TIFF widens jury pool for its Platform program lo

first_imgTIFF widens jury pool for its Platform program, lowers prize amount to $20,000 TORONTO — Organizers at the Toronto International Film Festival are shaking up the composition of the jury for the competitive Platform program.The three-member panel, which traditionally was built with filmmakers of global renown, has broadened its scope to include more voices from the entertainment industry.This year’s jury will feature movie director Athina Rachel Tsangari, Hollywood trade publication Variety’s international film critic Jessica Kiang and Carlo Chatrian, the newly appointed artistic director of the Berlin Film Festival.The change comes as TIFF organizers reduce the Platform best film prize amount to $20,000 from its previous $25,000 value.TIFF artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey says the juror changes mark a “natural progression” for the program, while fellow co-head Andrea Picard added that organizers expect the composition will “shift the focus of the jury discussions.”Now in its fifth year, the Platform program features up to 12 works that have high artistic merit and a strong directorial vision.Past films which showed in the program include Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which won the best picture Oscar, and Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman.This year’s Platform lineup will be announced in August.The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 5-15. Follow @dfriend on Twitter.The Canadian Press Organizers at the Toronto International Film Festival are shaking up the composition of the jury for the Platform program. Actor Louise Grinberg from the film “Cities of Last Things” accepts the Toronto Platform Prize on behalf of director Wi Ding Ho during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Awards ceremony, in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 16, 2019 1:00 am PDTlast_img read more

Armed robber gets away with €2000 from Larnaca hotel

first_imgA man got away with €2,000 after he threatened the employee of a hotel in the Larnaca district at knife point early on Thursday.The hotel employee reported to police that at 1.20am a hooded man armed with a knife demanded the money from the till, shouting “money, money” in English.After the employee gave him the cash he fled the scene on foot.No other people were in the reception area at the time but the perpetrator’s movements may have been recorded by the hotel’s security camera.Police are checking the camera footage and searching for the thief.You May LikeHousediverWash Your Arteries Clean With These FoodsHousediverUndoSenior LivingLuxury Assisted Living Near Rowland HeightsSenior LivingUndoDailyArmyParents Really Did Text These to Their Kids – Try Not to LaughDailyArmyUndo Four dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more