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Toronto Film Festival Dailies


The Toronto International Film Festival, to be held September 8 to 18, 2016 in Canada's most vibrant and exciting metropolis, has become one of the most important film events on the festival calendar.

Showcasing more than 250 films and hosting industryites from around the world, Toronto can "make or break" films looking for international distribution and a chance at Oscar gold. From glitzy red carpet premieres to challenging art films to cutting edge new media, the Festival offers something for every taste.

Past Coverage 2014 2015 - Coverage 2016 in French   English

The 41th Toronto International Film Festival takes place SEPTEMBER 8 – 18, 2016

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Video Capture of The TIFF awards ceremony

The TIFF awards ceremony announcing the Grolsch People's Choice Award, Platform Jury Prize and much more. list of winners: http://www.filmfestivals.com/blog/toronto_film_festival_dailies/winners_at_tiff_2017_announced ...

Winners at TIFF 2017 announced

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 42nd Festival wraps up this evening. The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of Marit van den Elshout, Head of CineMart at the International Film Festival Rotterdam; award-winning filmmaker Jo...

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, The Current War) is set to star in GYPSY BOY by Morgan Matthews

Academy AwardÒ, BAFTA and Golden GlobeÒ nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, THE CURRENT WAR) is set to star in GYPSY BOY, the film adaptation based on Mikey Walsh’s best-selling memoirs, it was announced today by producers Dee Koppang O’Leary (Netflix’s “The Crown”) and Kevin Loader (MY COUSIN RACHEL, THE DEATH OF STALIN). Morgan Matthews, the two-time BAFTA Award winning director whose first narrative feature was the highly ac...

EFP Presents 59 Former PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE and EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS

Celebrating World Premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 BORG/MCENROE by Janus Metz featuring Tuva Novotny (European Shooting Star Sweden 2002) co-produced by Jarkko Hentula (PoM Finland 2004) The 42nd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 7 – 17, 2017) presents a strong slate of European World Premieres in various festival sections. More than half of the films – 38 in total – star 21 former EUROPEAN SHOO...

TIFF screens New documentary from Sam Pollard on Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr.

American Masters Pictures proudly presents - SAMMY DAVIS, JR: I'VE GOTTA BE ME -  the new documentary from legendary award-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard that brings an intimate, in depth and candid look into the life of one of our most ground breaking and iconic performers in the world, Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr.  Premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, this moving and compelling film lets viewers see the highs and lows of this extraordinary man as ...

Where are the women?

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For far too long, talented women have been unheralded and unheard.   Here are the facts: Of the top 250 films of 2016, just 7% were directed by women. Of the top 100 films of 2016, only 29% of all protagonists were female. Of the top 100 films of 2016, females accounted for only 32% of all speaking characters. You can help TIFF change this narrative -- right now! I’m so proud that TI...

TIFF Industry Program of 67 conferences

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 More than 150 guest speakers will take the stage including Glenn Close, Cassian Elwes, Armie Hammer, Mary Harron, Armando Iannucci, Franklin Leonard, Morgan Spurlock, Syrinthia Studer, Graham Taylor and Larry Wilmore. The six-day conference, which runs September 8-13, will incite provocative discussions and inspire innovative strategies for creative and business leadership. It will feature a range of curated programmes, which brings emphasis to different elements of industry debate inc...

Piers Handling Announces 2018 Will Be His Final Year at TIFF

          TORONTO – Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, announced today 2018 will be his final year leading the Toronto International Film Festival®. After almost 25 years at the helm of one of Canada’s most important cultural organizations Piers will leave behind an unparalleled legacy of accomplishments and innovation.    “Because of Piers’ le...

World Premiere at TIFF of Academy Award® nominee Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq

The Toronto International Film Festival® proudly announces the World Premiere of Academy Award® nominee Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq., completing the 2017 Official Programme Selection. Written and directed by Gilroy and featuring an amazing transformation by Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. is the newest and final addition to TIFF’s Special Presentations programme, furthering Washington and Gilroy’s collaborative relationship with the Festival.   ...

TIFF Special Event Screening of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk at Cinesphere in Honour of IMAX’s 50th Anniversary

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENT  SCREENING OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S DUNKIRK AT CINESPHERE IN HONOUR OF IMAX’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY   Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan will be in attendance for the screening followed by a conversation      TORONTO —  In honour of the 50th anniversary of IMAX Corporation, the Toronto Inte...

TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival Winners

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TIFF is thrilled to announce the winners of the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, an international, digital festival. The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, which showcases 60-second micro-shorts, had no shortage of diversity and creativity in submissions this year. Entries received were from countries all over the world, including Colombia, Norway, Lebanon and the United States. The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival is presented by UNIQLO.   “This year’s festival attracted an impre...

5 new members to TIFF's Board of Directors

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TIFF announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Geoff Beattie, Frank Kollmar, Leslie Noble, and Jeffrey Remedios. “The vast experience and perspectives of Jennifer, Geoff, Frank, and Leslie will be a huge asset to us — they are a great addition to our already very strong team,” said Jennifer Tory, new Chair of the Board of Directors, TIFF. “They have all held top roles in various organizations, and their unique experie...

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s Angry Inuk Wins The Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award

  Angry Inuk has been voted winner of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award. TIFF’s celebration of Canadian cinema, screen talent, and creativity crowned its people choice award winner, with Toronto audiences voting Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s documentary Angry Inuk their favourite pick from the festival’s 10 feature films.   Angry Inuk investigates the global anti-sealing movement's impact on Inuit communities. Director Arnaquq-Bar...

Midnight Madness Guru Colin Geddes leaves TIFF

              Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, salute veteran programmer Colin Geddes as he departs the organization to pursue new exciting opportunities. Geddes, an intern...

TIFF Founder Bill Marshall dies at age 77

Photo Courtesy of Paul Alexander FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENT: The family of Bill Marshall, founder of the Toronto International Film Festival, is heartbroken to share the news that he died today at age 77. Bill passed away early this morning from a cardiac arrest while in hospital in Toronto, the city where he made such an impact. He immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland in 1955 and was a proud Canad...

Cuba's commitment to openness, uncensored; through film "Santa y Andrés" by Carlos Lechuga

Text and photos: Leopoldo Soto Carlos Lechuga presented at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) "Santa and Andrés" in the film world, curated by Diana Sanchez. Lechuga, graduated from the school of San Antonio de los Baños, provides in its second work preceded by "Melassa" (2013, awarded in Málaga). A year later, also awarded in Malaga, through Sagae ( Writers Assoc.) for the screenplay for "Santa and Andres” . History happe...

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners

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The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 41st Festival wraps up this evening.   The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of American filmmaker Abteen Bagheri (That B.E.A.T.), French filmmaker Eva Huss...

ARRIVAL Press Conference | TIFF 2016

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Visionary Quebecois auteur Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario) directs Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker in this sci-fi drama about the panic that follows a wave of mysterious spacecraft landings across the globe.   ...

TIFF 2016 in conversation KARAN JOHAR

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The Bollywood Renaissance man, industry titan, and multi-hyphenate (director-producer-actor-costume designer) joins us for a discussion about his blockbuster success as both a filmmaker and the mogul behind film-distribution dynasty Dharma Productions. ...

Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2016 Award Winners

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 41st Festival wraps up this evening.   The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of American filmmaker Abteen Bagheri (That B.E.A.T.), French filmmaker Eva Hu...

Carlos Saura brings his Jota to TIFF, splendid treat to ears and eyes

by Leopoldo Soto. Carlos Saura, attendingn Toronto Fest. His recent work "J", dance on the Aragon... received 7 minutes of applause at the gala screening!!!! What a fine documentary, visual and musical aspects are top notch... Splendid...!!! in the photo with his daughter Anna and Leopoldo Soto. ...

DENIS VILLENEUVE Ryan Gosling gets mischievous | TIFF 2016

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dear toronto film festival...dear Piers I sincerely wish I could be with you tonight!... DENIS VILLENEUVE Ryan Gosling gets mischievous | TIFF 2016 ...

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