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La La Land is shaping up to be a strong awards prospect. Stone won the Coppa Volpi for best actress in Venice, where the film received its world premiere, and observers have noted its strong all-round profile.
The festival has set a free screening of La La Land on Sunday evening at 6pm at Roy Thomson Hall. Lionsgate will release the film in the Us on December 16.
Lion was named runner-up and Queen Of Katwe second runner-up.
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Yanillys Perez has won the 2016 Dropbox Discovery Filmmakers Award for “Jeffrey,” her debut feature. The jury for the prize, which comes as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, consisted of Caroline Benjo, Partner and Producer at Haut et Court; Lane Kneedler, Director of Programming at AFI Fest; and Alice Tynan, Dropboxer and film critic. “Jeffrey” focuses on a 12-year-old boy who washes the windshields of passing cars in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and dreams of becoming a reguetón singer.
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“A true collaboration between subject and storyteller, ‘Jeffrey’ weaves verite and socially conscious observation together with poetic moments of magical realism,” the jury said in a statement. “With this beautiful combination director Yanillys Perez not only captures the boundless spirit and imagination of her protagonist, but also offers new possibilities for narrative filmmaking. »
- Michael Nordine
With the Toronto International Film Festival wrapping up today, they’ve handed out their award winners. While our top picks will be arriving shortly, the big winner of the festival was Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land, which won the People’s Choice Awards, while Raoul Peck‘s I Am Not Your Negro won on the documentary side. Other winners include Free Fire in the Midnight Madness category and Jackie in the Platform section, which is in its second year.
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The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of American filmmaker Abteen Bagheri (That B.E.A.T.), French filmmaker Eva Husson (Bang Gang), and Canadian filmmaker Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls).
Short Cuts Award For Best Canadian Short Film
- Jordan Raup
The Toronto International Film Festival has closed out its annual ten-day run with a star-studded awards brunch, which featured the announcement of the festival’s various awards and prizes. Chief among them is the People’s Choice Award, Tiff’s most prestigious award and one chosen by audience members themselves (fans of the various films could log their vote either by depositing their ticket stubs in voting boxes available post-screening, or by voting online on the official Tiff app).
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Often viewed as a harbinger of awards season glory, the Tiff People’s Choice Award winner has typically continued on to major Oscar attention. »
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The Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery section showcases films from up-and-coming directors who promise to be the future of world cinema. One of the films in this section is the documentary “Jeffrey,” which follows a 12-year-old street washer working in Santo Domingo in order to help his mom make ends meets. But Jeffrey has bigger plans of becoming a reggaetón singer, and with the help of his older brother Jeyson, he composes and records songs about his neighborhood and his way of life. The real-life story captures the layered beauty of the Dominican Republic and the stylized story of a child trying to achieve a dream. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.
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The film is the feature-length documentary by Yanillys Perez. She has previously directed the »
- Vikram Murthi
Premiering in the Discovery Section of the Toronto International Film Festival, “Jeffrey” is about a 12-year-old limpiavidrio, one of…
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- Sydney Levine
Next month’s Toronto International Film Festival has nearly completed its lineup announcements, and each one is more impressive than the last. Today’s Tiff picks feature a number of slate additions for sections as varied as the forward-focused Discovery, their burgeoning Pop Vr section and even a handful of last minute additions to the Tiff Docs list. New titles of note that have just been announced include the Cannes hit “The Red Turtle,” Wayne Roberts’ “Katie Says Goodbye” and the well-regarded “Sand Storm,” all of which will screen as part of Discovery.
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Both the Next Wave and Tiff Kids section pull titles from other, previously announced sections to create an appealing lineup for the next generation of cinephiles. Standout titles include “Moonlight,” “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” and “The Eagle Huntress.”
Additionally, the festival has »
- Kate Erbland
7 items from 2016
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