"For 150 years, people have been told lies about Canada's history"

At 84, documentarian Alanis Obomsawin is still uncovering truths about Indigenous rights

Mar 27, 2017 @ 7:00am

First Blood, Last Laugh

Canadian director Ted Kotcheff emerges from the shadow of Rambo

Mar 26, 2017 @ 2:00pm

TIFF LONG TAKE EP. 5: How IMDB Demystified the Film Industry

An interview with the founder and CEO of the Internet Movie Database, Col Needham

Mar 24, 2017 @ 10:00am

In Almodóvar’s world, everyone’s queer

Bruce LaBruce on how the Spanish auteur finds the universal in the extreme

Mar 23, 2017 @ 8:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 40: True South – Jon Else on Henry Hampton & Eyes on the Prize

There wasn't a manual on how to do social justice documentaries. So Jon Else wrote one.

Mar 22, 2017 @ 2:39pm

“They’re absolutely at home in the world, which means they don’t fit anywhere in it”

NYC artist Sam Lewitt on Straub-Huillet, the art world, and the politics of vision

Mar 22, 2017 @ 2:00pm

“Going Back There and Doing All That Again”

Never Eat Alone director Sofia Bohdanowicz and her stars Joan Benac and Deragh Campbell discuss the fine line between fiction and documentary

Mar 22, 2017 @ 7:00am

Landscapes of Resistance: Mike Hoolboom

"Is there any landscape more perfect, more recognizable, more mysterious, than a face?"

Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:30pm

Landscapes of Resistance

A new series of visual essays from filmmakers and artists exploring sites of struggle, revolt and revolution in a troubled modern world

Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:00pm

TIFF LONG TAKE EP. 4: Why Get Out Is the Future of Genre Film

The lower the budget, the easier it is to take creative risks

Mar 17, 2017 @ 9:00am

“I Like the Scar Better than the Wound”

Connor Jessup interviews Hirokazu Kore-eda

Mar 16, 2017 @ 3:00am
Interview, Podcast

TIFF Uncut: Bruce McDonald vs. Max McCabe-Lokos

The Weirdos director and his former collaborator/star talk about why they make movies

Mar 14, 2017 @ 7:00am

What Can Straight White Guys Do to Help Women in Film?

The female filmmakers of the Canadian Screen Awards share some constructive advice

Mar 14, 2017 @ 6:00am

Pedro Almodóvar’s posters are as sumptuous as his films

For many, Juan Gatti’s designs were an introduction to the Spanish auteur

Mar 10, 2017 @ 3:00pm

TIFF Long Take Ep. 3: Why is Martin Scorsese Too Risky for a Major Studio?

And what does this mean for the future of distribution?

Mar 10, 2017 @ 9:00am
Short Read, Interview

Window Horses’ Poetic License

“I didn’t realize what my point of view was because I had too many ‘me’s’ looking around me”

Mar 9, 2017 @ 6:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 39: Marina Zenovich on Roman Polanski & California’s water crisis

Mar 8, 2017 @ 1:06pm

Change Makers

In honour of 2017's International Women's Day theme, #BeBoldForChange, today we’re celebrating some of the inspiring voices who are helping to forge a better working world for everyone

Mar 8, 2017 @ 9:00am

Modern Muses: Nadia Litz Interviews Pamela Anderson

The director and star of The People Garden talk feminism, Federico Fellini, art, and the betrayal of rock star boyfriends

Mar 8, 2017 @ 5:00am

Picking up the Pieces

The music director of the celebrated Against the Grain Theatre opera company considers Schoenberg, Straub-Huillet, and the dangers of "difficulty"

Mar 8, 2017 @ 12:00am

Deep Cuts: "In Heaven"

From Devo and the Pixies to Bauhaus and Modest Mouse, we trace the 40-year odyssey of the immortally creepy music number from David Lynch's Eraserhead

Mar 7, 2017 @ 12:00am

Reel Reads: Vallée Girls

Find the truth behind Big Little Lies in our round-up of the best film and film-related books on the TIFF shelves

Mar 6, 2017 @ 12:00am

TIFF LONG TAKE Ep. 2: The Science To A Successful Screenplay

Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List, will make you want to immediately quit your job to become a screenwriter. Sorry.

Mar 3, 2017 @ 7:00am
Feature, Interview

Before I Fall turns Mean Girls into Human Beings

Director Ry Russo-Young and star Zoey Deutch talk double standards in Hollywood, and how they backed each other up to make the best teen movie of the year

Mar 3, 2017 @ 5:00am

Planets of Sound

Composer and music scholar Erik Ulman offers an invaluable primer on Straub-Huillet

Mar 3, 2017 @ 12:00am

When Lois Met Anna

The silent epic The Dumb Girl of Portici put a dance legend on screen for the first and only time — and brought together two of the greatest female artists of the era

Mar 2, 2017 @ 12:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 38: Clay Tweel on Gleason

The filmmaker on growing up with Muhammad Ali and documenting another exceptional athlete's life

Mar 1, 2017 @ 2:29pm

It's going to be a transcendent Spring at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Indigenous rights, Scorsese, Pagnol, Lynch, the Transcendental style, and lots more

Mar 1, 2017 @ 1:57pm

“The Gates are Not Open”

For James Baldwin, Fritz Lang’s lovers-on-the-run noir was a vision of American society as prison

Mar 1, 2017 @ 9:00am

TIFF UNCUT: Filmmakers Matías Piñeiro and Kazik Radwanski Talk Life and Cinema

Listen to an intimate discussion between two of the most intriguing indie directors working today

Feb 28, 2017 @ 5:00am

Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer James Laxton on how Moonlight Changed His Life

Hear him on empathy, working with Barry Jenkins, and his favourite Almodóvar film

Feb 27, 2017 @ 6:00am

"The Wind in the Trees"

The poetic precision of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

Feb 27, 2017 @ 12:00am

Ice Cream and Fury

For James Baldwin, Sylvia Sidney was "the only American film actress who reminded me of reality"

Feb 27, 2017 @ 12:00am

TIFF LONG TAKE Ep. 1: How to Hack Your Oscar Pool

FiveThirtyEight's Walt Hickey will use his numbers to destroy your friends and coworkers

Feb 24, 2017 @ 8:30am

Now Reconciled

Nearly 50 years later, the director of a landmark First Nations film gets his rightful recognition

Feb 24, 2017 @ 12:00am

"Frog-Eyes" and "the Disaster of the Lips"

James Baldwin finds his onscreen image — in Bette Davis

Feb 24, 2017 @ 12:00am

See these Oscar-Nominated films at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Watch them now, brag that you've already seen them later

Feb 23, 2017 @ 2:38pm

From TIFF to the Oscars 2017

Explore some of our favourite Oscars-related content from 2016

Feb 23, 2017 @ 1:00pm

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Female writers, performers, and film scholars discuss the legacy of Anna Magnani and the fine art of “giving no fucks”

Feb 23, 2017 @ 7:00am
Short Read

All About Almodóvar

The Spanish master teaches us the laws of desire

Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:00am

The Passion of Dorothy Arzner

Classic Hollywood's leading female director was also a fiery feminist and queer pioneer

Feb 22, 2017 @ 12:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 37: Oscar Nominees for Documentary Feature

Hear from the five Oscar-nominated directors for Documentary Feature

Feb 21, 2017 @ 2:30pm
Short Read

“There is an Incentivized Path to Mediocrity”

Filmmaker Kevan Funk responds to Cameron Bailey’s call for Canadians to tell true stories — and why Funk thinks the industry is standing in the way

Feb 21, 2017 @ 7:00am

Forever "The Girl from God's Country"

Nell Shipman gave Canadian cinema its first action heroine, movie mogul — and nude scene

Feb 20, 2017 @ 12:00am

YO ADRIAN Ep. 23: Great Films vs. The #MuslimBan

Reaffirming the power of the moving image to broaden perspectives and change minds

Feb 17, 2017 @ 10:00am

Cruel Stories of Youth

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard reflects on the coming-of-age classic The 400 Blows

Feb 16, 2017 @ 7:00am

Uncensored: Hisham Fageeh and Fatima Al-Banawi

The actors of Barakah Meets Barakah on life in Saudi Arabia, the importance of art and social media, and challenging gender expectations

Feb 16, 2017 @ 12:00am

“Imagine If You Knew our Stories Already”

Watch Jesse Wente’s keynote speech advocating for First Nations, Métis and Inuit representation in Canadian cinema

Feb 15, 2017 @ 4:00pm

The Power of Play

digiPlaySpace co-curator Matt Nish-Lapidus takes us behind the scenes of Toronto’s interactive playground

Feb 15, 2017 @ 12:00am