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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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Taika Waititi, April Reign, Franklin Leonard lead TIFF 2018 Industry Conference and Master Classes

Taika Waititi, part of this year’s TIFF Industry Conference This year’s TIFF Industry Conference — a six-day event, taking place September 7–12 during the Toronto International Film Festival — will inspire and incite discussions for creative and business entrepreneurship, while examining the role independent filmmakers play within an evolving and challenging media landscape. [Schedule is up: from left menu, select Industry –> …

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2018 TIFF Documentary Linnep Includes New Michael Moore, Errol Morris, Frederick Wiseman

Fahrenheit 11/9 (courtesy: TIFF) Slate includes new works from Alexis Bloom, Rashida Jones & Alan Hicks, Werner Herzog & André Singer, E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, Vitaly Mansky, Rithy Panh, and Janus Metz & Sine Plambech The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 documentary program presents its lineup of 27 feature-length non-fiction films, representing 19 countries. The TIFF Docs selection …

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TIFF 2016: Documentary Lineup Includes Films from Leonardo DiCaprio, Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Jim Jarmusch

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 documentary programme presents a diverse collection of works from award-winning directors including Steve James, Raoul Peck, Errol Morris, and Werner Herzog, plus new talent telling stories in global hot spots such as Syria, Pakistan, and Myanmar. Leonardo DiCaprio is prominently featured in a rousing call to action on climate change in The Turning Point, in …

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Queen of the Desert Trailer #2 (Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson) and more

A new, 3-minute trailer has emerged for Werner Herzog’s sand dune epic Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damien Lewis and Robert Pattinson. It’s big and lush and features the well-placed (if overused piece of trailer music) piece from The Thin Red Line by Hans Zimmer (“Silence”) that will be easily recognizable. The new trailer offers quite …

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