Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Season highlights include: The Cronenberg Project, Guillermo del Toro Master Classes, major retrospectives on Claire Denis and Coen Brothers, new releases from Jennifer Baichwal, Alanis Obomsawin and more.
Toronto – Starting October 3, TIFF Bell Lightbox audiences will be treated to an inspiring celebration of the best Canadian and international cinema, both past and present. This season includes a world premiere exhibition, major filmmaker retrospectives, free screenings, film-related workshops and new releases highlighting the best of contemporary world cinema.
TIFF proudly presents The Cronenberg Project, a multifaceted celebration of all things Cronenberg, including the world premiere of David Cronenberg: Evolution the most ambitious large-scale exhibition curated by TIFF. Visitors will experience an up-close and personal look at costumes, props, photographs, audio-visual elements, art work and set-design drawings from Cronenberg’s extensive filmography, including the typewriters from Naked Lunch, the instruments from Dead Ringers and the fly pod from The Fly. This exhibition will be accompanied by two film programmes, From Within: The Films of David Cronenberg, a full retrospective of Cronenberg’s films and Psychoplasmic Panic: Cronenberg and the Rise of Body Horror, a 10-film sidebar programme showcasing works by filmmakers influenced by Cronenberg’s vision.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
TORONTO — The 38th Toronto International Film Festival® welcomes an incredible guest list of celebrated talent from around the globe. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Catherine Breillat, Nicole Garcia, Pawel Pawlikowski, Bertrand Tavernier, Steve McQueen, Godfrey Reggio, Denis Villeneuve, Bill Condon, Jean-Marc Vallée, John Wells, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Ayoade, Atom Egoyan, Matthew Weiner, John Carney, Jason Reitman, Jason Bateman, Yorgos Servetas, Liza Johnson, Megan Griffiths, Fernando Eimbcke, Alexey Uchitel, Johnny Ma, Biyi Bandele, Rashid Masharawi, Paul Haggis, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Álex de la Iglesia, Bruce McDonald, Jennifer Baichwal, John Ridley, and Justin Chadwick.
The Festival also welcomes thousands of producers and other industry professionals bringing films to us.
Enhanced experience with IMAX screenings
A look at the creative process with the return of Jason Reitman’s Live Read
Special selections through Next Wave and Manifesto initiatives
TORONTO – The 38th Toronto International Film Festival® today announced details of initiatives and special programming introduced to enhance the filmgoers’ Festival experience.
For the first time, the Festival proudly presents official selections and special screenings in stunning IMAX. Jason Reitman’s Live Read returns for an all-star read-through featuring a surprise cast. The Next Wave initiative sees a committee of young film enthusiasts highlight Festival films that appeal to their peers while, for the first time, the Manifesto initiative tasks the community organization with selecting films for audiences interested in the urban arts.
TORONTO — Toronto International Film Festival® , in partnership with the CBC, is pleased to announce the Glenn Gould Studio as a venue host for various public and industry programming during this year’s Festival. The new venue will function as a main location for the newly expanded TIFF Industry Conference, which runs from September 6 to 12. Programming taking place at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre’s Glenn Gould Studio includes Industry Conference Keynote Session, Master Class, Moguls, Mavericks, Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! on September 9 and Doc Conference (September 10 and 11).
“As the jewel of the Canadian Broadcast Centre, Glenn Gould Studio is just steps away from TIFF Bell Lightbox — the central hub for Festival activity,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “We welcome the CBC’s addition to Festival Village, and consider the venue an ideal spot for the special events and industry programming we have planned.”
Featuring six original installations prepared especially for David Cronenberg: Transformation and the North American premiere of Venice Biennale Silver Lion winner Camille Henrot
TORONTO — Future Projections celebrates the meeting point of cinema and the visual arts with a 2013 programme featuring installations from significant international and Canadian artists. This year, the popular and provocative city-wide programme is largely devoted to a single exhibition: David Cronenberg: Transformation — the visual art component of TIFF’s multi-faceted 2013 endeavour, The Cronenberg Project.Housed at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), the exhibition, curated by Noah Cowan and David Liss, sees six significant artists responding to a specific theme in filmmaker David Cronenberg’s work: the yearning to witness the next stage of human evolution. Artists include: Candice Breitz, James Coupe, Marcel Dzama, Jeremy Shaw, Jamie Shovlin and Laurel Woodcock. The exhibition runs from September 5 to December 29, 2013.
Future Projections will also feature Camille Henrot’s celebrated Grosse Fatigue, winner of the Venice Biennale Silver Lion, an exhibition of drawings by gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman and a new installation by Radical Friend at the Drake Hotel. These works will be on display for the duration of the Festival, September 5 to 15, 2013.
Five world premiere screenings plus on-stage appearances by Spike Jonze, Harvey Weinstein, Beeban Kidron, Irrfan Khan, Ron Howard and Ken Taylor
TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival® has announced a prestigious lineup in this year’s Mavericks programme, set to offer audiences in-depth conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond. Providing recollections, opinions and reactions, participating guests include filmmakers Spike Jonze, Ron Howard, Beeban Kidron, Chuck Workman, Madeline Anderson and Charlie Paul; actor Irrfan Khan; producer Harvey Weinstein; artist Ralph Steadman; Ken Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran; and Toronto Women & Film Festival founder, scholar and former TIFF programmer Kay Armatage.
“In Mavericks, we look for lively topics and great conversationalists,” said Mavericks lead programmer Thom Powers. “This year’s lineup includes great cinematic innovators and showcases film intersecting with music, art, technology, and politics. They are one-of-a kind events.”
TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® highlights 28 first and second feature films made by outstanding filmmakers from Canada and around the world in the Discovery programme. The inspiring lineup includes daring works and represents diverse perspectives from Hong Kong, France, Israel, Australia, Uruguay, Italy, Singapore, Costa Rica and South Africa.
"The Discovery programme exposes North American audiences to unique gems from today’s important global voices that will shape the films of tomorrow," said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. "The Festival is proud to recognize remarkable debut films with two prizes dedicated to Discovery filmmakers, and is committed to providing a nurturing environment for creative exchange."
Awards presented to films in the Discovery programme include the Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award supporting an exceptional filmmaker’s next project with a $10,000 cash prize, and the International Federation of Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI Prize) determined by a jury of esteemed international film critics.
TORONTO – The 38th Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the films in the Masters programme, which highlights the work of the world’s most compelling cinematic creators. The programme features a diverse collection of new films including world premieres from Quebecois directors Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires and Finnish filmmaker Pirjo Honkasalo; and North American premieres by Jia Zhangke, Jafar Panahi, Kim Ki-duk, Edgar Rietz and Claire Denis.
One additional title has also been announced in the Midnight Madness programme: the world premiere of Alex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi).
Friday, August 16, 2013
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The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 27, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 15TH EDITION OF COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT
Montréal, June 16, 2013 — The Société de dévéloppement des enterprises culturelles (SODEC) invites up-and-coming screenwriters to participate in the COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT LITERARY ADAPTATION SPECIAL. The contest offers a unique opportunity to emerging screenwriters to benefit from advice from experienced screenwriters during collective workshops and individual meetings in the course of which they work on the final version of their screenplay. Participants are invited to submit their applications no later than September 10, 2013. Applications should include the first draft of a screenplay with dialogues of short feature or animated film of 12 minutes or less based on a literary piece of a Quebec author, in French or in English.
This edition of the competition has been made possible by the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), in collaboration with the Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Jimmy Lee, Sid Lee, the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), the 36th Salon du livre de Montréal, the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ), the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) and the law firm of Lussier & Khouzam.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Contemporary World Speakers series returns with expert perspective from the University of Toronto's Munk School for Global Affairs
TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the Contemporary World Cinema lineup featuring the best in cinema from around the globe. The programme presents the latest works from filmmakers Danis Tanović, Clio Barnard, Dante Lam, Götz Spielmann, Avi Nesher, Toa Fraser, Alexey Uchitel, Jan Hrebejk, János Szász, Noh Young-Seok, Mohammad Rasoulof and Alain Guiraudie. Contemporary World Cinema features premieres from countries including Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Israel, France, Slovenia, Venezuela, Tunisia, Qatar, South Africa, Romania, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Finland, Sweden, Kenya, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, South Korea, Denmark, Syria, Lebanon, India, Ireland, Iran, Japan, Puerto Rico, Palestine, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and Switzerland.
For a second year, TIFF partners with the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs on the Contemporary World Speakers series. This initiative pairs five films in the Contemporary World Cinema programme with expert scholars from the Munk School. Audiences will have the chance to interact with filmmakers and scholars in extended discussions following each film’s second public screening. Speakers include Ron Deibert, Janice Gross Stein, Robert Austin, Ron Levi and Michael Ignatieff. The Contemporary World Speakers series is programmed in conjunction with the TIFF Adult Learning department.
Featuring guests including Dede Gardner, Alison Thompson, Rich Gelfond, Greg Foster, Jeff Skoll, Jim Berk and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
TORONTO – TIFF Industry today announced the programming lineup that will run during the 38th Toronto International Film Festival®. Events include Moguls sessions with Plan B Entertainment’s Dede Gardner, Focus Features’ Alison Thompsonand IMAX’s Greg Foster and Rich Gelfond; a keynote address by Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jim Berk; plus panels featuring a range of filmmakers, industry experts and more including Half of a Yellow Sun author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, casting director Kerry Barden, e2b Capital’s Cassian Elwes and trailer guru Mark Woollen.
“We're incredibly excited about this year’s seven-day slate of programming,” said Justin Cutler, Senior Manager, TIFF Industry Office. “The diverse group of creators, innovators and experts will provide a truly unique professional development experience for delegates attending the Festival.”
Guests include Alex Gibney, Gary Hustwit, Liesl Copland, Peter Broderick and Andrew Jarecki
TORONTO – The 38th Toronto International Film Festival® and TIFF Industry today announced the first details of the fifth annual TIFF Doc Conference, an intensive showcase of thought leaders on the creative and business sides of documentary filmmaking. The Conference, comprising panels, case studies, keynotes and end-of-day networking receptions, takes place September 10 and 11. This year’s event features filmmakers including Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie), Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) and Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans); and key industry players such as Liesl Copland (WME), Peter Broderick (Paradigm Consulting) and Nusrat Durrani (MTV World).
“This is the Doc Conference’s most robust lineup in five years, and amplifies its reputation for major announcements and headline-grabbing presentations,” said Thom Powers, lead documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival. “We curate a roomful of visionary thinkers — spanning creativity, financing and distribution — that shouldn't be missed by anyone in the doc world.”
TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® presents an international selection of remarkable family-friendly cinema in the TIFF Kids® programme. This lineup represents a diverse range of cultural perspectives for both young and young-at-heart Festivalgoers with fantastical tales of courage, camaraderie, love and acceptance. With wonderfully vibrant visuals and skilfully woven fantasy, this year’s selection of extraordinary storytelling will inspire and entertain cinephiles from ages eight through 88.
Amazonia Thierry Ragobert, France/Brazil North American Premiere
Amazonia is a 3D odyssey into the world’s biggest rainforest. After a plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon jungle. Facing a new world in which dense vegetation covers everything, Saï has to find his way and survive the traps nature has laid out.
Including films by Ben Wheatley, Albert Serra, Kenneth Anger, David Rimmer, Lucy Raven, Tsai Ming-liang, Wang Bing, Helga Fanderl, Mati Diop, Robert Beavers, Miguel Gomes, Peter Hutton, Raya Martin and Mark Peranson, Jean-Marie Straub and more
TORONTO – For cinephiles, art-lovers and adventurous audiences, the Toronto International Film Festival’s Wavelengths programmecurates a bold and exciting collection of 46 works of varying length that expand the notions of cinema. The programme includes innovation in narrative and documentary filmmaking in addition to its four core experimental shorts programmes,which highlight the best in artist-made film and video from around the world. Bringing together celebrated auteurs like Albert Serra, Ben Wheatley, Cristi Puiu, Tsai-Ming liang and João Pedro Rodrigues, local talents Stephen Broomer and Chris Kennedy, and internationally renowned artists such as Nina Könnemann, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, and Kenneth Anger into one space, this lineup represents a diverse and dynamic range of visual expression.
“Following the success of last year’s expansion,Wavelengths continues its commitment to excellence in auteurist, experimental and artist-driven cinema,” said Andréa Picard, Wavelengths lead curator. “With a diverse programme that includes emerging and established artists alongside some of today’s most influential filmmakers, Wavelengths celebrates the art of cinema and participates in a rich international dialogue about the moving image.”
Featuring new films by Sean Durkin, James Franco, Patrice Leconte, Hayao Miyazaki, Fred Schepisi, Kevin Macdonald and Johnnie To
TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival® has announced the addition of 3 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to the 2013 Festival programme, including a further 12 World Premieres. Representing countries from around the world, the Gala and Special Presentations programmes offer a lineup of diverse titles and genres.
Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Fred Schepisi, Alberto Arvelo, Reha Erdem, Dexter Fletcher, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Megan Griffiths, Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu, Kevin Macdonald, Arie Posin, Charlie Stratton, Nils Tavernier and John Turturro.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Gian-Piero Ringel (Oscar© nomination for PINA) will again be the producer in his and Wenders' company, Neue Road Movies. The film stars James Franco (OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL; SPRING BREAKERS), Charlotte Gainsbourg (I’M NOT THERE; MELANCHOLIA) and Marie-Josée Croze (THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS; THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY). Benoît Debie (IRREVERSIBLE; ENTER THE VOID), who is particularly well known for his cooperation with Gaspar Noé, will be behind the camera.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® unveils a lineup of Canadian features packed with world premieres ranging from first features from the brave new First Nations voice of Jeff Barnaby and audacious artists Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman, to Canadian indie icon Bruce McDonald and the always provocative work of Denis Villeneuve, Michael Dowse, Jennifer Baichwal with Edward Burtynsky, Bruce Sweeney, Robert Lepage with Pedro Pires, Peter Stebbings and Ingrid Veninger. North American premieres include the latest from Xavier Dolan, Bruce LaBruce, Richie Mehta and Louise Archambault.
“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, TIFF. “From clever, biting satire to intimate social commentary, powerful dramas and even a truly magical comedy, the settings and themes vary, but the perspectives are always uniquely Canadian.”
Toronto International Film Festival announces 2013 Rising Stars, Talent Lab, Producers Lab, Pitch This!
TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the four actors named the 2013 TIFF Rising Stars — Evelyne Brochu, Cara Gee, Megan Park and Johnathan Sousa. Now in its third year, the professional development programme immerses participants in a series of public events and industry meetings during the Festival. This year, the TIFF Rising Stars will be taken through an intensive professional “boot camp” with international casting directors, agents, managers, producers, filmmakers and development executives who will help them prepare for success in the film industry both on and off the screen.
“The Toronto International Film Festival draws industry, press and audiences from around the world and we feel privileged to be able to offer this global stage and these valuable connections to Evelyne, Cara, Megan and Johnathan — the 2013 TIFF Rising Stars,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “We have no doubt that this year’s unstoppable quartet of emerging artists is on the rise to enjoy sizzling careers like the stellar Rising Stars alumni before them.”
TORONTO – Short Cuts Canada programmers Magali Simard and Alex Rogalski today announced the lineup of 39 outstanding shorts at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival®. Dedicated to presenting the best short films from emerging and established Canadian filmmakers, the lineup includes 15 returning filmmakers and a host of 3D and animated films. New this year, 24 hours after their Festival premiere, films will be available to screen at YouTube.com/TIFF until September 19.
“This year’s short films really showcase the vanguard of filmmaking styles and new uses for cinema technologies,” said Rogalski. “Canadian short films continue to gain international accolades and this is the premiere showcase of them in Canada.”
“As with everyone involved in the Short Cuts Canada programme, I am thrilled at the prospect of hosting Festival shorts on the TIFF YouTube channel,” said Simard. “It's a major opportunity for the filmmakers to bank on this kind of wide exposure and to reach as large an audience as possible.”
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
August 22 – Septembre 2, 2013
The World is Yours!
Around the world in 432 films
218 feature films (113 world and international premieres)
14 medium length films (13 world and international premieres)
200 short films (147 world and international premieres)
World Competition : 20 feature films and 11 short films
First Films World Competition : 20 feature films
Hors Concours / World Greats : 13 feature films
Thursday, August 1, 2013
TORONTO—The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the first round of details for the Asian Film Summit, which takes place during the 2013 Festival, on Tuesday, September 10 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. The Summit, now in its second year, is a key element of TIFF’s ongoing commitment to build bridges between Asia and the West, and features an international guest list of industry experts and programming that explores the East-West relationship. Highlights include actor-director Keanu Reeves discussing the making of Man of Tai Chi, which will receive its North American premiere at the Festival, as well as appearances by legendary industry veteran Tatsumi “Tom” Yoda, Hong Kong director Johnnie To and more.
“The Asian Film Summit is the product of many years’ work and a natural outgrowth of the Festival’s role showcasing the best of global cinema,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. “Building on the momentum and excitement of our own recent Japanese and Chinese film retrospectives, and the global attention focused on the region, the Summit will continue to grow and develop. We’re looking forward to even more exchanges of the type that made the inaugural event such a success.”