It's here! The Toronto International Film Festival announced their star-studded list of stars, filmmakers, guests, and talent expected at the festival, and as with other years, it's impressive. Expected guests include Brie Larson, Jeffrey Tambor, Bruce McDonald, Amma Asante, Oliver Stone, Mira Nair, Bryan Cranston, Ewan McGregor, Gerard Butler, Sara Canning, Dakota Fanning, Deepa Mehta, Emma Stone, Kim Sung-soo, Mijke de Jong, Zachary Quinto, Jonathan Demme, Claudia Sainte-Luce, Gemma Arterton, Sigourney Weaver, Rachel Weisz, Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, and hundreds more.
The 69th Festival de Cannes is just over a week away, running from May 11 to 22, and leading up to the big, international film festival, Telefilm Canada has put together a cheat sheet for the Canadian talent to watch this year, including directors Xavier Dolan, and Kim Nguyen; producers Nancy Grant, and Allison Black; and actors Tatiana Maslany, and Sophie Nélisse.
This September, when the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival starts rolling, a new programme called Primetime is going to bring some of the best in international television to the big screen.
The work of legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg is to be celebrated with a TIFF film exhibition called the Cronenberg Project. It will showcase different elements of his work and responses to it including academic writing, live performances, TIFF commissioned work, behind-the-scenes footage, and old props and costumes. It will run from November 1, 2013 to January 19, 2014.
The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) was created to showcase films by women from around the world. The festival has decided to host a two-day line-up focusing specifically on films by aboriginal women in honour of National Aboriginal Appreciation Month as part of its 2013 festival.
The Hot Docs documentary film festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year--from April 25 through May 4--and from what was unveiled at this week's press conference at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (a wonderfully restored movie house that is one of the only cinemas solely dedicated to documentary films in North America) the organizers and programmers have decided to make it a spectacular one.
Celebrate Halloween horror and hijinks a little early with the Toronto After Dark film festival, which hits the city this week starting on Friday, October 19. Now in its second year, the festival features horror, genre and sci-fi films from around the world, and includes a number of Canadian premiers.
Okay, this is going to be good. The second annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival hits the city in just 24 days and tomorrow they announce the last seven feature films that will complete this years lineup....