Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Toronto International Film Festival announces 2013 Asian Film Summit

Hong Kong – Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, today announced the return of the Asian Film Summit. Returning to the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, the 2013 Summit will take place during the Festival, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The Summit is a key element of TIFF’s ongoing commitment to building bridges between Asian cinema and the West.

“Last year we were honoured to have among our Asian Film Summit guests filmmakers Chen Kaige, Mira Nair and Eli Roth, film executives Harvey Weinstein, Bill Kong, Chris Dodd, Nina Lath Gupta and Stuart Ford, and global superstar Jackie Chan,” said Bailey. “We're looking forward to welcoming another stellar lineup of key influencers and film leaders from both sides of the Pacific.”

Following the success of the inaugural event, the 2013 Summit will include panel discussions, in-depth working sessions and a gala banquet. The Summit offers a platform for industry leaders to connect with one another—generating ideas and finding new business opportunities.

Information on Asian Film Summit guests and programming will be announced in the coming months.

The TIFF Industry Office will be selling a limited number of passes to industry professionals who are registered with the Festival. Passes will go on sale May 1. Visit tiff.net/industry in April for more details.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 to 15, 2013.

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TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $170 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

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