News Video: Film Contest, Expansion, Apprenticeship, Corus Brands

Productivity in the industry. Today TIFF has announced its partnership with Instagram. Film Competition TIFFxInstagram invites international filmmakers both amateur and experienced to submit 60 second movies via Instagram, #TIFFxInstagram. (via PRNewswire) Recently a new agency for modelling has expanded from London, England over into North America, spelling new success for 3 year old agency […]

Female Voices in the News

Catherine Hardwicke, “one of the most powerful female voices in Hollywood”, as TIFF’s Theresa Scandiffio notes, will take part in a special In Conversation With . . . event at TIFF Bell Lightbox on July 20th at 7:00 PM. If you’d like a chance to see the filmmaker behind Thirteen, Twilight, and Miss You Already, […]

Rencontre (Review)

Rencontre is a simple, bittersweet haiku about unexpected encounters and their equally unexpected brevity, directed by Toronto-based director Brennan Martin. The short film won the awards for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film at the TAPFest, a film festival for GTA (Greater Toronto Area) productions founded by the actors’ collective The Actors Place. A […]

Beyond National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day 2016 (June 21st) saw announcements of several initiatives that will work to give more of a voice, through film and other media, to the First Nations of this country. CBC Docs (via CNW) has issued a call for emerging Indigenous storytellers to submit pitches for multi-platform short documentary content representing their personal […]

The Recently Chosen

The Road Behind, just named a finalist in Telefilm’s Micro-Budget Production Program for 2016-2017, is directed by Kelton Stepanowich (the Alberta-based team also includes Derek Vermillion [writer)], Eric Janvier [producer]). When we talked to him about his earlier film, Gods Acre,  he said, “I think I’ll know we have made a great film when people […]

STUDIO Selectees, Casting Directors Call for Diversity, and Erasing Eden

Congratulations to the 12 writer-directors selected for this year’s STUDIO, TIFF’s year-round professional development industry program. These “emerging and mid-career professionals“ will get the chance to learn from their peers and distinguished figures in the industry. For a full list of participants, see the TIFF site. The Casting Directors Society of Canada (CDC) says the […]