Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


Toronto Film Festival Dailies

TIFF 2022: September 8–18

The 476th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8–18, 2021. in Canada's most vibrant and exciting metropolis, it has become one of the most important film events on the festival calendar.

Showcasing more than 300 films and hosting industryites from around the world, Toronto can "make or break" films looking for international distribution and a chance at Oscar gold. From glitzy red carpet premieres to challenging art films to cutting edge new media, the Festival offers something for every taste.

Past Coverage 2014 2015 - Coverage 2016 in French   English


TIFF Eurimages’ Audentia Award Awarded to Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s FIG TREE

Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s FIG TREE awarded the TIFF Eurimages’ Audentia Award.

Official announcement below.


Please scroll down for film details.


To request a link for review and/or to schedule an interview with director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, please contact: Denise Sinelov at




The Festival and the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund present the third Audentia Award for Best Female Director, selected by the jury comprised of Anne Frank, Reinaldo Marcus Green, and Kerri Craddock. The award goes to Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian's Fig Tree.

Fig Tree is a stunning and illuminating debut,” the jury remarked. “Based on her own experiences, Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian takes us on an unsentimental journey and shows us the tragic effects of civil war on ordinary people. Confidently directed with grit and compassion, Fig Tree is a beautifully rendered, big-hearted story about a Jewish teenage girl’s attempt to save those she loves, but it’s also an intimate coming-of-age story of self-discovery and female empowerment.” This award carries a €30,000 cash prize.

Awarding an honourable mention to Camilla Strøm Henriksen’s Phoenix, the jury said: “Phoenix is a courageous debut from Norwegian director Camilla Strøm Henriksen. A visually arresting and emotionally nuanced film, Phoenix focuses on a young teen who assumes an enormous burden of responsibility in the face of her mother’s mental illness and her father’s absence. With a seamless blend of stark realism and cinematic magic realism, Henriksen’s story subtly, yet powerfully, unfolds from the perspective of her mature young protagonist.”




A film by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian


Winner, TIFF Eurimages’ Audentia Award






WORLD PREMIERE – Contemporary World Cinema

93min – Israel-Germany-France-Ethiopia /  In Amharic and Hebrew with English subtitiles


Writer/Director: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

Producers:                   Naomi Levari, Saar Yogev

Cast:                            Betalehem Asmamawe, Weyenshiet Belachew, Mareta Getachew


Sales Agent:                 Films Boutique


Synopsis:                     14 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. Davidian’s coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.




Directed by Maxime Giroux






WORLD PREMIERE– Contemporary World Cinema

95min – Canada / In French and English with English subtitles


Directed by:                  Maxime Giroux

Screenplay by:             Simon Beaulieu, Maxime Giroux, Alexandre Laferrière

Producers:                   Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant

Cast:                            Martin Dubreuil, Romain Duris, Sarah Gadon, Reda Kateb, Soko, Luzer Twersky, Buddy Duress


Sales Agent:                 Seville International


Synopsis:                     While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his long journey home, he encounters various characters under the sway of a destructive madness borne of the chaotic times. His voyage, both violent and fascinating, is a hallucinatory initiation to the darker side of the American dream.




A film by Arturo Infante







92min – Cuba / In Spanish with English subtitles


Writer/director: Arturo Infante

Producers:                   Claudia Calviño & Ernst Fassbender

Cast:                            Maria Isabel Díaz, Omar Franco, Néstor Jiménez: Hector Francisco, Yerlin Pérez, Tamara Castellanos, Verónica Díaz Viera, Andrea Doimeadios, Reinier Díaz, Daysi Quintana, Beatriz Viñas, Roberto Espinosa


Sales Agent:                 The Match Factory


Synopsis:                     If you were invited to visit another planet…would you go? Celeste García is a 60-year-old Cuban who lives in present-day Havana, where hopes of a brighter future have abandoned her. Her monotonous life as a guide at the local planetarium is turned upside down when friendly aliens invite citizens from all over the world to travel to their mysterious planet “Gryok”. Celeste is one of the chosen few to be invited and, to everyone‘s disbelief, she decides to embark on this extraordinary journey. But how many light-years would you travel to find happiness?




A film by Nikos Labôt







89min – Greece / In Greek with English subtitles


Writer/Director: Nikos Labôt

Producers:                   Maria Drandaki, Julie Paratian

Cast:                            Marisha Triantafyllidou, Dimitris Imellos


Sales Agent:                 Jour2Fête


Synopsis:                     Panayiota, a 37-year-old illiterate housewife, leads a quiet life with her husband and their children in a modest neighbourhood in Athens, Greece. To cope with the recession that has been affecting her family for some time, Panayiota for the first time in her life, finds a job as a cleaner in a shopping mall. Despite the ruthlessness of her work-environment, Panayiota breaks free from domestic monotony and gradually gains the respect she never had from her family. When a series of layoffs starts, she will have to face again her personal dead ends. But Panayiota cannot be the same anymore. 


User images

About Toronto Film Festival Dailies

The Dailies from Toronto

Contributing editors: Bruno Chatelin 

Laurie Gordon Animaze International Film Festival Le Miaff!
Leopoldo Soto Huatulco Food and Film Festival Director
Gary Lucas Guitar hero Performing artist live score to classic and horror film
Mike Rabehl Programmer and Buyer Cinequest Film Festival San Jose Tiwtter: @cqmike
Vanessa McMahon  




View my profile
Send me a message