Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Last week, Venice Film Festival rocked the film industry with the opening of Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu’s "Birdman," which has become an instant favourite to dominate next year’s Oscars. Other movies such as Reese Witherspoon's starrer “Wild” and Alan Turin's biopic “The Imitation Game” generated no lesser enthusiasm following their premieres at the Colorado-based Telluride Film … Continue reading Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

12 Years a Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival

British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has won the 38th Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize. Produced by Brad Pitt and Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, the film tells the real-life story of an African-American who was subjected to the cruelty of slavery for 12 years before he was freed by his white … Continue reading 12 Years a Slave Wins Toronto Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival ignites the race to the Oscars

In the last few years, The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has increasingly become more of a barometer for Oscar contenders than a platform to discover small movies that often rely on festivals to gain some attention. Films are not measured by creative quality or commercial viability anymore but by their Oscar potential - a … Continue reading Toronto Film Festival ignites the race to the Oscars

Silver Linings Playbook wins Toronto Film Festival

Today, David O'Russell's comedy Silver Linings Playbook has been named the BlackBerry People’s Choice Award winner at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, the crowd-pleasing film centres on a bipolar former teacher who meets a troubled widow as he tries to reconcile with his wife, … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook wins Toronto Film Festival

Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival

There is no other film event that transforms its host city the way Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) does. During the 11-days, the sleepy city of Toronto becomes the thriving epicentre of the film industry, hosting thousands of industry professionals and film fans from all over the world, who come to savour the new offerings … Continue reading Politics and controversy at Toronto Film Festival