Press Releases
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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