Press Releases
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  • 2015-03-25
    ONTARIO'S LEADING YOUNG FILMMAKERS SHINE AT THE TIFF KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Toronto - The TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122 has chosen the finalists for the 14th annual Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase. The selected films will screen during the TIFF Kids Festival on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. (Grades 4 to 6) and 1:15 p.m. (Grades 7 & 8) at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Following the screenings, the winners of the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase will be announced at the TIFF Kids Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, April 19 at 3:15 p.m.
  • 2015-03-04
    THE 18th ANNUAL TIFF KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP SCREENS WITH THE BEST OF CHILDREN'S CINEMA FROM AROUND THE WORLD
    Toronto - The TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122, one of the world's premier film festivals for children aged 3-13, returns for its 18th year with a full slate of films from around the globe that will inspire and delight children and parents alike.
  • 2015-03-04
    BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
    Toronto - The world's best short films for children and youth aged 3 to 13 hit the big screen at the 2015 TIFF Kids International Film Festival. Highlights of this year's 15 programmes include Pancakes, Waffles and Bugs Bunny!, featuring classic Looney Tunes shorts as well as Peanuts by Schulz, a collection of new animated short films in celebration of the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip, screening as part of the ever-popular Loot Bag Jr. programme. The shorts programmes consist of 101 films that address a range of subject matters that are relevant to kids today, such as friendship, courage, bullying, teamwork, and self-discovery. Each shorts programme runs 60 to 80 minutes.
  • 2015-03-04
    SPRING INTO THE CINEMA FOR TIFF'S SILVER SCREEN TREASURES THIS SEASON
    TORONTO - TIFF invites audiences to leap into Spring by discovering the riches of cinema past, sharing love for furry felines, gaining insights from special guests, and catching compelling new releases.
  • 2015-03-04
    TIFF KIDS TAKES OVER TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    Toronto - Now in its 18th of year celebrating the best in children's cinema from Canada and around the world, the TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122 enhances the festival-going experience for young movie lovers with activities, and special events happening throughout TIFF Bell Lightbox, encouraging kids and their families to engage with the festival in a variety of ways.
  • 2015-03-04
    FOURTH ANNUAL DIGIPLAYSPACE EXHIBITION IS AN INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE WHERE KIDS AND FAMILIES GET HANDS-ON WITH THE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE, TODAY
    Toronto - The award-winning digiPlaySpaceâ122 makes its highly-anticipated return to TIFF Bell Lightbox for its fourth edition this spring. In this interactive exhibition, kids and families will learn through play and stimulate their creativity by engaging with a diverse range of large-scale interactive installations, including multi-player videogames; 3D projections; immersive 360º videos; stop-motion dance routines; green screen adventures; robotic building activities and sound-based circuits in a DIY-friendly maker space; apps for all ages; and much more.
  • 2015-02-26
    IN CONVERSATION WITH PETE DOCTER AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX ON MARCH 23
    Toronto - TIFF welcomes Pete Docter, Academy Award®-winning director and Vice President, Creative at Pixar Animation Studios, for a special on stage conversation on March 23 at 7 p.m. where he'll discuss his extraordinary past projects including Up, Monsters, Inc., WALLâ022E and Toy Story. Host Richard Crouse and Docter will also discuss the director's new film Disneyâ022Pixar's Inside Out, featuring an all star cast of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan.
  • 2015-02-18
    TIFF KIDS FESTIVAL INDUSTRY CONFERENCE BRINGS TOGETHER THE BRIGHTEST MINDS IN CHILDREN'S FILM, TELEVISION AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
    Toronto - The TIFF Kids Festival Industry Conference returns in 2015 with a three-day programme that runs from April 8 10 during the TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122 (April 7 19). The only event of its kind in Canada, the TIFF Kids Festival Industry Conference provides an opportunity for filmmakers, television and interactive producers, game designers and researchers to converge and discuss the latest creative and business trends in the children's film and entertainment industry. This year's edition will focus on the art of crafting memorable characters and immersive stories, and how to inspire children to be creators across all platforms.
  • 2015-02-18
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL DELIVERS EMPOWERING WORKS FROM GLOBAL VOICES TO TORONTO AUDIENCES
    TORONTO - TIFF and Human Rights Watch co-present the 12th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, with a powerful lineup of eight films that recount extraordinary stories of struggle, survival and hope. Showcasing cinema at the forefront of the human rights movement, the festival aims to draw attention to human rights violations worldwide through brave films from countries including Canada, Indonesia, Sudan, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Palestine, Guatemala, the United States and Hungary.
  • 2015-02-03
    LONDON, ENGLAND TO RECEIVE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CITY TO CITY SPOTLIGHT
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced that the 2015 City to City programme will focus on London, England. The City to City selection will be curated by Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • 2015-01-22
    TIFF EXHIBITIONS TOUR THE WORLD
    Toronto - Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, today announced that the organization's first original major touring exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution, and one of the first moving-image installations ever presented at TIFF Bell Lightbox, the TIFF-commissioned Guy Maddin: Hauntings, will open at two international destinations next month.
  • 2015-01-21
    TIFF NEXT WAVE FILM FESTIVAL INSPIRES TEENS TO DEVELOP A RICHER UNDERSTANDING OF THEMSELVES THROUGH FILM
    TORONTO - The next generation of movie lovers takes over TIFF Bell Lightbox for the fourth annual TIFF Next Wave Film Festivalâ122. 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 and industry-led intensives. This year's film lineup includes selections from Poland, France, Taiwan, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Running from February 13 to 15, the festival is steered by the TIFF Next Wave Committee, a voluntary advisory team of 12 young film enthusiasts dedicated to bringing quality film programming and film-related events to youth across the city.
  • 2015-01-14
    ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITION TO DEBUT AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX THIS FALL
    Toronto - Piers Handling, Director & CEO of TIFF, today announced that an original exhibition celebrating visionary artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol will be presented at TIFF Bell Lightbox this fall. Running from October 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016, Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen (organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and presented in collaboration with TIFF) will include photographs and artifacts from Warhol's personal collection and related artworks from The Andy Warhol Museum that explore his fascination with fame and stardom.
  • 2015-01-14
    BUNDLE UP FOR A FLURRY OF FILM FUN AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX THIS WINTER
    TORONTO - Dash through the snow and dive under a warm blanket of cinematic escape at TIFF Bell Lightbox this winter. Major filmmaker retrospectives, notable special guests, engaging free programming, inspiring film workshops for kids and an exciting roster of new releases will warm audiences this season.
  • 2015-01-12
    STURLA GUNNARSSON'S MONSOON CROWNED CANADA'S TOP TEN FILM FESTIVAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER
    For the first time in Canada's Top Ten Film Festivalâ122 history, audiences were invited to vote for their favourite feature film. Festivalgoers crowned Sturla Gunnarsson's Monsoon the People's Choice Award winner. The award is announced as TIFF wraps up 10 days of celebrating the nation's cinema.
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