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The fifth edition of the festival's juried competition features 10 films representing a tour of global auteur cinema Read more

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Director Ian Harnarine's father-son drama about the iconic street food snack is among 31projects to receive funding from Telefilm's Talent To Watch program Read more

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Matt Johnson, whose criticism of Telefilm's funding system sparked them to invite him to develop a new model, discusses how it will work Read more

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It's still nice to see Toronto play itself on screen, but the second season of Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol's series could use some self-awareness Read more

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The 14-year-old's new band Calpurnia will release a new album on Royal Mountain Records in 2018 Read more



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As we mark National Canadian Film Day 150, NOW looks at what’s made our country’s cinema unique – and how, thanks to a new generation, that’s changing. Read more

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Harm reduction workers on the front line of fentanyl-fuelled overdose epidemic say it’s time for the federal government to start having open discussions about legalizing hard drugs, including access to prescription heroin Read more

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Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol are determined to carve out space for homegrown TV, shooting improvised scenes at well-known landmarks with unsuspecting Torontonians. We found out the hard way Read more

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Toronto Film Critics Association spread the end-of-year movie love to Moonlight, Toni Erdmann and Manchester By The Sea; How Heavy This Hammer, Operation Avalanche and The Stairs make shortlist for $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award Read more

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The mockumentary is fun, but director Matt Johnson has done it before. Let’s hope he doesn’t coast like Xavier Dolan Read more

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Sure the big Hollywood superstars get most of the attention, but there’s lots of local talent – and landmarks – on display in this year’s TIFF lineup Read more

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Xavier Dolan brings It's Only The End Of The World to Toronto; Deepa Mehta's newest looks at gang rape in New Delhi; Brigitte Berman to screen biography of Gordon Pinsent Read more

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But wait... doesn't the show's Matt Johnson think the Toronto International Film Fest has serious problems? Why yes, yes he does. Read more

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Should films most likely to succeed get rewarded with tax dollars? Telefilm’s Dan Lyon and filmmakers Kazik Radwanski, Matt Johnson and Ingrid Veninger duke it out to a full house of industry members at Breakfast at TIFF event Read more

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Viceland will broadcast a new version of the local cult favourite in September Read more

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One of the biggest films at Hot Docs 2016 will be a dramatic feature by a Toronto director Read more

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Toronto filmmaking wunderkind skewers Telefilm, TIFF and Canadian film critics Read more

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