The TIFF Next Wave Committee of young film enthusiasts has hand-picked 10 Toronto International Film Festival youth-driven films that will resonate with their peers.
Now in its seventh year, TIFF Next Wave was developed to maximize the Festival experience of young film aficionados navigating TIFF’s vast selection. The Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18, selected from a pool of young film buffs hailing from schools across the Greater Toronto Area. They work with TIFF on a year-round basis to plan youth-focused events, including their own annual TIFF Next Wave Film Festival in February.
The Committee has chosen the following Festival selections as works that will appeal to other young cinephiles in the making:
Divines Houda Benyamina, France/Qatar (Discovery) North American Premiere
The Edge of Seventeen Kelly Fremon Craig, USA (Gala Presentations) World Premiere
Handsome Devil John Butler, Ireland (Contemporary World Cinema) World Premiere
India in a Day Richie Mehta, India/United Kingdom (TIFF Docs) International Premiere
Layla M. Mijke de Jong, Netherlands/Belgium/Germany/Jordan (Platform) World Premiere
Moonlight Barry Jenkins, USA (Platform) International Premiere
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Dash Shaw, USA (Vanguard) World Premiere
Noces Stephan Streker, Belgium/France/Luxembourg/Pakistan (Discovery) International Premiere
The Wedding Ring (Zin’naariyâ!) Rahmatou Keïta, Niger/Burkina Faso/France (Contemporary World Cinema) World Premiere
Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming) North American Premiere
Ann Marie Fleming, Canada (Special Presentations)
The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8 to 18, 2016.