Numbers from the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival

While I work on getting more stuff up about the Toronto International Film Festival, here’s some information and stats to keep you amused:

  • 345 Films: Features – 265; Shorts – 80 (326 Total: Features – 249; Shorts – 77)
  • 194 Features that are world, international, or North American premieres: 68, 14,and 111 respectively. (175)
  • 74% Feature Films that are world or North American premieres (70%)
  • 142 Number of Features Screened in a Language Other than English (143); 54% of the total Feature Films screened (58%)
  • 3024 Total Submissions: International – 2437, Canadian – 587 (2549: International – 2020, Canadian – 529)
  • 50 Countries (54)
  • 56 First Features (65)
  • 20 Screens Used (20)
  • 16 Programmes (14)
  • 27,390′ Minutes of Film (27,091′)
  • 240′ Longest Film: ELSEWHERE, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
  • 1′ Shortest Film: GOING BACK HOME, Louise Bourque
  • 42 Canadian features, including co-productions (31)
  • 39 Canadian shorts, including co-productions (27)
  • 18 Canadian features making their world premiere, including co-productions (14)

(Numbers in parenthesis are last year’s statistics)

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W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls.In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.