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30th Toronto International Film Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the premiere events for filmmakers the world over to introduce their work. In fact it has become the unofficial launchpad for the Oscars. There are 335 films from 53 countries. Of those 109 are world premiers and 67 directorial debuts. Sept 8-17th

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September 14, 2005
VIEW ALL THE FILM CLIPS: This great site offers you a glance at each of the festival entries -- a delicious way to sample before you go.

TOP TEN CANADA: With all those foreign film entries, organizers felt there was a need to highlight the homegrown talent. They created Top Ten Canada, a subcompetition of Canadian films as selected by a panel of filmmakers, programmers, journalists, academics and industry professionals.  Each film selected must have either premiered at a Canadian film fistival or had a commercial theatrical release in Canada within the calendar year. 

THE FILM REFERENCE LIBRARY: The FRL houses the largest collection of English language Canadian film-related material, including many hard to find Canadian shorts and features, classic Hollywood, contemporary, and seminal non-English language films. It is open year-round and available to the public, scholars, media, industry, students, film buffs, and organizations for a nominal fee or a membership on per visit basis. It also houses 16,000 books, videos and scripts.

CANADIAN FILM ENCYCLOPEDIA: The CFE offers comprehensive filmmaker biographies, commentary and filmographies as well as original writing from Canadian critics, professionals, academics and theorists.

Where the Truth Lies: a NovelAtom Egoyan's mystery thriller Where the Truth Lies (Random House) is based on the book by Rupert Holmes. Stars Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth as a young 1950's comedy team who split after a girl (Rachel Blanchard) turns up naked and dead in their hotel suite.  Allison Lohman plays a journalist who investigates the duo 20 years later. Egoyan directed and wrote the screenplay.

 

 

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