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European Film Promotion Selection for Producers Lab Toronto

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 26, 2014 8:30 AM
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The fifth edition of Producers Lab Toronto is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival® from September 3 to 6, 2014. Ten producers each from Europe and Canada and four participants coming from Australia and New Zealand will meet at TIFF to exchange ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic and Down Under.

German Films in Venice and Toronto

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 25, 2014 2:30 PM
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There will again be a wide range of German films in the program when the Venice International Film Festival opens its doors for the 71st time on 27 August 2014 as the world's oldest existing film festival. German cinema is also prominently represented at the most important North American festival in Toronto (4 – 14 September 2014) with a total of 31 German films and co-productions selected for the program

Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - The Americas

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • August 22, 2014 11:00 AM
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Early predictions have emerged for most Academy Award categories. As the studios reveal their hopeful offers to be released in the final months of the year, the speculation increases. But despite all the information available on the centerpiece awards, other more obscure races remain a complete mystery at this point. Among these, the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is almost certainly the most complex to prognosticate.Therefore, after lots of research and arduous educated guessing to put it together, the list below offers a more insightful look at this race before the actual individual selections are announced.

TIFF's 'The Last 5 Years' by Richard LaGravenese Sells Internationally

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced a slew of sales for the musical "The Last 5 Years". The film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Ciné Sud Promotion: Two Films in Toronto, One in Venice, One in Locarno

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 8, 2014 5:31 PM
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Ciné-Sud has two films selected for Toronto: the Iranian feature “ Red Rose” (handled internationally by UDI – Urban Distribution International) and the Vietnam-France-Norway-Germany co-production “ Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere” by Nguyen Hoang Diep which will premiere September 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Venice/ Critics Week before moving to Toronto AND with no international sales agent to date.

Interview: Louise Archambault on her film 'Gabrielle'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 3, 2014 10:00 AM
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Québécoise filmmaker Louise Archambault's sophomore feature Gabrielle is an incredibly touching film that radiates joy and presents a singularly honest take on the subject of mentally challenged individuals.

Review: Gabrielle - A Love That Exists With All-Welcoming Arms

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 3, 2014 8:30 AM
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Gabrielle, Canada's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film . U.S. : Entertainment One Films U.S. International Sales Agent: Entertainment One Films International

Strategic Partners Announces Project Exchange With Los Cabos / SP Application Deadline Fast Approaching

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 17, 2014 11:00 AM
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Strategic Partners – Los Cabos Film Festival will be unveiling their first Co-production Forum (November 11 – 16, 2014) and a feature film project from this year's Strategic Partners will be invited to participate.

Toronto International Film Festival 2014

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 3, 2014 8:30 AM
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The Toronto Sales Office folks, Justin Cutler and Christoph Straub and SydneysBuzz met and discussed changes for this upcoming Toronto International Film Festival to be held this September 4 - 14.

'Violette' by Martin Provost

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • May 31, 2014 2:28 PM
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Violette , in French, subtitled in English, follows the strange and compelling story from the World War 2 years through the 1960s of trailblazing bisexual French feminist novelist Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos, Kings and Queen) and her struggle to find her voice as a writer. Scarred by both a childhood trauma and a loveless marriage, as an adult, she became rather crazy.

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