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.
The Festival also welcomes thousands of producers and other industry professionals bringing films to us.
The following filmmakers and artists are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:
Naji Abu Nowar, James Adolphus, Michele Alhaique, Lisandro Alonso, Kiki Álvarez, Yuri Ancarani, Roy Andersson, Sarik Andreasyan, Juanfer Andrés, Theo Anthony, Olivier Assayas, Robin Aubert, Barry Avrich, Ramin Bahrani, Jaume Balagueró, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, Daniel Barber,Daniel Barnz, Rebecca Baron, Sophie Barthes, Eric Baudelaire, Noah Baumbach, Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Justin Benson, Nils Bergendal, Dana Berman Duff, Anahí Berneri, Paul Bettany, Susanne Bier, Charles Binamé, Mike Binder, Vincent Biron, Baran bo Odar, Shonali Bose, Scott Brachmayer, Adam Brooks, Israel Cárdenas, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Damien Chazelle, Peter Chelsom, Andrew Cividino, Mary Helena Clark, Isabel Coixet, Saverio Costanzo, Paul Cowan, David Cronenberg, Harold Crooks, Ernesto Daranas, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Siebren de Haan, Mijke de Jong, Yann Demange, Lav Diaz, David Dobkin, Xavier Dolan, Andrea Dorfman, Sotiris Dounoukos, Lee Do-yun, Fabrice Du Welz, Kaveh Ebrahimpour, Martin Edralin, Kris Elgstrand, Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz, Tony Elliott, Martine Époque, Santiago Esteinou, Chris Evans, Sean Evans, Philippe Falardeau, Lixin Fan, Alexander Farah, Sepideh Farsi, Pascale Ferran, Severin Fiala, Fluorescent Hill, Anne Fontaine, Maya Forbes, Alain Fournier, James Franco, Veronika Franz, Toa Fraser, Sol Friedman, René Frölke, Tor Fruergaard, Antoine Fuqua, Sarah Galea-Davis, Connor Gaston, Ole Giæver, Dan Gilroy, Dana Gingras, François Girard, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Glatzer, Rob Grant, David Gordon Green, Eugène Green, Sturla Gunnarsson, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Szabolcs Hajdu, Dieudo Hamadi, Bent Hamer, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ning Hao, Hal Hartley, Mark Hartley, Ethan Hawke, Jalmari Helander, Ryuichi Hiroki, Nguyen Hoang Diep, Margaret Honda, Israel Horovitz, Slater Jewell-Kemker, Cristián Jiménez, Boo Ji-Young, Gerard Johnson, July Jung, Park Jung-bum, Chang Jung-Chi, Zvonimir Jurić, Marie-Ève Juste, Serhat Karaaslan, Yassmina Karajah, Dome Karukoski, Ross Katz, Matthew Kennedy, Robert Kenner, Nino Kirtadze,Arlen Konopaki, Panos H. Koutras, Omung Kumar, Juris Kursietis, Kim Kyung-man, Richard LaGravenese, Joel Lamangan, Alexandre Larose, Michelle Latimer, Andrew Lau, Mélanie Laurent, Josh Lawson, Elizabeth Lazebnik, François Leduc, Mike Leigh, Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, Barry Levinson, Shawn Levy, Ben Lewis, Richard Loncraine, Andrew Loo, Julie Lopes Curval, Zhang Lu, Frieda Luk, Johann Lurf, Adam MacDonald, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Caroline Mailloux, Nilesh Maniyar, Mikael Marcimain, T. Marie, Carolina Markowicz, Isidora Marras, James Marsh, Lynne Marsh, Philip Martin, Mario Martone, Thomas McCarthy, Dave McKean, Santiago Menghini, Bennett Miller, Pat Mills, Reza Mirkarimi, Jyoti Mistry, Ako Mitchell, David Robert Mitchell, Jefferson Moneo, Grayson Moore, Michael Moore, Tomm Moore, Aaron Moorhead, Oren Moverman, Francesco Munzi, Ruba Nadda, Olivier Nakache, Tetsuya Nakashima, Afia Nathaniel, Andrew Niccol, Laura Nix, Jonathan Nossiter, Ryan J. Noth, Alanis Obomsawin, David Oelhoffen, Randall Okita, Joshua Oppenheimer, Luis Ortega, Ruben Östlund, Hlynur Pálmason, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Christian Petzold, Yim Pil-sung,Joana Pimenta, Matías Piñeiro, Shira Piven, Gabe Polsky, Denis Poulin, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Megha Ramaswamy, Hamy Ramezan, Matthew Rankin, Jason Reitman, Martin Rejtman, Giulio Ricciarelli, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Esteban Roel, Alberto Roldán, Oscar Ruiz Navia, Samir, Christophe M. Saber, Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie, Ghassan Salhab, Fernanda Salloum, Feike Santbergen, Marjane Satrapi, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Lone Scherfig, Céline Sciamma, Liew Seng Tat, Kim Seong-hun, Jacques Servin,Lynn Shelton, Raha Shirazi, Amer Shomali, Amie Siegel, Carlos Siguion-Reyna, Kevin Smith, Sion Sono, Jeffrey St. Jules, Jon Stewart, Mike Stoltz, Marah Strauch, Peter Strickland, Amanda Strong, Shim Sung-Bo, Mariama Sylla, Damian Szifron, Isao Takahata, Jordan Tannahill, Julie Taymor, David Tedeschi, Frank Ternier, David Thorpe, Jacob Tierney, Eric Toledano, Clément Trehin-Lalanne, Shinya Tsukamoto, André Turpin, Morten Tyldum, JP Valkeapää, Igor Vamos, Lonnie van Brummelen, Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Pieter Van Hees, Marte Vold, Calum Walter, Wayne Wapeemukwa, Matthew Warchus, Roger Waters, Wash Westmoreland, Blake Williams, Adam Wingard, Michael Winterbottom, Frederick Wiseman, Ray Wong, Wang Xiaoshuai, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge), Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Zhang Yimou, Soon-Mi Yoo, Jeffrey Zablotny, Krzysztof Zanussi, Baldvin Zophoníasson, Christian Zübert, Mich’ael Zupraner, Andrey Zvyaginstev, Edward Zwick and Antoinette Zwirchmayr.
The following guests are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:
Liam Aiken, Jennifer Aniston, Loreto Aravena, Gemma Arterton, Dorothy Atkinson, Charlotte Aubin, Marion Bailey, Ellen Barkin, Isaach De Bankolé, Jason Bateman, Haley Bennett, Sonja Bennett, Melissa Benoist, Juliette Binoche, Evan Bird, Douglas Booth, John Boylan, Jordana Brewster, Connie Britton, Daniel Brühl, Arabella Bushnell, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Steve Carell, Josh Charles, Justin Chatwin, Justin Chon, Priyanka Chopra, Hayden Christensen, Sam Claflin, Richard Clarkin, Patricia Clarkson, Suzanne Clément, Jennifer Connelly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kevin Costner, Marton Csokas, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cusack, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Zhou Dongyu, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sarah Doucet, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Brad Dryborough, Ger Duany, Robert Duvall, Ansel Elgort, Jillian Estell, Alice Eve, Vera Farmiga, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Sarah Gadon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael García Bernal, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Richard Gere, Greta Gerwig, Sophie Goulet, Holliday Grainger, Aidan Greene, Jessica Gunning, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Alex Harrouch, Ken Harrower, Salma Hayek, Hannah Herzsprung, Dustin Hoffman, Nina Hoss, Holly Hunter, Max Irons, Jeremy Irvine, Johnny Issaluk, Christopher Jacot, Emmanuel Jal, Sian James, Felicity Jones, Jeremy Jordan, Reda Kateb, Diane Keaton, Catherine Keener, Anna Kendrick, Tory Kittles, Kevin Kline, Keira Knightley, Mpho Koaho, Chandia Bernadette Kodili, Nick Kroll, Lilianna La Greca, Allen Leech, Melissa Leo, Jane Levy, Justin Long, Alex Loubert, Steven Love, Elyas M´Barek, Anthony Mackie, Chris Mackie, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Tobey Maguire, Brit Marling, Faye Marsay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Meunier, Anthony Michael Hall, Antoine Monot Jr., Maika Monroe, Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Viggo Mortensen, Bill Murray, Ahmed Muslimani, Bill Nighy, Arnold Oceng, Jack O'Connell, Haley Joel Osment, Muna Otaru, Al Pacino, Nate Parker, Michael Parks, Robert Pattinson, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Jaime Pebanco, Simon Pegg, Lee Perkins, Rosamund Pike, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Plummer, Maxime Pomerleau, Colin Price, Bill Pullman, Tahar Rahim, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Sam Rockwell, Genesis Rodriguez, Mark Ruffalo, Rene Russo, Adam Sandler, Romnick Sarmenta, Dan Savage, Tom Schilling, Ben Schnetzer, Ben Schwartz, Andrew Scott, Alexey Serebryakov, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Dax Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Aidan Shipley, Bob Silvers, J.K. Simmons, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ross Smith, Timothy Spall, Peter Spence, Abigail Spencer, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Dan Stevens, Ben Stiller, Corey Stoll, Peter Stormare, Ma Su, Omar Sy, Channing Tatum, Miles Teller, Aliaune “Akon” Thiam, John Travolta, Alexandre Vallerand, Garrett Wareing, Denzel Washington, Ernardi Watimin, Danny Webb, Dominic West, Kuoth Wiel, Kristen Wiig, Cassie Williams, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Jung Woo-sung, Sam Worthington, Han Ye-ri and Zhao Wei.
The 2014 Toronto International Film FestivalOfficial Film Schedule was released today and is available at TIFF Bell Lightbox or by visiting tiff.net/festival. Copies will also be distributed in the Toronto Star and Metro on Thursday, August 21. A section about the Festival will appear in the Toronto Star on Thursday, August 28, and will include the full film schedule.
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.
“The Toronto International Film Festival is excited to extend the energy of the Festival out onto King Street,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director. “By providing opportunities for all film lovers to share the fun of the moving image in unique ways, cinema enthusiasts from all over the world can come together and take away memorable experiences.”
TIFF Festival Street brings the Festival to the people with film-inspired activities and curated programming designed to immerse downtown Toronto in a celebration of cinema that everyone can participate in. Learn more and see the full schedule by visiting tiff.net/festivalstreet.
TIFF Festival Street Programmes
Telefilm Canada’s Live Game Show
Hosted by etalk, Telefilm Canada is holding its first-ever live game show on Festival Street. This year’s TIFF Rising Stars will battle it out with well-known Canadian talent for bragging rights. The two teams will compete in hilarious games to put their knowledge of Canadian cinema to the test. And they’ll need help from the crowd…
Marlo Yarlo, a Toronto-based artist who is interested in exploring the representation and function of the image related to materialism, presents an installation of two sets of four flags with reflective accents that allude to the design of the Black Flag logo — a wellrecognized symbol of punk subculture and DIY anarchistic aesthetic.
Toronto International Film Festival presents:
Festival Street’s Rdio Music Zone and the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage
From 6pm nightly on Festival Street, step into the Rdio Music Zone and check out a high-energy slate of bands on the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage that are sure to have audiences dancing. Get close to the action or hang back and enjoy a frosty premium lager at Grolsch Open House — the comfortable lounge hosted by our official beer sponsor. Performers include:
Rich AucoinPerformers co-presented by Festival Music House include:
Eon The Soul Proprietor
Reuben And The Dark
Snakes & Lattes Presents: The Board Game Concierge
Take a seat near the Peter St. entrance and let a trusty Board Game Guru from Snakes & Lattes help you pick the best game for your mood and time frame.
Don’t just walk Festival Street, go on a treasure hunt! Hidden along the street are a slew of Festival Collectibles curated or created by notable filmmakers Don McKellar, Guy Maddin, Andrea Dorfman, Ingrid Veninger, and Josh Solondz. Tweet your #TIFF14 discoveries and compare treasures with your fellow hunters.
Re-Sounding the Films of Norman McLaren with Absolutely Free
Co-Presented by the National Film Board of Canada
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Norman McLaren, founder of the National Film Board of Canada animation studio and one of Canada’s most legendary artists, Festival Street and the National Film Board of Canada present an outdoor screening of his short films with original scores written and performed live by Toronto pop/psychedelic/experimental group, Absolutely Free.
Go to TIFF Bell Lightbox and look way up! Winners of last year’s Best Canadian First Feature Film for their film Asphalt Watches, filmmakers/animators/artists Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman, whose work has been exhibited at the MOCCA (Toronto), Art Basel Miami and Tokyo Wondersite, have super-sized one of their favourite characters for your viewing pleasure.
HAL9000 Photo Booth
TIFF has partnered with Toronto-based creative agency Young Offenders’ Fezz Stenton and Adam Belanger to create a larger-than-life interactive Photo Booth version of HAL9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, in anticipation of TIFF’s fall Stanley Kubrick Exhibition, opening October 31 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Find HAL9000 on John St. and have a chat with him, get him to snap your photo, enter to win tickets to upcoming events, and keep your eyes peeled for Kubrick’s most iconic characters roaming Festival Street.
Co-Presented by the Toronto Fringe
An annual favourite at the raucous Fringe Club patio at the Toronto Fringe, Shed Plays offer movie-themed micro-plays performed by vanguard indie theatre artists, mischievous clowns and divine divas, deceased authors, and award-winning comedians, all inches from your face inside a shed.
Film Festival Therapy
Film Festival Therapy is the help you want, not the help you need. Share your feelings with Film Festival therapist Amanda Burt and receive expert care, film festival guidance and a prescription for happiness at #TIFF14.
Hit Festival Street with a game plan: especially if you plan to play chess on our massive board.
Festival Street Piano
In between scheduled performances, come and release your inner Rachmaninoff on our public piano, imaginatively painted by local artist Jonathan Petersen.
Enter Festival Street from University Ave and take a walk through the world’s most soothing red carpet. Light Tunnel is a light and sound art installation by Nathan Whitford of Urban Visuals, consisting of custom LED fixtures with over 3,200 LEDs. The lights are programmed to a multi-channel soundscape composed by John Kameel Farah, and dedicated to the memory of Nadia Farah.
When it’s time to take a break during all the action, make a stop at one of our Festival Seating areas. Do some business; catch up with old friends; play a game; listen to a street-side concert; or grab a quick bite before continuing your festivities.
Phil Villeneuve danced his way onto The Ellen DeGeneres Show and now he’s hitting Festival Street to grind a path into your hearts. Join him and then watch the videos on tiff.net!
Sound Battle Royale Champion, JUNO nominated producer and engineer and prolific MPC maestro Fresh Kils will get pedestrians dancing down the promenade with infectious hip-hop and underground beats.
Mammalian Diving Reflex – Socialist Games
Created by research-art atelier Mammalian Diving Reflex, Socialist Games calls on strangers to play with strangers in wave after wave of summer-camp style activities — minus the summer camp, plus the awkwardness, and double the hotness.
déVah invents a rich texture of sound utilizing various non-acoustic modifying tools creating different tones and dimensions to music, continuously evolving and recreating itself with hopes of innovating the quartet world through electric string creativity.
Juno award-winner Bob Wiseman is a CBC Lifetime Achievement award-winning composer and songwriter. A 2010 nominee for the Governor General’s Media Arts Award, he has collaborated with Mary Margaret O’Hara, Serena Ryder, Basia Bulat, Maylee Todd and Richard Underhill.
The Di Palmas
The Di Palmas play the finest in country and western, or re-imagine tunes that weren't originally country and western as country and western. All covers, all the time (at least so far) because there are tons of good songs out there.
Toronto’s Marker Starling AKA Chris Cummings graces the piano with his Rhythm Ace to deliver his deep soulful tunes that will surely stop you in your tracks.
Bryan Holt + Lisa Tahara
Classically trained cellist Bryan Holt and pianist Lisa Tahara treat Festival Street pedestrians to inspired interpretations of cinematic music.
HARKthegirl (AKA Marnie Herald) is a songwriter whose intimate lyrics and soothing melodies channel the legendary songwriters of our time - Townes Van Zandt, Joan Baez, and Jeff Tweedy. Herald is on a mission to sing us all to a place of peace, love, and understanding, and splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.
Mustafa the Poet & FrancisGotHeat
Rousing young poet Mustafa is joined by producer/musician/multi-instrumentalist FrancisGotHeat on the street-side piano to touch and inspire hearts and minds.
Sponsor & Partner Activations
Grolsch Open House
Check out art installations and enjoy a Grolsch Premium Lager at the public lounge area while taking in the free music programming from the Steve and Rashmi Gupta Family Stage.
Bell Local Calls
Local Calls is Bell Local’s video phone booth that invites film-goers to share their Festival experiences by answering questions based on the theme of the day on video, which will be broadcast on a weekly show on Bell Fibe and Youtube.
McCafé Sampling Vehicle
Come visit the McCafé Coffee Sampling vehicle beside Metro Hall, where visitors can enjoy a complimentary McCafé coffee and great music and entertainment, and have the chance to enter to win prizes.
Express Pop-Up Closet
The Express Pop-Up Closet will feature a customizable Festival-inspired DIY bag station, a photo booth where Festival-goers can strike a pose in their Toronto International Film Festival look, and the chance to enter to win an Express gift card, Festival swag bag or tickets to a Festival screening.
Airbnb Backyard offers Festival visitors a chance to enter to win a $1,000 travel credit towards an Airbnb reservation in one of 190 countries by nominating a dream destination they would like to visit.
Restaurant Row Patio Extensions
All 14 street-level eateries along Restaurant Row extend their patios along King Street, allowing more space for Festival-goers to enjoy all the Entertainment District has to offer — and recharge before their next screening.
City of Toronto INFOTOGO Visitor Information Centre
The City of Toronto's INFOTOGO Visitor Information Centre offers brochures, maps, guide books, and more to help visitors make the most of their time on Festival Street and Toronto.
TIFF Membership Tent
Stop by for a visit and learn about membership, year round programming and how the power of film comes to life, 365 days a year.
The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Official Film Schedule was released today and is available at TIFF Bell Lightbox or by visiting tiff.net/festival. Copies will also be distributed in the Toronto Star and Metro on Thursday, August 21. A section about the Festival will appear in the Toronto Star on Thursday, August 28, and will include the full film schedule.
2014 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FACT SHEET
(Numbers in parentheses are 2013 statistics)
393 Total: Features — 285; Shorts —108 (366 Total: Features — 288; Shorts — 78)
250 Features that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 143, 34 and 73 respectively
(268 Total: 146 World; 19 International; 103 North American)
5,671 Total Submissions: International — 4,557, Canadian — 1,114 (4,892: International — 3,850, Canadian —1,042)
79 Countries (70)
28 Screens Used (28)
16 Programmes (15)
31,038 Minutes of Film (31,362)
388’ Longest Film: From What is Before (Norte: The End of History — 250’)
2’ Shortest Film(s): A Single Life, O Canada and Open Form – Game on an Actress’s Face
(CRIME: Joe Loya – The Beirut Bandit — 2’)
31 Canadian features, including co-productions (31)
24 Canadian features making their World Premiere, including co-productions (24)
46 Canadian shorts, including co-productions (42)
5 Installations mounted in venues across the city as part of Future Projections (9)
The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival® Official Film Schedule was released today and is available at TIFF Bell Lightbox or by visiting tiff.net/festival. Copies will also be distributed in Toronto Star and Metro on Thursday, August 21. A section about the Festival will appear in the Toronto Star on Thursday, August 28, and will include the full film schedule.
Purchase Festival ticket packages until August 20 while quantities last. Single Tickets are on sale from Sunday, August 31 to Sunday, September 14. Purchase packages and tickets online 24 hours a day at tiff.net/festival, by phone at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433. Festival Box Office located at 225 King ST W opens on Aug 31
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 4 to 14, 2014.
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