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 Reveals Vanguard Film Program Lineup

2015 Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Vanguard Film Program Lineup

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival revealed today its Vanguard program featuring new work from 14 daring filmmakers who are transcending the boundaries of creative vision where art house and genre films will spectacularly collide. “Delving into the dark side of humanity and dangerously sexy, this year’s Vanguard lineup has something unique for everyone,” says International Programmer Colin Geddes. “We’re leading audiences into a wild world of emotional sensations, demons and strange sea creatures — […]

Action, Horror, Shock and Fantasy Films on Midnight Madness Lineup for 2015 Toronto Film Festival

Action, Horror, Shock and Fantasy Films on Midnight Madness Lineup for 2015 Toronto Film Festival

Midnight Madness returns to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to satiate late night audiences’ appetites for wild sensory stimulation. The program will present the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy films from the rabble-rousers of cinema, opening with Jeremy Saulnier’s tense siege shocker Green Room. “Midnight Madness winds up Festival audiences as the days are winding down and they are hungry for more,” says Colin Geddes, International Programmer for the Festival. “From adrenaline-filled […]

Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi Among 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Masters of Cinema Lineup

Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi Among 2015 Toronto International Film Festival Masters of Cinema Lineup

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival today announced the selections for the 2015 Masters program. This year’s lineup features the latest bold, exciting and moving works from masters of contemporary cinema, including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wim Wenders, Jafar Panahi, Philippe Garrel, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hong Sang-soo, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Patricio Guzmán. Films screening as part of the Masters program include: 11 Minutes (11 Minut) Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/Ireland North American Premiere A jealous husband out of control, his […]

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Yo-Yo Ma, Janis Joplin and Ukraine Among Toronto International Film Festival 2015 Documentary Program

The Toronto International Film Festival 2015 documentary program presents a diverse mix of international works featuring a wide array of award-winning directors. The TIFF Docs line-up includes revelatory looks at celebrated performers like Yo-Yo Ma, Arcade Fire and Sharon Jones; fresh global perspectives on Ukraine, Haiti, China, and the Middle East; films about film; and loving attention to horses and dogs. “Emotions run high in this year’s documentaries from passionate performers to angry protestors,” said […]

Guy Édoin’s “Ville-Marie” to World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Guy Édoin’s “Ville-Marie” to World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Canadian filmmaker Guy Édoin’s second feature film Ville-Marie will World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a “Special Presentation”.  “It is a great honour that Ville-Marie will have its world premiere at TIFF, a festival that has seen me grow and evolve as a filmmaker over the course of my five films” declared the director. The film stars Monica Bellucci (Spectre), Pascale Bussières (When Night Is Falling), Patrick Hivon (À l’origine d’un cri)  and Aliocha Schneider (Le […]

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Short Films Lineup

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Short Films Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a slate of 44 short films packed with strong emerging voices and uniquely Canadian perspectives. This year’s roster is highlighted by a record number of Canadian works in the Wavelengths program – from smart satire to savvy social commentary, twists on genre to gut-punching powerful dramas, quirky documentaries to delightfully deranged animation and daring, formal experiments, these works showcase fascinating, provocative stories in short form. Films in the Short […]

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40th Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Canadian Films on Lineup

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival taking place September 10 to 20, 2015, revealed a lineup of bold Canadian works by filmmakers including Patricia Rozema, André Turpin, Anne Émond, Kazik Radwanski and Guy Édoin, documentarians Mina Shum and Avi Lewis, trailblazers Bruce McDonald, Guy Maddin and Philippe Falardeau, promising new work from Andrew Cividino, Adam Garnet Jones and Stephen Dunn, and an impressive first feature by renowned visual contemporary artist Mark Lewis. From hardcore horror […]

2015 Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Round of Films, Incl. World Premieres from Michael Moore, Deepa Mehta | TRAILERS

2015 Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Round of Films, Incl. World Premieres from Michael Moore, Deepa Mehta | TRAILERS

The Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programs of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. Of the 15 Galas and 34 Special Presentations announced, this initial lineup includes films from such acclaimed directors as Ridley Scott, Michael Moore, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason Bateman, Cary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, […]

DEMOLITION Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts to Open 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

DEMOLITION Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts to Open 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall. “Over the years the Festival has been proud to present Jean-Marc Vallée’s feature films including Black List, C.R.A.Z.Y., Café de Flore, The Young Victoria, Dallas Buyers Club and Wild,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. “Vallée is a proud […]

Sarah Polley’s STORIES WE TELL Among 4th All-Time Top Ten List of Canadian Films

Sarah Polley’s STORIES WE TELL Among 4th All-Time Top Ten List of Canadian Films

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today announced the results of its fourth Canada’s All-Time Top Ten List, an international poll of industry and academics‎ on the most memorable Canadian films. This is the fourth edition of TIFF’s All-Time Top Ten List; previous lists were released in 1984, 1993 and 2004. “In our 40th year we are celebrating our national cinema by revisiting the list of top Canadian films, with help from our esteemed colleagues in the […]

THE GRAND SEDUCTION and THE LUNCHBOX Win Toronto Intl FIlm Fest’s Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards

THE GRAND SEDUCTION and THE LUNCHBOX Win Toronto Intl FIlm Fest’s Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards

Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction and Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox are winners of the 11th annual Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards. The Grand Seduction (pictured above) was named Best Canadian Film and The Lunchbox was selected as the Best International Film. Now in its 11th year, the annual Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards are decided by audiences across the country who vote for their favorite film shown at a Film Circuit screening. Film Circuit is Toronto International […]

Toronto International Film Festival Announced 2014 Winners, “The Imitation Game” “Beats of the Antonov” Win People’s Choice Awards

Toronto International Film Festival Announced 2014 Winners, “The Imitation Game” “Beats of the Antonov” Win People’s Choice Awards

The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game

The Toronto International Film Festival announced award winners from the 39th Festival which wrapped on Sunday evening.  This year marked the 37th year that Toronto audiences were able to cast a ballot for their favorite Festival film, with the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. This year’s award went to Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and custom award, sponsored by Grolsch. The first runner up is Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive. The second runner up is Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent.

New International Shorts Programme to Launch at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

New International Shorts Programme to Launch at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival, announced that Short Cuts International, a program of international short films will premiere at the 2014 Festival. “With new technologies and a constant influx of new talent, short filmmaking is flourishing,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “As TIFF expands its global reach, we want to bring some of the world’s finest short films to the audience, industry and media that gather in Toronto every year.”

TIFF Reveals Canada’s Top Ten Films of 2013

TIFF Reveals Canada’s Top Ten Films of 2013

  Asphalt Watches Shayne Ehman and Seth ScriverASPHALT WATCHES, Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver

Toronto International Film Festival announced Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival feature film selections for 2013, and Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival short film selections for 2013 that will screen in the 13th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. The 10-day festival runs January 3 to 12, 2014 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. 

38th Toronto International Film Festival Announces Winners; Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE Wins People Choice Award

38th Toronto International Film Festival Announces Winners; Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE Wins People Choice Award

Steve McQueen's 12 YEARS A SLAVESteve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival today announced its award recipients at a reception at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto.  Among the top prizes, Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE won the BlackBerry People’s Choice Award.  The film tells the incredible true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and finally freed in 1853. The story is a triumphant tale of one man’s courage and perseverance to reunite with his family that serves as an important historical and cultural marker in American history.  The BlackBerry People’s Choice Documentary Award went to Jehane Noujaim for THE SQUARE.

Christoph Rainer’s REQUIEM FOR A ROBOT Wins 2013 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition at TIFF | WATCH FILM

Christoph Rainer’s REQUIEM FOR A ROBOT Wins 2013 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition at TIFF | WATCH FILM

Christoph RainerChristoph Rainer

RBC and the Toronto International Film Festival  announced the winners of the 2013 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition.  Christoph Rainer, Vienna, Austria is the national winner and received $20,000 prize.  In Christoph Rainer’s film REQUIEM FOR A ROBOT,  Rob, a worn out robot with a corrupt memory, drowns his sorrows of his ‘screwed’ existence in alcohol and asks himself the essential question: what did he do wrong?

Controversial South African Film “OF GOOD REPORT” Among Lineup for Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery Program

Controversial South African Film “OF GOOD REPORT” Among Lineup for Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery Program

OF GOOD REPORT directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka.OF GOOD REPORT directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka.

The Toronto International Film Festival announced the lineup for the Discovery program, highlighting 28 first and second feature films made by outstanding filmmakers from Canada and around the world. The lineup includes the international premiere of the controversial South African film OF GOOD REPORT directed by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka.

WITCHING & BITCHING Added to Toronto International Film Festival + Masters Program Lineup

WITCHING & BITCHING Added to Toronto International Film Festival + Masters Program Lineup

WITCHING & BITCHING (LAS BRUJAS DE ZUGARRAMURDI)WITCHING & BITCHING (LAS BRUJAS DE ZUGARRAMURDI)

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival today announced the films in the Masters program, which highlights the work of the world’s most compelling cinematic creators. The program features a diverse collection of new films including world premieres from Quebecois directors Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires and Finnish filmmaker Pirjo Honkasalo; and North American premieres by Jia Zhangke, Jafar Panahi, Kim Ki-duk, Edgar Rietz and Claire Denis. One additional title has also been announced in the Midnight Madness program: the world premiere of Alex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi).

3 Galas and 19 Special Film Presentations Added to 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

3 Galas and 19 Special Film Presentations Added to 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

ROCK THE CASBAHROCK THE CASBAH

The Toronto International Film Festival announced the addition of 3 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to the 2013 Festival program, including 12 World Premieres. The festival will be the first to premiere films by directors Fred Schepisi, Alberto Arvelo, Reha Erdem, Dexter Fletcher, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Megan Griffiths, Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu, Kevin Macdonald, Arie Posin, Charlie Stratton, Nils Tavernier and John Turturro. The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5 to 15, 2013.

39 Shorts on Lineup for Short Cuts Canada Program at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

39 Shorts on Lineup for Short Cuts Canada Program at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

COCHEMARE Maciek Szczerbowski and Chris LavisCOCHEMARE Maciek Szczerbowski and Chris Lavis

The Toronto International Film Festival revealed the lineup of 39 shorts in this year’s Short Cuts Canada program. Dedicated to presenting the best short films from emerging and established Canadian filmmakers, the lineup includes 15 returning filmmakers and a host of 3D and animated films. New this year, 24 hours after their Festival premiere, films will be available to screen at YouTube.com/TIFF until September 19. The Festival also announced the YouTube Award for Best Canadian Short Film, which includes a $10,000 cash prize. The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5 to 15, 2013.

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils Canadian Films on 2013 Lineup

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils Canadian Films on 2013 Lineup

Enemy directed Denis Villeneuve, starring Jake GyllenhaalEnemy directed Denis Villeneuve, starring Jake Gyllenhaal

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival which runs September 5 to 15, 2013, unveiled a lineup of Canadian features packed with world premieres ranging from first time filmmakers to Canadian indie icon Bruce McDonald and Denis Villeneuve,  The City of Toronto and Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film will be given to one of many outstanding Canadian filmmakers, with the Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film being presented to the breakout Canadian filmmaker with the most impressive debut feature at the Festival. 

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils 2013 Documentary Film Lineup

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils 2013 Documentary Film Lineup

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The Toronto International Film Festival announced its 2013 lineup of documentaries, which included a mix of world premieres from first-time and veteran filmmakers, along with a strong Canadian lineup. World premieres include Chris Jordan’s directorial debut MIDWAY, described as a visually stunning work on albatrosses; Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren’s THE DOG, the story of the real life bank robber who inspired Dog Day Afternoon; illusionists Penn & Teller on an inventor’s far-fetched ambition with their debut TIM’S VERMEER (produced by Penn Jillette, directed by Teller); John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, on the hidden legacy of a street photographer; and BEYOND THE EDGE, Leanne Pooley’s 3D, suspenseful retracing of the first climb to the world’s highest peak.