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.

ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE Kicks Off 25th Midnight Madness Lineup at Toronto International Film Festival

ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE Kicks Off 25th Midnight Madness Lineup at Toronto International Film Festival

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ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE directed by Lucky McKee will kick off 25 years of Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Since its 1988 launch, the Midnight Madness program emerged as a touchstone of cinematic shock, satiating the adventurous palate of bloodthirsty cinephiles from all over the world,” said Geddes, International Programmer for the Festival. “When the witching hour strikes and the human brain starts slipping into dream mode, the Ryerson Theatre will once again serve up a feast of phantasmagorical characters and jaw-dropping scenes, playing host to bizarre biological monstrosities, ruthless dominatrix gangs, paranormal mirrors, and the hijinks of supernatural cheerleaders.”

Bollywood film SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE Selected for Gala Red Carpet Premiere at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival | TRAILER

Bollywood film SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE Selected for Gala Red Carpet Premiere at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival | TRAILER

SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE

The Bollywood film, SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE, has been invited for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013 for the Gala Red Carpet Premiere. The grand screening, on September 11th at the prominent Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, will be attended by director Maneesh Sharma and writer Jaideep Sahni along with the cast Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and debutant Vaani Kapoor.

2013 Toronto International Film Festival Unveils First Round of Galas and Special Presentations Films | See Complete List of Films

2013 Toronto International Film Festival Unveils First Round of Galas and Special Presentations Films | See Complete List of Films

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The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled the first round of titles set to premiere in the Galas and Special Presentations programs at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival.  This first slate of films includes 40 world premieres from filmmakers including: Bill Condon, Steve McQueen, Sylvain Chomet, John Carney, Jean-Marc Vallée, Atom Egoyan, Amma Asante, Godfrey Reggio, Jason Reitman, John Wells, Denis Villeneuve, Don McKellar, Jasmila Žbanić, Justin Chadwick, Mike Myers, Liza Johnson, Richard Ayoade, David Gordon Green, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Haggis, Manuel Martín Cuenca, Jason Bateman, Bertrand Tavernier and Matthew Weiner.

World Premiere of “THE FIFTH ESTATE” to Open 2013 Toronto International Film Festival | TRAILER

World Premiere of “THE FIFTH ESTATE” to Open 2013 Toronto International Film Festival | TRAILER

THE FIFTH ESTATE

The world premiere of the WikiLeaks movie’ THE FIFTH ESTATE will open the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 5. A dramatic thriller based on real events, directed by Bill Condon THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The film, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book WikiLeaks by David Leigh and Luke Harding, will be released in North America on October 18, 2013.

Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2013 Asian Film Summit

Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2013 Asian Film Summit

 

Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, today announced the return of the Asian Film Summit. Returning to the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, the 2013 Summit will take place during the Festival, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The Summit is a key element of TIFF’s ongoing commitment to building bridges between Asian cinema and the West.

“Last year we were honoured to have among our Asian Film Summit guests filmmakers Chen Kaige, Mira Nair and Eli Roth, film executives Harvey Weinstein, Bill Kong, Chris Dodd, Nina Lath Gupta and Stuart Ford, and global superstar Jackie Chan,” said Bailey. “We’re looking forward to welcoming another stellar lineup of key influencers and film leaders from both sides of the Pacific.”

Toronto International Film Festival Expresses Deep Concern For Missing Syrian Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia

Toronto International Film Festival Expresses Deep Concern For Missing Syrian Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia

The Toronto International Film Festival issued a press release earlier this week expressing deep concern for independent filmmaker and producer Orwa Nyrabia who was reportedly arrested on the 23rd of August at the Damascus airport and has not been seen since. It is believed that he was arrested by one of the security services of the Syrian regime and detained in the jail cells of the intelligence services

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The Toronto International Film Festival® today expressed its deep concern in response to the recent arrest of Orwa Nyrabia, the director of Dox Box, the acclaimed international documentary film festival in Damascus. Nyrabia was arrested on the 23rd of August at the Damascus airport, as he was on his way to Cairo. He was arrested by one of the security services of the Syrian regime and detained in the jail cells of the intelligence services. There has been no news of him since.

Spike Lee’s Bad 25 and Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy Among New Films Added to 2012 Toronto Film Fest

Spike Lee’s Bad 25 and Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy Among New Films Added to 2012 Toronto Film Fest

Nicole Kidman in Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 3 Galas and 18 Special Presentations, including 8 World Premieres, to its 2012 slate. The Festival will close with Paul Andrew Williams’ A Song For Marion, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. 

Films added include Spike Lee’s Bad 25 which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Michael Jackson “Bad” album with unseen footage, and Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy starring Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo and Zac Efron,

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2012. 

World Premieres From Edward Burns Among Films in 2012 Toronto Film Festival’s Contemporary World Cinema Program

World Premieres From Edward Burns Among Films in 2012 Toronto Film Festival’s Contemporary World Cinema Program

The Contemporary World Cinema program at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival will feature the world premieres of films by directors such as Sara Johnsen, Kasia Rosłaniec, Edward Burns, Sion Sono, Robert Connolly, John Akomfrah, Saïd Ould-Khelifa, Annemarie Jacir, Jo Sung-hee and Licinio Azevedo.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2012. 

Film lineup includes:

Mumbai to be Focus of 2012 Toronto International Film Festival City to City Program

Mumbai to be Focus of 2012 Toronto International Film Festival City to City Program

Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced today that the 2012 Festival’s City to City program will focus on Mumbai. “Past editions of City to City explored how filmmakers represented their urban landscape. This year we’ll shift the scope of the program to showcase filmmakers living and working in Mumbai, regardless of where their films are set,” said Bailey, who is currently in Mumbai participating in FICCI FRAMES, the global media […]

TIFF Launches New Festivals For Kids and Youth

TIFF Launches New Festivals For Kids and Youth

TIFF, the organization behind September’s Toronto International Film Festival, announced today two new film festivals directed towards children and youth with a new emphasis on interactive programming, including gaming and participatory activities in a digital environment. The two new film festivals represent an evolution of the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth, effectively dividing its programming into separate events for two age groups. Running from April 10 through 22, 2012, the TIFF […]

TIFF is Calling Young Filmmakes for the TIFF Kids and TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers competitions and TIFF Kids Juries

TIFF is Calling Young Filmmakes for the TIFF Kids and TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers competitions and TIFF Kids Juries

Toronto International Film Festival is encouraging young filmmakers and cinephiles to take part in its two new film festivals, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, both happening this Spring at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Running from April 10 through 22, 2012, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival will celebrate special programming and activities for children aged 3 to 13. The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival runs May 10 through […]

TIFF to Screen Feature and Short Films on the 2011 Top Ten list

TIFF to Screen Feature and Short Films on the 2011 Top Ten list

TIFF kicks off the eleventh annual Canada’s Top Ten on January 5, 2012 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The event offers public screenings of feature and short films on the Top Ten list, introductions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers – including Guy Maddin, Philippe Falardeau, Jean-Marc Vallée and Nathan Morlando – and a panel featuring Canada’s Top Ten filmmakers discussing the gangster/crime genre in Canadian film. Canada’s Top Ten will run to January 15. Select films […]

Toronto International Film Festival unveils its 2011 top 10 Films

Toronto International Film Festival unveils its 2011 top 10 Films

Toronto International Film Festival unveiled the top 10 best features and top 10 best short films of 2011.  Canada’s Top Ten films are chosen from features, shorts, documentaries, animation and experimental films. Each film must have premiered at a major film festival or obtained a commercial theatrical release in Canada in 2011. The filmmaker must be a Canadian citizen or resident, and have a history of working in Canada or on Canadian-financed films. Monsieur Lazhar, […]

Toronto International Film Festival Supports Detained Iranian Filmmakers

Toronto International Film Festival Supports Detained Iranian Filmmakers

The Toronto International Film Festival in a press release expressed its deep concern in response to the recent arrest of six Iranian filmmakers by the Iranian authorities on charges of espionage. The six filmmakers are Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Katayoun Shahabi, Hadi Afarideh, Nasser Saffarian, Shahnama Bazdar and Mohsen Shahrnazdar. The detaineed filmmakers have been accused of collaborating with the BBC network, forbidden in Iran, and of portraying a negative image of the country in their films. […]

From the Sky Down, Davis Guggenheim’s documentary about Irish band U2 to open 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

From the Sky Down, Davis Guggenheim’s documentary about Irish band U2 to open 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

Following the trend set by Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival will also open on September 8 with a documentary film, – the world premiere Gala Presentation of From the Sky Down – Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim’s documentary about Irish band U2. “For the first time in 36 years the Toronto International Film Festival will open with a documentary,” said Cameron Bailey, Co-Director of the Toronto International […]

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals a Selection of Films in 2011 Lineup

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals a Selection of Films in 2011 Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a selection of films in the 2011 Galas and Special Presentations programmes. Running from September 8 to 18, 2011, this year’s Festival presents the world premieres of films from directors Bruce Beresford, Luc Besson, Rémi Bezancon, Cameron Crowe, Terence Davies, Mathieu Demy, Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, Roland Emmerich, Julian Farino, Jim Field Smith, Francis Ford Coppola, Marc Foster, Rodrigo Garcia, Lasse Hallstrom, Huh Jong-ho, Cédric Kahn, Jonathan Levine, […]

Toronto International Film Festival Top 10 Films in 2010

Toronto International Film Festival Top 10 Films in 2010

Toronto International Film Festival has compiled its list of the top 10 Canadian feature films and short films in 2010. “It’s a pretty diverse list, everything from micro-budget movies to international co-productions,” Steve Gravestock, TIFF’s associate director of Canadian programming said. In alphabetical order: Les Amours imaginaires: Xavier Dolan’s second film, following his acclaimed debut, J’ai tué ma mère, features a ménage a trois involving two friends, a young man and a young woman, competing […]

The National Film Board of Canada Brings Three Films To Toronto International Film Festival

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19, 2010) with three films—the world premiere of Sturla Gunnarsson’s documentary about Canadian scientist and activist David Suzuki; the Canadian premiere of animator Claude Cloutier’s latest short; and Theodore Ushev’s animated tribute to filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. Award-winning director Sturla Gunnarsson presents a biography of ideas featuring iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki. At 73 years of age, […]