Toronto International Film Festival


In brief: Whites Sudbury expands

Plus: Andrea Grau takes on a senior management role at TIFF and Seven24′s Tom Cox is awarded for his contributions to the Canadian industry.

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TIFF’s Piers Handling to step down

The director and CEO will vacate his post following TIFF ’18, with the festival beginning its search for his replacement in the coming months.

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TIFF ’17: Long Time Running gets gala treatment

The only other Canadian project announced today is the Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg copro The Breadwinner, which will world premiere in the special presentations section.


TIFF, CBC partner on new screenwriting grant

The $10,000 award will help support underrepresented Canadian writers with the development of their feature project.

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TIFF cuts festival programming

The public film festival will reduce its lineup by 20% and retire two of its 16 curated sections.

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Shoot the Book! selects Toronto titles

Four novels with film and TV adaptation potential will be presented at the second annual event that runs during TIFF.

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TIFF to showcase virtual reality projects

The Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight virtual reality over three days during this year’s event. (Pictured: 6×9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement.)


Stephen Dunn named inaugural Len Blum participant

The residency, launched this July, gives one Canadian writer/director a chance to develop a film project via a program run out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. (Dunn pictured.)


TIFF ’15: Fest tests digital screening waters

TIFF is holding its first online-only screening event Wednesday with a selection of shorts. (Boxing pictured.)

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TIFF ’15: Buyers likely to be ‘cautious, conservative’: Handling

An unpredictable global box office has put distributors on edge, but registration on the TV and VOD side of the market is up, says TIFF’s director and CEO.


TIFF ’15: Pedro Morelli’s Zoom added to lineup

The comedy will have its world premiere in September, the festival announced, as it also revealed additional films to be showcased in various programs.

The Witch

TIFF ’15: The Steps, The Witch added to lineup

The festival also revealed its closing night film and its spotlight city for the seventh annual City to City program. (The Witch pictured.)