Press Releases
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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