Press Releases
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  • 2016-01-21
    AWARD-WINNING DIGITAL PLAYGROUND RETURNS TO TIFF
    TORONTO - TIFF® will bring families on an interactive adventure this spring with the fifth edition of the award-winning digiPlaySpaceâ122 exhibition. This engaging and educational digital playground invites kids and families to learn through play with a diverse range of the latest interactive installations, including multi-player videogames, virtual reality, Olympic-sized stop-motion sports, green screen escapades, robotic and circuit building activities in a DIY maker space, and more from acclaimed Canadian and international artists. Opening just ahead of March Break due to popular demand, digiPlaySpace runs for an extended seven weeks at TIFF Bell Lightbox, from March 5 to April 24, 2016.
  • 2016-01-20
    FIFTH ANNUAL TIFF NEXT WAVE FILM FESTIVAL INVITES YOUTH TO DISCOVER AND EXPERIENCE THE BEST IN WORLD CINEMA
    TORONTO - The next generation of movie lovers takes over TIFF Bell Lightbox for the fifth annual TIFF Next Wave Film Festivalâ122. Youth aged 14 to 18 will have the opportunity to delve into the world of cinema, view some of the best films from first-time and well-known filmmakers, and participate in a variety of engaging film-related events. This year's film lineup includes selections from Sweden, South Africa, France, United States, Ireland, Germany, Palestine, Qatar, and Netherlands. Running February 12 to 14, 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 to youth across the city.
  • 2016-01-18
    PHILIPPE FALARDEAU'S MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA <br />WINS THE CANADA'S TOP TEN FILM FESTIVAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
    TORONTO - My Internship in Canada has been voted winner of the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival People's Choice Award. The 10-day celebration of Canadian cinema, screen talent, and creativity came to a close last night with Toronto audiences crowning Philippe Falardeau's political satire their favourite pick from the festival's 10 feature films.
  • 2015-12-23
    TIFF RINGS IN 2016 WITH THE BEST IN CANADIAN FILM TALENT AT CANADA'S TOP TEN FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO - The Canada's Top Ten Film Festival kicks off on January 8, presenting public screenings of 2015's 10 best features, shorts and student shorts. Running through to January 17 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, the 10-day festival features two special onstage events: the just-announced In Conversation With... Tatiana Maslany on January 9 and In Conversation With... Kiefer Sutherland on January 16.
  • 2015-12-15
    LONERS, DRIFTERS, DAPPER GANGSTERS AND TROUBLED ANTI-HEROES TAKE OVER TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    TORONTO - This season offers audiences the opportunity to delve into the riches of classic and contemporary cinema through major filmmaker retrospectives, tributes to genre masters and emerging talent, fun and thought provoking family programming, inspiring film workshops for kids and an exciting roster of new releases.
  • 2015-12-08
    TIFF LÈVE SON VERRE AU MEILLEUR DU CINÉMA DU VRAI NORD
    TORONTO - TIFF® salue ce soir les superstars du cinéma du pays, révélant les à153uvres sélectionnées dans le cadre du Festival du Film Canada's Top Ten : 10 longs-métrages, courts-métrages et courts étudiants choisis en 2015. Fondé en 2001 par TIFF, le Festival célèbre et promeut le 7e Art contemporain canadien et met en lumière les plus grandes réussites dans l'industrie du film au Canada. Le festival, qui s'étale sur 10 jours, se déroule du 8 au 17 janvier 2016 à la TIFF Bell Lightbox de Toronto et propose des projections publiques des films sélectionnés en présence des réalisateurs qui, à cette occasion, présenteront leur film et participeront à des sessions de questions/réponses. Des événements spéciaux, ainsi que des panels de professionnels de l'industrie seront également proposés tout au long du festival. Géant du cinéma et du petit écran, originaire du Canada, Kiefer Sutherland sera sur la scène de la TIFF Bell Lightbox le 16 janvier pour une rencontre et une discussion intimiste où il reviendra sur son incroyable carrière. Le monument cinématographique, My American Cousin (1985), complète la programmation dans le cadre de la sélection du programme canadien Open Vault.
  • 2015-12-08
    TIFF TOASTS THE TRUE NORTH'S CINEMATIC BEST
    TORONTO - TIFF® salutes the country's cinematic superstars tonight, revealing the Canada's Top Ten Film Festivalâ122 lineup of the top 10 features, shorts and student shorts for 2015. Established in 2001, the festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and raises awareness of Canadian achievements in film. Running January 8 to 17, 2016 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, the 10-day event presents public screenings of the selected films accompanied by introductions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, as well as special events, industry panels and free engagements. On January 16, Golden Globe , Emmy- and Screen Actors Guild Award winning Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland will take the stage for an intimate discussion about his fascinating career. The 1985 landmark film My American Cousin rounds out the lineup as the festival's Canadian Open Vault selection.
  • 2015-10-15
    EVERYONE'S FAMOUS FOR 15 SECONDS AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    TORONTO TIFF announced today the details for its annual charity fundraiser BOOMBOX, which will celebrate the highly anticipated exhibition Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen. Exploring Warhol's lifelong fascination with fame and celebrity, the exhibition debuts October 30, 2015 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Taking place on Thursday, November 5, BOOMBOX offers an all-out blast of film, art, cocktails and culture, featuring Toronto filmmakers, artists, and dancers sharing TIFF-commissioned original installations and performances led by Principal Artist Director X, who will unveil his installation Everyone Will Be Famous for 15 Seconds.
  • 2015-09-24
    TIFF APPOINTS THREE NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    TORONTO - On the heels of a successful 40th Toronto International Film Festival®, TIFF announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: long-time supporters Betty-Ann Heggie, Sabi Marwah and Francis Shen.
  • 2015-09-20
    2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEES INCREASED INDUSTRY ATTENDANCE AND STRONG FILM SALES
    TORONTO - The 40th Toronto International Film Festival® comes to a close with record highs for industry attendance, including more than 2,100 buyers for a 9% increase over last year. The Festival saw strong film sales: among the highlights was the sale of the Midnight Madness sci-fi action movie Hardcore, which sold to STX for a reported $10 million.
  • 2015-09-20
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARD WINNERS
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced award winners from the 40th Festival, which wraps up this evening.
  • 2015-09-17
    TIFF ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PARTICIPANT OF THE LEN BLUM RESIDENCY
    TORONTO - TIFF is pleased to announce screenwriter and filmmaker, Stephen Dunn, as the inaugural Len Blum Resident. Launched in July of this year, the Residency pays homage to one of Canada's most celebrated screenwriters, Len Blum, by providing one Canadian filmmaker with the opportunity to live, work and be mentored at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Residency is being generously supported by Toronto-based producer and distributor, Ron Mann.
  • 2015-08-27
    AS YOU WISH - WESTLEY, PRINCESS BUTTERCUP, FEZZIK AND PRINCE HUMPERDINCK RETURN TO THE FESTIVAL IN JASON REITMAN'S LIVE READ OF THE PRINCESS BRIDE
    TORONTO - Inconceivable! The 40th Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed that The Princess Bride script is the subject of the Jason Reitman Live Read a unique event in which classic movie scripts are read by contemporary actors. The script of Rob Reiner's beloved classic will be presented to audiences in a one-take read-through with Reitman narrating stage direction on Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
  • 2015-08-25
    FESTIVAL STREET: WHERE CINEMA MEETS THE SIDEWALK
    TORONTO The Toronto International Film Festival® invites audiences to step outside the theatre this year with the return of the hugely popular Festival Street initiative. From September 10 to 13, King Street West between Peter and University Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a pedestrian paradise free for all to enjoy.
  • 2015-08-25
    TIFF KIDS PROGRAMME SATISFIES EVEN THE SMALLEST CINEPHILES AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO The Toronto International Film Festival® presents an international selection of family-friendly films as part of this year's TIFF Kids Programme. The lineup opens a world of cultural perspectives for young festival-goers, presenting everything from animated adventures to touching coming-of-age stories. The programme boasts the world premiere of the remastered and expanded Brad Bird classic The Iron Giant with performances from Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr.
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