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Toronto Film Festival Dailies


The Toronto International Film Festival, to be held September 6 to 16, 2018 in Canada's most vibrant and exciting metropolis, has become one of the most important film events on the festival calendar.

Showcasing more than 250 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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The 43th Toronto International Film Festival takes place SEPTEMBER 6-16, 2018

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MOUTHPIECE (2018) Written and Directed by Patricia Rozema @ TIFF

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    MOUTHPIECE Written and Directed by Patricia Rozema Co-Written by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken Starring Norah Sadava, Amy Nostbakken and Maev Beaty 2018 TIFF | SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS | WORLD PREMIERE  MOUTHPIECE is a powerful, amusing and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood a fiercely independent millennial woman. Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of he...

Annabel Jankel's TELL IT TO THE BEES (2018) World Premiere at TIFF

TELL IT TO THE BEES ***World Premiere in Special Presentations Category at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival*** Starring: Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger Emun Elliott, Steven Robertson, Lauren Lyle, Gregor Selkirk, Kate Dickie Directed by: Annabel Jankel Written by: Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth Based on the novel by: Fiona Shaw Dr. Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard s...

TIFF 2018 Premiere of "Feathers" Directed by A.V. Rockwell

Written and Directed by A.V. Rockwell     Synopsis: Elizier, a new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School For Boys, must overcome the memories of a tragic past in order to tackle larger issues dominating his young life: How must it feel to grow up in the world, under the constant implication that your life does not matter? To know that the whole world could watch you die, yet nothing would be done about it? In this poetic and lush drama, A.V. Rockwell creates an allegorical lov...

World Premiere of Amazon Studios’ HOMECOMING at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Photo credit: George Pimentel WireImage Getty for TIFF The ultimate movie star, Julia Roberts arrived at TIFF for the world premiere of her television series Homecoming at Ryerson theatre. The Homecoming P&I screening is on September 10 at 9am at Scotiabank theatre.   Executive Producer and Star Julia Roberts,Executive Producer and Director Sam Esmail,Executive Producers and Co-Creators Eli Horowitzand Micah Bloomberg, and stars Stephan James, Jer...

TIFF Eurimages’ Audentia Award Awarded to Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s FIG TREE

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Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s FIG TREE awarded the TIFF Eurimages’ Audentia Award. Official announcement below.   Please scroll down for film details. ...

TIFF WRAP Newsletter

Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2018 Award Winners The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. The 43rd Festival wrapped up this evening.     IWC​ ​SHORT​ ​CUTS​ ​AWARD​ ​FOR​ ​BEST​ ​SHORT​ ​FILM ...

Monsters at TIFF from Summer Hill and Tom Cat Films

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2018 Award Winners

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. The 43rd Festival wraps up this evening.   IWC​ ​SHORT​ ​CUTS​ ​AWARD​ ​FOR​ ​BEST​ ​SHORT​ ​FILM The IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to ...

Nick Hamm's DRIVEN Premieres at 2018 TIFF

  Directed by Nick Hamm   Starring Lee Pace, Jason Sudeikis, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll, Isabel Arraiza, Michael Cudlitz, Erin Moriarty     DRIVEN   WRITER | Colin Bateman PRODUCERS | Piers Tempest, Brad Feinstein, Rene Besson, Luillo Ruiz   Brad Feinstein of Romulus Entertainment was a producer and key financier.   SYNOPSIS | Lee Pace, Jason Sudeikis, Judy Greer, and Corey Stoll star in this story — inspired by true events — of the ri...

Matthew Heineman's 'A Private War' (2018) World Premiere @ TIFF

                                                                          presents   A PRIVATE WAR  Directed by Matthew Heineman   Starring Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, and Stanley Tucci   The narrative debut from the Academy Award nominated  direc...

Sienna Miller in 'American Woman' (TIFF 2018)

  Sienna Miller turns out a breathtaking lead performance in the upcoming American Woman (TIFF 2018), of which TIFF programmer Jane Schoettle remarked: "Miller has never given a performance quite this lived-in and emotionally layered. Her character's pain is soul-piercing, but so are her resilience and survival skills." TIFF is thrilled to offer film lovers a unique opportunity to toast the illustrious career of Sienna Miller in this intimate, fireside-style chat.   ...

North American Premiere of Bi Gan's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (2018) at TIFF

  Directed by Bi Gan NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - Wavelengths **Official Selection - Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 2018** As proven by his knockout debut, KAILI BLUES, Bi Gan is preoccupied with film's potential to both materialize mental space and convey physical sensation. His cinematic ambitions are further crystallized, to say the least, in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, a noir-tinged film abo...

International Premiere of John Chester's 'The Biggest Little Farm' @ TIFF Docs

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM Directed by John Chester   "UPLIFTING. The sleeper-hit film of this year's festival." -RogerEbert.com   "FRESH AIR FOR THE SOUL." -Variety   "GORGEOUS. REMARKABLE...an emotionally resonant narrative." -IndieWire ...

World Premiere of XYZ's THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN (Midnight Madness) @ TIFF

  TIFF: World Premiere of THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN (Midnight Madness) took place on Fri. 9/14 - A delirious Homage to B-movie-Bollywood-Martial Arts-Comedy Mashup Mayhem.   Demented Midnight Madness TIFF World Premiere  THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN India / 2018 / 131 min / Color / Hindi, English, Marathi, Malayalam, with English subtitles Worldwide rights (excluding India) available / North American sales: XYZ Films   A glori...

Ritu Sarin's & Tenzing Sonam's A STAR IS BORN Premieres at 2018 TIFF

  See Tenzin Dolker in her star-making debut performance "Dolker, in her first film role, absorbingly inhabits her character." -THR   THE SWEET REQUIEM Directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam Written by Tenzing Sonam   Tenzin Dolker plays Dolkar, a young exile Tibetan woman living in Delhi. Tenzin Dolker was born in a Tibetan refugee settlement in South India. A dancer, yoga instructor and photographer, The Sweet Requiem is her acting debut   Synopsis...

Lance Daly's BLACK 47 (2018) Premieres at TIFF

   Lance Daly's BLACK 47 Premieres at TIFF | Starring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Sarah Greene.      BLACK 47 IN SELECT THEATERS SEPTEMBER 28   CAST | Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene, Jim Broadbent WRITERS | PJ Dillon, Pierce Ryan, Eugene O’Brien, Lance Daly EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS | Will Cl...

Red carpet moments at TIFF

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Kindergarten Teacher (shot on the Huawei P20 Pro) Parker Sevak, The Kindergarten Teacher (shot on the Huawei P20 Pro) Taapsee Pannu, Husband Material (shot on the Huawei P20 Pro)   ...

VIDEO - Claire Denis | The Ebert Tribute | TIFF 2018

Claire Denis was born in Paris and raised primarily in West Africa. Many of her films have screened at the Festival, including Chocolat (88), the documentary Man No Run (89), No Fear, No Die (90), I Can't Sleep (94), Nenette and Boni (96), Beau travail (99), Trouble Every Day (01), Friday Night (02), The Intruder (04), 35 Shots of Rum (08), White Material (09), Bastards (13), and her latest feature, this year's Gala Presentation High Life (18). ...

Comedies from Summer Hill Entertainment

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Vanity Fair, David Yurman & Creative Chaos VMG Celebrate 'This Changes Everything' TIFF Debut

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Vanity Fair, David Yurman and CreativeChaos vmg celebrated the premiere of This Changes Everything at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 8th at Bisha Hotel Rooftop. Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith hosted the evening alongside Ku-Ling Yurman, who served as an executive producer on the film, Evan Yurman, Chief Creative Officer of David Yurman, Director Tom Donahue, Producers Ilan Arboleda & Kerianne Flynn and Executive Producers Geena Davis &...

North American Premiere of TITO AND THE BIRDS (Tito e os Pássaros ) @ TIFF

  TITO AND THE BIRDS (Tito e os Pássaros ) A Film by Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, and André Catoto Written by Eduardo Benaim and Gustavo Steinberg North American Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2018   Catch the film festival movie trailer for Tito and the Birds  A marvelous dystopian adventure of a boy and his friends battling a culture of fear that is infecting their world, new animated feature Tito and the Birds is a stunning ...

'Quincy' (2018) Premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

  September 9, 2018 at the Princess of Wales Theater, the Netflix documentary Quincy premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival. The premiere was followed by a live performance by Mark Ronson, Chaka Khan and YEBBA, performing the original song featured in the film by Quincy Jones and Mark Ronson featuring Chaka Khan. Images and video from the screening and after party can be downloaded from the link below. Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan and Mark Ron...

'If Beale Street Could Talk' World Premiere @ TIFF

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  The film world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theater.   Attendees included KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry, Writer/Director/Producer Barry Jenkins,  Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and PASTEL’S Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK opens in theaters in New York on November 30th Los Angeles on December 7th Expand...

Well Go USA Acquires Master Director Zhang Yimou's 'SHADOW'

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WELL GO USA ACQUIRES MASTER DIRECTOR ZHANG YIMOU’S ‘SHADOW’ FOR MULTIPLE TERRITORY RELEASE   Zhang Yimou’s dazzling ink-washed action epic to receive a major theatrical release in early 2019.   Plano, TX–  Well Go USA has acquired all North American, UK, and Australia/New Zealand rights to legendary filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s SHADOW in advance of its world premiere at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. The film will have its North American premie...

Roadside Attractions Acquires 'The Last Full Measure' from Foresight Unlimited

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS ACQUIRES ‘THE LAST FULL MEASURE’ FROM FORESIGHT UNLIMITED Wide Theatrical Release Planned for Todd Robinson’s Film starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris   LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) – Roadside Attractions, a sister company of Lionsgate, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure, which recounts an extraordinary, untold story about the her...


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