Category Archives: TIFF

August 15

TIFF Unveils Strong Masters Programme

The Toronto International Film Festival® has earned global recognition for its breadth of diversity and innovation in programming, and the lineup for the Masters programme is no exception. The slate of 11 films includes an outstanding list of prolific filmmakers known for taking stylistic and thematic risks with their work, including Alanis Obomsawin, the first […]

August 15

TIFF Announces Contemporary World Cinema Slate

The Toronto International Film Festival® revealed today the 48 titles from international filmmakers that make up the Festival’s Contemporary World Cinema slate. This year’s programme features a powerful lineup that covers disparate regions of the world with a strong presence from Latin America, Scandinavia, and Central Europe. The schedule includes an eclectic mix that showcases […]

August 15

TIFF Adds to its Gala and Special Presentation Lineups

The Toronto International Film Festival® today unveiled its second serving of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes in September. Six Galas and 32 Special Presentations have been added to the lineup of leading titles already announced. Audiences can look forward to innovative storytelling from some of the most prominent filmmakers and actors […]

August 09

29 Canadian Short Films Added to TIFF’s Short Cuts Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today the 29 Canadian short films that will light up the screens this September. The 2017 lineup includes the directorial efforts of multiple TIFF alumni, accomplished actors, filmmakers with recent projects at multiple major Festivals and discoveries by TIFF programmers that together round out a powerful and eclectic mix. […]

August 09

Canadian Storytellers Shine Bright at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled today the 25 titles that make up the Festival’s Canadian feature slate. Featuring a crop of provocative first features, this year’s diverse and varied Canadian lineup boasts one of the highest numbers of feature directorial debuts ever, as well as one of the highest numbers of films from Western […]

August 03

TIFF Unveils Strong Platform Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled its lineup of 12 films for this year’s Platform programme, following on the success of last year’s Platform, which included celebrated films such as William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie and Barry Jenkins’s Academy Award Best Picture winner, Moonlight. This year’s lineup hails from eight countries on five […]

August 01

TIFF’s Short Cuts Announces International Offerings

The Toronto International Film Festival® has unveiled the 35 exceptional short films that make up the International portion of this year’s Short Cuts programme. A lineup that stands out for its diversity of voices and backgrounds, the International selection for 2017 includes works from over 30 countries in 16 different languages, with a strong presence […]

August 01

Midnight Madness Set to Energize TIFF Audiences

Tomb it may concern: strap in, secure your spooktacles, and feel free to let loose a mighty battle cry, because Midnight Madness has just launched its lineup for the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival®, presented by new programmer Peter Kuplowsky. Screening for near-riotous crowds into the wee hours, this year’s films are guaranteed to melt […]

August 01

Barack Obama and Jim Carrey Highlight TIFF Docs Programme

The Toronto International Film Festival’s® 2017 documentary programme presents a distinct collection of works from award-winning directors with an increased number of World Premieres and potential awards contenders. The TIFF Docs section will open with Sophie Fiennes’ Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami, a film that captures the legendary performer on and off stage. The lineup […]

August 01

Borg/McEnroe to Open TIFF 2017

TIFF will serve up one of the most exciting duels in sports history to kick off the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival®. The World Premiere of Borg/McEnroe will be the Opening Night Gala film at Roy Thomson Hall on September 7. Directed by Janus Metz and written by Ronnie Sandahl, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, […]

April 08

TIFF Kids 2017: Not Without Us!, Jeffrey

The 2017 TIFF Kids International Film Festival opened this weekend bringing a wealth of movies that will educate, inspire and entertain children and adults alike. Celebrating its’ 20th anniversary, and running from April 7 through 23 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, it is the premier festival for children ages 3–13 (and those young at heart) and […]

March 02

Smurfs, Ballerina, and more play 20th Anniversary of TIFF Kids International Film Festival

From a young boy seeking the acceptance of his mother’s new family, to the trials a child faces in their quest for education, strong and dynamic young protagonists dominate the screen at the 2017 TIFF Kids International Film Festival™. From April 7 through 23, TIFF Bell Lightbox welcomes the next generation of film lovers for […]

February 18

TIFF Next Wave: 2 Fists Up

“They were trying to police how we fight for liberation” states Ayanna Poole, a University of Missouri student and founding member of the school’s Concerned Student 1950 activism group, recounting one particular protest that was designed to get a face-to-face meeting with university president Tim Wolfe. Despite being told to move their protest to the […]

January 18

TIFF Next Wave Announces 2017 Lineup

Your first love. Your first loss. The first time you broke the rules and felt the thrill. Some of the most magical moments in life are your firsts — many of them happening in your youth. Take a trip back in time and relive your firsts at the sixth annual TIFF Next Wave Film Festival™. […]

January 16

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival: Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)

If we wait long enough everything will change. Our perception of self, love and family will all have greater meaning. Of course, one needs to be open to the notion that life is rarely what it appears to be. It is this inner journey towards understanding that marks the visual splendor of Ann Marie Fleming’s […]

January 14

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival: Blind Vaysha

Blind Vaysha is an allegorical animated short from Theodore Ushev, and it is an absolute triumph. Narrated by Caroline Dhavernas, the film is an adaptation of a 2001 short story by Georgi Gospodinov about a young girl who is born with a peculiar affliction: her left eye sees only the past and her right eye […]

January 13

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival: Maliglutit (Searchers)

The latest film by Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) is another intriguing look at the people and landscapes of the North. While inspired by John Ford’s 1956 western classic The Searchers, it feels wrong to call Maliglutit, which he co-directs with Natar Ungalaaq, a remake. It is much more than that. Kunuk […]

December 19

Keanu Reeves Narrates TIFF’s “The Film Prayer” Short Film

  Last month TIFF announced it was launching its Save This Moment campaign. The goal is to raise funds to support their acquisition and restoration of incredible 35mm film prints. These films cover a wide spectrum of acclaimed international and home grown works. As part of their campaign, TIFF has released a short film narrated […]

December 08

TIFF Unveils Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival Lineup

TIFF taps the nation’s leading filmmakers for its 16th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival lineup, showcasing the top 10 features, shorts and student shorts for 2016. Established in 2001, the festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema to raise awareness of Canadian achievements in film. Running January 13 to 26, 2017 at TIFF Bell […]

November 16

TIFF to Launch Save This Moment Campaign

You are sitting in the cinema. Hunkered down in your seat. The lights begin to dim, filling the cinema with darkness; the room falls silent. A beautiful, flickering light emanating from the booth behind you illuminates the screen, forming a moving picture as a film strip whirls through a projector… Moving images have not only […]