinian film nominated for foreign language Oscar in 2006.

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’Clifford The Big Red Dog’ pulled from TIFF premiere slot

2021-08-05T01:37:00+01:00By

Gala Presentation had been set to open in US, Canada on September 17.

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‘Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’: first trailer for Locarno competition title (exclusive)

2021-08-04T05:26:00+01:00By

The action-drama has also been selected for Toronto’s contemporary world cinema strand.

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Toronto sets TIFF Docs, Midnight Madness, Wavelengths titles for 2021

2021-08-04T14:27:00+01:00By

Titles include a new film from ‘Host’ director Rob Savage.

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‘The Odd-Job Men’: first international trailer for Locarno, TIFF-bound comedy-drama (exclusive)

2021-07-30T08:57:00+01:00By Screen staff

The film stars Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar and Pep Sarra.

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Toronto unveils Contemporary World Cinema, Discovery programmes

2021-07-28T15:05:00+01:00By

New TIFF Rewind features filmmakers in conversation about memorable selections from the past.

'As In Heaven'

LevelK boards Toronto, San Sebastian-bound ‘As in Heaven’ (exclusive)

2021-07-28T15:39:00+01:00By

Title is Danish filmmaker Tea Lindeburg’s debut feature.

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TIFF adds Scotiabank venue for limited public, P&I screenings; names first honourees

2021-07-22T14:01:00+01:00By

P&I screenings remain available online on TIFF Digital Cinema Pro for those unable to travel.

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Keira Knightley joins TIFF animation ‘Charlotte’; Sierra/Affinity boards sales

2021-07-21T18:00:00+01:00By

Marion Cotillard among voice cast on French version of Second World War drama.

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Canada relaxes entry restrictions in boost to TIFF, productions

2021-07-20T01:43:00+01:00By

Fully vaccinated people can start to enter Canada from August 9.

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Toronto International Film Festival adds 20 titles including opening, closing films

2021-07-20T14:30:00+01:00By

Festival will open with Stephen Chbosky’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’.

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Zhang Yimou’s Toronto closer ‘One Second’ sells to Neon

2021-07-20T15:29:00+01:00By

Neon holds North American rights on the film.

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TIFF outlines 2021 conference programme

2021-07-08T23:36:00+01:00By John Hazelton

The festival is launching a new conference section for emerging filmmakers.