Exclusive: IFC Films
is always a player at the Toronto Film Festival in acquiring films and launching awards-season entries — the Hirokazu Kore-eda-directed The Truth
makes its North American debut here — but the company is making news of another kind. IFC
has solidified its new streaming channel, IFC Films Unlimited, by expanding to Apple
TV channels, both in the U.S. and Canada. The service launched in the U.S. last May, and today marks the debut of IFC Films Unlimited in Canada.
The Apple deal gives the IFC Films Ott service an important platform where customers can subscribe directly through the Apple TV app, for $5.99 per month. The streaming service launched with just over 400 films available in the U.S.
The subscription video on demand streaming channel is comprised of theatrically released titles from distribution labels IFC Films, Sundance Selects
and genre label IFC Midnight
. The Truth, which premiered at Venice,