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A thousand generations live in you now. See Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters December 20.

James Bond 007 No time to die 2020 Daniel Craig, Rami Malek

Trailors in 2020

 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

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LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS: Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Set to Film in Boston 9/16

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Curated by Screenmancer Staff  Los Angeles, CA, August 29 2019: Writer/director Dennis Dugan is set to direct LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS. The cast so far includes Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner Diane Keaton, Academy/Golden Globe/Emmy/SAG Winner Jeremy Irons, Diego Boneta, DNCE guitarist JinJoo Lee, Jesse McCartney and Veronica Ferres. It's the first independent feature for studio director Dugan, whose box office hits i...

Joaquin Phoenix to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at inaugural tribute Gala

Photo by Diana Ringo   JOAQUIN PHOENIX TO RECEIVE TIFF TRIBUTE ACTOR AWARD ATINAUGURAL TRIBUTE GALA TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time AcademyAward–nominated actor ​Joaquin Phoenix​ will be honoured with one of two ​TIFF Tribute Actor Awards​ at thisyear’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, ...

TAIKA WAITITI TO RECEIVE TIFF EBERT DIRECTOR AWARD ATTRIBUTE GALA

Photo by Gage Skidmore TORONTO​ — Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated New Zealand filmmaker ​Taika Waititi​ will be honoured with theTIFF Ebert Director Award​ at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes and honours a distinguished filmmaker for their outstanding contribution to cinema.Taking place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto Internation...

Extremism, family conflict and betrayal collide in Meryam Joobeur's new film

Meryam Joobeur is a young Montreal-based filmmaker who has worked with Sasha Lane of American Honey fame, among others. Her new short film Brotherhood explores issues of cultural dislocation, family tension and sacrifice. It won the award for best Canadian short film at TIFF in September.  In Brotherhood, a family’s eldest son returns home from Syria to his Tunisian shepherd family, accompanied by his new wife - a young woman wearing a niqab, a garment in which only the eyes are vi...

TIFF wins the Best Soft Power Cultural Organisation Award

TIFF WINS TOP HONOUR AT LEADING CULTURE DESTINATIONS AWARDS                         Download PDF ...

Anatomy of a Remake: D.O.A. 1950 to DEAD ON ARRIVAL 2017 with Emmy Nom Billy Flynn

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   Ever wonder how much the world has changed since the half century mark? Take the case of the Edmond O’Brien noir D.O.A, released in 1950, then jump to the Dennis Quaid-Meg Ryan remake in 1988. Now step into the 2017 reboot, DEAD ON ARRIVAL. Written and directed by Stephen C. Sepher, this is one of the independent films that debuted at this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).     DEAD ON ARRIV...

TIFF Cynthia Nixon A Quiet Passion

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 DDI (New UK Distributor replacing Metrodome) sells A QUIET PASSION at TIFF    Jason Moring, Double Dutch International CEO, announced today a series of sales on Terence Davies' A QUIET PASSION.    A QUIET PASSION, which is having its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12 in the Masters section, has been sold to Paname Distribution for France, Mimosa Films for Japan and Soda Pictures for United King...

Chilean Cinema at Toronto International Film Festival

            JESUS by FERNANDO GUZZONI France/Chile/Germany/Greece/Colombia | 86 minutes | International Premiere | 2016 ...

Four Powerful South African films to be showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival

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South Africa's AAA Entertainment is embarking on a trip to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada to represent, promote and showcase the best of South African films. The team will be at TIFF from the 12th until the 15th of September 2015.   Under the solid leadership of Mayenzeke Baza and Pascal Schmitz, AAA Entertainment offers a unique service which includes packaging of content, marketing services, sales, access to co-production incentives and funds eligible for p...

Brexit & Visionary Women to headline TIFF industry conference

TIFF® unveiled today an early glimpse of the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference. The seven-day conference is setting its sights on what impact Brexit will have on the industry, as well as exploring the question of equity for women in the film business. Guest speakers announced to date include Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages), Isabel Davis (Head Of International, British Film Institute), Ilann Girard (CEO, Arsam International), Anna Serner ...

"Through the Pane" selected to DocuTIFF!

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"Through the Pane" has been selected to Tirana International Film Festival's DocuTIFF in Tirana, Albania for June 1-8, 2016. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on the memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake, about his cosmic perspective when faced with the death of his wife of 62 years. The film has an original score by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs, who just came off collaboration on the music for the Tom Hanks'-starrer "A Hologram for the...

Thessaloniki IFF 2015: Open Horizons Programme

  The Section Open Horizons of the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which takes place November 6 - 15 November 2015 is for another year a first class selection of films that marked huge success in the film festival circuit and beyond. With titles including the Cannes' most discussed trilogy Arabian Nights, Michel Franco's (After Lucia) second feature Chronic, starring Tim Roth in a magnificent performance, Joachim Trier's (Oslo, August 31st) Louder Than Bombs, t...

Stephen Dunn on his debut feature Closet Monster

  Stephen Dunn is a Canadian director, writer and producer and Closet Monster is his first feature film. It premiered at TIFF 2015 and received the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Closet Monster tells the story of teen boy Oscar, growing up with his single dad. Oscar is working in the local supplies store but aspires to go to NYC and study to become a production designer and photographer. When he meets his fellow colleague Wilder, Oscar is enchanted by his charm a...

Josh Mond on his debut feature James White

Josh Mond is a New York based director and producer. In 2003 he established Borderline Films with fellow filmmakers Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin which brought to light the film festival success Martha Marcy May Marlene, which Mond produced. James White is his debut feature film, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Christopher Abbott. The film portrays the relationship of Gail with her son James. Diagnosed with final stage cancer Gail is making an attempt to maintain a healthy rel...

TIFF 15: The Wait - Interview with Piero Messina

Interview by Martin I. Petrov    Piero Messina is born in Sicily and has worked as an assistant director alongside Paolo Sorrentino for This must be the night and The great beauty (La Grande Bellezza). The wait is his first feature film and premiered in competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. The film was selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, where we met the director for an interesting chat on his first directoria...

TIFF 15: Stonewall (Review)

Stonewall, dir. by Roland Emmerich, US, 2015    “You ran away? You got kicked out? You feel lost? Welcome to New York!” is the welcoming line that takes us down to Christopher street in Greenwich village, where it all started.  Danny (Jeremy Irvine), a young teenager who just escaped family and hometown after his peers discover he is a homosexual, arrives in New York City to study at Columbia. Only that Danny’s nature brings him straight to the right place. ...

TIFF 15: Demolition (Review)

Demolition, dir. by Jean-Marc Vallée, US 2015  By Martin I. Petrov    A normal man’s reaction to his wife’s tragic death would be grief and depression. For Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), is a chance to rediscover his own self in a loud, tragelaughic and destructive emotional torpedo, involving a lot of… deconstruction.  Davis is a successful investment banker who suddenly loses his wife in a car accident. No matter how hard he tries to adapt...

TIFF 15: The Apostate - Interview with Federico Veiroj

Director Federico Veiroj  Interview: Martin I. Petrov    Everyday, we have millions of choices to make, but how many of them are unaffected by societal norms or imposed by others?   In his third feature film, Spanish-Uruguayan filmmaker Federico Veiroj, depicts the story of Gonzalo, a young man who decides to apostatise. Humorous, extravagant and smart, the story takes us on a journey through Gonzalo’s life, as he is confronted with his deepest desires and feelin...

The Tokyo International Film Festival , By Adrienne Papp of Atlantic Publicity

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   The Tokyo International Film Festival, Posted By Adrienne Papp    ...

Toronto Honors Ingrid Bergman with August Retrospective

1915 was an especially auspicious year in terms of celebrity births, and 2015 is shaping up to be quite the year for centennial celebrations. Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Billy Holiday, Arthur Miller and Orson Welles are all having a resurgence in popularity this year, due at least in part to the flood of articles, books, films and conferences taking place around the world to commemorate their talent and achievements, and remind us of the complex and often controversial lives they led, in betwee...

Glasgow FF 2015: Interview with Morgan Matthews for X+Y

Morgan Matthews is a successful filmmaker and producer, mainly known for a number of documentaries like Beautiful Young Minds and Shooting Bigfoot. X+Y is his first feature film, inspired by a the true story of a young boy, diagnosed to be on the autistic spectrum, who travelled from the UK to China to participate in a mathematical olympiad. There, he did not only succeed in pursuing his dream, but also in discovering friendship, love and in finding his real self.       ...

The New Girlfriend - le nouvelle amie - PREMIERE TIFF 2014 - Controversy in France…encore?

At TIFF I attended the premiere screening of The New Girlfriend by director François Ozon starring Romain Duris and Anais Demoustier. A Canada-France co-production, the performances were extraordinary played with a particular sensitivity and poignancy. The story is a bit convoluted as a  bereaved cross-dresser husband is accidentally discovered "en costume" by his equally devastated dead wife's married best friend (confusing already isn't it?). Both mour...

IMCINE Mexican Party Time at TIFF 14

  IMCINE, hosted during the 38th International Film Festival TIFF Toronto.  Representative of the media covering the festival, as Ernesto Garrat, Mercury Chile; Victor Bustos Juan Carlos García Universal Reform; Estenou Mexican filmmakers like Sebastian, who presented his documentary "Years of Iron", the Colombian Oscar Ruiz Navia; , Industry figures as Claudia Triana, director PROIMAGENES of Colombia, as well as the cultural attaché of Mexico in Toro...

Interview with Oscar Ruir Navia who screened LOS HONGOS at TIFF14

Colombian director, Oscar Ruiz Navia, screened Los Hongos at TIFF (Jury Award winner in Locarno)  Trailer ...

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