We’re pleased to announce the many current Participants and Alumni whose films are screening at TIFF this year.
During TIFF, Sony Pictures Classics acquired Dogwoof’s MAIDEN (Oli Harbottle, class of 2018, and Anna Godas, class of 2015), while Focus Features picked up Neil Jordan’s thriller GRETA, for which Paula Devonshire (class of 2018) acted as service producer.
Congratulations to all from Inside Pictures!
IP Participant 2017 Nina Bisgaard is the producer of BORDER which has its North American Premiere at TIFF in the section Contemporary World Cinema and will also be shown at Telluride. The film has also been announced as Sweden’s entry to the 91st Academy Awards 2019 – congratulations! Ali Abbasi’s drama follows the story of a border agent who uses her ability to sense or smell human emotions to catch smugglers.
Maximilian Leo (class of 2017) and his production company augenschein Filmproduktion co-produced Simon Jaquement’s feature THE INNOCENT, which will have its World Premiere at TIFF and its European Premiere at San Sebastián. This haunting film about the limits of spirituality depicts the story of Ruth, who committed to her work, her family, and her faith, but when an ex-lover is released from prison and comes back into her life, her convictions are threatened.
Alexander Glehr (class of 2012) serves as producer on Markus Schleinzer’s ANGELO, which celebrates its World Premiere at TIFF. The true-story drama will also premiere in San Sebastian. ANGELO tells the story of a young African boy who is abducted, sold, and forced into 18th-century Viennese court life where he must wrestle with the restrictions placed upon him by society.