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Toronto Day by Day: Video picks of the day by Cameron Bailey

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Cameron Bailey Artistic Director - Toronto International Film Fest shares his picks of the day every day with us. Watch his videos.    Final Day 11 - September 16th Choices of the day  Day 10 - September 15th Choices of the day: Bad 25 | Ryerson Theatre | 9:00PM Everybody Has a Plan | Scotiabank 2 | 6:15PM Shanghai | TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 | 6:00PM Thale | Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 7 | 4:15PM The Paperboy | Ry...

Live! Ammunition! Pitching Competition and After Party

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Master of Ceremonies: Elliot Grove Venue: TBA Date: October 2010 (exact date to be announced) Duration: Evening Time: 6:30 - 9pm Price: $10.00 This is it! Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of top Canadian film executives. These are the people who matter. They are the people who buy scripts - they are the people who decide what will be made and what won't. Your chance to pitch your movie idea to the people who can get it in cinemas in this intense emotional...

University of Toronto Film Festival Call for Submissions

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The 2010 U of T Film Festival will be held on Saturday, March 13 entirely within Hart House. Multiple rooms throughout the House will be converted into screening venues, including the historic Hart House Theatre, and screenings will be staggered throughout the day. As usual we’ll be showing the best new work by students from U of T Toronto-area film schools. With the addition of installations, workshops and an ongoing-reception the entire House will serve as a full-fledged film carnival under ...

SFU Contemporary Arts at Woodward's receives $1 million in Canada Cultural Spaces funding

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James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that SFU Contemporary Arts at Woodward's will receive $1 million in funding through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The money will support the school's two largest performance spaces: the 450-seat Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre and another 350-seat cinema that is still unnamed. Both of the facilities will be used by the professional arts community and made a...

Festival International Du Cinema Francophone En Acadie

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The FICFA presents francophone productions that are innovative, challenging and representative of the many expressions of participating nations. A new media exhibition is organised during the Festival, which includes installations, video, etc...

Gimli Film Festival

The Festival proudly showcases Canadian and International Cinema, over 80 features, shorts and documentaries at the indoor venues. Film Awards, round table discussions, and question and answer sessions with emerging and established filmmakers.

Winnipeg Reel Pride Film Festival

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Reel Pride is among the longest running GLBT* film festivals in North America, featuring a broad range of films and events.

Toronto Film Festival Party Hopping

 Sunday, September 7------Let me make this one point perfectly clear.....I come to a film festival to see films, network with professionals, experience the host city and then (and only then) do the party circuit. While I am as much of a fan of passed hors d'oeuvres as any sane person can be, I don't think of festivals as one long party romp. But on the occasional evening I do give into temptation and do a roundelay of party events, to see and be seen, to feed and be fed, to drink and to be drun...

Expanded Sales And Industry Office At Toronto FF

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Although Toronto has no official market the likes of Cannes, Berlin or American Film Market, this is still very much an industry-rich event. Film sellers, buyers and programmers are expected here in the thousands to sample new films, sell old ones and do the necessary networking. While it has resisted the creation of a formal Film Market (although this may change with the opening in the next few years of a new Festival hq, the Bell Lightbox), the Festival does maintain a Sales and Industry Offic...

It's A Wrap: Parting Thoughts

Sunday, September 16----------The Toronto International Film Festival marathon (365 films in 10 days......pant, pant) is over and whichever way the pundits will lean, it is clear that this is an adventurous, rigorous and exciting event for film buffs and film lovers. While the overall analysis was that the sales/acquisition activity was a little underwhelming, the fact is that the story is not completely written on that aspect of the Festival. Perhaps, considering the chances taken by so many of...

Toronto Festival Group Joins With Bell Canada For New Facility

 Wednesday, August 29--------The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) and Bell Canada held a joint press conference on Monday to announce the new name and logo of the TIFFG's home and headquarters: Bell Lightbox. The Bell Lightbox name acknowledges TIFFG's special relationship with Bell and underlines the Group's dedication to advancing the art form of the moving image. "It's with great pride that we announce the new Bell Lightbox name and logo for our home and headquarters a...

Buck 65 to Headline the 27th Atlantic Film Festival Opening Party

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Juno award-winning artist Buck 65 will headline the musical entertainment at the 27th Atlantic Film Festival’s NBC Universal Canada’s Opening Night Party on September 13, 2007.Repeating what’s fast becoming tradition for the Festival, Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia will shut down to host this star-studded red-carpet event that last year attracted close to 3,000. Buck 65 is originally from Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia but now lives in France. Last year his single ‘Devil’s Eyes’ w...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma awards

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma has wrapped and announced its awards for the 34th FNCLOUVE D’OR - Feature Film Award SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS, Bohdan Slàma (République Tchèque/Allemagne, 2005) éQuinoxe/Radio-Canada Screenplay Award IRON ISLAND, Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2005)Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award QUI A TIRÉ SUR MON FRÈRE ?, German Gutierrez (Québec/Canada, 2005)NFB Innovation Award FLESH, Édouard Salier (France, 2005)Feature Film MentionYAJI AND KITA – THE MIDNIGHT PILG...

Festival dates conflict situation in Montreal, to be continued

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A meeting was held Tuesday in Montréal between representatives of the Atlantic Film Festival Association (AFF), the Festival international de films de Montréal (FIFM) and Telefilm Canada, to address issues ensuing the date overlap situation.All parties have agreed to work closely together to resolve logistical considerations, such as print movement, guest and press relations between the AFF and the FIFM.“I appreciated the candour of the meeting and understand the realities of the situation,...

Vancouver Film & TV Trade Forum kicks off

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The 19th Annual Film & Television Trade Forum:September 22 - 25, UBC at Robson Square B.C.'s film & television industry professionals, both established and emerging, will gather this week for The Film & Television Trade Forum of the Vancouver International Film Festival, set to take place Sept. 22 - 25 at UBC, Robson Square. In twenty panel sessions, plus master classes and one-to-one meetings, Canadian and international guest panellists address some of the most pressing business issues of the...

Montreal International Film Market expects 1,000 professionals

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The Montréal International Film Market, held annually in conjunction with the Montréal World Film Festival, is changing gears this year to give buyers and sellers greater opportunities for face-to-face discussions and negotiations."To better meet the changing industry needs, we are doing away with the booths and replacing them with a number of events and more spacious meeting facilities designed to facilitate networking and foster business opportunities for the some 1,000 professionals from a...

Canada’s NSI Festival Filmexchange was hot!

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The weather cooperated for SnowScreen, Manitoba-made films sold out, the pitch session and Film and TV Industry Luncheon attracted dynamic crowds and amateur filmmakers rocked the house – not a bad week for NSI FilmExchange, Canada’s Coolest Film Festival, March 2 – 6.The festival started off with a hot event and the momentum built all week. Approximately 5,000 people attended throughout the five-day event, about 1,000 more than 2003. Delegate and screening pass sales also rose.Families, p...

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