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TIFF + Bell Media's Crave bring audiences together with Stay-at-Home Cinema

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:44pm

"TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.

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  • "TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.
  • "Both organizations value their audiences and want to bring the best of our programming to as many people as we can.
  • It was important for us to work with TIFF on bringing these meaningful films to life," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • Additional movie titles all available on Crave along with special guests will be announced each week on TIFF and Crave's social media channels.

Bell Media's Crave to bring select TIFF films to wider audience in new partnership

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:05pm

The groundbreaking new partnership, called "TIFF Selects," is a first for TIFF as a Canadian distribution opportunity for its world-class Festival programming.

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  • The groundbreaking new partnership, called "TIFF Selects," is a first for TIFF as a Canadian distribution opportunity for its world-class Festival programming.
  • The vast majority of films in the collection will have their premieres on Crave.
  • "It was important for us to expand the presence of TIFF an iconic Canadian cultural institution on Crave," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • "One of Crave's cultural mandates is acquiring, curating, and distributing the best content in the world, and we're thrilled to continue that momentum through this new partnership with TIFF."

Activists to Hold Public Vigil at Place Émilie-Gamelin, in Support of the BeFairBeVegan Campaign

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:00am

MONTRAL, Sept. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Local activists will hold a vigil in solidarity with BeFairBeVegan , an animal rights advocacy collective that recently launched chapters in both Montral and Toronto.

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  • MONTRAL, Sept. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Local activists will hold a vigil in solidarity with BeFairBeVegan , an animal rights advocacy collective that recently launched chapters in both Montral and Toronto.
  • The event will take place on September 14th at Place milie-Gamelin, and will begin at 2:00.
  • BeFairBeVegans Canada chapter has created a stir since its September 2nd launch, receiving a flurry of interest after the Toronto ads received attention from TIFF first actor award recipient and long-time vegan Joaquin Phoenix.
  • To learn more about BeFairBeVegan and its current or past campaigns, as well as to see photos of recent activities, please visit http://befairbevegan.com/ .

LEAD Granted Patent for Document Recognition Technologies

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 11:00am

As evidence of that pursuit, LEAD has been granted another patent, which uses AI to recognize images as specific forms.

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  • As evidence of that pursuit, LEAD has been granted another patent, which uses AI to recognize images as specific forms.
  • LEAD's most recent patent, "Apparatus, Method, and Computer-readable Medium for Recognition of a Digital Document", uses advanced computer vision techniques to identify elements in images.
  • LEAD is not stopping there and continues to expand its expertise and push the innovation of document and medical imaging.
  • With a rich history of more than 29 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster, and vector imaging.

AT&T ON LOCATION Takes Over Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer Sept. 6-9, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T *is returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 6-9, 2019 to premiere AT&T ON LOCATION, an all-new activation, talent destination and location at Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T *is returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 6-9, 2019 to premiere AT&T ON LOCATION, an all-new activation, talent destination and location at Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer.
  • AT&T ON LOCATION will once again host the Variety Studio presented by AT&T, a long-standing portrait and video studio for A-list actors.
  • "We are proud to be back at TIFF with the Variety Studio for the third year in a row.
  • AT&T ON LOCATION will also host cocktail parties, cast dinners as well as a lounge for celebs and tastemakers for a multi-level experience and hotel takeover equip with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center at 31st Tokyo International Film Festival Goes to Huang Huang for His Film "Wushu Orphan"

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00am

TOKYO, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 2, Director Huang Huang won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Wushu Orphan".

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 2, Director Huang Huang won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Wushu Orphan".
  • The Best Asian Future Film Award went to "A First Farewell," directed by Lina Wang.
  • The Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF are now in their fifth year of collaboration.
  • The Japan Foundation Asia Center Presents CROSSCUT ASIA #05: Soundtrip to Southeast Asia
    The Japan Foundation Asia Center's CROSSCUT ASIA series showcases Asian films focused on particular countries, directors, actors or themes.

Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center at 31st Tokyo International Film Festival Goes to Huang Huang for His Film "Wushu Orphan"

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00am

TOKYO, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 2, Director Huang Huang won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Wushu Orphan".

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 2, Director Huang Huang won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Wushu Orphan".
  • The Best Asian Future Film Award went to "A First Farewell," directed by Lina Wang.
  • The Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF are now in their fifth year of collaboration.
  • The Japan Foundation Asia Center Presents CROSSCUT ASIA #05: Soundtrip to Southeast Asia
    The Japan Foundation Asia Center's CROSSCUT ASIA series showcases Asian films focused on particular countries, directors, actors or themes.

"Amanda" Wins Tokyo Grand Prix at 31st Tokyo International Film Festival

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00am

Mendoza then shared his thoughts on the festival overall: "We the jury had such a good time together.

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  • Mendoza then shared his thoughts on the festival overall: "We the jury had such a good time together.
  • The past few days, it was quite challenging to choose the winners because of the vast diversity of the films."
  • He added thanks to those behind the scenes, like assistant directors, production managers and more, as well as TIFF's volunteer staff for their "kindness, hospitality and warmth."
  • 31st Tokyo International Film Festival: https://2018.tiff-jp.net/en/

Caribbean Filmmaker Paul Pryce's Original TV Series 'Serpents Mouth' Wins 'Big Pitch' Awards At Toronto Film Festival

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:57pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Trinidadian-born, New York based actor/filmmaker Paul Pryce has won two major awards for his original television series Serpents Mouth from the Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab, 'The Big Pitch' at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Trinidadian-born, New York based actor/filmmaker Paul Pryce has won two major awards for his original television series Serpents Mouth from the Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab, 'The Big Pitch' at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
  • The Deliverer is part of the Caribbean Tales Film Festival, a showcase for Caribbean films presented during TIFF from September 5 through 20.
  • Their last film Come Out, Come Out, had its World Premiere at last year's Cannes Film Festival.
  • Following Toronto, The Deliverer will have its Caribbean premiere at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, followed by its Ontario premiere at the Montreal International Black Film Festival, both later in September.

Aurora Cannabis Partners with TIFF's 'Share Her Journey' to Help Empower Women in Film

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:12pm

Aurora has already made a significant contribution and is working closely with the organizers on additional fundraising opportunities during the festival.

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  • Aurora has already made a significant contribution and is working closely with the organizers on additional fundraising opportunities during the festival.
  • Aurora's contribution to Share Her Journey supports TIFF's Media Inclusion Initiative and the talented women selected as this year's Rising Stars.
  • "As one of the largest publicly-attended film festivals around the world, TIFF showcases cinematic arts on a national stage," says Paula Whitmore, director, partnerships & events, Aurora.
  • A progressive leader, using innovative technologies and state-of-the-art facilities, the company cultivates andproduces exceptional, high quality, safe medical cannabis available on the market.