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    On The Road to Festival Centre...

    The Toronto International Film Festival Group has now raised $132 million of the $196 million targeted for the funding of the new Festival Centre that will house the event after 2008. Bell Canada is the latest partner, with group director and CEO Piers Handling announcing that Bell will name the bui...

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    Toronto v. Cannes

    In the Toronto Star, Roger Ebert is quoted comparing the Toronto International Film Festival to the Cannes fest:

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    Deepa Mehta's "Water" Shines on Opening Night

    Director Deepa Mehta's "Water," received glowing reviews, including praise from Salman Rushdie, when it opened the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is a drama that stirs up political controversy with its subject matter of the mistreatment of widows in the 1930s. Rediff reports.

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    Quebec Drama Opens Toronto's Canada First Program

    Louise Archambault's "Familia," a film about the interesecting lives of two women and their families, heads the Canada First Program at Toronto. The Canadian Pressreports.

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    Israeli Films Create Niche at Toronto

    This year, Israeli audiences can find specific ethno-cultural fare at Toronto with such film offerings as Amos Gitai's "Free Zone," starring Natalie Portman; Liev Schreiber's "Everything Is Illuminated,” based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel; Radu Mihaileanu’s “Va, Vis Et Deviens&...

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    Toronto Turns 30

    In its 30th year, Toronto has earned the reputation of being the most successful international film festival. It is now recognized as a good box-office indicator, as well as providing a collegial, rather than competitive, environment for filmmakers. Angela Mulholland reports for CTV.ca News.

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    Dylan Doc Set for 30 City Debut

    In the latest example of experimentation with collapsing distribution windows, Martin Scorsese's "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" will be screened in 30 cities as part of a deal set to be announced by Emerging Pictures. Emerging will join forces with Thirteen/WNET New York for free screenings of the t...

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    Egoyan's "Truth" Coming To Toronto After MPAA Rating Appeal Rejection

    The version of "Where The Truth Lies," Atom Egoyan's new film, screening here at the Toronto International Film Festival is the "Cannes cut" or the version seen before Egoyan attempted to appease the Motion Picture Association of America by re-editing the picture. Egoyan, en route to Toronto for the...

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    Toronto Fest Puts Spotlight on Hollywood

    It's a real place to discover new talent, the Toronto International Film Festival. Just ask Niki Caro. Three years ago, she showed up as a complete unknown at North America's biggest movie showcase, with a little film about a young Maori girl bucking convention to become leader of her patriarchal tr...

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    Graham Leggat Named New Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society

    Graham Leggat, who currently serves as director of communications at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has been appointed the new executive director of the San Francisco Film Society effective October 17th, the organization announced Wednesday. Leggat replaces Roxanne Messina Captor, who departed ...

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