Toronto International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Toronto International Film Festival
SINCE: 1976
WHERE: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
WEBSITE: www.tiff.net
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. Our vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

2015 Toronto International Film Festival Award Winners; ROOM Wins People Choice Awards| TRAILER

2015 Toronto International Film Festival Award Winners; ROOM Wins People Choice Awards| TRAILER

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival today announced award winners, and Room (pictured above) by Lenny Abrahamson is the winner of the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. Told through the eyes of five-year-old-Jack, Room is a thrilling and emotional tale that celebrates the resilience and power of the human spirit. To Jack, the Room is the world…it’s where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. But while it’s home to […]

DEMON Director Marcin Wrona Dies While Attending Film Festival

DEMON Director Marcin Wrona Dies While Attending Film Festival

Polish director Marcin Wrona was found dead in his hotel room on Friday night, while attending the Gdynia Film Festival in the Baltic city of Gdynia for the Polish premiere of his latest movie Demon. He was 42. “Demon” made its world premiere last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, A police spokesman in Gdynia, Michal Rusak, said police found the body of a 42-year-old man, whom he did not identify, at a hotel in Gdynia. The […]

JAMES WHITE Starring Rapper Kid Cudi, Cynthia Nixon to Premiere in Canada at Toronto International Film Festival

JAMES WHITE Starring Rapper Kid Cudi, Cynthia Nixon to Premiere in Canada at Toronto International Film Festival

Josh Mond’s JAMES WHITE will make its Canadian premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in the Discovery Program. Starring Christopher Abbot, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Cynthia Nixon, Ron Livingston, David Call, and Mackenzie Leigh, JAMES WHITE is a coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless, self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.  JAMES WHITE was the recipient of the 2015 Sundance “Best of Next” Award. James White (Christopher Abbott) is a […]

HE NAMED ME MALALA Among Young Film Enthusiasts Top 10 2015 TIFF Picks

HE NAMED ME MALALA Among Young Film Enthusiasts Top 10 2015 TIFF Picks

The TIFF Next Wave committee of young film enthusiasts has hand-picked 10 Toronto International Film Festival films that will resonate with their peers. Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of young film enthusiasts, hailing from schools across the Greater Toronto Area. In order to help their peers navigate the Festival, the Committee has identified […]

30 Films Selected for 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Discovery Program

30 Films Selected for 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Discovery Program

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its Discovery program showcasing 30 feature films, including 16 World Premieres, by first and second time directors from Canada and across the globe. The diverse 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Discovery Program lineup includes Desde Allá, an intense social drama from Venezuelan newcomer Lorenzo Vigas; Tom and Sam McKeith’s Manila-set thriller Beast; German filmmaker Sebastian Ko’s riveting suspense We Monsters; Michael Lennox’s A Patch of Fog which chronicles a […]

Elle Fanning is Transgender Teen in ABOUT RAY to World Premiere at Toronto Film Fest | TRAILER

Elle Fanning is Transgender Teen in ABOUT RAY to World Premiere at Toronto Film Fest | TRAILER

The Weinsten Company has released the official trailer for ABOUT RAY directed by Gaby Dellal and World Premiere as a Special Presentation at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film which features an all star cast including Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Sam Trammel, Linda Emond and Tate Donovan will open in theaters on Friday, September 18th. ABOUT RAY tells the stirring and touching story of a family of three generations living under one […]

2015 TIFF Kids Program Incl. World Premiere of Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant with Jennifer Aniston

2015 TIFF Kids Program Incl. World Premiere of Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant with Jennifer Aniston

The Toronto International Film Festival will present an international selection of family-friendly films as part of the 2015 TIFF Kids program. The lineup opens a world of cultural perspectives for young festival-goers, presenting everything from animated adventures to touching coming-of-age stories. The 2015 TIFF Kids program boasts the world premiere of the remastered and expanded Brad Bird classic The Iron Giant with performances from Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr. The Boy and the Beast […]

Toronto International Film Festival to Hold Live Script Read of Rob Reiner’s Classic “The Princess Bride”

Toronto International Film Festival to Hold Live Script Read of Rob Reiner’s Classic “The Princess Bride”

The Princess Bride script is the subject of the Jason Reitman Live Read at the upcoming 40th Toronto International Film Festival.  Jason Reitman Live Read is a unique event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. The script of Rob Reiner’s “beloved classic” will be presented to audiences in a one-take read-through with Reitman narrating stage direction. “The Princess Bride premiered at the Festival in 1987 and has captured audiences’ imaginations ever since,” […]

2015 Toronto International Film Festival Short Cuts Program Lineup

2015 Toronto International Film Festival Short Cuts Program Lineup

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival announced the lineup for the Short Cuts program. Thirty-eight international shorts join the previously announced Canadian shorts, which will screen in 11 curated program. The compelling lineup encompasses works from filmmakers representing an impressive 35 countries. From provocative narratives to compelling animation, from insightful dramas to profoundly moving documentaries, the works in Short Cuts showcase unique, yet universal, stories about the human condition, in short form. The 40th Toronto […]

New Films by Miguel Gomes, Tsai Ming-liang Among 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Wavelengths Program

New Films by Miguel Gomes, Tsai Ming-liang Among 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Wavelengths Program

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Wavelengths program will present 54 films, videos and installations by some of the world’s most influential auteurs and artists who challenge conventional expression and seek to redefine the art of cinema. Curated by Andréa Picard, with contributions from members of TIFF’s international programming team, Wavelengths comprises experimental film and video art, category-defying feature-length films — many of which flout the traditional fact-fiction boundaries and opt instead for cinema at […]

60 Films on 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Contemporary World Cinema Lineup

60 Films on 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Contemporary World Cinema Lineup

60 films from countries across the globe were announced today in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Contemporary World Cinema program. Spotlighting work from some of the world’s finest international filmmakers, the lineup delivers an array of compelling films for Festival audiences to savor, journeying through unique and universal stories told on film. Included in the lineup is the latest from directors Christian Zübert, Nabil Ayouch, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Alexandra-Therese Keining, Grímur Hákonarson, Erik Matti, Oliver […]

New Films Featuring Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, Robert Redford + Closing Night FIlm MR. RIGHT Added to 40th Toronto International Film Festival

New Films Featuring Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, Robert Redford + Closing Night FIlm MR. RIGHT Added to 40th Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right. Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham, and the latest onscreen appearances from Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Drew Barrymore, Tom Hiddleston, Naomi […]

2015 Toronto International Film Festival In Conversation With … Lineup to Feature Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman, and Matthew Weiner

2015 Toronto International Film Festival In Conversation With … Lineup to Feature Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman, and Matthew Weiner

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival In Conversation With … invites audiences to four unique, intimate sessions with preeminent stars from the film and television worlds. Offering compelling, in-depth exchanges and revealing personal experiences from their latest projects, this year’s lineup of special guests includes Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman, and Matthew Weiner. “Our In Conversation With… events always offer something unexpected. Whether it’s a personal anecdote, a surprising fact, or an industry tidbit, […]

Danish War Drama LAND OF MINE to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Danish War Drama LAND OF MINE to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Martin Zandvliet’s war drama “Land of Mine” will open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival’s brand new section, Platform. The film, Zandvliet’s third, unearths a lesser known chapter of Danish postwar history Taking place in May 1945 only a few days after the end of the war, the film tells the story of how a group of German prisoners of war were brought to Denmark and forced to disarm the two million land mines that […]

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12 Bold + Unique Films In Inaugural Platform Lineup of 40th Toronto International Film Festival

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival revealed the inaugural lineup for Platform, the new juried program that champions director’s cinema from around the world. “We created this new program as a way to sharpen our focus on artistically ambitious cinema in our 40th year and we are thrilled to be able to put the spotlight on these 12 brilliant filmmakers this September,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. “They are major creative forces: the […]

Harlan County, USA Among Classic Films on 2015 TIFF Cinematheque Program

Harlan County, USA Among Classic Films on 2015 TIFF Cinematheque Program

The Toronto International Film Festival announces the lineup for its 2015 TIFF Cinematheque program, featuring both 35mm prints as well as new digital restorations of classic films from around the world including Marcel Ophüls’ The Memory of Justice, Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers and Kelly Reichardt’s River of Grass. “We believe that cinema has a rich heritage that must be protected, celebrated and preserved for current and future generations. This year’s TIFF Cinematheque lineup […]