Below Her Mouth

April Mullen, Xavier Dolan, Deepa Mehta films to debut at TIFF 2016

Between the two Toronto International Film Festival press conferences each year, announcing all the excitement and the celebrities and the hoopla that comes with the action packed ten September days of the fest–this year from the 8th through the 18th–I always find the press conference devoted exclusively to the Canadian films and documentaries to be the most vibrant. That’s because a number of the filmmakers and actors and writers and producers are right there mingling with the crowd of press and publicists in the ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Omni King Edward Hotel - 2nd Floor Foyer

The GATE’s Interview Lounge at TIFF 2015 | Omni King Edward Hotel & Awake Chocolate

The GATE is pleased to announce that its Interview Lounge at TIFF 2015 will be hosted at the Omni King Edward Hotel from September 10 to September 14. Located in the heart of Toronto, and just steps away from key attractions and entertainment and dining, the Omni King Edward Hotel represents luxury, style, and a VIP experience for The GATE’s guests during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto International Film Festival - Bell Lightbox

Ready, set, stargaze at TIFF 2015

This is a big year for the Toronto International Film Festival, with the former “Festival of Festivals” celebrating its 40th anniversary, and it just wouldn’t be the same without a few filmmaking luminaries and celebrities. As always, there are a lot of stars planning to visit this September for the parties, red carpets, screenings, and everything in between, and we’ve got the complete list of expected guests to help you plan your star-gazing adventures.

Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue

‘Ville-Marie’, ‘Into The Forest’ & ‘Born to Be Blue’ highlight Canadian films at 40th TIFF

Throughout the forty years of the Toronto International Film Festival, the developing and fostering and incubating of Canadian films and Canadian cinematic talent has always been an important priority, and because of that this year’s terrific line-up of Canadian films can be seen as a direct pay off of all those past efforts and the need to keep TIFF a Canadian film festival–one that celebrates international films and film culture probably better than just about any other festival in the world, while remaining still a Canadian film festival.