Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Toronto International Film Festival

  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    When are Films Political?: Women Without Men

    Women Without Men premiered in Venice in 2009, went on to Toronto and Sundance, was picked up by distributors around the world, including Indiepix for U.S. and still remains one of my all time favorites. It is so unknown here that any chance for a public to see it is special. It is the first film of Shirin Neshat ♀, a well know Iranian visual artist. Co-directed by Neshat's partner Shoja Arari, Women Without Men (2009, 99') is a political thriller and as such the film is highly relevant in our times—particularly in view of the June 2009 elections in Iran, and with the U.S. continually embroiled in neighboring Muslim countries such as Iraq a...

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Watch: Austria's La Pivellina by Tizza Cavi and Rainer Frimmel

    La Pivellina is almost the sort of film which could win at least one of the five nominations for the Academy Award Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It's about a child and a family living in the exotic though poor circumstances of circus performers. A beautifully authentic and touching film, it is clearly a favorite of festivals where it premiered in Cannes' Directors Fortnight in 2009 and thoroughly covered the festival circuit including Karlovy Vary, Toronto Vancouver, Palm Springs, Berlin, New Directors and has won the requisite awards. Represented internationally by Films Distribution, and by First Run in U.S., it has sold widely t...

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    1 comment
    tweet
    0
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments
    tweet
    0
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Bleiberg Entertainment and its genre label Compound B

    I asked Roman Kopelevich, chief of sales for Ehud Bleiberg's company to send me information on the company which stands out as a U.S. based company which produces and sells quality films both in U.S. and in Israel. Producer Ehud Bleiberg launched Beverly Hills-based production and international sales company Bleiberg Entertainment in September 2005 after 12 years as Chairman & CEO of another international production, distribution and sales company he co-founded in 1993. At that time when he and his partner arrived in L.A. from Israel, the film community was curious to know how the "new Israelis" would fit in. Others had come and gone, leav...

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Festivals Undergoing Major Sea Changes As Seen in Fall Fests...Focus on Latino and Spanish Language

    IFP, NYFF, TIFF, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian …and Special Focus on Latino and Spanish Language Oriented Festivals and Business

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Toronto Business Goes On...Or Does It? (And The Winners Are...)

    Even though the festival is continuing, I had to get home early, because Saturday I am going to (yet another!!) Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. More from there soon!

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Rights Round Up Fall Markets from Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Telluride and AFM - By Sales Agents A-M

    THIS IS NOW IN 2 PARTS. THIS IS PART ONE. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL VERSION WITH UPDATES AS THEY HAPPEN.

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Rights Round Up Fall Markets from Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Telluride and AFM - By Sales Agents N-Z

    THIS IS THE SECOND PART OF THE CURRENT RIGHTS ROUND UP, ORGANIZED BY SALES AGENTS N THROUGH Z. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL VERSION WITH UPDATES AS THEY HAPPEN.

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Summer of Goliath wins in Venice

    Summer of Goliath, one of three FiGa films in Toronto FF won best picture in Venice's Orizzonti section. A Canadian/ Mexican/ Netherlands co-production, it is the first Mexican film to ever win in Venice. Hubert Bals Funding brought in the Dutch side of the production. There will be lots to celeb...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Game Of ThronesRecap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Episode ...The Playlist
  • Woody Allen Propels 'Fading Gigolo' ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • "Game of Thrones'" Purple Wedding: A ...Criticwire