12 Years A Slave picked up the People's Choice Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, possibly signaling it will have a good run in the season's awards race.
Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney and director John Wells were on hand Tuesday, capturing headlines and touting their Oscar-tipped feature August: Osage County, while filmmakers and stars also used media attention to call on Egypt to release a local filmmaker.
The Toronto International Film Festival typically has a big Saturday night with many competing events hosted by distribution companies to celebrate their TIFF films, many of which will be headed to the New York Film Festival later this month.
Oscar night is still nearly six months away, but that hasn't stopped insiders in Toronto from proclaiming Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" a frontrunner for best picture.
The Toronto International Film Festival is by any measure a massive event. This year's 38th edition boasts 288 features, which means it's impossible to see everything. FilmLinc takes a look at some of the most hotly anticipated films of the festival having big premieres here.
The Toronto International Film Festival has added additional 3 Galas and 19 Special Presentations as well as its Contemporary World Cinema offerings to its lineup, including an additional 12 World Premieres.
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled details of about one-fourth of its roughly 300-film slate Tuesday morning, including Galas, Special Presentations and its Opening and Closing titles.
Media investigations have discovered the identity of the mysterious director behind the anti-Islamic film; IFC picks up Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha (NYFF Main Slate) and more acquisition news from Toronto.