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Toronto International Film Festival

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    Review: Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha,' Starring Muse Greta Gerwig (VIDEO)

    Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" (May 17) follows a young woman drifting through the generous definition of "coming of age" that has become en vogue with the advent of Mumblecore and American indie films over the past decade. Frances Halliday (Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the film and also starred in Baum...

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    Check Out the New Poster for 'Tower,' One of Indiewire's Top 10 Undistributed Films of 2012

    Canadian writer-director Kazik Radwanski's debut film, "Tower," one of our Top 10 Undistributed Films of 2012, has just released a new poster. The film had its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and its Canadian premiere at TIFF. "Tower," starring newcomer Derek...

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    New York Film Fest is Big Oscar Nom Winner; Sundance, Cannes, Toronto All Shine

    The New York Film Festival - showing a more selective line-up than any other major one except Telluride - was the big winner when the Oscar nominations were announce this morning. The two films with the most nominations - "Lincoln" (12) and "The Life of Pi" (11) both world premiered at their event.....

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    When Are Films Political? This is Not a Film

    After a successful theatrical run that began with exclusive engagements in late February at New York's Film Forum and Laemmle's Music Hall in Los Angeles, This is Not a Film, co-directed by Jafar Panahi and Motjaba Mirtahmasb, remains one of the best-reviewed films of the year and is now the Officia...

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    5 African Filmmakers Awarded $10,000 Through Focus Features' Africa First Program

    Focus Features has chosen five winners for its 2012 Africa First Program, an initiative launched in 2008 that is dedicated to providing financial assistance for upcoming African filmmakers. Each filmmaker will be awarded $10,000 to be used for funding their films' pre-production, production, and/or ...

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    Women to Watch: Halima Ouardiri

    I met the young producer/ writer/ director Halima Ouardiri at TIFF 12 through their mentoring program. Born of a Swiss mother and a Moroccan father in 1977 in Geneva where she spent her childhood and adolescence experiencing various activities such as dressage of horses and close protection of Saudi...

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    Jews in the News: 4 For AFM

    Three finished films about the Shoah, one from France, one from Germany and one from Macedonia with a fourth French-German co-production by a top French art house film producer Sylvain Bursztejn are proof that the issue of genocide and the guilt of nations has not been resolved or forgotten. These...

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    IFC Films Lands Baumbach's Black-and-White Gerwig Vehicle 'Frances Ha'

    IFC Films is acquiring all North and Latin American rights to Noah Baumbach’s "Frances Ha," which the filmmaker co-wrote with his star and muse, Mumblecore darling Greta Gerwig. She has received glowing reviews for the film, which debuted at Telluride followed by Toronto and now, New York. Mickey Su...

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    How I Won $10,000 in 6 Minutes: A Filmmaker's Account of Pitching His Film at TIFF

    Ian Harnarine is a filmmaker who recently won the PITCH THIS! competition at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. He wrote a personal account of doing so exclusively for Indiewire.

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