Press Releases
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  • 2015-07-28
    JEAN-MARC VALLÉE'S DEMOLITION TO OPEN 40TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced that Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition will open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.
  • 2015-07-28
    2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FIRST ROUND OF HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
    TORONTO - Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®.
  • 2015-07-21
    BILL HADER, ASIF KAPADIA, JIA ZHANG-KE, GIGI PRITZKER AND NICOLAS CHARTIER JOIN TIFF INDUSTRY CONFERENCE AT THE 2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO - TIFF unveiled today special guests confirmed for the 2015 TIFF Industry Conference. The seven-day conference will feature 200 speakers and will include intimate conversations with industry powerhouse Gigi Pritzker and financing mogul Nicolas Chartier, and an Asian Film Summit Master Class with acclaimed filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke. Actor, writer and producer Bill Hader and award-winning director Asif Kapadia will present at the Doc Conference.
  • 2015-07-21
    TIFF LAUNCHES THE LEN BLUM RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
    TORONTO - TIFF announced today the launch of the Len Blum Residency programme, a new creative development initiative which offers one filmmaker the unique opportunity to live, work and be inspired at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
  • 2015-07-15
    JIA ZHANG-KE. CLAIRE DENIS. AGNIESZKA HOLLAND.
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the inaugural jury for Platform, the new programme to champion directors' cinema from around the world. This year, the three-person international jury is composed of acclaimed filmmakers Jia Zhang-ke, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland. Together, they will award a prize of $25,000 to the best film in the programme, to be announced at the Awards Ceremony on September 20, 2015.
  • 2015-07-08
    TIFF CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SLATE OF FREE PROGRAMMING
    TORONTO - Piers Handling, Director & CEO of TIFF, tonight announced special programming taking place during the 2015 summer and fall seasons in celebration of the organization's 40th anniversary. The announcements were made at a free community party held in David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto, prior to this season's first TIFF in the Park event, a screening of the 1992 Toronto International Film Festival® People's Choice Award winner Strictly Ballroom.
  • 2015-06-23
    TICKET PACKAGES FOR THE 40TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON SALE JULY 29
    TORONTO - With only 78 days left until the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival® kicks off, film lovers can start planning their Festival experience with a variety of ticket-buying options tailored to suit any Festivalgoer's schedule and cinematic taste. Ticket packages include daytime, evening and weekend options, as well as programme-themed packs and premium screening offerings. The Festival Box Office and Members Box Office open August 25. Both are located at Metro Centre (225 King Street West, entrance at Duncan Street).
  • 2015-06-17
    TIFF PROGRAMMING TO TOUR CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES
    London - Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, today announced major international touring destinations for TIFF programming to centres around the world, furthering the organization's global strategy of placing original programming in cultural institutions worldwide. TIFF will launch an international tour of the immensely popular interactive technology exhibition digiPlaySpace® to four locations in China, including Beijing, and one in Minnesota, from July 21, 2015 through September 2016. The organization's annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festivalâ122marks a milestone as it goes to Los Angeles for the very first time from July 30 to August 1 in a travelling program organized by TIFF and Film Independent at LACMA.
  • 2015-06-10
    TIFF ANNOUNCES KATHLEEN DRUMM AS NEW DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY OFFICE
    TORONTO - TIFF is pleased to announce that Kathleen Drumm has joined the organization as Director, Industry Office. Drumm will oversee all of TIFF Industry's activities, including providing services to the more than 5,000 Industry delegates who attend the Toronto International Film Festival® each year, and the seven-day Industry Conference that takes place as a part of the Festival.
  • 2015-05-27
    VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR THE 40TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO TIFF is recruiting enthusiastic film lovers to join its dedicated Volunteer team for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®, running September 10 to 20, 2015.
  • 2015-05-21
    40TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMES
    TORONTO - Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival®, announce the list of programmes for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.
  • 2015-05-21
    NEW PROGRAMME AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CHAMPIONS DIRECTORS' CINEMA
    TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the launch of Platform, a new programme comprised of up to 12 films of high artistic merit that demonstrate a strong directorial vision by significant international filmmakers. A three-person international jury will award a prize of $25,000 to the Best Film in the programme.
  • 2015-05-20
    SAUNTER INTO SUMMER'S BEST CINEMA AT TIFF
    TORONTO - The countdown to summer is on as TIFF today announced a lineup with a rich variety of major filmmaker retrospectives, an intriguing roster of special guests, fun and engaging family programming, inspiring film workshops for kids, free activities, and an exciting collection of new releases, offering audiences many reasons to remain city-bound this season.
  • 2015-05-19
    TIFF AWARDS THE BEST SHORT FILMS CREATED BY TEENS
    TORONTO - The 2015 TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase winners were announced today at a ceremony held at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Now in its 13th year, the high-profile competition screens the top short films made by Ontario students in grades 9 to 12. This year's showcase featured 16 short films from 25 young filmmakers.
  • 2015-05-12
    ROBERTO BENIGNI AND NICOLETTA BRASCHI IN PERSON AT TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    TORONTO - TIFF and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) announced today their joint summer programme Roberto Benigni & Nicoletta Braschi: A Beautiful Life, a film retrospective that celebrates the multi-talented Italian couple. Running from June 4 until June 9, it features several in-person events including an onstage conversation about their lives and creative collaboration; joint introductions and Q&A sessions for a selection of the acclaimed films they have made together, including the Academy Award-winning Life is Beautiful (1997) as well as Jim Jarmusch's "neo-Beat-noir-comedy" Down by Law (1986), and a free, daytime screening of the hilarious mistaken-identity farce Johnny Stecchino (1991) for post-secondary students and faculty.
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