Toronto International Film Festival

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Toronto International Film Festival

Publicly attended film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada add

Category: Movies & TV

Activity starting in 1976.

Countries: United States (38%), Canada (16%), United Kingdom (15%)

Main connections: Telluride Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival

Linked to: The Globe and Mail, Time, Museum of Modern Art, Bell Canada

 

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1980

David Gilmour (writer) - He became managing editor of the Toronto International Film Festival in 1980, and held the post for four years


1983

Tamar Simon Hoffs - Her directorial debut was the short comedy, "The Haircut", , starring John Cassavetes, an official selection of the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, , Toronto International Film Festival, !Telluride_Film_Festival and Sundance Film Festival, and receiving a commendation from Robert Redford, Sundance Institute


1984

Since 1984, every decade TIFF has produced a Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list add something


1986

Donna Deitch - Donna Deitch segued from *award-winning documentary filmmaker to producing and directing "Desert Hearts", the landmark hit of the 1986 Sundance, Telluride, and Toronto Film Festivals


1993

Denys Arcand - Arcand produced and directed his first English language film in 1993, titled "Love and Human Remains", and did so again in 2000, with the film, "Stardom", which opened the Toronto International Film Festival


1994

From 1994 to 2009, the umbrella organization running TIFF was named "Toronto International Film Festival Group" add something

 

In 1994, the decision was made to replace the name "Festival of Festivals" with "Toronto International Film Festival" add something

 

The Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival has been Piers Handling since 1994 add something


1995

Gary Burns (director) - His first feature film, "The Suburbanators", debuted at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival, where it placed in the top ten Canadian films and was invited to the Sundance film festival in 1996


1996

Leda Serene Films - "What My Mother Told Me"premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1996, and has won awards at The Festival of Black International Cinema , "Best Film Depicting The Black Experience", and at Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival 2006, HBO Best Feature Award


1998

In 1998, "Variety" magazine acknowledged that TIFF "is second only to Cannes in terms of high-profile pics, stars and market activity add something

 

Elizabeth (film) - "Elizabeth" premiered in September 1998 at the Venice Film Festival and was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival


1999

Samantha Morton - Toronto International Film Festival - She appeared in the film "Jesus' Son" , which came out in a limited release in June 2000, after being screened at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Patricia Zentilli - In 1999 Patricia landed a principal role in the successful Canadian film "New Waterford Girl", which went on to win awards at the Toronto International Film Festival


2000

Gary Burns (director) - His film "waydowntown" was given the Best Canadian Feature prize at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Memento (film) - It premiered at the 2000 Venice International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation, and afterwards played at Deauville American Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival


2001

In 2001, Perspective Canada, the programme that had focused on Canadian films since 1984, was replaced by two programmes: add something

 

Don McKellar - !Toronto International Film Festival - In 2001 he played the role of Oliver Tapscrew in the TV children's drama series "I Was a Rat", whilst in 2004, his second film, "Childstar", opened at the Toronto International Film Festival to enthusiastic reviews

 

John Carpenter - It was his first movie since 2001's Ghosts of Mars, and it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2010.


2002

Justin Lin - Toronto International Film Festival - The film was an official selection of the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at 2002 Sundance and the John Cassavetes *award at the 2004 Independent Spirit *awards

 

Brigitte Bako - Toronto International Film Festival - "Saint Monica" was featured at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, and Bako received a Genie *award nomination for Best Supporting Actress

 

Krzysztof Kieslowski - The only completed screenplay, "Heaven", was filmed by Tom Tykwer and released in 2002 at the Toronto International Film Festival


2003

Luke Kirby - !Toronto International Film Festival - "Mambo Italiano" received a gala presentation at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival to a standing ovation and earned Luke a Canadian Comedy *award Nomination

 

Jolene Blalock - Toronto International Film Festival - Blalock appeared in the film "Slow Burn" with LL Cool J and Ray Liotta which was shot in 2003 between seasons of "Enterprise", unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2005 and finally saw limited theatrical release in 2007

 

Luke Kirby (actor) - "Mambo Italiano" received a gala presentation at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival to a standing ovation and earned Kirby a Canadian Comedy *award Nomination


2004

In 2004, Noah Cowan became Co-Director of TIFF. In late 2007, Cowan was promoted to Artistic Director of TIFF Bell Lightbox, while long-time programmer Cameron Bailey succeeded as Co-Director and currently holds the position of Artistic Director for the Toronto International Film Festival add something

 

In 2004, TIFF was featured as the site of murder mystery in the film "Jiminy Glick in Lalawood", a comedy film starring Martin Short add something

 

Alex Turner (director) - Toronto International Film Festival - Dead Birds, Turner's first feature, starring Henry Thomas, Isaiah Washington and Patrick Fugit, premiered at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Ephraim Ellis - He has starred in the Canadian Film Centre's 2004 feature "White Out," which was entered in the Toronto International Film Festival


2005

Vera Farmiga - Toronto International Film Festival - In 2005, at the Toronto International Film Festival, opened fantasy feature "Neverwas", in which she played Eleanna

 

Peter Sarsgaard - Toronto International Film Festival - "Flightplan" was screened at a special presentation at the 30th annual Toronto International Film Festival in 2005

 

Christian Bale - Toronto International Film Festival - "Harsh Times" premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and had a wide release on 10 November 2006

 

Aaron Eckhart - The film was screened at a special presentation at the 30th annual Toronto International Film Festival in 2005

 

Jean-Paul Civeyrac - Festival Paris Cinéma - His movie "À travers la forêt "was presented at Festival Paris Cinéma and at Toronto International Film Festival 2005 September


2006

Erik Marcisak - Toronto International Film Festival - In 2006, at the Toronto International Film Festival it was revealed that Erik Marcisak played the role of Eric Rost, a fictional filmmaker in the JT Petty film "S&MAN"

 

Alice Munro - It debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Rene Pape - Pape made his film debut as Sarastro in Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute", which premiered simultaneously at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2006 Venice Film Festival

 

Perry Henzell - "No Place Like Home" was screened for the public at the 31st annual Toronto International Film Festival in September 2006 at the Cumberland Theatre; it was sold out

 

Sarah Polley - !Toronto International Film Festival - The movie, starring Julie Christie, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2006 as part of the TIFF's Gala showcase

 

Julie Christie - Toronto International Film Festival - Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September 2006 as part of the TIFF's Gala showcase, "Away from Her" drew rave reviews from the trade press, including the Hollywood Reporter, and the four Toronto dailies


2007

In 2007, "Time" noted that TIFF had "grown from its place as the most influential fall film festival to the most influential film festival, period add something

 

In 2007, the Festival Group began construction on TIFF Bell Lightbox, a new facility at the corner of King and John Streets in downtown Toronto on land donated by Ivan Reitman and family add something

 

Carlos do Carmo - Toronto International Film Festival - Carlos do Carmo, "The Ambassador of Fado", was instrumental in making Fado part of UNESCO's World Heritage Cultural Patrimony via countless concerts and the recording for Carlos Saura's film on fado, which premiered in 2007 at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Carly Pope - Toronto International Film Festival - In 2007, Pope starred in the Power Up project "Itty Bitty Titty Committee", and in Martin Gero's intelligent sex comedy and Toronto International Film Festival hit, "Young People Fucking"

 

Gillian Armstrong - Toronto International Film Festival - It received a modest earning at the box office, and was part of a special screening at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Matt Cohen (writer) - Toronto International Film Festival - It was the closing Gala at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007

 

Scott Hicks - Toronto International Film Festival - This film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, to great acclaim, and has since been released in the U.S. and at film festivals around the world

 

Ramin Bahrani - Bahrani's second film "Chop Shop" premiered at the 2007 Director's Fortnight of the Cannes International Film Festival, and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival before being released theatrically to wide and universal critical acclaim

 

Peter Bogdanovich - In 2007, Bogdanovich was presented with an *award for outstanding contribution to film preservation by The International Federation of Film Archives at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Aaron Eckhart - The film was screened under the name "Nothing is Private" at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Michael Clayton (film) - The film premiered August 31, 2007, at the Venice Film Festival and was shown at the American Films Festival of Deauville on September 2, 2007, and at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2007


2008

Thomas McCarthy (entertainer) - Toronto International Film Festival - McCarthy's second feature film was "The Visitor", which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Great Southern Television - Apron Strings was selected for the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Steve McQueen (director) - The film won the 2008 Diesel Discovery *award at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Sophia Bush - Toronto International Film Festival - The film is based on Tim McLoughlin's novel "Heart of the Old Country" and it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008

 

Jessica Biel - Toronto International Film Festival - The film premiered in September 2008 at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Brightlight Pictures - Brightlight's UK/Canada feature co-production "Fifty Dead Men Walking" starring Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess and Kevin Zegers had its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and was released theatrically in the summer of 2009

 

Babelgum Online Film Festival - Toronto International Film Festival - The 2nd edition of the Festival was announced on September 5, 2008 in Toronto, at the Toronto International Film Festival


2009

In 2009, the umbrella organization TIFFG was renamed to TIFF. add something

 

"Precious", which won the 2009 TIFF People's Choice award, went on to win two Oscars at the 82nd Academy Awards while "The King's Speech", the winner of the 2010 TIFF People's Choice award, won four Oscars at the 83rd Academy awards add something

 

Dev Benegal - Toronto International Film Festival - Benegal's latest film, "Road, Movie" , about a travelling cinema troupe in Rajasthan, and starring Abhay Deol and Tannishtha Chatterjee as the lead, premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Melanie Lynskey - Toronto International Film Festival - The film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival with "The Independent" noting "sterling support comes from Melanie Lynskey as Whitacre's ever-loyal wife"

 

Alice Walker - Toronto International Film Festival - In January 2009, she was one of over 50 signers of a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival's "City to City" spotlight on Israeli filmmakers, condemning Israel as an "apartheid regime

 

Francois Ozon - His film "Le Refuge" had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival September 2009

 

Measha Brueggergosman - She returned to the stage in September 2009 for a performance at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Stephen Poliakoff - "Glorious 39", starring Romola Garai, Bill Nighy and Julie Christie, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009 and was released in the UK that November

 

John Greyson - Toronto International Film Festival - A number of Hollywood celebrities circulated a letter on September 15, 2009 protesting a petition calling for a boycott of the Toronto International Film Festival over a Tel Aviv-themed event

 

Ellen Page - !Toronto International Film Festival - The film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and had its wide release on October 2, 2009

 

Lily Cole - Toronto International Film Festival - Cole appeared at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival in December 2009 to promote "Parnassus"


2010

In 2010, the organization opened a new headquarters at the intersection of King St and John St, in a facility called TIFF Bell Lightbox add something

 

Kevin Kline - Toronto International Film Festival - It bypassed theatres and was sent straight to HBO in the U.S. Kline's film "The Conspirator" premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 and was described as an "old fashioned historical thriller"

 

Sage Stallone - Venice Film Festival - Both films were shown in main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and in the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Joaquin Phoenix - Venice Film Festival - Phoenix's film, "I'm Still Here", debuted at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010

 

Anthony Hopkins - Hopkins at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Olivia Newton-John - The film opened the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Woody Allen - It was released theatrically in the US on September 23, 2010, following a Cannes debut in May 2010, and a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010.

 

Bruce Springsteen - Toronto International Film Festival - In September 2010, a documentary about the making of his 1978 album "Darkness on The Edge of Town" was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Clemence Poesy - Telluride Film Festival - "127 Hours" was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010, following its premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival

 

Jennifer Connelly - Dustin Lance Black's "Virginia" premiered on September 15, 2010, at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Woody Allen - It was released theatrically in the US on September 23, 2010, following a Cannes debut in May 2010, and a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010


2011

Alex Gibney - Toronto International Film Festival - Toronto International Film Festival 2011

 

Sarah Polley - Polley's second film, "Take This Waltz", premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011

 

Mary Pickford - From January 2011 until July 2011, the Toronto International Film Festival is exhibiting a collection of Mary Pickford memorabilia in the Canadian Film Gallery of the TIFF Bell LightBox building

 

Alexis Bledel - Toronto International Film Festival - The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the United States on 15 April 2011

 

Neil Young - Toronto International Film Festival - In September 2011, Jonathan Demme's third documentary film on the singer songwriter, "Neil Young Journeys", premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Mia Farrow - Toronto International Film Festival - The film will be shown at the Venice Film Festival in September 2011, as well as the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival the same month

 

Selma Blair - Toronto International Film Festival - She promoted the film in its world premiere at the 68th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2011 and at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Cory Monteith - Toronto International Film Festival - In January 2011, he shot the film "Sisters&Brothers" with Dustin Milligan, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2011


2012

David O. Russell - Toronto International Film Festival - Russell's latest film, "Silver Linings Playbook", won the People's Choice *award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Holliday Grainger - Toronto International Film Festival - The movie, screened at Toronto International Film Festival 2012, had its European premiere as the closing night film of the BFI London Film Festival

 

Sarah Polley - It had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, and its North American premiere followed at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

Noah Baumbach - On July 24th, 2012, Toronto International Film Festival announced its 2012 line-up, which included Noah Baumbach's upcoming film Frances Ha, co-written by Greta Gerwig

 

Jennifer Connelly - The film was premiered during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Gwyneth Jones (soprano) - The film was premiered to largely favourable reviews on September 9 at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Harmony Korine - "Spring Breakers" received its world premiere at the 2012 Venice International Film Festival, and later was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival before being released to the general public in March 2013

 

Rob Zombie - "The Lords of Salem" screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival before being released in the United States in April 2013

 

Monica Bellucci - Toronto International Film Festival - In September 2012 at a Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the Iranian movie "Rhino Season", Bellucci stated that she can speak four languages: Italian, French, English and Persian

 

Anne Reid - Toronto International Film Festival - Reid co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp in the film "Song for Marion" which featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012 and will be released in UK cinemas in 2013

 

End of Watch - The world premiere of "End of Watch" was held on September 8, 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival


2013

On Friday, September 6th & Saturday, September 7th, 2013, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will be hosting a post-film event series called OVATION at the Malaparte Terrace add something

 

Moran Atias - Toronto International Film Festival - The film is set to premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Toni Collette - Collette headlined the Joanne Woodward-produced "Lucky Them" which debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

 

Roger Ebert - The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival opened with a video tribute of Roger Ebert at the Roy Thompson Hall during the world premiere of the WikiLeaks based film "The Fifth Estate"

 

Dome Karukoski - The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013

 

Darren Criss - Toronto International Film Festival - It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will get a nationwide theatrical release on July 19, 2013

 

Fandor (film site) - In September 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival Fandor announced that the site was launching to audiences in Canada

 

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - The film held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2013

 

Reese Witherspoon - The movie's world premiere was held on September 8, 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival

 

David Cronenberg - Toronto International Film Festival - The the opening of the "David Cronenberg: Evolution" Toronto International Film Festival exhibition will occur on October 30, 2013


2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor - The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and London International Film Festival and is set for worldwide theatrical release in 2014

 

Samantha Morton - "Miss Julie", an adaptation of August Strindberg's play, directed by Liv Ullmann and starring Morton, Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell, was screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September

 

San Francisco International Film Festival - In March 2014, Noah Cowan, former executive director of the Toronto International Film Festival, became executive director of the SFFS and SFIFF, replacing Ted Hope

 

Francois Ozon - His most recent film, "The New Girlfriend", will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014

 

Jon Stewart - It premiered at the September 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving "moderate" reviews

 

"The Globe and Mail", September 14, 2014 add something


2015

"The Globe and Mail", December 8, 2015 add something

 

"The Globe and Mail", December 11, 2015 add something


2016

The 2016 series, for the first time, will be screened as a "Canada's Top Ten" mini-festival in other Canadian cities, including Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax add something


2017

In 2017, A new Toronto based related festival started up, TFIFF s://www add something


2018

"National Post", August 28, 2018 add something

 

The festival's current executive director is Piers Handling, who is slated to be succeeded by Joana Vicente in November 2018 add something

 

"Now", November 7, 2018 add something