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Trailer launch of Nikamma: Useful insights into the making of a ‘Useless’ (Nikamma) film

Trailer launch of Nikamma: Useful insights into the making of a ‘Useless’ (Nikamma) film Sony Pictures International Productions have put their faith in producer-director Sabbir Khan and a relatively new hero, an absolutely new heroine and a veteran who made her debut 30 years ago to deliver a vehicle that goes by the moniker of Nikamma. Translated, it means Useless. Abhimanyu, who has already acted in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and Meenakshi Sundareshwar, is the son of Himalaya Dassa...

Toronto’s FeFF to Unspool 75 Films Directed by Women in November

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Curated by Screenmancer Staff TORONTO, ONT. (Canada):  The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) returns for its 17th edition from Nov. 7 to 10, 2019 at Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. West. Industry Initiatives take place at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada. FeFF is thrilled to showcase so many talented women, most of whom are writers, directors and producers by featuri...

Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition OPEN for entries

5th edition Win and gain respect, industry access, exposure, prestige, laurels, and more! Whether you’re writing the next epic blockbuster, hip indie, or laugh out loud romantic comedy, we want to read it. We love supporting great cinema and great writers. Some of the world's best films have come out of Toronto and we want to support the next generation of great filmmakers both here and abroad.  ...

Joaquin Phoenix to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at inaugural tribute Gala

Photo by Diana Ringo   JOAQUIN PHOENIX TO RECEIVE TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARD ATINAUGURAL TRIBUTE GALA TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time AcademyAward–nominated actor ​Joaquin Phoenix​ will be honoured with one of two ​TIFF Tribute Actor Awards​ at thisyear’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, ...


Photo by Gage Skidmore TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker ​Taika Waititi​ will be honoured with theTIFF Ebert Director Award​ at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema.Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto Internation...

Extremism, family conflict and betrayal collide in Meryam Joobeur's new film

Meryam Joobeur is a young Montreal-based filmmaker who has worked with Sasha Lane of American Honey fame, among others. Her new short film Brotherhood explores issues of cultural dislocation, family tension and sacrifice. It won the award for best Canadian short film at TIFF in September.  In Brotherhood, a family’s eldest son returns home from Syria to his Tunisian shepherd family, accompanied by his new wife - a young woman wearing a niqab, a garment in which only the eyes are vi...


Set in 18th century Jamaica, an escaped slave tries to free his pregnant sister from McNab’s cane plantation. They are forced to separate when they are attacked by guardsmen. Abeeku must find the freedom fighters called the Maroons to help him find and rescue his sister once again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Grab your festival pass today to see this amazing short film, along with many others;  Http:// ...

Water Docs Film Festival


Then you won't want to miss our film festival about all things WATER. The Water Docs Film Festival presents Canadian and International features and shorts about water, engaging discussions with filmmakers and special guests, and opportunities to take action to protect water.

The festival informs, educates and activates our audiences about water and water issues because the likelihood of having enough clean, fresh water is diminishing everywhere. This festival is primarily about film, however, we also have amazing exhibits, surprising interactive presentations, breathtaking musical performances, interesting workshops, family-friendly offerings, engaging speakers, water-related NGO displays, and so much more.


So, for the love of water, come join us!

Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, Open Forum III: Skill-building through master classes

Siraj Syed’s IFFI 2016 diary, Open Forum III: Skill-building through master classes An essential feature of every international film festival around the globe, mater classes abound at IFFI too. FFSI, in collaboration with DFF, chose to highlight their benefits in skill-building at the third Open Forum. An open-air affair, it did not attract too many attendees. Firstly, the location was remote and secondly the timing that has been a permanent slot for Open Forum at IFFI is from 1.30 pm t...

Brexit & Visionary Women to headline TIFF industry conference

TIFF® unveiled today an early glimpse of the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference. The seven-day conference is setting its sights on what impact Brexit will have on the industry, as well as exploring the question of equity for women in the film business. Guest speakers announced to date include Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages), Isabel Davis (Head Of International, British Film Institute), Ilann Girard (CEO, Arsam International), Anna Serner ...

Stephen Dunn on his debut feature Closet Monster

  Stephen Dunn is a Canadian director, writer and producer and Closet Monster is his first feature film. It premiered at TIFF 2015 and received the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Closet Monster tells the story of teen boy Oscar, growing up with his single dad. Oscar is working in the local supplies store but aspires to go to NYC and study to become a production designer and photographer. When he meets his fellow colleague Wilder, Oscar is enchanted by his charm a...

Josh Mond on his debut feature James White

Josh Mond is a New York based director and producer. In 2003 he established Borderline Films with fellow filmmakers Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin which brought to light the film festival success Martha Marcy May Marlene, which Mond produced. James White is his debut feature film, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Christopher Abbott. The film portrays the relationship of Gail with her son James. Diagnosed with final stage cancer Gail is making an attempt to maintain a healthy rel...

TIFF 15: Stonewall (Review)

Stonewall, dir. by Roland Emmerich, US, 2015    “You ran away? You got kicked out? You feel lost? Welcome to New York!” is the welcoming line that takes us down to Christopher street in Greenwich village, where it all started.  Danny (Jeremy Irvine), a young teenager who just escaped family and hometown after his peers discover he is a homosexual, arrives in New York City to study at Columbia. Only that Danny’s nature brings him straight to the right place. ...

TIFF 15: Demolition (Review)

Demolition, dir. by Jean-Marc Vallée, US 2015  By Martin I. Petrov    A normal man’s reaction to his wife’s tragic death would be grief and depression. For Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), is a chance to rediscover his own self in a loud, tragelaughic and destructive emotional torpedo, involving a lot of… deconstruction.  Davis is a successful investment banker who suddenly loses his wife in a car accident. No matter how hard he tries to adapt...

TIFF 15: The Apostate - Interview with Federico Veiroj

Director Federico Veiroj  Interview: Martin I. Petrov    Everyday, we have millions of choices to make, but how many of them are unaffected by societal norms or imposed by others?   In his third feature film, Spanish-Uruguayan filmmaker Federico Veiroj, depicts the story of Gonzalo, a young man who decides to apostatise. Humorous, extravagant and smart, the story takes us on a journey through Gonzalo’s life, as he is confronted with his deepest desires and feelin...

Toronto Honors Ingrid Bergman with August Retrospective

1915 was an especially auspicious year in terms of celebrity births, and 2015 is shaping up to be quite the year for centennial celebrations. Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Billy Holiday, Arthur Miller and Orson Welles are all having a resurgence in popularity this year, due at least in part to the flood of articles, books, films and conferences taking place around the world to commemorate their talent and achievements, and remind us of the complex and often controversial lives they led, in betwee...

Open Call for Submissionsfor the Third Annual Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

The beat goes on Open Call for Submissions for the Third Annual Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF) DEADLINE: June 30, 2015 (TORONTO, June 8, 2015) – The Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF) is ready to get down and dirty for 2015. The festival is currently accepting submissions for the 2015 edition. Filmmakers are invited to submit their films and music videos at Taking place in Toronto, October 13 -18, 2015 as part of Indie Week, one of Canada’s...

Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

A key music world calendar event, Indie Week is embracing sight and sound with a companion program – the Reel Indie Film Festival.

The second edition of the festival takes place October 14th – 19th, 2014 in Toronto, a filmmaker’s mecca and media launchpad for some of the industry’s brightest young talent. This year the festival grows to include 2 more features, shorts and music videos.

RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs. Films that make us think, that move us, and that capture the essence of a band or song.

WILD: London FF Review

Wild, dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, 2014, US      It is rather a common thing to push ourselves beyond the borderline in an attempt to see what it takes to confront our fears. This challenge now has potentially evolved into the journey of encountering our dreams and testing our capability to either pursue or quit them; but is it easy to define a dream as a ‘to quit’ or ‘to live’, before knowing the cost?    Wild is about dreams. Or, to be m...

TIFF 14 Day 6

        Cameron Bailey's Day 6 Picks Five recommendations from our Festival Artistic Director: I AM HERE | Scotiabank 1 | 6:30PM A SECOND CHANCE | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 6PM LEARNING TO DRIVE | Visa Screening Room (ELGIN) | 2:30PM MOMMY | Princess of Wales | 9:30PM HAEMOO | Roy Thomson Hall | 6:30PM FAR FROM MEN | Winter Garden Theatre | 5PM Click h...

Toronto Serves Up a Kubrick Cornucopia

  In the 15 years since his passing, Stanley Kubrick's reputation has continued to grow as one of the finest directors in the history of cinema, while new generations of film fans discover the rich body of work he left behind, which continues to provoke passionate debate regarding his films' meaning, whether philosophical, moral or metaphysical. Whatever one's own position on a given film, there's no denying that for many viewers, Kubrick's work inspires a fervor whi...

Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke selected for Toronto Indie Film Festival 2014

Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke selected for Toronto Independent Film Festival 2014 The Dutch feature film Silent Ones has been selected for the Toronto Independent Film Festival. The festival held from 3 to 16 September has selected 20 feature films. The Toronto Independent Film Festival, aka the Toronto Indie, is a separate festival from the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs at the same time. The Toronto Indie is Toronto's film festival for truly independent films. Silent One...

The Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto is only a week away!

  Image from Chimeras courtesy Mika Mattila and Navy Blue Bird Inc. Don't miss the chance to see World, North American and Canadian film premieres and to meet curator Germano Celant, artists Kehinde Wiley, Michael Landy and Richard Deacon, and other famed art world figures who will be speaking after the screenings. Read David Balzer's interview with Richard Deacon, and visit for tickets and program.   Buy tickets now   Opening Night Scree...

EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival

5TH EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival

         The Ekran Polish Film Association is proud to announce the 5th Annual Polish Film Festival in Toronto (November 13  17, 2013) celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers. The festival will open with SIBERIAN EXILE (Syberiada polska) by Janusz Zaorski on November 13th, 2013 with our star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet at TIFF Bell Lightbox, an extravagant start to a 5-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through November 17th, 2013 with subsequent  screenings at the Cine-Starz Cinema and the Revue Cinema. The Festival continues to grow each year by screening more films and drawing larger crowds.

        For the fifth time we will present the most recent achievements of Polish cinema as  IN HIDING (W ukryciu) by Jan Kidawa-Blonski, THE CLOSED CIRCUIT (Uklad zamkniety) by Ryszard Bugajski, THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE YEAR (Piata pora roku) by Jerzy Domaradzki, FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS  (Plynace wiezowce) by Tomasz Wasilewski, VIVA BELARUS (Zywje Bialorus) by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz, PAPUSZA dir. Joanna Kos-Krauze i Krzysztof Krauze and series of short films, documentaries and animations. In the segment of movies made abroad by Polish filmmakers, or with Polish talent we will present IMAGINE by Andrzej Jakimowski.

Panel of jurors from Toronto, including Larry Anklewicz, Shane Harvey and Chris Alexander will pick-up winners in feature film category.

Ekran is supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, the Polish Filmmakers Association and the Polish Film Institute.


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