Press Releases
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  • 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.
  • 2016-04-25
    TIFF KIDS FESTIVAL AWARDS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN CHILDREN'S CINEMA
    TORONTO - The awards for the 19th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122 were announced yesterday at a ceremony held at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The celebration of the best in children's cinema came to a close last night with Toronto's youngest audience members crowning How to Steal a Dog as their favourite feature film and Sing as their top short film. Prizes included the TIFF Kids International Film Festival People's Choice Awards; the TIFF Kids International Film Festival Young People's Jury Awards, selected by three juries aged 8 to 13; 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.
  • 2016-04-19
    ALEC BALDWIN SPECIAL GUEST AT TIFF SUMMER SOIRÉE
    TORONTO - TIFF® announced today that Golden Globe®- and Emmy®-winning actor Alec Baldwin will join revellers on June 14 for Summer Soirée, a unique fundraising event and cocktail reception. The celebrated actor will participate in an intimate on-stage conversation at TIFF Bell Lightbox, reminiscing about his illustrious career in film, stage and television, followed by an exclusive party at Artscape Sandbox.
  • 2016-04-13
    DAVID MacNAUGHTON STEPS DOWN FROM TIFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    TORONTO - TIFF today announces the departure of Board member David MacNaughton as he takes on a new role as Canada's Ambassador to the United States.
  • 2016-03-31
    TIFF STUDIO CALLS FOR CANADIAN FILMMAKERS
    TORONTO - TIFF® announced today the call for participants for its industry development initiative, STUDIO. Now in its fourth year, for the first time the programme will shift its spotlight from producers to focus exclusively on talent development for Canadian writer-directors.
  • 2016-03-23
    THE CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG: LIL BUB POUNCES ON TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    TORONTO - Back by paw-pular demand, TIFF® purr-oudly presents the national launch of the Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival, with a special appearance by celebrity cat Lil BUB one of the internet's most beloved one-of-a-kind kitties. In partnership with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), the third edition of the Just for Cats festival showcases a lineup that's the cat's meow in feline-themed internet videos.
  • 2016-03-21
    TIFF KIDS FESTIVAL INDUSTRY CONFERENCE WELCOMES LEADERS IN CHILDREN'S FILM, TELEVISION AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
    Toronto - The TIFF Kids Festival Industry Conference returns in 2016 with a jammed-packed, three-day programme running during the TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122 (April 8 24). The conference provides an opportunity for filmmakers, researchers, game designers, and television and interactive producers 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 casting and acting, the future of feature animation, and issues of diversity and equality in the industry. The conference takes place from April 18 to 20.
  • 2016-03-21
    ONTARIO'S YOUNGEST FILMMAKERS SHOW OFF THEIR CINEMATIC TALENTS
    Toronto - The TIFF Kids International Film Festival has chosen the finalists for the 15th annual Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase. The selected films will screen during the TIFF Kids Festival on Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m. (Grades 4 to 6) and 1:15 p.m. (Grades 7 & 8) at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
  • 2016-03-02
    CATS, KIDS AND CLASSIC FILMS, OH MY!
    TORONTO - TIFF invites audiences to leap into Spring by discovering the riches of cinema past, sharing love for LOLcats, gaining insights from special guests and catching compelling new releases.
  • 2016-03-02
    CONNECTING CHILDREN TO THE BEST CINEMA FROM AROUND THE GLOBE AT THE 19th ANNUAL TIFF KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Toronto - The TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122, one of the world's premier film festivals for children aged 3-13, returns for its 19th year, brimming with exhilarating stories, diverse programming, and lively animations that will delight and inspire children and parents alike.
  • 2016-03-02
    TIFF KIDS SHORT FILMS REACH NEW HEIGHTS
    TORONTO - The world's best short films for children and youth aged 3 to 13 hit the big screen at the 2016 TIFF Kids International Film Festivalâ122. The shorts programme showcases 111 Canadian and international live-action and animated films that address important issues faced by kids such as gender identity, bullying, loss of a loved one and peer pressure, and deal with a range of themes such as friendship, courage and self-discovery. Each shorts programme runs 60 to 85 minutes. This year's 13 programmes include our Aardman 40th Anniversary Retrospective, celebrating 40 years of craft, comedy and characters from Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace & Gromit, and the 60th Anniversary Screening: The Red Balloon.
  • 2016-03-01
    TIFF PRESENTS POWERFUL STORIES OF STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL AT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL
    TORONTO - TIFF® and Human Rights Watch co-present the 13th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, with a galvanic lineup of eight films that recount empowering stories of survival, resilience and hope. The festival showcases brave cinematic works at the forefront of the human rights movement, from countries including China, Chile, the United Kingdom, South Korea, France, Australia, the United States, Ukraine and the Netherlands.
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