Category Archives: TIFF Next Wave

2-fists-up 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 […]

divines 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™. […]

Partners in Crime February 13

TIFF Next Wave: Partners in Crime

In director Chang Jung-chi psychological thriller, Partners in Crime, the lives of three vastly different students are changed forever by the suspicious death of a fellow student. Although Huang, Lin, and Yeh all attend the same Taipei high school, their paths had not crossed until the day they discovered Hsai Wei-chiao’s lifeless body in an […]

Boy 7 February 13

TIFF Next Wave: Boy 7

Sam (Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen) wakes up on a crowded subway with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. After a confrontation with the police reveals that he possesses above average combat abilities, the confused teenager sets out to uncover his true identity. Aided by the mysterious Lara (Ella-June Henrard), […]

Wet Bum February 12

TIFF Next Wave: Wet Bum

The confines of a swimming pool serve as the perfect metaphor for the awkwardness of adolescence in Wet Bum, the charming and moving debut film from Lindsay MacKay. Underneath the calming waters of the pool is where Sam (Julia Sarah Stone, who gives an outstanding performance) is most at peace. With each graceful stroke she […]

McFarland 2 February 04

McFarland and Girlhood to Play TIFF Next Wave

Girlhood The next generation of movie lovers takes over TIFF Bell Lightbox for the fourth annual TIFF Next Wave Film Festival™. Youth aged 14 to 18 will experience the world of cinema — including Canadian and international films and special guests — and life behind the lens, as they take part in emerging talent competitions […]