Press Releases
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  • 2016-07-19
    BREXIT AND VISIONARY WOMEN TO HEADLINE TIFF INDUSTRY CONFERENCE WHILE NEW ACTORS PROGRAMME FAST-TRACKS TALENT AT THE 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO - TIFF® unveiled today an early glimpse of the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference. The seven-day conference is setting its sights on what impact Brexit will have on the industry, as well as exploring the question of equity for women in the film business. Guest speakers announced to date include Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages), Isabel Davis (Head Of International, British Film Institute), Ilann Girard (CEO, Arsam International), Anna Serner (CEO, Swedish Film Institute), Carolle Brabant (Executive Director, Telefilm Canada), and acclaimed documentarian Steve James.
  • 2016-07-18
    MICHAEL FASSBENDER GUEST OF HONOUR AT TIFF SOIRÉE
    TORONTO - TIFF® announced today that Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Michael Fassbender will be the guest of honour at this year's TIFF Soirée, an annual fundraiser and celebratory kick-off for the 41st Toronto International Film Festival®. Fassbender will share his experiences and stories about the diverse, iconic characters he has portrayed throughout his film career. The exclusive onstage conversation with Fassbender will be followed by a glamorous cocktail party on the TIFF Bell Lightbox rooftop, overlooking Toronto's skyline. Guests can dance the night away on the terrace to a special DJ set by Juno award winning artist Kardinal Offishall; VIP guests will be treated to the sultry and smooth sounds of Toronto's very own soul-jazz-pop singer Chloe Charles in Malaparte. The event takes place at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Wednesday, September 7 at 7pm.
  • 2016-07-14
    TIFFxINSTAGRAM SHORTS FESTIVAL ADDS JAMES FRANCO, PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND BEN RICHARDSON TO JURY
    TORONTO - TIFF® and Instagram today announced the addition of actor, director, and writer James Franco (Every Thing Will Be Fine, 127 Hours) (@jamesfrancotv); actor Priyanka Chopra (Quantico, Baywatch, Bajirao Mastani) (@priyankachopra); and cinematographer Ben Richardson (The Fault in Our Stars, Beasts of the Southern Wild) (@benrichardson) to the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival seven-person jury. They join previously announced judges, director Ava DuVernay (Selma) (@directher); writer and director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, I Killed My Mother) (@xavierdolan); music video director and photographer Nabil Elderkin (Kanye West "Mercy", John Legend "All of Me") (@nabildo); and stop-motion animation artist Rachel Ryle (@rachelryle). Together, they will select one winner for the Judge's Choice Award.
  • 2016-07-06
    TIFF AND INSTAGRAM COLLABORATE TO PRESENT WORLDWIDE DIGITAL SHORTS COMPETITION
    TIFF® in collaboration with Instagram today announced the launch of TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, a new digital shorts competition, which invites aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to upload their original 60-second-or-less short using Instagram video. Competition opens today; deadline for submissions is July 20, 2016. To submit, upload your entry on Instagram with hashtag #TIFFxInstagram and complete the submission form at tiff.net/shortsfestival.
  • 2016-07-05
    JOIN CELEBRATED DIRECTOR CATHERINE HARDWICKE AT<br />TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX FOR ONSTAGE CONVERSATION
    Toronto TIFF® announced today that Catherine Hardwicke, award-winning filmmaker of Thirteen, Twilight, and Miss You Already, will take the stage at TIFF Bell Lightbox for a special In Conversation With event on July 20 at 7 p.m. Co-presented with Film Fatales, a network of women filmmakers, the discussion will spotlight Catherine's distinguished film career and her trailblazing work for gender parity in the film industry. Tickets for the event will go on sale July 13 for TIFF Members and July 15 for the public.<br />For ticket information visit tiff.net.
  • 2016-06-28
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TRANSPORTS AUDIENCES INTO BREAKTHROUGH INTERACTIVE WORLDS WITH POP VR AT THE FESTIVAL
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today plans for POP VR at the Festival, a presentation of virtual reality projects that will screen at the 2016 Festival. POP VR is set to captivate audiences and celebrate the intersection of cutting-edge filmmaking innovation and artistic vision.
  • 2016-06-23
    TIFF BRINGS CURATED VIRTUAL REALITY INSTALLATIONS TO TORONTO THIS SUMMER WITH POP
    TORONTO TIFF® is bringing virtual reality to the public this summer by offering the chance to experience the wonder of high-end VR in a series of curated installations. POP is a three-part virtual reality and immersive media pop-up installation series showcasing some of the best virtual storytelling in the world. Divided into three thematic groupings art and music, documentary, and experimental cinema the series kicks off with POP 01: VR Music Art in the HSBC Gallery of TIFF Bell Lightbox from June 24 to 26. POP 02: VR Empathy Real-World Storytelling takes place from July 15 to 17 and POP 03: VR Experimental Film rounds off the series from August 19 to 21.
  • 2016-06-21
    À QUOI L'AVENIR DU CANADA RESEMBLE-T-IL?
    TORONTO - TIFF®, imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq et l'Initiative for Indigenous Futures ont annoncé aujourd'hui le projet conjoint 2167 : une innovante série d'à153uvres de réalité virtuelle et de médias immersifs. Six cinéastes et artistes autochtones sont chargés de créer six projets RV 2017, en faisant un bond de 150 ans dans l'avenir. Trois des à153uvres seront présentées en première au centre TIFF Bell Lightbox en juin 2017, et les trois autres lors du festival imagineNATIVE en octobre 2017 (également au TIFF Bell Lightbox), dans le cadre de l'initiative cent cinquantenaire Canada on Screen du TIFF. Les cinéastes primés Jeff Barnaby, Danis Goulet et Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, les artistes canadiens Kent Monkman et Scott Benesiinaabandan, et le collectif d'artistes interdisciplinaires Postcommodity concevront chacun leur propre vision de l'avenir sous forme d'une expérience de réalité virtuelle de deux à quatre minutes.
  • 2016-06-21
    "WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF CANADA LOOK LIKE?"
    TORONTO - TIFF®, imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures announced today the joint project 2167: an innovative virtual reality and immersive media series. Six Indigenous filmmakers and artists have been commissioned to create six VR projects in 2017, with each artist asked to set their work 150 years in the future. Three works will premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox in June 2017, and three during imagineNATIVE in October 2017 (also at TIFF Bell Lightbox), as part of TIFF's sesquicentennial initiative called Canada on Screen. Award-winning filmmakers Jeff Barnaby, Danis Goulet, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Canadian artists Kent Monkman, Scott Benesiinaabandan, and the interdisciplinary arts collective Postcommodity will each create their own vision of the future in a two- to four-minute long virtual reality experience.
  • 2016-06-16
    BROOKLYN AND THE IMITATION GAME NAMED WINNERS OF THE 12TH ANNUAL TIFF FILM CIRCUIT PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
    Toronto - Film Circuit, TIFF's national film outreach program, announced John Crowley's Brooklyn and Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game as winners of the 12th annual Film Circuit People's Choice Awards. Selected by Film Circuit audiences from across Canada, Brooklyn was named Best Canadian Film and The Imitation Game received Best International Film recognition.
  • 2016-06-06
    TWELVE WRITER-DIRECTORS FROM ACROSS CANADA SELECTED FOR STUDIO TIFF'S YEAR-ROUND INDUSTRY PROGRAMME
    TORONTO - TIFF® selects 12 new participants for the fourth cycle of STUDIO, the organization's year-round professional development industry programme, which this year shifts its focus exclusively towards talent development for Canadian writer-directors. The monthly modules kicked off June 3 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, offering peer review and mentoring sessions with Canadian and international guest speakers, and honing in on topics such as project development, adaptation, packaging and talent agents, working with actors and casting agents, the art of pitching, festival readiness, marketing, finance, and micro- to big-budget filmmaking.
  • 2016-05-25
    HEY FILM LOVERS: VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
    TORONTO - The 41st Toronto International Film Festival® kicks off in 105 days and Volunteer applications have officially opened. Each summer, TIFF recruits enthusiastic film lovers to join its dedicated Volunteer team and provide crucial support in welcoming the hundreds of thousands of Festival-goers who descend on the city from around the globe each September. In return, the organization offers great rewards and a diverse programme enriched by a transformative and unparalleled hands-on learning experience. More than 3,059 individual volunteers contributed to the 2015 Festival, donating over 86,230 tireless hours to activities supporting the 11-day event.
  • 2016-05-18
    TIFF SERVES UP A SIZZLING SUMMER SLATE OF CINEMATIC TREATS
    TORONTO - TIFF's hot summer lineup invites filmgoers to spend a breezy afternoon or a night out at the cinema catching major filmmaker retrospectives, screenings of cult classics, intimate conversations with special guests, innovative installations and captivating new releases.
  • 2016-05-09
    TIFF ANNOUNCES THE BEST SHORT FILMS FOR TEENS BY TEENS AT NEXT WAVE JUMP CUTS YOUNG FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
    TORONTO - The 2016 TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase winners were announced yesterday at a ceremony held at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Now in its 14th year, the high-profile competition screens the top short films made by Ontario students in grades 9 to 12. This year's showcase featured 23 short films from 40 young filmmakers.
  • 2016-04-26
    LAGOS, NIGERIA IN CITY TO CITY SPOTLIGHT AT 41st TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the 2016 City to City programme will focus on Lagos, Nigeria. The City to City selection is curated by Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival.
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