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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


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TIFF Founder Bill Marshall dies at age 77

Photo Courtesy of Paul Alexander FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENT: The family of Bill Marshall, founder of the Toronto International Film Festival, is heartbroken to share the news that he died today at age 77. Bill passed away early this morning from a cardiac arrest while in hospital in Toronto, the city where he made such an impact. He immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland in 1955 and was a proud Canad...

Cuba's commitment to openness, uncensored; through film "Santa y Andrés" by Carlos Lechuga

Text and photos: Leopoldo Soto Carlos Lechuga presented at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) "Santa and Andrés" in the film world, curated by Diana Sanchez. Lechuga, graduated from the school of San Antonio de los Baños, provides in its second work preceded by "Melassa" (2013, awarded in Málaga). A year later, also awarded in Malaga, through Sagae ( Writers Assoc.) for the screenplay for "Santa and Andres” . History happe...

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners

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The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 41st Festival wraps up this evening.   The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of American filmmaker Abteen Bagheri (That B.E.A.T.), French filmmaker Eva Huss...

ARRIVAL Press Conference | TIFF 2016

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Visionary Quebecois auteur Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario) directs Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker in this sci-fi drama about the panic that follows a wave of mysterious spacecraft landings across the globe.   ...

TIFF 2016 in conversation KARAN JOHAR

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The Bollywood Renaissance man, industry titan, and multi-hyphenate (director-producer-actor-costume designer) joins us for a discussion about his blockbuster success as both a filmmaker and the mogul behind film-distribution dynasty Dharma Productions. ...

Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2016 Award Winners

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 41st Festival wraps up this evening.   The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of American filmmaker Abteen Bagheri (That B.E.A.T.), French filmmaker Eva Hu...

Carlos Saura brings his Jota to TIFF, splendid treat to ears and eyes

by Leopoldo Soto. Carlos Saura, attendingn Toronto Fest. His recent work "J", dance on the Aragon... received 7 minutes of applause at the gala screening!!!! What a fine documentary, visual and musical aspects are top notch... Splendid...!!! in the photo with his daughter Anna and Leopoldo Soto. ...

DENIS VILLENEUVE Ryan Gosling gets mischievous | TIFF 2016

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dear toronto film festival...dear Piers I sincerely wish I could be with you tonight!... DENIS VILLENEUVE Ryan Gosling gets mischievous | TIFF 2016 ...

Actress Alison Wandzura Plays With Vampires in Van Helsing SyFy Series

Actress Alison Wandzura will be lighting up the screen in the highly anticipated TV series Van Helsing. From the Producers of Emmy winning Fargo and Hell on Wheels, Van Helsing features Alison Wandzura as a key character in an apocalyptic vampire world. The new series premieres on September 23, 2016 at 10/9c on the SyFy network. Van Helsing is described as “a twist on the classic vampire adventure tale”. In Van Helsing, Alison’s charac...

Cast of Magnificent 7, opening film, Studio shoot and press conference at TIFF

An all-star cast — including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun and Peter Sarsgaard — saddles up for this blazing remake of the 1960 western classic from director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), about seven gunslinging mercenaries protecting a small community from a rapacious robber baron. ...

PIERS' Pick La La Land | Festival 2016

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An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. ...

THE VESSEL / Starring Martin Sheen / From Executive Producer Terrence Malick  / In Theaters September 16th 

From Executive Producer, Terrence Malick & Sarah Green :  THE VESSEL A Film by Julio Quintana   In Theaters September 16, 2016 Starring: Martin Sheen (TV's “The West Wing,” Apocalypse Now) Lucas Quintana (Wing it, Death of an Ally) Jacqueline Duprey (Under Suspicion, Entre Nos) Aris Mejias (Gabi, “Incógnita”)   Director Julio Quintana Music, Dancing, Fireworks, Childbirth. In an unnamed coastal town somewhere i...

TIFF Cynthia Nixon A Quiet Passion

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 DDI (New UK Distributor replacing Metrodome) sells A QUIET PASSION at TIFF    Jason Moring, Double Dutch International CEO, announced today a series of sales on Terence Davies' A QUIET PASSION.    A QUIET PASSION, which is having its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12 in the Masters section, has been sold to Paname Distribution for France, Mimosa Films for Japan and Soda Pictures for United King...

TIFF16: The Exchange acquires James Franco's King Cobra

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    Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that the company acquired Justin Kelly's KING COBRA international sales rights, the porn industry picture starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone, Garrett Clayton and Keegan Allen.   KING COBRA joins new titles like IRREPLACEABLE YOU by Stephanie Laing in The Exchange's lineup to be presented to the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival buyers. The Exchange represented Kelly&...

XX director Jovanka Vuckovic will be at the helm for the feature film RIOT GIRLS Ffrom Clique Pictures

    Clique Pictures producer Lauren Grant announced today that XX director Jovanka Vuckovic will be at the helm for the feature film RIOT GIRLS.   Vuckovic won the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Best Short award for The Captured Bird, which was executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. She also wrote and directed a segment for XX, the groundbreaking all-female horror anthology produced by XYZ Films to be released by Magnet Releasing in 2017. She's scheduled to direct t...

Chilean Cinema at Toronto International Film Festival

            JESUS by FERNANDO GUZZONI France/Chile/Germany/Greece/Colombia | 86 minutes | International Premiere | 2016 ...

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Laurie Gordon Animaze International Film Festival Le Miaff!
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