TIFF winners include La La Land, Free Fire and I Am Not Your Negro

The Toronto International Film Festival wound up this weekend and today the winners were announced. Ten days of screenings, special public events, master classes, question and answer sessions, red carpets, parties,junkets and people watching have come to a close. TIFF’s Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey announced the best of the best today at TIFF Bell


Hitchcock/Truffaut Magnificent Obsessions at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto

Film fans continue to bow down to an important event in cinematic criticism, when master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock sat down with French auteur/critic François Truffaut to answer a few questions. Their discussions took place in Hitchcock’s Universal offices over eight days in 1962, just a day longer than it took Hitchcock to shoot the shower

The Films Of Maurice Pialat: TIFF And Museum Of The Moving Image Retrospectives

A retrospective called Love Exists: The Films of Maurice Pialat opens tomorrow at Toronto’s TIFF Cinematheque and runs until December 5. A second retrospetive on Pialat is also screening  at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. Here Anne Brodie looks at the work of the late French filmmaker who divided audiences and critics alike. Maurice Pialat

Barry Avrich Interview – The Man Who Shot Hollywood

Canadian filmmaker Barry Avrich is known for his many film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays and fascinating documentaries on Harvey Weinstein, Bob Guccione, Jackie Mason and Lew Wasserman among others. He will introduce his latest documentary, a short called The Man Who Shot Hollywood September 16th at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The seed was

Magali Simard on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The 12th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival unveils eight films at Lightbox which will provoke, anger and make us think. Its focus is international human rights abuses and those who fight them through the powerful medium of documentary films. Canada, Indonesia, Sudan, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Palestine, Guatemala, the United States and Hungary are

I for Iran Retrospective Shines Light on The Runner at TIFF

Amir Naderi paints a bleak portrait of life for Iranian orphans in poverty in the semi-autobiographical film shot during the Iran-Iraq War. A young boy named Amiro (Majid Niroumand) lives at the searing hot docks, looking for any kind of work he can get, mostly gathering bottles that have floated ashore, risking shark attack, selling

Red Alert! A Movie Mogul’s Ten Year Old Daughter Makes a Movie and It Gets into TIFF!

Sloan Avrich grew up watching her father Barry Avrich produce and direct movies and stage productions. Some of his most iconic films Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story, Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky, Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew and The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story reveal his passion for unique real life characters.

What Doesn’t Kill You at the Toronto International Film Festival

Rob Grant came to the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Lab in Toronto with a wealth of experience editing the films Cabin in the Woods, The A-Team, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and 20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He’d spent time writing and directing films to prepare for his new path before joining