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Participant's 'Spotlight' and 'Beasts Of No Nation' to Premiere at 2015 TIFF

Two of Participant’s narrative films were selected to premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival - Spotlight and Beasts of No Nation.



TIFF Programs 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' 'The Martian,' 'Demolition,' And More

IndieWire  - July 28, 2015

By Kevin Jagernauth

The Toronto International Film Festival celebrates 40 years in 2015, and today they've announced the first wave of titles that will be coming in September. As always, there are some big attractions, so let's dive in.

Netflix gets their awards season prospects hopping by bringing Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts Of No Nation" to Toronto. Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" starring last year's Best Actor Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will screen. Tom McCarthy's Catholic Church drama "Spotlight" is heading to Canada, Lenny Abrahamson's "Room" (based on the acclaimed novel and starring Brie Larson) and a new Michael Moore documentary, "Who Should We Invade Next?" are also slated. Read more here.

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s (www.participantmedia.com) content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 40 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change. Participant’s content and social impact mandate speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing over 2 billion consumers who are compelled to make impactful content a priority focus. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues.

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