Shortly after the film schedule for TIFF was released this year, one of our teams brought in the (uber colourful) programme. Lunch conversations inevitably steered towards which films were worth seeing but, more vocally, which would be torturous to have...
Whatâ€™s in a name? For directors at TIFF, a lot. The title of the film is their first opportunity to hook curious moviegoers, hardcore TIFF fans and critics alike. But what about the directors behind the films? We did a number crunch on all the directors involved and uncovered some surprising ben-efits associated with certain first names in this year's festival
For directors and producers, a film's pitch (although just a succinct sentence or two) can pack the verbal punch needed to pique interest and sell their film to a quick-skimming festival goer. As we (ok, our guided robots) scoured through pitches for the 401 TIFF 2012 films, we spotted some compelling word choice and phrasing trends in the TIFF â€™12 roster
TIFF blends talent, creativity, press and partiers from around the world. The cosmopolitan culture-clash is part of the TIFF charm of course, but how many, from where and who plays nice together? We looked a little closer at the films and the 142 country-combinations they hailed from; this is what we unearthed, along with an interesting tidbit about the polygamous France
TIFF's street cred on the festival circuit has undoubtedly been on the rise, more than just another locale to generate Oscar-buzz; a real celebration of film and culture with significant global participation. Since inception in 1976, the festival has grown significantly, as have the number of films annually. We knew the festival lasted 11 days, but we wanted to know how long the festival really is, you know, in actual film. Here's what we found