Press Releases
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  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 2014-08-28
    TIFF INDUSTRY PROGRAMME DELIGHTS DELEGATES WITH NOTABLE ADDITIONS
    The Toronto International Film Festival® announced additional experts and bold new partnerships to join the TIFF Industry programme today. The stellar lineup at the Glenn Gould Studio and Vimeo Industry Convergence Centre (250 Front Street West), home of the Festival Industry Conference, promises to impress and inspire delegates with an unrivalled experience for film industry professionals.
  • 2014-08-26
    KUBRICK'S COLLABORATORS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY COME TO TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
    TIFF® announced today the lineup of special guests and events that will enhance the in-cinema experience and complement the upcoming exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary film auteur Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick will make its Canadian premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 31, 2014 until January 25, 2015. More than a decade has passed since Kubrick was honoured with a retrospective in Toronto, and the exhibition will be accompanied by the comprehensive look at his oeuvre, Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey. Throughout the run of the retrospective several esteemed guests, scholars and Kubrick collaborators will introduce a number of screenings and explore the themes and continued influence of Kubrick's work.
  • 2014-08-26
    TURN, TURN, TURN TO TIFF WITH OUR INSPIRING FALL SEASON OF CINEMA
    Starting September 19, TIFF Bell Lightbox features an incredible programming lineup, including a highly anticipated Stanley Kubrick exhibition, filmmaker retrospectives, free screenings and new releases of the best of contemporary international cinema.
  • 2014-08-20
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NAMES SEPTEMBER 5 BILL MURRAY DAY
    The Toronto International Film Festival® has dedicated one day of its 2014 edition to a celebration of the charismatic, wise-cracking, comedic genius of living legend Bill Murray. September 5 is Bill Murray Day and includes free public screenings of three comedy classics Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters, leading up to the world premiere of the latest Murray-starrer, Theodore Melfi's St. Vincent. Though the Festival cannot Groundhog Day the Bill Murray Day, a contest will be held to reward Murray fans who attend all three free screenings. But, really, everyone is a winner on Bill Murray Day.
  • 2014-08-19
    MAVERICKS PROGRAMME PRESENTS CAPTIVATING CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADERS AND LEGENDS IN THE FILM WORLD
    The Toronto International Film Festival® invites audiences to step into the unparalleled experience of its Mavericks programme, featuring intimate conversations with leaders in the film world and beyond. Offering engaging, in-depth discussions and revealing anecdotes about their latest projects, this year's prestigious lineup of special guests includes filmmakers David Thorpe, Julie Taymor, Antoine Fuqua and Jon Stewart; actors Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche; and journalists Maziar Bahari and Dan Savage.
  • 2014-08-19
    TIFF KIDS PROGRAMME ENTERTAINS THE YOUNG AND YOUNG-AT-HEART AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    The Toronto International Film Festival® presents an international selection of family-friendly films as part of this year's TIFF Kids programme. From touching family dramas to visually dazzling adventures, this year's lineup will captivate film lovers of all ages. The programme boasts the world premiere of Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore's second feature and performances from Sam Worthington and Brendan Gleeson.
  • 2014-08-19
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW SELECTIONS IN VARIOUS PROGRAMMES
    The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced additional film titles in the Special Presentations, TIFF Docs, Contemporary World Cinema, Vanguard and Masters programmes. Titles include: a very personal Roger Waters concert documentary, co-directed by Waters; the latest film from the iconic Studio Ghibli, along with a documentary that takes audiences behind the curtain of the famed Japanese animation studio; James Franco's adaptation of The Sound and the Fury; and the latest from master filmmakers Raoul Peck and Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
  • 2014-08-19
    COMING THIS SEPTEMBER: FILMMAKERS AND TALENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE DESCEND ON THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    The 39th Toronto International Film Festival® attracts an unparalleled roster of celebrated film talent during the 11-day event, running September 4 to 14, 2014. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Noah Baumbach, Mia Hansen-Løve, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Ning Hao, Philippe Falardeau, Susanne Bier, Oren Moverman, Michael Winterbottom, Ruba Nadda, Antoine Fuqua, Alanis Obomsawin, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Christian Petzold, Isabel Coixet, Sophie Barthes, Bent Hamer, Lone Scherfig and Roger Waters.
  • 2014-08-19
    THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOES BEYOND THE THEATRE WITH ITS NEW FESTIVAL STREET INITIATIVE
    The Toronto International Film Festival® goes beyond the cinema with this year's new Festival Street initiative. From September 4 to 7, King Street West between Peter and University Streets will be transformed into a pedestrian promenade featuring art works across multiple disciplines, pop-up performances, a music stage, food trucks, relaxed seating areas, and much more. Everyone is welcome to take a stroll and refuel with drinks or a quick bite, enjoy art installations by notable artists, kick up their heels to live music, and even play fun games.
  • 2014-08-19
    THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCES FOR YOUTH TO NAVIGATE 11 DAYS OF FILM WITH TIFF NEXT WAVE AND MANIFESTO INITIATIVES
    The TIFF Next Wave and Manifesto initiatives at the Toronto International Film Festival® are developed to maximize the Festival experience with selections customized for fans of youth-driven and urban arts-focused films. The TIFF Next Wave committee of young film enthusiasts hand-pick Festival films that will resonate with their peers, while the Manifesto organization lends their expertise to identifying strong film representations of urban arts and culture.
  • 2014-08-19
    TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS TO CELEBRATE CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CINEMATIC EXCELLENCE IN 2014
    The Toronto International Film Festival® is pleased to announce the awards celebrating cinematic excellence in the upcoming 2014 Festival lineup.
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