Festival Calendar

Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
M5V 3X5 Toronto ON
Canada
phone +1-416-967 7371
fax +1-416-967 9477
http://www.tiff.net

Director
Piers Handling

Artistic Director & Co-Head
Cameron Bailey

Director of Festival Programming, German Entries
Kerri Craddock

Programmers
Thom Powers (TIFF Docs), Andrea Picard (Wavelengths), Jennifer Barkin (TIFF Kids), Peter Kuplowsky (Midnight Madness), Lisa Haller & Jason Anderson (Short Cuts), Dimitri Eipides, Giovanna Fulvi, Diana Sanchez, Jane Schoettle, etc.

Year of Foundation 1976

Event Date from 06 September 2018 till 16 September 2018

in Toronto, Canada

International Competition

Sections Gala Presentations (red carpet premieres of international large scale productions), Masters (latest works from the most influential arthouse filmmakers), Special Presentations (high-profile premieres), Platform (competition program, films with a strong directorial vision), Discovery (premieres of first and second films by young directors), Contemporary World Cinema (interesting new productions as well as award winners at other festivals), Wavelengths (avant-garde films), TIFF Docs (documentary films), Midnight Madness (best of genre cinema), TIFF Kids (children and youth), Primetime (TV series), Short Cuts (Short Films), Future Projections, TIFF Cinematheque, Next Wave, Special Events

Category Documentary, Feature, First Feature, Short

Terms of Entry films completed after 1 September 2017, no prior screening in Canada, world, international or North American premieres preferred, Wavelengths also 16mm/35mm/HDCAM, short films up to 49 min., feature films 50 min. and longer

Genre Documentary Films, Drama, Children & Youth, Animation, Action, Comedy, Experimental, Family, Short Films

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Regular Entry: 4 May 2018
Late Entry: 1 June 2018
Wavelengths: 1 June 2018 (no submission fees)

Fees Regular Entry: International Features: 85$, International Shorts: 55$, Late Entry: International Features: 115$, International Shorts: 85$

Attendance Figures 376,000

Participants of the Film Industry scouts of American distributors and the big Hollywood agencies, correspondents of other festivals, over 400 filmmakers, actors, industry insiders, and special guests, approx. 4,000 industry delegates

Prizes/Awards People's Choice Award (CAN$15,000)
People's Choice Award - Documentary
People's Choice Award - Midnight Madness
Platform Award (CAN$25,000)
FIPRESCI Prizes (Special Presentations & Discovery)
Discovery Award
Best Canadian Feature Film
Best Canadian First Feature Film
Best Canadian Short Film
Best International Short Film
NETPAC Award
Audentia Award - Best Female Director (Euro 30,000)

German Films

2018


Gala Presentations
HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis (DE/FR/GB/PL/US, Pandora Film)

Special Presentations
MAYA by Mia Hansen-Løve (FR/DE, Razor Film)
NEVER LOOK AWAY (WERK OHNE AUTOR) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Film)

Platform
THE INNOCENT (DER UNSCHULDIGE) by Simon Jaquemet (CH/DE, augenschein Filmproduktion)
ROJO by Benjamín Naishtat (AR/BR/FR/NL/DE, Sutor Kolonko)

Masters
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas (MX/FR/DE/DK/SE, ZDF)
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TR/FR/DE/SE, DETAiLFILM)

Contemporary World Cinema
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, ma.ja.de. Fiction)
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude (RO/CZ/FR/BG/DE, Komplizen Film)
LET ME FALL by Baldvin Z (IS/FI/DE, Neutrinos Productions)
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE (DAS SCHÖNSTE PAAR) by Sven Taddicken (DE/FR, One Two Films)
SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (ZA/DE, Die Gesellschaft DGS)
SIBEL by Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti (TK/FR/DE/LU, Riva Filmproduktion)
STYX by Wolfgang Fischer (DE/AT, Schiwago Film)

Wavelengths
ADA KALEH by Helena Wittmann
IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler (DE/IT, Pandora Film Produktion)
A RETURN by James Edmonds
WALLED UNWALLED by Lawrence Abu Hamdan

TIFF Docs
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog & André Singer (GB/US/DE, MDR/ARTE)
SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN by Margarethe von Trotta (DE/FR, C-Films)

Discovery
KASHA by Hajooj Kuka (SD/ZA/QA/DE, Komplizen Film)
ENDZEIT – EVER AFTER (ENDZEIT) by Carolina Hellsgård (Grown Up Films)
THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CELESTE GARCIA by Arturo Infante (CU/DE, FassB Filmproduktion)
FIG TREE by Alamork Davidian (IL/DE/FR/ET, AV Medien Penrose)
THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE by Joël Karekezi (BE/FR/DE, Perfect Shot Films)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahiu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
SAF by Ali Vatansever (TR/DE/RO, 2 Pilots Filmproduktion)
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)

Number of Films Shown 2018: 254 feature films and 88 short films from 83 countries

Media Coverage top press reporting in international specialist publications as well as in international print media; especially great attention within the American media landscape, approx. 1,200 accredited local, national and international media delegates

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Non-Competitive Feature Film Festival.

Evaluation Renowned film critic Roger Ebert went so far as to argue that Toronto is "the second most important film festival in the world, after Cannes". Positioned just before the fall American release schedule, Toronto has cemented its position as the key festival in terms of launching up-scale and independent productions - a direct consequence is that Toronto is regarded as part of the international market for American distributors. Considerable public interest; very professional organization and supervision of guests. Conscious avoidance of competition. The festival is often referred to as a test event for American and European independent productions. Good opportunities for marketing and press campaigns.

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