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TIFF Industry Video 2015: STATE OF MARKETING: Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA on trends in marketing and exhibition

The annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, celebrates the best in motion pictures and television; and largely sets the standard of what the broad cinephile public comes to understand as ‘acclaim’ within the industry. The Association views, interviews, and reports on over 300 films each year all around the world in preparation for the Awards. With insight on some of the most talked-about films campaigns of the year, Lorenzo Soria, President...

Stephen Dunn, selected as the inaugural Len Blum Resident.

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TIFF is pleased to announce screenwriter and filmmaker, Stephen Dunn, as the inaugural Len Blum Resident. Launched in July of this year, the Residency pays homage to one of Canada’s most celebrated screenwriters, Len Blum, by providing one Canadian filmmaker with the opportunity to live, work and be mentored at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Residency is being generously supported by Toronto-based producer and distributor, Ron Mann. Dunn will take up residency at the Festival Tower for up to thre...

TIFF 15: The Wait - Interview with Piero Messina

By Martin Petrov Interview by Martin I. Petrov    Piero Messina is born in Sicily and has worked as an assistant director alongside Paolo Sorrentino for This must be the night and The great beauty (La Grande Bellezza). The wait is his first feature film and premiered in competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. The film was selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, where we met the directo...

Opening Gala presenters at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival

Cayetana Guillén-Cuervo, Mireia Gabilondo, Edurne Ormazabal and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón will be the gala presenters at the 63rd edition of the San Sebastian Festival The journalist and presenter Cayetana Guillén-Cuervo and the actress Mireia Gabilondo will conduct the opening gala of the 63rd San Sebastian Festival on September 18 at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium. To present the contents of the edition, they will be accompanied by Itziar Ituño, Dafne Fer...

The Director of Ida will preside the London BFI Fest

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AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI to head-up LFF Official Competition Jury   With fellow jurors Christine Vachon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Mabel Cheung The 59th BFI London Film Festival announces this year’s Official Competition Jury.   President of the Official Competition jury is three-time BAFTA winner and LFF Best Film (2013) prize winner PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI, whose IDA garnered him both the BAFTA and Oscar® for Foreign Language Film. Prev...

Andrzej Zulawski to preside over CinEast’s international jury

The renowned Polish film director Andrzej Zulawski will be the president of the international jury of the 8th edition of CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, held from 8 to 25 October 2015.     The CinEast (pronounced “ciné-East”) festival showcases the latest cinematographic works by directors from the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The 2015 edition will be held from 8 to 25 October 2015 in a dozen venu...

Liam Hemsworth will be awarded a special Golden Eye Award in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Liam Hemsworth will be awarded a special Golden Eye Award recognizing “The New A-Lister” at this year’s Festival, taking place September 24th – October 4th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.   ZFF’s Golden Eye Award stands to recognize achievement on the highest levels and in his case distinguishes young talent who have made their mark on a global scale and are o...

Kiefer Sutherland to receive Zurich Film Festival's Golden Eye Award

Sutherland’s latest Film FORSAKEN selected for Gala Premiere   Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Screen Actors Guild® winner, Kiefer Sutherland will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious ‘Golden Eye’ award. The Golden Eye tribute will take place on September 25, 2015 at the Corso Cinema with Sutherland in attendance. Kiefer Sutherland’s latest western-inspired film, FORSAKEN, in which he stars alongside his father Golden...

Denver Society's JoAnna Cintrón, has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Líderes

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Denver Film Society (DFS) Marketing & Communications Manager, JoAnna Cintrón, has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Líderes for her exceptional contributions to the Latino community as co-founder of CineLatino. The field was narrowed down to 12 candidates nationwide and is now open for the public to vote for Cintrón online and on their mobile devices at www.coorslightlideres.com starting today through October 29, 11:00am (Central Time).   "It is truly a...

Brad Bird talks animation at TIFF

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, who began his career as an animator.   Bird developed a love for the art of animation at an early age and was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. He was part of one of the earliest graduating classes of the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter and Tim Burton. Afterwards, Bird worked as an animator ...

British actress Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award in recognition of her prestigious film career

At the coming San Sebastian Festival, British actress Emily Watson will receive the Donostia Award in recognition of her prestigious film career. Watson will collect the Award at a gala on September 25 in the Kursaal Auditorium.   Born in Islington (UK), Emily Watson trained as an actress at the prestigious London Drama Studio after completing her university studies. She began her professional career in theatre, with works including Lilian Hellmann’s T...

Paprika Steen president of the jury

Paprika Steen is one of Scandinavia’s greatest actresses. She masters both comedy and drama and can mould herself into any character imaginable. She has received numerous awards and nominations. In the 1990s Steen contributed hugely to the Dogme Movement and starred in the first three Dogme films: Thomas Vinterberg’s The Celebration (1998), Lars Von Trier’s The Idiots (1998), and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen’s Mifune (1999). Steen won...

40 TIFF Michael Moore, always a step forward: “Where to invade next”

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by Leopoldo Soto Michael Moore presents in 40 TIFF, comes back  alter six years with documentary: ”Where to invade next”. In his previous visit to TIFF, Michael Moore, Turing “Maverick´s tales” expressed his spirit of social compromise; denouncing through his movies, from  atrocities of war to misinformation about abuse of people and countries. Moore expressed in recent interview in Pariscope, he’s concerning about …Why does de United State...

Nicolas Chartier gives a keynote at TIFF Moguls

Financing day at TIFF Industry Conference, With TIFF Moguls, influencal, movers and shakers...Nicolas Chartier ...

TIFF Artistic Director, Cameron Bailey recalls some of his most memorable festival moments.

Meeting with Madonna, Godard, Snoop Dog...and more goosebumps ...

Cameron Bailey: what film can do to you...

TIFF Artistic Director, Cameron Bailey recalls some of his most memorable festival moments.   ...

Festival Treats at TIFF In conversation with ...Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman, Matthew Weiner

This September, the Toronto International Film Festival® invites audiences to four unique, intimate sessions with preeminent stars from the film and television worlds. Offering compelling, in-depth exchanges and revealing personal experiences from their latest projects, this year’s esteemed lineup of special guests includes Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman, and Matthew Weiner. “Our In Conversation With… events always offer something unexpected. Whether it&rsqu...

TIFF Classics honours Ophuls Reichardt and Visconti

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August 11, 2015 .NEWS RELEASE. OPHÜLS, REICHARDT AND VISCONTI FEATURE IN THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL'S PROGRAMME OF CLASSICS TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® announces the lineup for its TIFF Cinematheque programme, featuring both 35mm prints as well as new digital restorations of classic films from around the world including Marcel Ophüls’ The Memory of Justice, Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers and Kelly Reichardt&rsquo...

Masters of Cinema in Toronto include Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi, Philippe Garrel...

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The Toronto International Film Festival®  announced the selections for the 2015 Masters programme. This year’s lineup features the latest bold, exciting and moving works from masters of contemporary cinema, including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi, Philippe Garrel, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hong Sang-soo, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Patricio Guzmán. Films screening as part of the Masters programme include: 11 Minutes (11 Minut) Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/Ireland Nor...

TIFF Soiree Features On-Stage Conversation With Natalie Portman

      Charity Event To Be Held on September 9         TORONTO — TIFF announced today that Academy Award®-winning actor Natalie Portman will grace the stage for a look back at her career to date at the first annual TIFF...

Venice honored Brian de Palma with an Award

The great American director Brian De Palma received the Venice International Film Festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award, dedicated to personalities who have made particularly original contributions to contemporary cinema. The award has been given to Brian De Palma on September 9th at 9.30 p.m. in the Sala Grande. After the ceremony the festival screened, Out of Competition,  the documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow . Regarding this award, ...

L'oreal Price to Valeria Bilello

  The 8th edition of the “L’Oréal Paris per il cinema” Award goes to Valeria Bilello Venice, September 10th, 2015.  The “L’Oréal Paris per il cinema” Award, at its 8th edition, goes to the young italian actress Valeria Bilello. The Award is adressed to young actresses and it is a tribute to beauty and talent. “It’s a great honor for us to be, for the 8th consecutive year, the Official Make-up of the Venice Film...

Winner of Best Director for Petrov Files : Georgi Balabanov

Georgi Balabanov Stefan Ivanov DOSIETO PETROV / THE PETROV FILE 2014, Colour, Germany, Bulgaria, World Competition  Production Team Director : Georgi Balabanov Stefan Ivanov Screenwriter : Jean-Claude Carrière, Georgi Balabanov Cinematographer : Stefan Ivanov Editor : Vessela Martschevski Cast : Mihail Bilalov, Hristo Shopov, Georgi Novakov, Anjela Ndyalkova, Ana Papadopulu, Radina Kardjilova, Bogdan Glishev Music : M...

Arnold Schwarzenegger to receive top Zurich honor

The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Arnold Schwarzenegger will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 24 – October 4. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.   Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Schwarzenegger on the eveni...

Chelsea Film Festival 2015 Official Jury: Estelle Parsons, Tiffany Bartok, Margarita Levieva, Dorian Missick

  Bruno Chatelin, advisory Board Member of the Festival, is happy to announce the jury for the Third Edition of the Chelsea Film Festival (CFF), which runs from Thursday, October 15th to Sunday, October 18th. The Chelsea Film Festival Jurors will select the Grand Prix Award for Best Picture, the Petite Prix Award for Best Short Film and ten other awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Special Jury Award, Best...
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