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The  44th  Toronto  International  Film  Festival  runs  September  5–15,  2019 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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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

We are a U.S. film distributor and a worldwide sales company. www.summerhillfilms.com I Contact I Suite 327B I  Facebook I Twitter: @WatchCoolMovies Our mission is twofold.   First, we are a home to independent filmmakers who have done the impossible, created a quality film ready for distribution.  Through our 25 years of experience, our contacts, our customer service and our accessibility & transparency, we will take your f...

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...

Paul Dano's WILDLIFE Screens @ TIFF

    WILDLIFE Directed by Paul Dano   **Official Selection – New York Film Festival 2018** **Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2018** **Opening Night – Critics’ Week – Cannes Film Festival – 2018** **Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival 2018**   Opening in New York & Los Angeles October 19, 2018 Nationwide expansion to follow   IFC Films invites you to a screening of WILDLIFE, the directo...

Danish Films @ TIFF 'That Time of Year and Before the Frost.

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THAT TIME OF YEAR Contemporary World Cinema, Denmark Paprika Steen, directs and stars in THAT TIME OF YEAR – a taut dark comedy about a dysfunctional family spending Christmas Eve together. This film marks Steen’s third time in the director’s chair and her first time directing herself. With her latest, Steen demonstrates her incredible range as both a director and a performer – bringing us a film that is just as dramatic as it is funny. &nbs...

National Geographic's Pulse-Pounding Doc FREE SOLO @ TIFF

The Pulse-Pounding Story of Climber Alex Honnold's Ascent of One of the World's Most Iconic Peaks - Without a Rope   After Triumphant Premiere at Telluride, Film Plays TIFF, Opens In Theaters Sept 28     "Literally breath-taking." - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter &nbs...

Neon Nabs US Rights to Tom Harper's Wild Rose from Entertainment One

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  WILD ROSE FEATURES A BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE BY JESSIE BUCKLEY AS ASPIRING COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER    FILM WAS FINANCED BY eOne, BFI FILM FUND CREATIVE SCOTLAND AND FILM4.   Toronto (September 9, 2018) - After an all-night negotiation, NEON is excited to announce it has nabbed US rights to Tom Harper’s WILD ROSE which premiered Saturday evening at Toronto International Film Festival to a rapturous standing ovation.  The inspiring musical dramedy features a br...

Join the "Share Her Journey Rally for Women in Film " at TIFF

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      Her Journey Rally at the Slaight Music Stage on Festival Street, will take plac...

Breaking News From Vision Films in Toronto

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New Films! Meet with Ted Chalmers in Toronto

We are a U.S. film distributor and a worldwide sales company. www.summerhillfilms.com I Contact I Suite 327B I  Facebook I Twitter: @WatchCoolMovies Our mission is twofold.   First, we are a home to independent filmmakers who have done the impossible, created a quality film ready for distribution.  Through our 25 years of experience, our contacts, our customer service and our accessibility & transparency, we will take your f...

TIFF announces the World Premiere of Xavier Dolan's The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Photo credit: TIFF  The Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will have its World Premiere at the Festival this September. The surprise announcement was made at TIFF’s Canadian press conference, held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.  The Death and Life of John F. Donovan follows the story of a young actor (Jacob Tremblay) as he reminisces on the letters he once...

"Access is the first step" Cameron Bailey

The first Toronto Film Festival I attended was in 1986, and I came as a student journalist. Even back then, the Festival of Festivals, as it was known, had a reputation for an open, global outlook. But the diversity of its films wasn’t always reflected in the diversity of its press corps. As the years passed and I moved from film critic to festival director, it’s become ever more clear that we can all do more to i...

Toronto International Film Festival to honour the French master Claire Denis

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Claire Denis named 2018 Roger Ebert Golden Thumb Award recipient     Claire Denis, the award-winning creator of Beau travail, 35 Shots of Rum, Nenette and Boni, Chocolat, and this year’s High Life — which is premiering at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival — has been named the recipient of the fifth annual Roger Ebert Golden Thumb Award. Fri...

Joana Vicente named as TIFF's new Executive Director & Co-Head

Photo credit: Courtesy of TIFF     Today, on behalf of the Board of Directors of TIFF, Jennifer Tory, Chair, announced the appointment of Joana Vicente as the new Executive Director & Co-Head of TIFF, effective November 1, 2018.  Vicente, who previously served as Executive Director of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), joins Cameron Bailey, who was previously announced as the Artistic Director & Co-Head, effective Oct...

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