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    TIFF: My Own Private Toronto Film Festival

    Late as usual. People are attending MIPCOM in Cannes and in November AFM in Santa Monica, and I’m only now getting around to writing about my own private Toronto. I chose films I would not be able to see soon in a theater near me and I chose films because my schedule permitted me to see them. Occasi...

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    'Gravity', Jr. = 'Europa Report'

    Just saw Gravity (Warner Bros. Worldwide) in 3D at the Arclight Hollywood, having missed its Gala Premiere in Toronto where the line to see even the Press and Industry screening wound around corners on the street, up stairs and around the theater interior like a snake. So glad to have seen it in th...

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    Film Festivals Take A Giant Step Forward In Organizing

    At the recent New York IFP Meetings in mid September Just after TIFF, I attended a day devoted to an initiative called the IFP Festival Forum.This nascent professional association of film festivals has been convening at IFP’s independent Film Week and the Sundance Film Festival for a couple ...

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    The Creative Coalition held their annual Gala for the Spotlight Initiate Awards

    On Monday September 9th, The Creative Coalition held their annual Gala for the Spotlight Initiate Awards during the Toronto International Film Festival. Created in 2008, the Spotlight Initiative has served to support independent films that utilize the medium not only as an outlet for artistic expres...

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    Get in the mind of David Cronenberg via his 'Body/Mind/Change'

    As one of the most visionary creators in modern time, David Cronenberg has garnered an eclectic filmography that includes deranged horror masterpieces like Videodrome and more conventional, yet audacious, narratives like A History of Violence. Now, audiences will have the chance to be imm...

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    Chile in Toronto, Part 2: Marcela Said on her Film 'The Summer Of Flying Fish'

    The Summer Of Flying Fish screened in the Discovery Section at TIFF after premiering in the Directors Fortnight in Cannes this past May. Two films from Chile at TIFF out of 16 Latin American films gives it an extra luster.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Discusses The Festival Films Of Venice, Telluride & Toronto 2013

    ...and the podcast is back. On this latest episode, host (yours truly) and contributor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and breaking his podcast duck, our British correspondent and writer Oliver Lyttelton, to talk festivals, specifically th...

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    Chilean Director Marcela Said’s first try at narrative filmmaking, The Summer of Flying Fish

    Hidden under the thick menacing fog of the frosty forest that covers the Chilean countryside lays Marcela Said’s first try at narrative filmmaking, 'The Summer of Flying Fish'.

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    Chilean Director Sebastian Lelio talks about his acclaimed film 'Gloria'

    Gloria, which just finished playing TIFF, directed by Sebastian Lelio and starring Paulina Garcia has been selected to represent Chile in the Foreign Language race for the 86th Academy Awards ® Fresh off its highly successful North American premiere at The Telluride ...

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