Press Releases
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  • 2015-06-23
    TICKET PACKAGES FOR THE 40TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON SALE JULY 29
    TORONTO - With only 78 days left until the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival® kicks off, film lovers can start planning their Festival experience with a variety of ticket-buying options tailored to suit any Festivalgoer's schedule and cinematic taste. Ticket packages include daytime, evening and weekend options, as well as programme-themed packs and premium screening offerings. The Festival Box Office and Members Box Office open August 25. Both are located at Metro Centre (225 King Street West, entrance at Duncan Street).
  • 2015-06-17
    TIFF PROGRAMMING TO TOUR CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES
    London - Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, today announced major international touring destinations for TIFF programming to centres around the world, furthering the organization's global strategy of placing original programming in cultural institutions worldwide. TIFF will launch an international tour of the immensely popular interactive technology exhibition digiPlaySpace® to four locations in China, including Beijing, and one in Minnesota, from July 21, 2015 through September 2016. The organization's annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festivalâ122marks a milestone as it goes to Los Angeles for the very first time from July 30 to August 1 in a travelling program organized by TIFF and Film Independent at LACMA.
  • 2015-06-10
    TIFF ANNOUNCES KATHLEEN DRUMM AS NEW DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY OFFICE
    TORONTO - TIFF is pleased to announce that Kathleen Drumm has joined the organization as Director, Industry Office. Drumm will oversee all of TIFF Industry's activities, including providing services to the more than 5,000 Industry delegates who attend the Toronto International Film Festival® each year, and the seven-day Industry Conference that takes place as a part of the Festival.
  • 2015-05-27
    VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR THE 40TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO TIFF is recruiting enthusiastic film lovers to join its dedicated Volunteer team for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®, running September 10 to 20, 2015.
  • 2015-05-21
    NEW PROGRAMME AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CHAMPIONS DIRECTORS' CINEMA
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the launch of Platform, a new programme comprised of up to 12 films of high artistic merit that demonstrate a strong directorial vision by significant international filmmakers. A three-person international jury will award a prize of $25,000 to the Best Film in the programme.
  • 2015-05-21
    40TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMES
    TORONTO - Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival®, announce the list of programmes for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.
  • 2015-05-20
    SAUNTER INTO SUMMER'S BEST CINEMA AT TIFF
    TORONTO - The countdown to summer is on as TIFF today announced a lineup with a rich variety of major filmmaker retrospectives, an intriguing roster of special guests, fun and engaging family programming, inspiring film workshops for kids, free activities, and an exciting collection of new releases, offering audiences many reasons to remain city-bound this season.
  • 2015-05-19
    TIFF AWARDS THE BEST SHORT FILMS CREATED BY TEENS
    TORONTO - The 2015 TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase winners were announced today at a ceremony held at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Now in its 13th year, the high-profile competition screens the top short films made by Ontario students in grades 9 to 12. This year's showcase featured 16 short films from 25 young filmmakers.
  • 2015-05-12
    ROBERTO BENIGNI AND NICOLETTA BRASCHI IN PERSON AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    TORONTO - TIFF and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) announced today their joint summer programme Roberto Benigni & Nicoletta Braschi: A Beautiful Life, a film retrospective that celebrates the multi-talented Italian couple. Running from June 4 until June 9, it features several in-person events including an onstage conversation about their lives and creative collaboration; joint introductions and Q&A sessions for a selection of the acclaimed films they have made together, including the Academy Award-winning Life is Beautiful (1997) as well as Jim Jarmusch's "neo-Beat-noir-comedy" Down by Law (1986), and a free, daytime screening of the hilarious mistaken-identity farce Johnny Stecchino (1991) for post-secondary students and faculty.
  • 2015-05-11
    40th TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS PROGRAMMERS
    TORONTO - Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, reveal the team of 22 programmers who will make the selections for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®, which runs Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.
  • 2015-05-04
    TIFF SELECTS NINE CONTENT CREATORS FOR YEAR-ROUND INDUSTRY PROGRAMME STUDIO
    TORONTO - TIFF announces nine new participants selected for the third cycle of its year-round industry professional development programme, STUDIO. The monthly modules which begin today in Toronto offer structured peer review and mentoring sessions with Canadian and international guest speakers, and focus on the topics of project development, festival preparation, finance, legal issues, distribution, media training, and marketing.
  • 2015-04-23
    TIFF ANNOUNCES FOURTH EDITION OF CANADA'S ALL-TIME TOP TEN LIST OF CANADIAN FILMS
    TORONTO - TIFF today announces the results of its fourth Canada's All-Time Top Ten List, an international poll of industry and academicsâ00E on the most memorable Canadian films. This is the fourth edition of TIFF's All-Time Top Ten List; previous lists were released in 1984, 1993 and 2004.
  • 2015-04-20
    THE GRAND SEDUCTION AND THE LUNCHBOX NAMED WINNERS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL TIFF FILM CIRCUIT PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
    TORONTO - Film Circuitâ122, TIFF's national film outreach program, revealed that audiences across the country awarded <br />Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction and Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox as winners of the 11th annual Film Circuit People's Choice Awards. The Grand Seduction was named Best Canadian Film and The Lunchbox was selected as the Best International Film.
  • 2015-04-19
    TIFF KIDS FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES THE BEST IN CHILDREN'S CINEMA
    Toronto - The awards for the 18th annual TIFF Kids International Film FestivalTM were announced today at a ceremony held at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. This year's prizes are the TIFF Kids Festival People's Choice Awards, which include two awards for the interactive exhibition digiPlaySpace; the TIFF Kids Festival Young People's Jury Awards, selected by three Young People's Juries; two short-film awards selected by the TIFF Kids Festival Adult Jury; and the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase winners, determined by a jury of film professionals.
  • 2015-04-15
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOCUSES ON TELEVISION WITH NEW PRIMETIME PROGRAMME
    TORONTO - The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival® shines a spotlight on episodic storytelling with Primetime, a new programme presenting the best in international television on the big screen. The lineup will showcase up to six high-quality programs that demonstrate the strength of contemporary television coming from broadcasters, streaming services or independent filmmakers.
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