Each September in Toronto, everyone comes out to see the Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s your guide to the leading public film festival in the world. Find out what to expect from this year’s festival.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film since 1976. TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers and recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes.
TIFF’s major sponsors are Royal Bank of Canada, L’Oreal Paris, Visa, and the lead sponsor is Bell. The festival is supported by the government of Canada, Queen’s Printer for Ontario, and City of Toronto.
2015 Programmes include:
- Gala Presentations
- Special Presentations
- In Conversation with…
- TIFF Docs
- Contemporary World Cinema
- Contemporary World Speakers
- TIFF Kids
- City to City
- Short Cuts
- TIFF Cinematheque
- Midnight Madness
- Next Wave
TIFF has this year-round screening programme called Cinematheque where they show contemporary art house films and classics of world cinema and now with Primetime, television is coming to the film festival by serial storytelling. Also, Platform spotlights the next generation of directors. A juried section features a dozen films where one will receive a Best Film prize worth $25,000.
The festival is for the public. Basically, it’s for all the festival-goers, actors, directors, movie producers, fans and friends.
These film companies will also be in attendance:
The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will be held in Toronto, the capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada.
This publicly-attended annual film festival happens every September in Toronto. This year, 2015, it will be held from September 10 – 20.
The 2015 TIFF online industry registration is now open. Stay tuned for more updates about the festival.