Michelle Yeoh to receive Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

Michelle Yeoh to receive Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

The TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award recognizes a woman who is a leader in the film industry and has made a positive impact for women throughout their career. The inaugural award is inspired by TIFF’s Share Her Journey initiative, which was created to address gender parity in the film industry, among other aims.

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Joana Vicente to take the helm of Sundance Institute as new CEO

Joana Vicente to take the helm of Sundance Institute as new CEO

Vicente joins the Sundance Institute from Toronto International Film Festival, where she spent the past three years as executive director and co-head. She succeeds CEO Keri Putnam, who stepped down earlier this year at Sundance.

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Jessica Chastain to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at Toronto International Film Festival

Jessica Chastain to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at Toronto International Film Festival

Two-time Academy Award–nominated actor Jessica Chastain will receive the 2021 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards will take place during the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, which is Sept. 9-18. “Jessica has brought to life such strong and inspiring roles for women, from […]

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‘Nomadland’ premieres as Centerpiece film at New York Film Festival after winning at Toronto and Venice

‘Nomadland’ premieres as Centerpiece film at New York Film Festival after winning at Toronto and Venice

The film follows Fern (McDormand), a woman in her 60s who loses everything in the Great Recession. Following the economic collapse of her company town in rural Nevada, she packs her van and sets off to try a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

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Mati Diop to receive inaugural Mary Pickford Award at Toronto International Film Festival

Mati Diop to receive inaugural Mary Pickford Award at Toronto International Film Festival

The award, named in honor of Toronto native Mary Pickford, recognizes an emerging female talent who is making groundbreaking strides in the industry. Pickford was the pioneering actor, producer and co-founder of United Artists. The honor is being established in conjunction with United Artists’ centennial this year, according to a news release.

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Meryl Streep to receive the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tribute Actor Award

Meryl Streep to receive the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tribute Actor Award

“Meryl Streep is undoubtedly one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,” said Joana Vicente, the festival’s executive director and co-head, in a statement. “Her tremendous contribution to cinema, television, and the stage spans five decades.”

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Claire Denis’ English-language debut ‘High Life’ to get theatrical release through A24

Claire Denis’ English-language debut ‘High Life’ to get theatrical release through A24

The tale of a father and daughter struggling to survive in deep space, the film stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and André Benjamin. The movie was written by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau and Geoff Cox, and it has drawn comparisons to the science fiction of Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Rose McGowan to get Tallgrass festival honor, ‘Lady Bird’ added to Austin Film Festival, Patty Jenkins seals historic ‘Wonder Woman 2’ deal as superhero hit powers onto Blu-ray, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to ‘Halloween’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Rose McGowan to get Tallgrass festival honor, ‘Lady Bird’ added to Austin Film Festival, Patty Jenkins seals historic ‘Wonder Woman 2’ deal as superhero hit powers onto Blu-ray, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to ‘Halloween’

Rose McGowan will receive a big honor from Kansas’ Tallgrass International Film Festival, Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ has been added to Texas’ Austin Film Festival, Patty Jenkins seals historic ‘Wonder Woman 2’ deal as superhero hit powers onto Blu-ray, and Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the ‘Halloween’ franchise.

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