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Laura Poitras Slams Hillary Clinton’s Film Festival Appearances, Accuses Former Secretary of State of “Engaging in a Kind of Whitewashing”

Hillary Clinton’s fall festival tour generated plenty of bemusement and column inches, and those appearances have now come under fire from Venice’s latest Golden Lion winner. Speaking at the Toronto Film Festival, Laura Poitras — whose new doc, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, took home Venice’s top prize — said it was “alarming to […]

Toronto: Fest’s First 72 Hours Highlighted by New Oscar Frontrunner ‘Fabelmans,’ Clintons and Academy Chiefs

Fifteen years after I first came to the Toronto International Film Festival and saw Juno, Michael Clayton, Eastern Promises, Into the Wild and The Savages, among other excellent films, I’m happy, as always, to be back at the best fest north of the border, and hopeful, as always, to match the high bar set by my […]

Kit Harington Praises ‘House of the Dragon’ for Being “Its Own Thing”

Kit Harington is offering his assessment of the new Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada from Toronto International Film Festival, where the actor is promoting his film Baby Ruby, he weighed in on the new HBO project that has so far aired three episodes. Harington, […]

TIFF Hidden Gem: ‘Brother’ Director Talks Black Struggle and Joy in Mystery Drama

At a time when Canadian film is under fire for its lack of diversity, Clement Virgo has always been a step ahead. Having arrived in Canada from his native Jamaica at age 11, Virgo in 1995 screened his feature directorial debut, Rude, about three characters struggling for inner city redemption in 1990s Toronto, at Cannes […]

Toronto Film Festival Lineup Packed With Oscar Hopefuls at Different Stages of Their Journey

Oscar hopefuls have been omnipresent at the Toronto International Film Festival for more than 40 years. Chariots of Fire (1981), American Beauty (1999) and Green Book (2018) all had their world premieres at TIFF and went on to win best picture, as did numerous other films which passed through the fest early in their runs. […]

Toronto Film Fest Unveils Films, Panels to “Elevate” Ukrainian Creators

The Toronto Film Festival will rally in solidarity with Ukrainian film producers amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war by holding two industry panels at the Canadian festival’s 47th edition. The first Sept. 12 panel will feature six Ukrainian filmmakers behind recent festival circuit hits, including Butterfly Vision producer Darya Bassel, whose film was the only Ukrainian […]

Toronto: Michelle Yeoh Set for Inaugural Groundbreaker Award

Michelle Yeoh, the veteran actress who has garnered career-best reviews for her star turn in Everything Everywhere All at Once, is adding another accolade to a pile that she has already accumulated this season. The Toronto International Film Festival said Monday that it will present her with the inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award […]

Toronto: Artisan and Emerging Talent Award Winners Announced

Icelandic composer Hildur Gudnadóttir and Welsh-Egyptian writer/director Sally El Hosaini have been tapped to receive special honors at the Toronto International Film Festival’s fourth annual TIFF Tribute Awards, TIFF announced on Thursday. The TIFF Tribute Awards, a gala fundraiser for TIFF’s diversity and inclusion efforts, will take place Sept. 11 at the Fairmont Royal York […]

TIFF: Steve Buscemi’s ‘The Listener,’ Bill Pohlad’s ‘Dreamin’ Wild’ to Get Exclusive Market Screenings

The Toronto International Film Festival is set to test whether the indie cinema business has rebounded amid the pandemic by screening 10 movies, including Steve Buscemi’s The Listener and Bill Pohlad’s Dreamin’ Wild, for buyers outside of its official selection.   International buyers will get an exclusive look via the new TIFF Industry Selects program […]

Toronto: Brendan Fraser Set for Performance Tribute at Film Festival

Brendan Fraser, the veteran actor who has largely disappeared from the big screen in recent years, but who is said to make a great comeback in Darren Aronofsky‘s A24 film The Whale, which will have its North American premiere at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, has been tapped for the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance […]

TIFF: Patricia Rozema to Chair Platform Competition Jury

The Toronto Film Festival has set Canadian director Patricia Rozema as chair of its 2022 Platform competition jury. Rozema, whose director credits include I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, Mansfield Park and co-writing HBO’s Grey Gardens, will be joined on the jury by Iram Haq, a Norwegian Pakistani filmmaker, and Mumbai-based filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane. Haq’s feature debut I Am […]

Toronto: Sam Mendes Tapped for Ebert Director Award

Sam Mendes, the filmmaker whose directorial debut American Beauty had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 23 years ago en route to bringing him the best director Oscar, will be the recipient of the Ebert Director Award at the fourth annual TIFF Tribute Awards, TIFF announced on Tuesday. The 57-year-old Brit, whose […]