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2010 Press Releases

Film Sales Strong At TIFF 2010

TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival is pleased to announce strong sales have been negotiated during the Festival. To date, more than 20 films have been sold to territories in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, with more sales expected to be announced in the coming days. Key acquisitions include Rabbit Hole, Barney’s Version, Incendies, Super, Dirty Girl, Submarine, Beautiful Boy, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Insidious. More than 3,400 industry delegates attended the Festival this year and worked closely with the Festival’s Sales & Industry Office, which facilitates information sharing and fosters relationships between accredited buyers, sales agents, producers and filmmakers.

“We are very pleased to see Toronto playing a role in the turnaround in the sales climate,” said Cameron Bailey, Co-Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “As a result, audiences in North America and around the world will see some of the outstanding films that premiered here.”  

To date, U.S. sales are confirmed for: Barney’s Version, Casino Jack, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Conspirator, Dirty Girl, Incendies, I Saw The Devil, Outside the Law, Potiche, Sarah’s Key, Super and Submarine.

The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival runs until September 19 and wraps up with an Awards Reception at noon that day.

About TIFF Bell Lightbox:
A breathtaking five-storey complex located in downtown Toronto, TIFF Bell  Lightbox is the permanent home for film lovers to celebrate cinema from around the world and, propelling TIFF forward as an international leader in film culture. Designed by innovative architecture firm KPMB, TIFF Bell Lightbox’s fluid structure encourages exploration, movement and play. The campaign to build TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by founding sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the King and John Festival Corporation - consisting of the Reitman family and the Daniels Corporation – RBC as major sponsor and official bank, HSBC, Visa†, the Copyright Collective of Canada, the Slaight Family Foundation, NBC Universal Canada, the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, the Harbinger Foundation, CIBC and BMO. The Board of Directors, staff and many generous individuals and corporations have also contributed to the campaign. For more information on the TIFF Bell Lightbox campaign, visit

About TIFF:
TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. TIFF generates an annual economic impact of $170 million CAD and currently employs more than 100 full-time staff and 500 part-time and seasonal staff, and counts upon the largesse of over 2,000 volunteers year-round.

The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC and BlackBerry, the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.


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