Ian Harnarine’s Toronto Film Festival Diary

Hi, my name is Ian Harnarine and I’m one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” for 2012. My short film Doubles With Slight Pepper won the award for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2011 Toronto International…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2012

Jared Leto’s 30 Seconds to Mars Battles Record Companies at TIFF’s Artifact


Rock “documentaries” are self-serving films that fawn over their subjects so their record companies can move more product. The typical rock doc strings together concert highlights with studio clips and innocuous musician quotes that add up to a fun, but facile movie.…  Read more

By Sep 17, 2012

Ruba Nadda and Alexander Siddig Return to Tiff with Inescapable


Ruba Nadda, whose Cairo Time captured Best Canadian Feature in 2009, returns to TIFF with Inescapable. Both star leading man Alexander Siddig and are set in the Middle East. However, Inescapable is anything but a charming romance, but rather a fast-paced…  Read more

By Sep 14, 2012

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Independent Film Week…


As excited as I am about coming to New York for IFP’s Independent Film Week, this story starts somewhere else…. For the last eight days, I have been fortunate enough to be in Toronto, attending TIFF as a 2012 Talent…  Read more

By Sep 14, 2012

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