Toronto: Industry News 5/9/17


♦ Hot Docs has blessed the city with its presence once again, with a lineup of over 200 original documentaries from a record-breaking 58 countries across the globe. Check out these five festival frontrunners that can’t be missed!  READ MORE

♦ With its 25th anniversary quickly approaching, the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation (TJFF) rebrands, embraces streaming technology to go Canada-wide and sets the stage for the festival’s renaissance. READ MORE

♦ The Six is alive… with the sound of ‘Action’! Toronto is all set for another busy filming season, taking on returning favourites like Schitt’s Creek and The Girlfriend Experience plus a handful of new series and films worth buzzing about. READ MORE

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♦ While hit homegrown series like Orphan Black and Killjoys have helped pave the way for more diverse representation in Canadian film and television, we still have a long way to go to get past “tokenism” and harmful stereotypes on screen. Could more diversity behind the cameras help carry the movement forward? READ MORE

♦ At least he can say he went out with a bang! Integral House, world-premiering at Hot Docs this week, invites viewers to one of the most legendary Toronto house parties ever— and introduces the mysterious billionaire math professor who hosted it shortly before his passing. READ MORE

♦ Take a walk down memory lane — if you love the nostalgic charm of seeing films at the old Mount Pleasant Theatre, Carlton Cinema or Roncesvalle’s Revue Cinema, you may want to pencil Jane’s Walk: Lost Movie Houses of the Danforth into your calendar this weekend! READ MORE

Compiled and submitted by Miranda Cross


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