Film Festival Coverage – Official Schedule and Guest List Released for TIFF

One of the biggest film events of the year, and the biggest film event in Canada, is the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)! So far it looks like it is going to be an amazing festival and a recently announced lineup revealed there are some highly anticipated films set to premiere.

Today there were some exciting new announcements made regarding the official schedule and the stars that will be attending the festival. The Toronto International Film Festival website has the official schedule available for you to download and read through here. On the first day of the festival, films such as Blue is The Warmest Colour, The Big Chill, Unbeatable, The Fifth Estate are premiering.

Entertainment Tonight Canada shared the exclusive guest list and announced who would be attending the prestigious  festival.  As it is every year, the TIFF Red Carpet is going to be absolutely star-studded. The guest list includes, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard, Alice Cooper, Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zac Efron, Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, James Franco, Chris Hemsworth, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Firth, Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Emma Thompson, Mia Wasikowska, Daniel Radcliffe, and Owen Wilson.

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There will also be many directors, producers, and other production team members present at the festival to support their work. Some of the directors that are on the guest list include Atom Egoyan who directed Devil’s Knot and Jason Reitman who directed Labor Day. Paul Haggis will be attending to premiere his film Third Person and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will be there to premiere his documentary Made in America. In addition to these talented directors, Jason Bateman will be debuting Bad Words and Ralph Finnes will be unveiling The Invisible Woman. Denis Villeneuve will show his film Enemy, Steve McQueen has 12 Years A Slave already generating buzz, and Eli Roth will bring The Green Inferno. Finally, Bill Condon has claim to the opening spot of the festival for his highly awaited and controversial film, The Fifth Estate.

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Be sure to tune in for more exclusive coverage of TIFF! Are you looking forward to the festival? Are you surprised by this year’s guest list? Are you interested in seeing any of the films that will be premiering at the festival? 

Source: Entertainment Tonight Canada and TIFF.net

Toronto International Film Festival – Oscar Buzz

According to articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap, some amazing and promising films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend and they are already generating Golden Globe and Oscar buzz.

Films that are gaining critical acclaim and generating award buzz are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
  • Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
  • The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, and Lena Endre.
  • The Sessions starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.
  • Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, and Emily Watson.
  • The Impossible starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
  • Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.
  • Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
  • Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Have you been following everything that is going on at TIFF? Do you think these films will live up to their Golden Globe and Oscar buzz? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? If you haven’t seen the trailers for these movies, be sure to watch the trailers for these films on YouTube and Apple Movie Trailers!

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Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/10/toronto-oscar-watch-silver-linings-playbook/ and http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/toronto-film-fest-day-4-buzz-strong-films-are-dark-55596

Toronto International Film Festival – Film List Released

A list of films that will be premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below!

World Premieres
Looper (Rian Johnson) (Opening Film)
Cloud Atlas (The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer)
Argo (Ben Affleck)
Silver Linings Playbook (David O Russell)
Love, Marilyn (Liz Garbus)
Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)
The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance)
Midnight’s Children (Deepa Mehta)
Hyde Park On Hudson (Roger Michell)
Great Expectations (Mike Newell)
Inescapable (Rubba Nadda)
Twice Born (Sergio Castellitto)
English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde)
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
Thanks For Sharing (Stuart Blumberg)
End Of Watch (David Ayer)
Imogene (Robert Puccini and Shari Springer Berman)
A Late Quartet (Yaron Zilberman)
Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
The Time Being (Nenad Cicin-Sain)
Writers (Josh Boone)
At Any Price (Ramin Bahrani)
Venus And Serena (Maiken Baird)
Byzantium (Neil Jordan)
Quartet (Dustin Hoffman)
Ginger And Rosa (Sally Potter)
A Liar’s Autobiography (Ben Timlett, Bill JOnes, Jeff Simpson)
Foxfire (Laurnet Cantet)
In The House (Francois Ozon)
The Impossible (JA Bayona
Hannah Arendt (Margarethe Von Trotta)
Mr. Pip (Andrew Adamson)
Capital (Costa-Gavras
The Attack (Ziad Doueriri)
Zaytoun (Eran Riklis)
The Deep (Baltasar Kormakur)
Dreams For Sale (Nishikawa Miwa)
The Last Supper (Lu Chuan)

International/North American Premieres
To The Wonder (Terrence Malick)
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mira Nair)
The Company You Keep (Robert Redford)
Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Billy Bob Thornton)
A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel)
Dangerous Liasons (Hur Ji-Ho)
Thermae Romae (Hideki Takeuchi)
Caught In The Web (Chen Kaige)
Dormant Beauty (Marco Belloccchio)
Everybody Has A Plan (Ana Piterbarg) w/Viggo Mortensen
Kon-Tiki (Espen Sandberg
Reality (Matteo Garrone)
A Few Hours Of Spring (Stephan Brize)
The Hunt (Thomas Vintenberg)
The Iceman (Ariel Vromen)
Lore (Cate Shortland)
No (Pablo Larrain)
OUtrage Beyond (Takeshi Kitano)
Rust And Bone (Jacques Audiard)
The Sapphires (Wayne Blair)
Tai Chi O (Stephen Fung)

Canadian Premiere
The Sessions (Ben Lewis)

Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/24/toronto-film-festival-malick-whedon/