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The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the 2016 City to City programme will focus on Lagos, Nigeria
Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been described as "the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive." *
*Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2005.
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Luc Déry is a Canadian producer and founder of micro_scope. He has produced or co-produced numerous films, including A Problem with Fear (03), Tiresia (03), Familia (05), Congorama (06), Continental, un film sans fusil (07), C’est pas moi, je le jure! (08), Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award nominated Incendies (10), and Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar (11). His recent productions include Philippe Falardeau’s Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre (15) and André Turpin’s Endorphine (15).
Anita Lee is a Canadian producer at the National Film Board of Canada. Her productions include The Bodybuilder and I (07), Flicker (08), Tiger Spiri (08), and Home Again (12), She produced Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (12), which was awarded the Rogers Toronto Critics Prize for Best Canadian Film and won Best Documentary Feature at the Canadian Screen Awards. Lee is also the founder of Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.
Hal Niedzviecki is a Canadian novelist, nonfiction writer, and screen writer. He is the author of 11 books of fiction and non-fiction, including most recently Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future and The Archaeologists, a novel.
Mina Shum was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver. A writer and director, her feature films include Double Happiness (94), Drive, She Said (97), and Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (02), all of which premiered at the Festival. Her first feature documentary, Ninth Floor (15), was included in the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival and awarded the Women in Film and Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award.
Abteen Bagheri is a writer and director from Los Angeles, CA. He has directed music videos for A$AP Rocky and Blood Orange, and commercials for Nike, Taco Bell, Smart Car, and Volvo. His work has screened at Sundance, SXSW, and on television networks worldwide.
Jeff Barnaby is a Mi’gmaq filmmaker from Listuguj, Quebec. His short films have played in numerous festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, Fantasia, and Vancouver. His film The Colony (07) was selected by the Festival as one of Canada’s Top Ten shorts. His debut feature, Rhymes for Young Ghouls (13), screened at TIFF and was selected for the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival.
Eva Husson was born and raised in France, where she received her M.A. in English literature from the Sorbonne before pursuing a M.F.A. at the American Film Institute. Her short films include Hope to Die (04) and Those For Whom It’s Always Complicated (13). Her debut feature Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (15) premiered at the Festival.
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