​2012 Toronto International Film Festival Comes to a Close

By CFC Staff September 17, 2012 16:00

The Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end for 2012. CFC is pleased to congratulate two films with alumni participation that shared the prize for "Best Canadian First Feature Film":

  • Antiviral, which was edited by Matthew Hannam ('05)
  • Blackbird, which was produced by Marc Almon ('08) and associate produced by Stuart Reid ('10). Almon developedBlackbird while he was in the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program's Producers' Lab.

For more prize winners at TIFF, please CLICK HERE

CFC's short film FROST played to packed audiences at both screenings. The film will next play at Cinefest Sudbury, Edmonton International Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival. Stay up to date by liking Frost on Facebook.

Several alumni films left the festival having secured distribution in the United States, including:

  • Stories We Tell, directed/written by Sarah Polley ('01) and produced by Anita Lee ('01). Developed with the assistance of the CFC NFB Documentary Program, Stories We Tellwill be distributed in the US by Roadside Attractions. (source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Thanks For Sharing: produced by Miranda de Pencier ('98), the film will be released stateside by Lionsgate Films and Roadside Attractions. (source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • The End of Time: produced by Ingrid Veninger ('00), with cinematography by Nick de Pencier ('97), the documentary's American distribution will be handled by First Run Features. (source: Variety)
  • Inescapable: directed by CFC Director Mentor Ruba Nadda and co-produced Aeschylus Poulos ('12), the thriller will be released by IFC Films. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

The CFC Annual BBQ welcomed over 2,000 attendees and raised $190,000 in support of the CFC. For more details, please CLICK HERE

Congratulations to all of our alumni at TIFF 2012 on another successful year!