Press Releases
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  • 2014-12-16
    KICK OFF 2015 IN THE COMPANY OF CANADIAN TALENT DURING THE 14TH ANNUAL CANADA'S TOP TEN FILM FESTIVAL
    The 14th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival kicks off at TIFF Bell Lightbox on January 2, 2015, offering 10 days of public screenings of the year's top 10 features, shorts and student films. Established in 2001, the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival celebrates excellence in Canadian cinema and raises global awareness of Canadian achievements in film. The festival features introductions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers including Sturla Gunnarsson, Harold Crooks, Maxime Giroux, David Cronenberg, Andrew Huculiak, Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Stéphane Lafleur as well as two special onstage events.
  • 2014-12-01
    TIFF TIPS ITS TOQUE TO THE BEST IN CANADIAN FILMMAKING
    TIFF toasted the nation's cinematic trailblazers tonight, announcing the top 10 feature, short film and student film selections for the 14th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festivalâ122. Established by TIFF in 2001, the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and raises awareness of Canadian achievements in film. The 10-day festival runs January 2 to 11, 2015 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and presents public screenings of the selected films accompanied by introductions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, as well as special events and free engagements.
  • 2014-12-01
    TIFF TIRE SON CHAPEAU AU MEILLEUR DU CINÉMA CANADIEN
    Ce soir, TIFF a levé son verre en l'honneur de l'innovation cinématographique et des pionniers du cinéma canadien, en annonçant les meilleurs 10 films, longs-métrages, courts-métrages et courts étudiants, sélectionnés dans le cadre du 14e Festival du Film Canada's Top Tenâ122. Fondé en 2001 par TIFF, le Festival annuel du Film Canada's Top Ten célèbre et promeut le cinéma contemporain canadien et met en lumière les plus grandes réussites dans l'industrie du film au Canada
  • 2014-11-27
    Piers Handling Wins Clyde Gilmour Award.pdf
    The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) announced today that the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award will be presented to TIFF Director and CEO, Piers Handling. The award recognizes a Canadian whose work has in some way enriched the understanding and appreciation of film in their native country.
  • 2014-10-16
    GIFTS ARE A WRAP AT TIFF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.pdf
    This holiday season, the TIFF Shop and One of a Kind Online Shop - the flagship destination for handmade items in Canada - have teamed up to create special gifts for the film lover in your life. curated selection by six artisans in Ontario will feature must-have gifting ideas in home décor, fashion accessories, toys and gourmet cookies.
  • 2014-10-16
    THE CRONENBERG PROJECT WINS THE 2014 ONTARIO MUSEUM ASSOCIATION AWARD.pdf
    TIFF's The Cronenberg Project is the recipient of the 2014 Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Award for Excellence in Special Projects, for the combined nominations of the following components: the exhibition David Cronenberg: Evolution, David Cronenberg: Virtual Museum and the interactive Body/Mind/Change initiative.
  • 2014-10-14
    Eyes Wide Open for Stanley Kubrick at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Thursday, October 30.pdf
    TIFF announced today the details for its annual charity fundraiser BOOMBOX, which will celebrate the Canadian premiere of Stanley Kubrick, the highly anticipated exhibition highlighting the life and work of the legendary American film auteur behind iconic films such as A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Taking place on Thursday, October 30 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, the evening will offer an all-out blast of film, art, cocktails and culture, featuring a silent auction and Kubrick-themed interactive art installations and music. Redesigned for Toronto audiences, Stanley Kubrick is TIFF's largest exhibition to date. BOOMBOX attendees will have exclusive first access to the exhibition before the public opening on October 31.
  • 2014-09-14
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 AWARD WINNERS
    The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced award winners from the 39th Festival which wraps up this evening.
  • 2014-09-14
    THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI) AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 39th TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    The Toronto International Film Festival® welcomed a FIPRESCI jury of six members from the International Federation of Film Critics for the 23rd consecutive year to honour outstanding works in the Special Presentations and the Discovery programmes. The jury presented the two prizes at an awards ceremony held today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto.
  • 2014-09-14
    2014 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BOASTS RECORD INDUSTRY ATTENDANCE AND SIGNIFICANT FILM SALES
    As the 39th Toronto International Film Festival® wraps up for another year, the Festival concludes on a high note, setting a new record for industry delegate attendance and delivering strong film sales. This year saw the Festival's highest film sale to date, after a bidding war with distributors ended with Paramount scooping up Chris Rock's Top Five for a reported $12.5 million. To date, 41 film sales have been announced in territories globally, which includes 24 major sales to U.S. distributors. More agreements are expected in the coming days. Key acquisitions include: Before We Go, The Cobbler, Maps to the Stars, Sunshine Superman, Riot Club, Still Alice, While We're Young and Love & Mercy.
  • 2014-08-28
    TIFF INDUSTRY PROGRAMME DELIGHTS DELEGATES WITH NOTABLE ADDITIONS
    The Toronto International Film Festival® announced additional experts and bold new partnerships to join the TIFF Industry programme today. The stellar lineup at the Glenn Gould Studio and Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre (250 Front Street West), home of the Festival Industry Conference, promises to impress and inspire delegates with an unrivalled experience for film industry professionals.
  • 2014-08-26
    KUBRICK'S COLLABORATORS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY COME TO TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    TIFF® announced today the lineup of special guests and events that will enhance the in-cinema experience and complement the upcoming exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick will make its Canadian premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 31, 2014 until January 25, 2015. More than a decade has passed since Kubrick was honoured with a retrospective in Toronto, and the exhibition will be accompanied by the comprehensive look at his oeuvre, Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey. Throughout the run of the retrospective several esteemed guests, scholars and Kubrick collaborators will introduce a number of screenings and explore the themes and continued influence of Kubrick's work.
  • 2014-08-26
    TURN, TURN, TURN TO TIFF WITH OUR INSPIRING FALL SEASON OF CINEMA
    Starting September 19, TIFF Bell Lightbox features an incredible programming lineup, including a highly anticipated Stanley Kubrick exhibition, filmmaker retrospectives, free screenings and new releases of the best of contemporary international cinema.
  • 2014-08-20
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NAMES SEPTEMBER 5 BILL MURRAY DAY
    The Toronto International Film Festival® has dedicated one day of its 2014 edition to a celebration of the charismatic, wise-cracking, comedic genius of living legend Bill Murray. September 5 is Bill Murray Day and includes free public screenings of three comedy classics Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters, leading up to the world premiere of the latest Murray-starrer, Theodore Melfi's St. Vincent. Though the Festival cannot Groundhog Day the Bill Murray Day, a contest will be held to reward Murray fans who attend all three free screenings. But, really, everyone is a winner on Bill Murray Day.
  • 2014-08-19
    MAVERICKS PROGRAMME PRESENTS CAPTIVATING CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADERS AND LEGENDS IN THE FILM WORLD
    The Toronto International Film Festival® invites audiences to step into the unparalleled experience of its Mavericks programme, featuring intimate conversations with leaders in the film world and beyond. Offering engaging, in-depth discussions and revealing anecdotes about their latest projects, this year's prestigious lineup of special guests includes filmmakers David Thorpe, Julie Taymor, Antoine Fuqua and Jon Stewart; actors Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche; and journalists Maziar Bahari and Dan Savage.
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