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Toronto International Film Festival

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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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    IFC Films Captures U.S. Rights to Marisa Tomei Thriller 'Inescapable'

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Ruba Nadda’s “Inescapable,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. The company picked up U.S. rights to "Byzantium" and North American rights to the Mira Nair-di...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Pusher'

    Moving the action from Copenhagen to London, this remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 thriller ditches some of the eccentricities of the original and delivers a well made, albeit run-of-the-mill gangster yarn. The first English language film from Madrid-born director Luis Prieto does a good enough job, but given the rich recent history of the British gangster movie, it feels like Prieto is happy enough robbing the local bank rather than going all out to nab the crown jewels. At no point does he try to gazump the original. Frank (Richard Coyle) borrows money from Milo (Zlatco Zurič, reprising the role he played in the original trilo...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

    Ed Burns is back, with a comedy about an Irish-American family, this time set around the threat by a dead-beat dad (Ed Lauter) to return to spend the holiday with the wife and the seven children whom he abandoned. I won’t give the ending away, but "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," starring Burns as usual, comes right out of the marketing department. Christmas is the top film-going time of the year in the US. And if Irish-American family life in this film is any indication, people in those families will be scrambling to do anything else but spend the holidays with each other. Maybe they’ll go see "The Fitzgerald ...

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