TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

My Best Part

Films du Losange unveils deals for Cannes 2020 title ‘My Best Part’ (exclusive)

2020-09-23T10:54:00+01:00By

Feature was among 30 new films showcased in Toronto’s TIFF Industry Selects this September. 

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Berlin joins industry calls for release of Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka

2020-09-21T21:03:00+01:00By

AMPAS member Kuka’s works include aKasha and Beats Of The Antonov.

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‘Nomadland’ wins TIFF audience award

2020-09-20T19:13:00+01:00By

Oscar bellwether bodes well for Golden Lion winner

Good Joe Bell

Solstice Studios buys TIFF title ‘Good Joe Bell’ in $20m worldwide deal

2020-09-20T18:58:00+01:00By

Distributor plans awards season run.

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108 Media boards Italian romantic drama ‘The Fifth Taste’ ahead of shoot (exclusive)

2020-09-18T07:30:00+01:00By

Karin Proia, Angelo Orlando and Daphne Scoccia to star in Angelo Frezza’s romantic drama.

Shadow in the Cloud

Vertical, Redbox buy TIFF selection 'Shadow In The Cloud'

2020-09-18T00:12:00+01:00By

Partners plans summer 2021 theatrical release.

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The future is international and representative, say US producers Effie Brown and Mike Jackson

2020-09-16T13:08:00+01:00By

“There is a dividend in diversity,” agreed Neil Peplow, head of international at the BFI.

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Hyde Park International talking to TIFF buyers on ‘Cicada 3301’ (exclusive)

2020-09-16T21:07:00+01:00By

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment Group holds North American rights.

Malcolm & Marie

Netflix buys ‘Malcolm & Marie’ as total TIFF spend climbs to $60m

2020-09-14T07:55:00+01:00By

Covid-safe romance filmed in California in midsummer.

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Toronto 2020: Screen’s Dailies

2020-09-14T11:29:00+01:00By Screen staff

Read the latest news, reviews, and features from the 2020 Toronto Film Festival.

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Derek Cianfrance and Lenny Abrahamson on their love of George Romero and Mike Leigh

2020-09-14T09:33:00+01:00By

”I think delusion is your friend as an artist.”

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Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ wins Venice 2020 Golden Lion

2020-09-14T01:09:00+01:00By

Vanessa Kirby wins best actress Coppa Volpi for Pieces Of A Woman.

Blindfire

Premiere launches TIFF sales on police shooting thriller ‘Blindfire’ (exclusive)

2020-09-13T09:00:00+01:00By

Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) stars in story based on actual events.

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Vanessa Kirby drama ‘Pieces Of A Woman’ lands at Netflix

2020-09-12T19:34:00+01:00By

Streamer makes second major play of autumn festival season.

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Millennium wraps Covid-safe ‘Till Death’ shoot in Bulgaria, announces sales (exclusive)

2020-09-12T10:00:00+01:00By

Rights sell around the world including to Germany, France, Latin America and Thailand.

Soros

WaZabi acquires sales on Telluride selection ‘Soros’ (exclusive)

2020-09-12T10:00:00+01:00By

Jesse Dylan’s doc had unprecedented access to the billionaire philanthropist and activist.

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Luke Hemsworth to lead supernatural war thriller ’Recoil’ for TKW, Evolutionary (exclusive)

2020-09-12T09:00:00+01:00By

Three soldiers marooned in the desert try to rescue a wounded girl.

The Man With The Answers

M-Appeal sells ‘The Man With The Answers’ to US, UK (exclusive)

2020-09-12T08:47:00+01:00By

The summer road movie is a Cyprus-Greece-Italy co-production.

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‘Star Wars’, ‘1917’ composers nominated for World Soundtrack Awards

2020-09-12T04:01:00+01:00By

The composers of ‘Little Women’, ‘Joker’ and ‘It Chapter Two’ scores also nominated.

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Princ Films launches TIFF sales on ‘Crazy Samurai Musashi’ (exclusive)

2020-09-12T09:15:00+01:00By

The film features a 77-minute, single-shot action sequence.

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Netflix circling $19m global deal on Halle Berry TIFF selection ‘Bruised’

2020-09-11T17:53:00+01:00By

Interet building on Concrete Cowboy, Pieces Of A Woman.

Hail To The Deadites

Raven Banner kicks off TIFF sales on ‘Evil Dead’ documentary (exclusive)

2020-09-11T10:00:00+01:00By

Indiecan Entertainment has acquired Canadian rights to ‘Hail To The Deadites’.

Let It Snow

Arclight sells survival thriller ‘Let It Snow’ to Signature for UK, Australia (exclusive)

2020-09-11T09:30:00+01:00By

North American release set for later this month.

Ted Hope

Rise of streaming threatens international sales model – Ted Hope

2020-09-11T23:46:00+01:00By

“We’re going to hit a golden age of new voices who are given free rein to explore their vision.”

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Ireland-set Olivia Cooke caper ‘Pixie’ goes to Saban Films for North America

2020-09-11T17:41:00+01:00By

Paramount Pictures to distribute in UK and Ireland.

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Films Boutique scores sales on buzzy Venice title ‘Dear Comrades!’ (exclusive)

2020-09-11T16:47:00+01:00By

Andrei Konchalovsky’s feature played in Competition on the Lido.

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Colson Baker, Travis Fimmel board ‘One Way’ for Highland Film Group

2020-09-11T15:58:00+01:00By

Action thriller developed with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Ireland.

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Streaming is transforming Hollywood's outdated ideas about inclusion, says TIFF panel

2020-09-11T03:16:00+01:00By

“It’s so easy to fall back on generalisations when projects don’t work.”

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First Look: Naomi Ackie, Johnny Flynn, Will Poulter in Malachi Smyth’s ‘The Score’ (exclusive)

2020-09-11T11:40:00+01:00By

The heist musical began shooting in the UK last month.

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TrustNordisk boards cancer comedy-drama ‘Nothing To Laugh About’ (exclusive)

2020-09-11T08:00:00+01:00By

’Elling’ director Petter Næss directs based on actor Odd Magnus Williamsom’s script.

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France’s Pulsar, XYZ Films board hot Russian serial killer thriller ‘The Execution’ (exclusive)

2020-09-10T07:58:00+01:00By

Feature is produced by long-time Kirill Serebrennikov collaborator Hype Film in Moscow.

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Cautious industry heads into TIFF with eyes wide open

2020-09-10T08:01:00+01:00By ,

“The finished film market is hot,” says one sales executive.

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Reason8 sells ‘Joy Womack: The White Swan’ to US (exclusive)

2020-09-10T10:16:00+01:00By

Documentary follows the first American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet.

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Film Seekers boards Australian documentary ‘Envoy: Shark Cull’ (exclusive)

2020-09-10T07:30:00+01:00By

The film spotlights the archaic methods used in Australian shark control programmes.

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Studiocanal launches world sales on Tomas Alfredson’s ‘The Jonsson Gang’

2020-09-10T08:44:00+01:00By

SF Studios will release the comedy in Sweden in December.

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Pluto Film boards sales on TIFF Discovery title ‘180° Rule’ (exclusive)

2020-09-10T10:08:00+01:00By

Tehran-set drama is first film in a planned trilogy revolving around the theme of secrets and lies.

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Bleiberg/Dimbort launches TIFF sales on James Darcy, Delroy Lindo sci-fi ‘LX 2048’ (exclusive)

2020-09-10T11:37:00+01:00By

Delroy Lindo, Anna Brewster, Gina McKee also star.

Spring Blossom

Curzon swoops on Cannes 2020, TIFF Discovery title ‘Spring Blossom’ (exclusive)

2020-09-10T11:22:00+01:00By

’Spring Blossom’ is being sold by Luxbox.

Waiting For The Barbarians

‘Waiting For The Barbarians’ secures key international deals

2020-09-10T18:45:00+01:00By

Germany, Australia, France among territories sold

Summer of 85

François Ozon’s Cannes, TIFF entry ‘Summer Of 85’ lands US distributor

2020-09-10T19:11:00+01:00By

Music Box plans 2021 theatrical release.

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Saban Films, Altitude strike UK-Ireland distribution pact (exclusive)

2020-09-10T07:59:00+01:00By

Partners will release 10 to 12 films a year in UK and Ireland.

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Neon, Altitude team on Alex Gibney doc exploring Trump pandemic response

2020-09-10T16:04:00+01:00By

Altitude handles international sales.

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AGC International launches TIFF sales on Donnie Yen thriller ‘The Father’

2020-09-09T22:00:00+01:00By

Tommy Wirkola to direct; production set for early 2021.

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Neon acquires autumn festival selection ‘Night Of The Kings’

2020-09-09T23:05:00+01:00By

Memento Films International handles worldwide sales.

The Lost Girls

Myriad completes UK shoot on TIFF sales title ‘The Lost Girls’ (exclusive)

2020-09-09T00:16:00+01:00By

Livia De Paolis directs female take on Peter Pan story.

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STXfilms to launch TIFF sales on ‘Queenpins’

2020-09-08T17:35:00+01:00By

Vince Vaughn and Paul Walter Hauser among cast.

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Kaleidoscope boards Helen Mirren-narrated doc ‘Escape From Extinction’ (exclusive)

2020-09-07T12:20:00+01:00By

The film will screen to buyers at Toronto.

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STX to sell international, Sony takes North America on Black Label’s ‘Devotion’

2020-09-04T17:00:00+01:00By

Producers target February 2021 start.

Limbo

Mubi takes UK & Ireland on Ben Sharrock’s Cannes 2020, TIFF title ‘Limbo’ (exclusive)

2020-09-03T11:08:00+01:00By

Protagonist is handling worldwide sales.

Jason Statham

Guy Ritchie, Miramax reunite on Jason Statham TIFF sales title ‘Five Eyes’

2020-09-03T20:00:00+01:00By

Principal photography set to commence in Europe in October.

The Dissident

Briarcliff, HanWay Films board Jamal Khashoggi doc ‘The Dissident’

2020-09-02T16:00:00+01:00By

“I am thrilled that the film will receive a truly independent release, detached from corporate and special interests.”

Chasing Wonders

Arclight to launch TIFF sales on Paz Vega drama ‘Chasing Wonders’ (exclusive)

2020-09-02T18:00:00+01:00By

Film scheduled to premiere at Adelaide Film Festival on October 23.

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Rodd Rathjen signs to direct iff project ‘No Friend But The Mountains’ (exclusive)

2020-09-01T16:00:00+01:00By

Story based on experiences of Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani on Australia’s notorious Manus Island asylum seeker camp.

Violation

Altitude, XYZ board sales for TIFF entry ‘Violation’ (exclusive)

2020-09-01T07:00:00+01:00By

Feminist revenge tale screens at TIFF on September 14.

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‘After Love’, ‘Saint-Narcisse’, among 30 sales titles to join TIFF industry roster

2020-09-01T17:37:00+01:00By

Industry registration closes on September 2.

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‘The Babadook’, ‘French Exit’ producers to discuss new projects at Ontario Creates iff

2020-09-01T10:00:00+01:00By

Roster of participants includes 44 female producers out of 73 in total.

The Boy From Medellin

Amazon Studios pounces on TIFF selection ‘The Boy From Medellin’

2020-08-31T15:00:00+01:00By

Endeavor Content fully financed and handles world sales rights.

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IDFA to honour Gianfranco Rosi at 2020 edition

2020-08-28T10:16:00+01:00By

Retrospective will feature new film Notturno which premieres at upcoming Venice Film Festival

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SPC sets December theatrical release for awards contender ‘The Truffle Hunters’

2020-08-28T18:56:00+01:00By

Distributor pre-bought worldwide rights to Sundance premiere.

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Toronto adds climate activism films, special events to roster

2020-08-27T19:09:00+01:00By

Industry Conference, talent development details.

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Toronto brass explain how hybrid edition will work for international industry

2020-08-26T10:59:00+01:00By

Cameron Bailey, Joana Vicente and Diana Sanchez say digital festival and market components “are here to stay”.

76 Days

Dogwoof picks up international sales on TIFF selection ‘76 Days’ (exclusive)

2020-08-26T01:33:00+01:00By

CAA Media Finance handles North American rights.

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TIFF adds special events including new edition of Planet Africa, live talks series

2020-08-25T14:00:00+01:00By

Sundance hit The Truffle Hunters, The Way I See It join line-up.

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ScreenDaily Talks: TIFF heads to discuss staging this year’s festival

2020-08-24T07:44:00+01:00By Screen staff

Cameron Bailey, Joana Vicente and Diana Sanchez to talk about preparing slimmed-down, hybrid event.

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TIFF sets Emerging Talent Award recipient, Halle Berry talk, 2020 Rising Stars

2020-08-24T16:36:00+01:00By

Festival line-up features 43% films directed, co-directed, or created by women.

Beans

WaZabi Films boards sales on TIFF-bound ‘Beans’ (exclusive)

2020-08-20T23:10:00+01:00By

Montreal sales agent also adds The Vinland Club to the roster.

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Anthony Hopkins, Chloe Zhao, Mira Nair to receive TIFF Tribute awards

2020-08-12T13:59:00+01:00By

Remote ceremony to be broadcast and streamed around the world.

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TIFF unveils plans for traditional, digital, open air screenings

2020-08-10T21:36:00+01:00By

TIFF Special Events, ancillary screenings to be announced August 25.

The Best Is Yet To Come

Rediance picks up Venice title ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ (exclusive)

2020-08-08T03:57:00+01:00By Liz Shackleton

Produced by Jia Zhangke, the film follows an aspiring journalist facing a moral dilemma while investigating a story.

A Suitable Boy

Toronto Film Festival unveils line-up, Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ to close festival

2020-07-31T01:59:00+01:00By

Films include ’Ammonite’, ’Notturno’, ’New Order’ and ’Penguin Bloom’.

New Order

The Match Factory boards Michel Franco’s Venice/TIFF drama ‘New Order’ (exclusive)

2020-07-31T05:30:00+01:00By

Dystopian drama has been selected for Toronto and will debut at Venice in competition.

One Night In Miami

Amazon plans awards run for Regina King feature debut, TIFF entry ’One Night In Miami’

2020-07-30T18:00:00+01:00By

Eli Goree, Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Aldis Hodge star.

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Venice, Toronto, New York, Telluride team up for Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’

2020-07-27T12:47:00+01:00By

The film has been selected as part of a previously announced alliance between select autumn festivals.

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Toronto, New York film festivals press ahead with plans despite Telluride cancellation

2020-07-16T09:31:00+01:00By

The two big North American festivals say physical iterations in some form remain on course.

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Kate Winslet to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award

2020-07-16T20:00:00+01:00By

Oscar-winning actress stars in ’Ammonite’, which is set to receive its world premiere at TIFF.

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Major autumn festivals pledge to stop competing for films this year

2020-07-08T18:50:00+01:00By

Venice, Toronto, Telluride and New York chiefs sign open letter.

Spring Blossom

Luxbox reveals first deals for Cannes 2020 title ‘Spring Blossom’ (exclusive)

2020-06-25T12:20:00+01:00By

Paris-set tale is debut feature of director and actress Suzanne Lindon.

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Toronto Film Festival unveils hybrid September event, slimmed-down selection

2020-06-24T14:00:00+01:00By

Ammonite, Another Round among 2020 Cannes selections set to receive physical world premieres.