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A Cry From the Heart: An interview with ‘Capernaum’ director Nadine Labaki

Nadine Labaki With CAPERNAUM, Nadine Labaki has captured the hearts of audiences across the globe. From Cannes (where the film nabbed the Jury Prize) to Sarajevo and Melbourne (both of which awarded the film their Audience Prize), the film is clearly resonating with audiences and will be one of the biggest Foreign Language Oscar contenders of the year. At TIFF, …

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Interview: Darko Štante, director of TIFF world premiere ‘Consequences’

‘Consequences‘ director Darko Štante Darko Štante was born in 1975 in Ljubljana. He graduated from the Facultyof Social Work at the University of Ljubljana. At the moment, he is finishing his master’s degree program in film directing at the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. In the past, he has worked as an assistant director on various commercial productions …

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TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers on this year’s slate and the rise in popularity of documentary film

Thom Powers has been the documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2006. He oversaw TIFF’s Mavericks conversation series for nine years and created the TIFF Doc Conference. He serves as the Artistic Director of Stranger Than Fiction and DOC NYC and hosts the podcasts Pure Nonfiction and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey from 2012-14. He programs for …

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Interview: Cynthia Ann Summers, Emmy-nominated costume designer for ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Cynthia Ann Summers is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning costume designer and stylist based in Los Angeles and Vancouver. She is best known for her brilliant and unique style-eye which she uses to develop inspiring characters, from modern-day women to fantastical characters taken from the pages of a book to a binge-worthy series. Currently Cynthia is working on the highly-anticipated third …

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