Press Releases
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  • 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
    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.
  • 2015-05-21
    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.
  • 2015-05-20
    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.
  • 2015-05-11
    40th TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS PROGRAMMERS
    TORONTO - Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, reveal the team of 22 programmers who will make the selections for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival®, which runs Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015.
  • 2015-05-04
    TIFF SELECTS NINE CONTENT CREATORS FOR YEAR-ROUND INDUSTRY PROGRAMME STUDIO
    TORONTO - TIFF announces nine new participants selected for the third cycle of its year-round industry professional development programme, STUDIO. The monthly modules which begin today in Toronto offer structured peer review and mentoring sessions with Canadian and international guest speakers, and focus on the topics of project development, festival preparation, finance, legal issues, distribution, media training, and marketing.
  • 2015-04-23
    TIFF ANNOUNCES FOURTH EDITION OF CANADA'S ALL-TIME TOP TEN LIST OF CANADIAN FILMS
    TORONTO - TIFF today announces the results of its fourth Canada's All-Time Top Ten List, an international poll of industry and academicsâ00E on the most memorable Canadian films. This is the fourth edition of TIFF's All-Time Top Ten List; previous lists were released in 1984, 1993 and 2004.
  • 2015-04-20
    THE GRAND SEDUCTION AND THE LUNCHBOX NAMED WINNERS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL TIFF FILM CIRCUIT PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
    TORONTO - Film Circuitâ122, TIFF's national film outreach program, revealed that audiences across the country awarded <br />Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction and Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox as winners of the 11th annual Film Circuit People's Choice Awards. The Grand Seduction was named Best Canadian Film and The Lunchbox was selected as the Best International Film.
  • 2015-04-19
    TIFF KIDS FESTIVAL RECOGNIZES THE BEST IN CHILDREN'S CINEMA
    Toronto - The awards for the 18th annual TIFF Kids International Film FestivalTM were announced today at a ceremony held at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. This year's prizes are the TIFF Kids Festival People's Choice Awards, which include two awards for the interactive exhibition digiPlaySpace; the TIFF Kids Festival Young People's Jury Awards, selected by three Young People's Juries; two short-film awards selected by the TIFF Kids Festival Adult Jury; and the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase winners, determined by a jury of film professionals.
  • 2015-04-15
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOCUSES ON TELEVISION WITH NEW PRIMETIME PROGRAMME
    TORONTO - The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival® shines a spotlight on episodic storytelling with Primetime, a new programme presenting the best in international television on the big screen. The lineup will showcase up to six high-quality programs that demonstrate the strength of contemporary television coming from broadcasters, streaming services or independent filmmakers.
  • 2015-04-07
    CALLING ALL CAT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival Pounces on TIFF Bell Lightbox April 17
    TORONTO - The cat's out of the bag as TIFF announces the return of the Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Film Festival. Co-presented with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), the Just for Cats Festival presents the best in cat-themed internet videos. TIFF presents two fur-filled screenings on Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Prior to the 7 p.m. screening, felines and humans, including special guest Canadian musician deadmau5, will participate in a red-carpet adopt-a-thon hosted by the Toronto Humane Society.
  • 2015-03-25
    ONTARIO'S LEADING YOUNG FILMMAKERS SHINE AT THE TIFF KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Toronto - The TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122 has chosen the finalists for the 14th annual Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase. The selected films will screen during the TIFF Kids Festival on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. (Grades 4 to 6) and 1:15 p.m. (Grades 7 & 8) at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Following the screenings, the winners of the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase will be announced at the TIFF Kids Awards Ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, April 19 at 3:15 p.m.
  • 2015-03-04
    BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
    Toronto - The world's best short films for children and youth aged 3 to 13 hit the big screen at the 2015 TIFF Kids International Film Festival. Highlights of this year's 15 programmes include Pancakes, Waffles and Bugs Bunny!, featuring classic Looney Tunes shorts as well as Peanuts by Schulz, a collection of new animated short films in celebration of the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip, screening as part of the ever-popular Loot Bag Jr. programme. The shorts programmes consist of 101 films that address a range of subject matters that are relevant to kids today, such as friendship, courage, bullying, teamwork, and self-discovery. Each shorts programme runs 60 to 80 minutes.
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