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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


125 M$ equity financing agreement with the government of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua

GOLDEN ISLANDS FILMWORKS SETS UP UNPRECEDENTED $125 MILLION EQUITY FINANCING AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA   Arrangement Will Cover Five Films That Include “Rebels” (the story of four rebel icons who discovered and supported the rise of legendary musician Bob Marley) and “Nick Carter: Killmaster” Espionage Thriller   Esteemed producer Rudy Langlais (“The Hurricane,” “Sugar Hill”) and his partners, Caribbean social entrepreneur...

Johnny Depp at TIFF as a Mobster!

  Johnny Depp at TIFF 2015 kisses his love and NEW wife and talks like MOB. They wed in February after three years together, and there's certainly no shortage of passion between Amber Heard and her husband Johnny Depp. The couple couldn't keep their hands off each other as they attended the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Black Mass on Monday. Amber, 29, cosied up to Johnny, planting a tender kiss on her 52-year-old partner's lips as they walked t...

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 ...

Tango this at TIFF/ Divided by life, united by Tango

Click on the image to watch the trailer   DCP - HD - 2015 - 85 min - Argentina, Germany   Directed by German Kral Produced by German Kral Filmproduktion, Lailaps Pictures From Executive Producer Wim Wenders, Rodrigo Furth, Jakob Abrahamson Original Language Spanish Co-producer Birgit Rothörl, Josef Brandmaier  With the participation of Schubert International Filmproduktions, Monogatari Fi...

Special Presentation at TIFF: The Danish Girl directed by Tom Hooper

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Lili Elbe, the 1920s Danish artist who was one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery, in this biopic directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech). Tom Hooper's gorgeous new feature continues his march through some of the fascinating byways of history. The Danish Girl, drawn from the fact-based novel by David Ebershoff and similar in spirit to Hooper's magnificent The...

A Sunny Afternoon at TIFF into the evening

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Whirlwind TIFF impromptu film screenings and industry conference

Under rainy skies gathering at the 5-7 at the UK film HQ's in the Hyatt on John street close to the LIGHTBOX.   ...

Roskino's presence in Toronto

Maria Guskova’s acclaimed short ‘The Return of Erkin’, winner of the prestigious Cannes Cinéfondation award, is featuring in the Short Cuts section at the Toronto International Film Festival with the support of ROSKINO. ‘The Return of Erkin’ (28 min.) is Maria Guskova’s graduation project at the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, class of Irakli Kvirikadze and Andrey Dobrovolsky. The film tells the story of a man named Erkin who is t...

lyon Lumière Festival 7th edition reveals the Program

        From Monday 12 to Sunday 18 October 2015 The 7th edition of the Lumière festival will be held from Monday 12 to Sunday October 18 in Lyon. Last year, 135,000 festivalgoers attended 320 screenings in 65 venues in the Lyon Metropolis. This year, there will be new features to discover and experience, to take full advantage of the films, the city of Lyon and the festival week. The spirit of the festival: Created in 2...

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

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...

40 TIFF presents at Wavelenghts; Avant guarde Emerging Talents

  Leopoldo Soto Including new films by Miguel Gomes, Tsai Ming-liang, Chantal Akerman, Peter Tscherkassky, Sergei Loznitsa, Ben Rivers, Yto Barrada, Francis Alÿs, Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin, Pietro Marcello, Pablo Agüero, Beatrice Gibson, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Nicolás Pereda, and a major installation by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Wavelengths programme is pleased to present 54 films, videos and installations by some of the world’s most influential auteurs and artists wh...

Nicolas Chartier gives a keynote at TIFF Moguls

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

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

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

TIFF 40 years later, a bit of history

By Leopoldo Soto In memore of Dusty Cohl The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was conceived by Dusty Cohl when invited to Cannes by Bill Marshall; both idealistic young moviegoers; met at terrace of the Carlton hotel in Cannes and decided to make a festival. Soon after, in 1976, compared to Lake Ontario, projected as the opening film "Cousin, Cousine" of Tacchella; It was conceived as a festival of festivals, and paid tribute to Taormina, Cannes, Berlin, Moscow and Edinbur...

Diastème comments on the censorship of his new film "French Blood".

French director Diastème comments on the censorship of his new film "French Blood". Marco is a skinhead, tried and true. With his buddies, Braguette, Grand-Guy, and Marvin, he beats up Arabs and sticks up posters of far right political parties. Until the moment that he suddenly feels, in spite of himself, all this hatred desert him. But how do you get rid of the violence, anger, and stupidity inside of you? It's the story of a son of a bitch who attempts to become some...

TIFF 2015 - The Forbidden Room : Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson's Wild Phantasmagoria to Play at Toronto

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM     Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson's Wild Phantasmagoria to Play at Toronto   NEW TRAILER HERE!   TIFF PRESS DAY: Sept. 17 (w/ Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson) Opens Theatrically on October 7       Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival 2015 Opening Night - Berlin Film Festival / Forum Section 2015 Official Selection - Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2015 Offici...

TIFF 2015 Opening Dailies

  This weekly newsletter reaches 199 000  subscribers.                       Read this online I Promote Film to Festivals I Promote Festivals to Filmmakers I Email us I Advertize in our Newsletters and eBlasts I was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6.000...

Norwegian Films in Toronto 2015

Special Presentation The Wave Director: Roar Uthaug The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to ...

Prepare to enter... the Paranormal Dimension!

      The film follows a group of amateur investigators who, despite investigating for months, have never found any proof of the paranormal. During the group's most recent investigation, like many times before, they come up empty. At this point, team member Matt is losing faith in the existence of the paranormal and performs risky attempts to provoke the spirits.   At first, Matt's taunts appear to go unanswered but while on his way home the investigatio...

The Pearl Button by Patricio Guzman presented at TIFF

The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) 2015 Chilean documentary film directed by Patricio Guzmán will be screened at TIFF. It was screened in the main competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear for Best Script. Patricio Guzman will be in Toronto and available for interviews. « It is the director’s extraordinary intuition about the synchronicity of history, geography and the physical universe – a mysterious...

The Creative Coalition Toronto Dinner

                         Annual Spotlight Initiative Dinner Hosted by Nikki Beach September 8, 2015—Toronto, Ontario—The Creative Coalition will be holding its Festival dinner with influential players celebrating the spirit of independent film of Friday evening, September 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Nikki Beach and takes place at Nikki Beach Toronto a...

AMBI Group organise un gala de bienfaisance au profit de la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco dans le cadre du Festival du fi

Si le message ne s'affiche pas correctement, cliquez ici   AMBI Group organise un gala de bienfaisance au profit de la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco dans le cadre du Festival du film de Toronto A l’occasion du Festival International du film de Toronto (TIFF), Monika Bacardi Monika Bacardi et Andrea Lervolino, fondateurs de la société AMBI Pictures, organisent un gala de bienfaisance, AMBI Gala, au profit de la Fon...

TIFF 2015 - Evolutionary Films Line-Up

    WORLD PREMIERING AT RAINDANCE 2015!   THE CARRIER    Outbreak Thriller    C...

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