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Toronto Film Festival Dailies

The 46th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 9–18, 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.

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"CHAMPIONS": Inspiring, Empowering and available in several territories

  Amadeus Entertainment is Introducing at TIFF a wonderful, inspiring and empowering film from Director Artem Akseninko - THE CHAMPIONS. Based on the true story of 3 Russian Olympic athletes, it proves that when you set your mind nothing can stop you!     CHAMPIONS: FASTER.HIGHER.STRONGER  Year: Released in Russia by 20th Century Fox, February 2016 Genre: Drama/Action  ...


Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the festival award winning comedy film FRIENDS EFFING FRIENDS EFFING FRIENDS starring  BELLFLOWER’s Tyler Dawson, indie darling, Jillian Leigh (CITY BABY, A BIG LOVE STORY) and acclaimed horror actor Graham Skipper (ALMOST HUMAN, THE MIND’S EYE).  The film will be released on VOD October 11, 2016.  With a legendary lineage, filmmaker Quincy Rose’s shares his hysterically fresh, insightfully voice on ...

Film Sales Support for Europeans at TIFF 2016

  Film Sales Support for Europeans at TIFF 2016 01.09.2016 SAFARI by Ulrich Seidl The upcoming Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF), one of the most important gateways to the North American market for films from Europe, has again generated strong interest by 29 different European sales companies for EFP’s Film Sales Support (FSS) which is financially supported by the Creative Euro...

Jim Harvey joins Covert Media as Senior Vice President of International Sales

HARVEY WILL TAKE THE LEAD ON LEXICA FILMS LABEL;  NEW TITLE ‘THE NIGHT WATCHMEN’ ANNOUNCED     Independent feature production, financing, and distribution company Covert Media today announced the hire of the veteran executive Jim Harvey as Senior Vice President of International Sales. Reporting to President of International Liz Kim Schwan, Harvey will handle sales for Covert’s current and upcoming production slate as well as titles being championed through Cov...

C Int'l Sales - TIFF 2016 Line up

Drama / Serbia-India / 2016 / Hindi-English / 92 min. Rahul returns to his old Himalayan village carrying a heavy secret. His arrival is not welcomed by the locals and again he must face the isolated world of old prejudices in which women have no right to choose their own destiny. Director: Goran Paskaljevic (BURE BARUTA) Scriptwriters: Goran Paskaljevic, Victor B...

arakah Meets Barakah: Acclaimed Saudi rom-com bows at TIFF

  Barakah Meets Barakah, the debut feature from Saudi writer/director Mahmoud Sabbagh, will become the second ever Foreign Language Academy Award entry for Saudi Arabia. The film follows Haifaa Al Mansour’s Wadjda, which was Saudi Arabia’s first official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2013.   The film made its world premiere at the 2016 Berlinale, where it was greeted with largely positive reviews. Screen Daily’s David D’Arcy...

Flame Node Entertainment introduces HOMELAND at TIFF

HOMELAND (PRE PRODUCTION) Conceptual Reference Synopsis: A high-school student Joe accidentally saved a girl named Anna in Space Museum. He found that Anna was an alien and hunted by the aliens from hostile side. Anna tried to find a spaceship chip to go back to her homeland because the hostile side aliens tried to destroy the earth. With Joe's help, they finally found the chip. But during the process of fighting together with Joe, Anna fell in love with him and liked the earth that she...

OMDC and TIFF reveal line-up for co-production platform at TIFF

PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO 2016 PRESENTS A THRILLING VARIETY OF PROJECTS    The seventh edition of PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO is set to launch alongside the Toronto International Film Festival® from September 6 to 9, 2016, organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation(OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival®. 24 producers from Europe, Cana...

MY NAME IS LENNY First look image

  SIR MICHAEL GAMBON, NICK MORAN, CHANEL CRESSWELL, MICHAEL BISPING co-star    Salon Pictures has announced that principal photography on their new feature film, MY NAME IS LENNY, has begun today, taking place over four weeks in Hoxton and Islington. The feature has been acquired for UK by Lionsgate.   MY NAME IS LENNY is based on the true life story of Britain’s most notorious bare-knuckle fighter, Lenny McLean, also known as The Guv’nor. Josh Helman (X-M...

Media Luna’s acquires the Spanish film “Como La Espuma” (Like Foam)

Media Luna has acquired world sales rights to “Como La Espuma” (Like Foam), a not-so-classic Spanish LGBTQ romantic comedy, written and directed by Roberto Pérez Toledo. Starring Carlo D’Ursi, Diego Martínez, Sara Sálamo and Jonás Beramí, the film is an emotional journey of lost human beings. “Like Foam” takes place in the most unexpected context: an orgy in a Spanish mansion. All in one day, a diverse range of strangers get toget...

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Additional Master Classes at the TIFF Industry Conference.

Ewan McGregor has established himself as one of cinema's most versatile actors - equally at home in independent film as he is with big budget studio fare. He joins us to discuss his career, his ambitious directorial debut, American Pastoral, and his goals as a director. Co-presented by Pinewood Studios. Rob Reiner returns to TIFF with his new film LBJ, and to discuss the versatility of his career in film and television, and hi...

The TIFF Industry Conference lineup

The TIFF Industry Conference will feature a lineup of internationally-focused premium programming comprised of high-profile speakers, progressive discussions, and innovative strategies for creative and business leaders. The seven-day Conference takes place during the 41st Toronto International Film Festival® from September 9 -15, and includes Mogul sessions with Cheryl Boone Isaacs (President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences), David Glasser (President & COO, The Weinstein...

Brexit and Visionary Women to Headline TIFF Industry Conference

                            The first slate of films and Industry Programming for TIFF 2016 is announced! The seven-day conference launches with candid discussions on what impact Brexit will have on the industry, and will explore opportunities for the inclu...

Harry Dean Stanton to star in LUCKY

  Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, David Lynch Co-Star   Superlative Films announced today the cast of actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut, “Lucky,” starring iconic actor Harry Dean Stanton in a role written as a love letter to him by longtime friends Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja. Ed Begley Jr. (“Better Call Saul,” “St. Elsewhere”), Ron Livingston (“The Conjuring”, “Office Space,” “Band ...

TIFF and Instagram Collaborate to Present Worldwide Digital Shorts Competition

Piers Handling, CEO, TIFF and Marne Levine, COO, Instagram  Photo Credit: Jason Lee for TIFF TIFF® in collaboration with Instagram today announced the launch of TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, a new digital shorts competition, which invites aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to upload their original 60-second-or-less short using Instagram video. Competition opens today; deadline for submissions is July 20, 2016....

TIFF 2015 The final wrap 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 festivals listed, o...

Video: TIFF 2015 Penelope Cruz, presents "Mama"

PENELOPE CRUZ, spanish leading actress presented at Elgin Theatre "Mama", by Julio Medem. By Leopoldo Soto, sorry for the sound. ...

Video: TIFF 2015: L' ATESSA by Piero Messina

L'ATESSA di Piero Messina, marvelous film, presentation by Piero Massina to a full theatre at TIFF Lightbox, acclaimed by the public. Video by Leopoldo Soto ...


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