The lineup for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will be announced over the next few weeks, leading up to the launch on September 10, and behind those selections for this year’s 40th anniversary festival are the programmers. The 22 programmers are the people who make the real hard choices, picking the best films submitted to the festival.
This September, when the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival starts rolling, a new programme called Primetime is going to bring some of the best in international television to the big screen.
On Tuesday, July 22, the Toronto International Film Festival announced a few of the films that will debut this year, including 13 Galas and 46 Special Presentations.
Every summer there are two big press conferences held by Cameron Bailey, Steve Gravestock, Piers Handling and the rest of the TIFF team–the second is always reserved for Canada and all things Canadian being featured at the festival. This press conference was, as usual, held at the grand old Imperial Room at the Royal York Hotel, and the crowd was large and enthusiastic and a rough count estimated that there were no less than twenty TV cameras there covering the event.
Toronto was buzzing today as Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey met with media to talk about the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 6 to 16.
Score: A Hockey Musical got the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival rolling at Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, September 9, which was naturally followed by Astral Media’s annual opening night party at the Liberty Grand.
Canada may have an unhealthy record with the Stanley Cup over the past few decades, but hockey dreams are at least coming true for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
During a special press conference at the Hockey Hall of Fame last week, TIFF CEO and director Piers Handling and co-director Cameron Bailey announced that Michael McGowan‘s Score: A Hockey Musical will make its world premier as the opening night gala film for this year’s 35th annual festival.
Early this week the Toronto International Film Festival announced details for some of this year’s gala and special presentations that will appear at the annual event in September. During the press conference, TIFF CEO and director Piers Handling, and festival co-director Cameron Bailey also revealed details for the opening night film, which ended up being a big surprise for long-time festival fans.
Roll out the red carpets, film lovers around the world are going to get an invitation to Toronto this year. That’s thanks to a $3 million grant from the Government of Canada to help promote the 34th annual Toronto International Film Festival.