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Toronto Film Festival

Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Last week, Venice Film Festival rocked the film industry with the opening of Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu’s “Birdman,” which has become an instant favourite to dominate next year’s Oscars. Other movies such as Reese Witherspoon’s starrer “Wild” and Alan Turin’s biopi...

12 Years a Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival

12 Years a Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival

British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has won the 38th Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize. Produced by Brad Pitt and Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, the film tells the real-life story of an African-American who was subjected to the cruelty of slavery for 12 year...

Toronto Film Festival ignites the race to the Oscars

Toronto Film Festival ignites the race to the Oscars

In the last few years, The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has increasingly become more of a barometer for Oscar contenders than a platform to discover small movies that often rely on festivals to gain some attention. Films are not measured by creative quality or commercial viability anym...

Silver Linings Playbook wins Toronto Film Festival

Silver Linings Playbook wins Toronto Film Festival

Today, David O’Russell’s comedy Silver Linings Playbook has been named the BlackBerry People’s Choice Award winner at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, the crowd-pleasing film centres on a bipolar former ...

Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival

Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival

There is no other film event that transforms its host city the way Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) does. During the 11-days, the sleepy city of Toronto becomes the thriving epicentre of the film industry, hosting thousands of industry professionals and film fans from all over the world, w...

Ben Affleck’s Argo fires up Canadians at TIFF

Ben Affleck’s Argo fires up Canadians at TIFF

Argo, one of the most talked about movies at Toronto International Film Festival was premiered last night at the Roy Thompson Hall. The political thriller is based on the true story of the 6 Americans who succeeded in fleeing the US embassy in Tehran when it was stormed by Iranian demonstrators, fol...

Lebanese movie wins Toronto Film Festival

Lebanese movie wins Toronto Film Festival

Lebanese movie, Where Do We Go Now, has won the People Choice award at the 36th Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Nadine Lataki, who had previously made the award-winning movie Caramel, the film tells the story of a group of women in a Lebanese village who decide to act...

The Brits dominate Toronto Film Festival

The Brits dominate Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto Film Festival has once again proved a sparkling showcase for British films, filmmakers and actors. The 11-day event, which features more than 600 movies ranging from a silent film to a 15-hour documentary, has become one of the most important platforms for new movies, and, although no si...

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