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Toronto International Film Festival

Canada
Features, shorts

Over the 10-day festival, Toronto screens an incredible 300 films (mostly features) from over 60+ countries. The sheer volume of the program makes it a tough challenge to experience even a fraction of the works on offer. Many new Australian films have their World or International premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, which is an indication of the high profile of this festival on the international festival circuit.
New for 2014, TIFF now accepts international short films, under 50 minutes, as well as international feature films and international feature documentaries, 50 minutes or longer.


SECTIONS
City to City
Contemporary World Cinema
Discovery
Future Projections
Gala Presentations
MastersMavericks
Midnight Madness
Next Wave
TIFF Docs
Special Presentations
TIFF Kids
Vanguard
Wavelengths


ATTENDEE TIPS

“...engaging a publicist is highly recommended.”

“The organisers of TIFF were very accommodating...it is best to begin preparations for the festival as early as possible, as closer to the festival communication becomes increasingly difficult in the rush to the finish line.”

“Toronto is now very large and has moved towards being focused on the stars. Given the number of films being screened, unless you had a gala and big stars attached it was hard to get attention from the media and/or festival.”

“The film’s website was especially useful in that it drew interested delegates and public to issues surrounding the documentary.”

“To achieve sold-out screenings always make sure that the screening of your film is in the first half of the festival and not the second.”

“Largely as a result of participation in this festival, the film has now been invited to over 30 international film festivals since its premiere at TIFF.”

Awards

2017 - Won - Sweet Country - Platform Prize

2014 - Won - Single Body, A - Best International Short Film

2009 - Nominated - Mao's Last Dancer - Cadillac People’s Choice Award - Special Presentation

2009 - Won - Loved Ones, The - Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Midnight Madness - Midnight Maddness

2009 - Nominated - Daybreakers - Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Midnight Madness - Midnight Maddness

2008 - Won - Disgrace - FIPRESCI Prize - Special Presentation

2005 - Won - Look Both Ways - Discovery Award

2000 - Won - Innocence - Third Place - Benson and Hedges Film People's Choice Award - Special Presentation

2000 - Won - Dish, The - Second Place - Benson and Hedges Film People's Choice Award - Gala

Screenings

2018 - Discovery - Emu Runner

2018 - Special Presentations - Hotel Mumbai

2018 - Discovery - Jirga

2018 - Midnight Madness - Nekrotronic

2018 - Short Cuts - Birdie

2018 - Short Cuts - All These Creatures

2017 - Contemporary World Cinema - Breath

2017 - Platform Prize - Sweet Country

2017 - TIFF Docs - Cocaine Prison

2017 - Toronto International Film Festival - Sweet Country

2017 - Discovery - 1%

2017 - Discovery - Butterfly Tree, The

2016 - Special Presentations - Lion

2016 - Platform - Goldstone

2016 - Discovery - Boys in the Trees

2016 - Discovery - Joe Cinque's Consolation

2016 - Short Cuts International - Trespass

2016 - POP VR - Jafri

2015 - Special Presentations - Daughter, The

2015 - Gala Presentation - Dressmaker, The

2015 - Discovery - Downriver

2015 - Platform - Looking for Grace

2015 - Contemporary World Cinema - Last Cab To Darwin

2015 - Contemporary World Cinema - Month of Sundays, A

2015 - TIFF Docs - Sherpa

2015 - TIFF Docs - Women He's Undressed

2015 - Short Cuts - Nulla Nulla

2015 - Discovery - Beast

2015 - Short Cuts - Boyfriend Game, The

2015 - Short Cuts - SPEAR

2015 - Short Cuts - Deszcz (Rain)

2014 - Midnight Madness - Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films

2014 - Contemporary World Cinema - Kill Me Three Times

2014 - Contemporary World Cinema - Cut Snake

2014 - Contemporary World Cinema - Charlie's Country

2014 - Short Cuts International - Single Body, A

2014 - Discovery - Little Death, The

2014 - TIFF Kids - Paper Planes

2014 - Toronto International Film Festival - Single Body, A

2013 - Gala Presentation - Railway Man, The

2013 - Special Presentation - Felony

2013 - Special Presentation - Mystery Road

2013 - Special Presentation - Tracks

2013 - Discovery - Around the Block

2013 - Discovery - Canopy

2012 - Contemporary World Cinema - Underground - The Julian Assange Story

2012 - Contemporary World Cinema - Dead Europe

2012 - Discovery - Satellite Boy

2012 - Special Presentation - Sapphires, The

2012 - Reel to Reel - Storm Surfers 3D

2012 - Special Presentation - Lore

2011 - Special Presentation - Burning Man

2011 - Special Presentation - Eye Of The Storm, The

2011 - Special Presentation - Hunter, The

2011 - Gala Presentation - Killer Elite, The

2011 - Special Presentation - Sleeping Beauty

2011 - Vanguard - Snowtown

2011 - Real to Reel - Tall Man, The

2010 - Discovery - Blame

2010 - Discovery - Griff The Invisible

2010 - Discovery - Wasted on the Young

2010 - Contemporary World Cinema - Jucy

2010 - Real to Reel - Machete Maidens Unleashed!

2010 - Real to Reel - Mother of Rock: The Life and Times of Lillian Roxon

2009 - Special Presentation - Mao's Last Dancer

2009 - Midnight Maddness - Loved Ones, The

2009 - Midnight Maddness - Daybreakers

2009 - Contemporary World Cinema - Balibo

2009 - Discovery - Beautiful Kate

2009 - Contemporary World Cinema - Blessed

2009 - Special Presentation - Boys are Back, The

2009 - Contemporary World Cinema - Bran Nue Dae

2009 - Special Presentation - Bright Star

2009 - Midnight Maddness - Daybreakers

2009 - Discovery - Last Ride

2009 - Midnight Maddness - Loved Ones, The

2009 - Special Presentation - Mao's Last Dancer

2009 - Discovery - My Tehran For Sale

2009 - Contemporary World Cinema - My Year Without Sex

2009 - Discovery - Samson & Delilah

2009 - Real to Reel - Stolen

2009 - Dialogues: Talking with Pictures - Sweetie

2009 - Special Presentation - Waiting City, The

2009 - Dialogues: Talking with Pictures - Wake in Fright

2008 - Special Presentation - Disgrace

2008 - Discovery - $9.99

2008 - Midnight Madness - Acolytes

2008 - Special Presentation - Disgrace

2008 - Midnight Madness - Not Quite Hollywood

2008 - Discovery - Three Blind Mice

2008 - Real to Reel - Yes Madam, Sir

2007 - Real to Reel - Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

2007 - Discovery - Corroboree

2007 - Visions - Night

2007 - Special Presentation - Romulus, My Father

2007 - Discovery - September

2007 - Contemporary World Cinema - Unfinished Sky

2007 - Special Presentation - Death Defying Acts

2007 - Visions - Dr Plonk

2007 - Contemporary World Cinema - Home Song Stories, The

2006 - Visions - Ten Canoes

2006 - Contemporary World Cinema - Jindabyne

2006 - Vanguard - Suburban Mayhem

2006 - Contemporary World Cinema - Silence, The

2006 - Vanguard - 2:37

2006 - Vanguard - Macbeth

2006 - Contemporary World Cinema - Candy

2006 - Visions - Book Of Revelation, The

2005 - Dialogues - Talking With Pictures - Ghosts...of the Civil Dead

2005 - Special Presentations - Little Fish

2005 - Discovery - Look Both Ways

2005 - Visions - Proposition, The

2005 - Toronto International Film Festival - Look Both Ways

2004 - Contemporary World Cinema - Somersault

2004 - Reel to Reel - Letters to Ali

2004 - Masters Program - Human Touch

2004 - Toronto International Film Festival - Oyster Farmer

2003 - Contemporary World Cinema - Japanese Story

2003 - Reel to Reel - Molly and Mobarak

2003 - Gala - Closing Film - Danny Deckchair

2003 - Contemporary World Cinema - Alexandra's Project

2003 - Midnight Madness - Undead

2002 - Contemporary World Cinema - Black and White

2002 - Contemporary World Cinema - Dirty Deeds

2002 - Contemporary World Cinema - Nugget, The

2002 - Contemporary World Cinema - One Night the Moon

2002 - Special presentation - Rabbit-Proof Fence

2001 - Real to Reel - Much Ado About Something

2001 - Discovery - Bank, The

2001 - Discovery - Silent Partner

2001 - Discovery - La Spagnola

2001 - Gala (Closing Night Film) - Lantana

2001 - Reel to Real - Facing the Music

2000 - Discovery - city loop

2000 - Contemporary World Cinema - Walk the Talk

2000 - Contemporary World Cinema - better than sex

2000 - Contemporary World Cinema - Risk

2000 - Contemporary World Cinema - Monkey's Mask, The

2000 - Gala - Dish, The

2000 - Special Presentation - Innocence

2000 - Contemporary World Cinema - Goddess of 1967, The

2000 - Discovery - Chopper

2000 - Special Presentation - Innocence

2000 - Gala - Dish, The

2000 - 25th Anniversary Retrospective - Devil's Playground, The

1999 - Discovery - Envy

1999 - Contemporary World Cinema - Feeling Sexy

1998 - Discovery - Praise

1998 - Discovery - In The Winter Dark

1998 - Discovery - Radiance

1998 - Discovery - Praise

1997 - Contemporary World Cinema - Kiss or Kill

1997 - Contemporary World Cinema - Doing Time for Patsy Cline

1997 - Real to Reel - Exile in Sarajevo

1997 - Contemporary World Cinema - Heaven's Burning

1996 - Toronto International Film Festival - Shine

1996 - Gala - Shine

1996 - Contemporary World Cinema - Hotel de Love

1996 - Discovery - Dead Heart

1996 - Discovery - Idiot Box

1996 - Special Presentation - Lust And Revenge

1996 - Contemporary World Cinema - Floating Life

1996 - Toronto International Film Festival - Love Serenade

1996 - Discovery - Life

1996 - Discovery - Love and Other Catastrophes

1996 - Contemporary World Cinema - Quiet Room, The

1996 - Toronto International Film Festival - Shine

1996 - Gala - Shine

1996 - Discovery - Life

1995 - First Cinema - Angel Baby

1994 - Contemporary World Cinema - Lucky Break

1994 - First Cinema - Sum Of Us, The

1994 - The Edge - Crossing, The

1994 - The Edge - Metal Skin

1994 - Gala - Muriel's Wedding

1994 - The Edge - Eternity

1994 - The Edge - Only The Brave

1994 - Contemporary World Cinema - Exile

1993 - First Cinema - Bedevil

1993 - Midnight Madness - Frauds

1993 - Gala - Piano, The

1993 - Contemporary World Cinema - Shotgun Wedding

1993 - The Edge - Memories and Dreams

1992 - Contemporary World Cinema - Nun and the Bandit, The

1992 - Midnight Madness - Romper Stomper

1992 - Special Presentation - Strictly Ballroom

1992 - Special Presentation - Strictly Ballroom

1991 - First Cinema - Proof

1991 - Contemporary World Cinema - Waiting

1991 - First Cinema - Proof

1991 - The Edge - Resonance

1991 - Gala - Black Robe

1991 - Contemporary World Cinema - Good Woman Of Bangkok, The

1991 - Contemporary World Cinema - Woman's Tale, A

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Night Out, A

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Wonderful World of Dogs, The

1990 - Toronto International Film Festival - Plead Guilty, Get A Bond

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Father

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Senso Daughters (senso No Onnatchi)

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Aya

1990 - The Edge - Space Between the Door and the Floor, The

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Night Cries - A Rural Tragedy

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Golden Braid

1990 - Contemporary World Cinema - Nirvana Street Murder

1989 - Special Presentation - Island

1989 - Toronto International Film Festival - Celia

1989 - Midnight Program - Bonza

1989 - Contemporary World Cinema - Sweetie

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Bingo, Bridesmaids And Braces

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Devil's Playground, The

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - My First Wife

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Man of Flowers

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Tudawali: Release From Sorrow

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Ghosts...of the Civil Dead

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Georgia

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Make My Day

1988 - Toronto International Film Festival - Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

1987 - Toronto International Film Festival - Paradise Camp

1987 - Toronto International Film Festival - Landslides

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Kangaroo

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Right Hand Man, The

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Rocking The Foundations

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Half Life

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Malcolm

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - More Things Change, The

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Fringe Dwellers, The

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Cactus

1986 - Toronto International Film Festival - Burke and Wills

1985 - Toronto International Film Festival - Street to Die, A

1985 - Toronto International Film Festival - Fran

1985 - Toronto International Film Festival - Don't Call Me Girlie

1985 - 10 Filmmakers for the Future - Lonely Hearts

1985 - Toronto International Film Festival - Red Matildas