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TIFF selector will visit Australia in April

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) selector, Jane Schoettle, will visit Australia next month. Hosted by Screen Australia, Jane will view new feature films for recommendation into the 2015 festival.

“The energy, diversity and depth of Australian film and filmmakers is always compelling and fascinating, and my annual visit is one of the highlights of my year. TIFF audiences love to see the latest films from a country with which they feel a special kinship,” said Jane, who has been programming for TIFF since 2002 and visiting Australia for TIFF since 2008. Jane is responsible for the territories of Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Germany and USA Independent.

TIFF is one of the world’s leading international film festivals. It provides a launch pad for both Hollywood films and independent productions and is an important meeting place for the film industry to buy and sell new titles. In 2014, more than 5,000 industry delegates attended from 80 countries with more than 300 films screening in the festival.

TIFF’s eligibility guidelines can be checked on the TIFF website.

The Toronto International Film Festival will be held 10-20 September 2015.

Filmmakers with eligible Australian feature films for TIFF should email Dale Fairbairn, Manager, Markets and Festivals, or by phone + 61 2 8113 5980, toll free 1800 213 099.

If you would like Jane to consider your film for selection please send a DVD to Screen Australia by 5pm, Tuesday 7 April 2015.

Please note that documentary and short films should be submitted directly to TIFF.

Details on how to submit can be found here. The deadline for these sections is 1 May 2015.