TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
WME Independent brokered acquisition on behalf of filmmakers.
Rebeca Huntt reflects on identity and upbringing.
Executive and producer says: ”I have always felt that Sundance was a home for me.”
Parent ViacomCBS sees value in simultaneous releases on younger-skewing films in pandemic.
Matias Rojas Valencia directed feature about the infamous Colonia Dignidad commune.
Winner has earned Oscar best picture nomination in last 11 years.
Head of sales Lorna Lee Torres, international sales director Marie Zeniter negotiated deals.
Modest US deals expected to close in days ahead as buyers take their time and survey what is on offer.
“We’ve created this notion that we flatten things in order that they can be bite-sized and…that’s something we can reverse.”
The Lebanese director’s debut feature was shot in the aftermath of the devastating August 2020 explosion.
”People always wonder about how to achieve gender parity and I say hire women. Just hire them.”
Benedict Cumberbatch on empathy, playing the banjo and what Dionne Warwick told him about ’Sherlock’
“Sometimes you need a form of therapy to shed the experience [of inhabiting a role] and step away back into your reality and truth.
Oscar-nominated Australian also reveals the one person who makes him feel starstruck.
Titles include Joshua Webber’s ‘Issac’ starring RJ Mitte, Dove Cameron.
Steve Gilula, Nancy Utley reflect on illustrious career, industry changes.
School drama gets in-person, P&I premieres on Saturday.
“We’re setting our sights on high-end television,” said EMU Films co-founder Mike Elliott.
Territories include Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Israel, South Africa and Portugal.
Randall Emmett and George Furla among producers.
The political thriller is Hany Abu-Assad’s first feature shot in Palestine since The Idol in 2015.
Endeavor Content strikes multiple territory deals on Maven Pictures, Marv Films production about fateful Christmas gathering
Locarno Golden Leopard winner Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash among three films moved to Friday.
The sci-fil thriller is directed by Hugo Keijzer and stars Ella Balinska.
France tv boards rapper, filmmaker duo Hamé Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey’s ‘Parisian Hustle’ (exclusive)
Garance Marillier plays a manicurist who connects her customers with VIPs on the Paris nightlife scene.
Film joins Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine, Maria Chapdelaine, Drunken Birds on sales slate.
Film marks first production from Pamela Diop’s pan-African Lacme Studios.
Fox Fire Films, Sanusi Chronicles, Causeway Films produced.
Festival issues list of talent expected to attend TIFF.
Film to premiere on September 10.
LevelFILM to distribute in Canada.
The film is the story of two cousins who smuggle undoocumented workers through the Middle East.
New projects from ‘The Father’, ‘Born To Be Blue’ producers in Ontario Creates iff forum (exclusive)
Virtual meetings, panels and networking to take place September 12-13.
BondIt Media Capital’s Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, and Tyler Gould among executive producers.
The Avenue to distribute in US; Highland to launch international sales at TIFF.
Roadside Attractions to distribute in US.
Roster includes Lantern’s Lane, Flee The Light.
Samuel Goldwyn Films to distribute in North America. Kristen Wiig executive producer.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Stewart among stars set for digital sessions.
Festival organisers say protocol will provide “clarity and comfort” for visitors.
Arsalan Amiri, who previously served as screenwriter on Titi and Nahid, makes his feature directorial debut with the film.
Award winner Clifton Collins Jr. plays ageing jockey vying for final taste of glory. Film premiered at Sundance.
Screen among TIFF Industry Conference media partners
Social justice series to debut on TVNZ on August 15 ahead of TIFF screening next month.
British star has two films in festival: The Power Of The Dog and The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain.
Ahmed also stars in Michael Pearce’s ‘Encounter’ in the festival.
Filmmaker’s Paradise Now was first Palestinian film nominated for foreign language Oscar in 2006.
Gala Presentation had been set to open in US, Canada on September 17.
The action-drama has also been selected for Toronto’s contemporary world cinema strand.
Titles include a new film from ‘Host’ director Rob Savage.
The film stars Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar and Pep Sarra.
New TIFF Rewind features filmmakers in conversation about memorable selections from the past.
Title is Danish filmmaker Tea Lindeburg’s debut feature.
P&I screenings remain available online on TIFF Digital Cinema Pro for those unable to travel.
Marion Cotillard among voice cast on French version of Second World War drama.
Fully vaccinated people can start to enter Canada from August 9.
Festival will open with Stephen Chbosky’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’.
Neon holds North American rights on the film.