Sunday, Sep. 19, 2021

Director Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, a coming-of-age tale set amid the tumult of late 1960’s Northern Ireland, won the coveted People’s Choice Award this evening (9/18) at the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. First and second runners up for the honor were,...

Friday, Sep. 17, 2021

Director Evan Jackson Leong is no stranger to the festival circuit. His documentary Linsanity--chronicling the life of trailblazing Asian-American NBA player Jeremy Lin--screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Leong’s body of documentary work also includes 1040: Christianity...

Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021

The label "date movie" hasn't traditionally been applied much to documentaries but filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen have twice now made non-fiction films of trailblazing female icons that also happen to be portraits of loving, supportive marriages. 

In "RBG," the 2018 Oscar-nominated...

Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021

The first standing ovation Dionne Warwick ever received was as a 6-year-old, when her reverend grandfather brought her up to the pulpit of the St. Luke's AME Church in Newark, New Jersey, where she sang "Jesus Loves Me" for a rapt congregation. 

Warwick's most recent standing ovation,...

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021

In "The Rescue," Oscar-winning "Free Solo" filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin trade climbing peaks for watery depths. 

Their documentary, which premieres Sunday (9/12) at the Toronto International Film Festival, retraces the 2018 rescue of the youth soccer team from Thailand's...

Friday, Sep. 10, 2021

For director Theodore Melfi, Toronto is more than just another stop on the festival circuit. Rather it’s proven to be a resounding “go” for his career starting in 2014 when the fest premiered to great acclaim his feature directorial debut, St. Vincent. The tug-at-the-heartstrings comedy...

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021

Film festivals like those in Cannes and Venice are hard to compete with in terms of glamour. But the power of the Toronto International Film Festival is in its audiences.

TIFF, a sprawling showcase of fall movies, generates enormous amounts of buzz not from formal red carpets but packed...

Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2021

The Toronto International Film Festival® has launched Every Story, a fund to support and celebrate film’s under-represented voices and audiences. This fund represents a tangible commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in film and expands upon TIFF’s integrated initiative in...

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021

The Toronto International Film Festival has set the lineups for its Talent Development programs, including TIFF Filmmaker Lab, TIFF Talent Accelerator, TIFF Rising Stars, and the TIFF Micki Moore Residency, as well as the recently confirmed Media Inclusion Initiative participants.

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Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Six-time Grammy Award–winning music icon and activist Dionne Warwick will be honoured at the TIFF Tribute Awards with the Special Tribute Award, and that Night Raiders director and Saskatchewan-born Cree/Métis filmmaker Danis Goulet will receive this year’s TIFF Emerging Talent Award,...

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