Toronto International Film Festival

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Official Website:  https://www.tiff.net/

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually. Since its founding in 1976, TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a dynamic center for film culture located in Downtown Toronto.

Year-round, TIFF Bell Lightbox offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world. TIFF Bell Lightbox is located on the north west corner of King Street and John Street in downtown Toronto.

In 2016, 397 films from 83 countries were screened at 28 screens in downtown Toronto venues, welcoming an estimated 480,000 attendees, over 5,000 of whom were industry professionals. TIFF starts the Thursday night after Labour Day (the first Monday in September in Canada) and lasts for eleven days.

Founded in 1976, TIFF is now one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the world. In 1998, Variety magazine acknowledged that TIFF “is second only to Cannes in terms of high-profile pics, stars and market activity”. 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”. This is partially the result of the festival’s ability and reputation for generating Oscar buzz. [1]

2019

Dates:  TBA

Winners:  TBA

2018

Dates:  September 6 – 16, 2018

Winners:  TBA

2017

Dates:  September 7 – 17, 2017

Winners: 

People’s Choice Award

Documentary
Faces Places, Visages villages (original title)Agnès VardaJR

Gala or Special Presentations
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh

Midnight Madness
BodiedJoseph Kahn

Discovery Award – Best Film
All You Can Eat BuddhaIan Lagarde (director)
DisappearanceAli Asgari (director)
Kissing CandiceAoife McArdle (director)
Valley of Shadows, Skyggenes dal (original title)Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen (director)

Best Canadian Feature Film
Ravenous, Les affamés (original title)Robin Aubert

Best Canadian First Feature Film
Luk’Luk’IWayne Wapeemukwa

International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI)
AvaSadaf Foroughi

Special Presentations
The Motive, El autor (original title)Manuel Martín Cuenca

NETPAC Award
The Great Buddha +Hsin-yao Huang

Platform Prize
Sweet CountryWarwick Thornton

Platform Prize – Honorable Mention
Dark RiverClio Barnard

Best Canadian Film
Pre-DrinkMarc-Antoine Lemire

Best International Short Film
The Burden, Min börda (original title)Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Best International Short Film
A Gentle Night, Xiao cheng er yue (original title)Yang Qiu

Wavelengths Section – Competition
FloresJorge Jácome (director)
The Nothing Factory, A Fábrica de Nada (original title)Pedro Pinho (director)
Turtles Are Always HomeRawane Nassif (director)

Best Canadian First Feature Film – Honorable Mention
Ava, Sadaf Foroughi

CMPA Emerging Producer Award
Matt CodeKristy Neville

2016

Dates:  September 8 -18, 2018

Winners:

People’s Choice Award

Documentary
I Am Not Your NegroRaoul Peck

Gala or Special Presentations
La La LandDamien Chazelle

Midnight Madness
Free FireBen Wheatley

Experimental Short Film
Forgotten

Discovery Award – Best Film
JeffreyYanillys Perez (director)

Best Canadian Feature Film
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves, Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n’ont fait que se creuser un tombeau(original title)Hany Ouichou (producer), Mathieu Denis (director), Simon Lavoie (director)

Best Canadian First Feature Film
Old Stone, Lao shi (original title)Johnny Ma

Best Canadian Short Film
MutantsHany Ouichou (producer), Alexandre Dostie (director), Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette (producer)

CFTPA Producer’s Award
Hany Ouichou (producer)

International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI)
Discovery
Kati KatiMbithi Masya

Special Presentations
I Am Not Madame Bovary, Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (original title)Xiaogang Feng

Best Film
Park

NETPAC Award
In Between, Bar Bahar (original title)Maysaloun Hamoud

Platform Prize
JackiePablo Larraín

Platform Prize – Honorable Mention
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I WaitKhyentse Norbu

Short Cuts Award
Best International Short Film
ImagoRaymund Ribay Gutierrez

Best Film
In the HillsHamid Ahmadi
Red ApplesGeorge Sikharulidze (director), Ophelia Harutyunyan (writer)

Best Short Film
A Funeral for LightningEmily Kai Bock

Wavelengths Section – Competition
An Aviation FieldJoana Pimenta

Vanguard Honours – Creativity in cinematography
Blind SunGiorgos Arvanitis

[1]  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Tornonto International Film Festival”, Retreived from:  https://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

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