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The  44th  Toronto  International  Film  Festival  runs  September  5–15,  2019 in Canada's most vibrant and exciting metropolis, it has become one of the most important film events on the festival calendar.

Showcasing more than 300 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.

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The Toronto International Film Festival® 2020 full list of Awards

The Toronto International Film Festival® is delighted to announce its award recipients for 2020. TIFF will also unveil the slate of awards and winners via all social media channels. The 45th edition of TIFF wrapped last night with the Closing Night Presentation of Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy at the RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place. “TIFF 2020 was a year we won’t soon forget,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head. “Over the ...

FIPRESCI and NETPAC juries select TIFF 2020 Award Winners

  Thee Toronto International Film Festival, alongside the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and the Network for the Promotion of Asian Pacific Cinema (NETPAC), announced award winners for work screened at TIFF 2020.   “This year’s Official Selection had a truly stellar collection of international films,” said Diana Sanchez, Senior Director of Film at TIFF. “During such a unique year, TIFF is so grateful to global film criticism and apprecia...

TIFF Tribute Awards - aired on CTV and streamed internationally by Variety

The TIFF Tribute Awards ceremony is an annual fundraiser to support both TIFF’s year-round programming and the organization’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through film. The Awards honour the film industry’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, recognizing leading industry members, acting talent, directorial expertise, new talent, and a below-the-line artist and creator. Watch it on facebook The 2020 TIFF Tribute Award recipient...

Chloé Zhao's Nomandland premieres at Toronto International Film in tandem with Telluride Film Festival

TIFF Co-Heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey announced today that Nomadland, directed by TIFF Ebert Director Award honouree Chloé Zhao, will screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Cinema 1 on Friday, September 11. The film’s Canadian premiere will take place at 10am EDT.  Nomadland will be available to international accredited press; the first public screening also takes place on Friday at the RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place at 9:15pm. Zhao and Frances M...

Shawn Mendes to perform at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV & launch new "Changemaker Award" with the Festival

  Award-winning musician Shawn Mendes to perform at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV & launch new "Changemaker Award" with the Festival TIFF and Bell Media announce ETALK’s Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards as hosts Presenters for the broadcast include Olivia Colman, Regina King, Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster, Delroy Lindo, Tabu, and more     Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, together with Bell Media are ...

TIFF presents free digital screening of Concrete Cowboy to 500 frontline workers

Photo credit: Courtesy of TIFF Since March, essential frontline workers have played an important role in our community, ensuring everyone has access to critical services including health care, food, and transportation. In recognition of their hard work and dedication, TIFF is offering a free Festival digital screening of Concrete Cowboy for Toronto’s wonderful heroes. This digital presentation is sponsored by Fasken. “It is still hard to believe that we are all living through...

2020 Toronto International Film Festival Film and Conference schedules are out!

    The Industry Conference and official film schedule have been announced. Check out the powerful sessions planned across Master Classes, Dialogues, and Perspectives, plus a Special Industry Event with Aaron Sorkin! The Press & Industry screening schedule for the 50 films in Official Selection is now available. Industry Selects and private screening schedule to come. ...

TIFF announces additional exciting programming: Darren Aronofsky...

TIFF announces additional exciting programming Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg, Darren Aronofsky, Charles Officer, and more light up Special Events, talks and Best of TIFF Film Reunions presented by Bell    TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today additional TIFF programming for audiences to enjoy as part of the Festival this year. Newly confirmed Special Events, talks and Best of TIFF Film Reunions presented by Bell enhance the audience experience for TIF...

TIFF's 2020 Industry Conferences promises candid conversations and exciting perspectives

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Talent Development Initiatives take centre stage with Filmmaker Lab, Talent Accelerator,  and TIFF Fellows TIFF announced today a detailed look at the 2020 Industry Conference. The five-day event, taking place September 10–14 during the Festival, will inspire and incite discussions for creative and business entrepreneurship. The Conference is an inspiring professional development opportunity for delegates to experience high-profile speakers, intimate conversations, provocativ...

Women take centre stage at TIFF 2020

Tracey Deer honoured with Emerging Talent Award and global Share Her Journey campaign to be celebrated with FREE virtual public In Conversation With... Halle Berry event, all-female Rising Stars participants, and a newly announced Micki Moore Writer-in-Residence Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced Beans director Tracey Deer as the recipient of the TIFF Emerging Talent Award, presented by L’Oréal Paris and supported by MGM. This is the latest in a s...

2020 Toronto International Film Festival announces Industry Selects and Conference

The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10–19. Registration will close on September 2 at 11:59pm EDT.   In addition to the 50 films in Official Selection, professionals will now be able to access even more content from the comfort of their own homes. This includes films that are part of our new TIFF Industry Selects distinction, which presents up to 30 highly anticipated and carefully chosen international sales titles. These titles will be announced in an upcom...

Terence Blanchard to receive TIFF Variety Artisan Award at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards

  Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, announced today that Academy Award–nominated and six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard will be honoured with the TIFF Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards. The award recognizes a distinguished creative who has excelled at their craft and made an outstanding contribution to cinema and entertainment. The TIFF Tribute Awards will be broadcast on Tuesday, September 15, at 8pm ET/PT on...

2020 Toronto International Film Festival announces screening venues and ticket on-sale dates

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Indoor cinemas, digital screenings, drive-ins, and open-air cinema create a community of film lovers TORONTO TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente today announced the screening venues for TIFF 2020. As previously announced, this year’s Festival is a hybrid offering of digital and in-person screenings. Festival audiences will be able to enjoy indoor screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox and at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Audiences can also experience TIFF at the following drive-ins and o...

Anthony Hopkins, Chloé Zhao, and Mira Nair are newly announced TIFF honourees, joining Kate Winslet

  Toronto International Film Festival and Bell Media present the first-ever broadcast of the TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV Sir Anthony Hopkins, Chloé Zhao, and Mira Nair are newly announced honourees, joining previously announced recipient Kate Winslet TORONTO — TIFF and Bell Media today unveiled that television audiences can tune in to the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards, to be broadcast on Tuesday, September 15 at 8pm ET/PT on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found, during ...

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival annopunces feature-film lineup

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TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente today announced the lineup of titles selected for the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s features represent a diverse selection of the highest-quality films from around the globe. Films on offer will reflect first-rate international cinema, documentaries, and Canadian creativity. The strong representation of women, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour among TIFF’s selection reflects the organization&rs...

Announcing: all 50 features at TIFF 2020

TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente have announced the lineup of titles selected for the 45th Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s features represent a diverse selection of the highest-quality films from around the globe. Films on offer will reflect first-rate international cinema, documentaries, and Canadian creativity. The strong representation of women, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour among TIFF’s selection reflects the organization&rs...

Kate Winslet to receive TIFF Festival Tribute Award

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today unveiled Academy Award–winning actress Kate Winslet as the recipient of this year’s TIFF Tribute Actor Award, to be presented on Tuesday, September 15, during the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Following the successful TIFF Tribute Gala in 2019, the TIFF Tribute Awards will be offered in a virtual form in 2020.  The Awards mark an annual fundraiser to su...

There is a light...! New York, Telluride, Toronto & Venice Film Festivals unite in support of film culture

  "This year, we saw the COVID-19 pandemic devastate communities all over the world, and bring life as we knew it to a halt. As supporters of global cinema, we watched as the work of film artists stopped in its tracks, and the culture of film itself was challenged. Films come alive with audiences, who could no longer gather in the ways we had for over a century. The art form we love is in crisis. Our own organizations have seen unprecedented challenges to our work and our financial...

TIFF unveils plans for Festival 2020; Industry registration opening July 9

2020 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL There’s no stopping great storytelling. Inside every storyteller is an urgent need to push limits, change minds, lift voices, drop jaws, draw tears, or spark laughter. For them, stories don’t ask to be told. They demand it. That's why TIFF will go on. We remain committed to supporting the film industry and bringing it together, this time digitally, by creating connections, talent development, and business opportunities onli...

VIDEO: TIFF unveils plans for Festival 2020

Reimagined physical and digital festival will feature exciting new films, talks, and interactive experiences Click above for a social distanced sit-down with TIFF Co-Heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey TIFF announced today that the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 10–19, is tailored to fit the moment, with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry talks. This year&rsq...

TIFF looking at onsite and online options for the September 10–20 2020 edition

TIFF is planned for September 10–20, 2020 These past few weeks have been unlike anything we’ve all experienced before. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, we made the necessary decision to close our Toronto cinemas and offices at TIFF Bell Lightbox. During these times, we are acutely aware of the challenges of staying connected as creators, audiences, friends, and family. TIFF is an organization that believes in bringing together communities by creating transformational fi...

WET SEASON - Anthony Chen Platorm - TIFF press reactions

Directed by Anthony Chen, director of Ilo Ilo (Cannes Golden Camera 2013). ------ VARIETY “Without artificial-seeming contrivance, Chen masterfully builds resonance through rhyming scenes, repeated images and reoccurring dialogue.” “With the bittersweet drama “Wet Season,” Singapore writer-director Anthony Chen again proves himself a perceptive observer of life and social class in his tropical nation-state and a sensitive chronicler of issues confronting wo...

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