September 10 - 20, 2015
About the Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, bringing the power of film to life each September, since 1976.
We are proud to champion films and filmmakers from across the globe. At the Festival, TIFF helps audiences discover a diverse array of films, including the best in international cinema, the latest homegrown Canadian talent, Hollywood galas (complete with red-carpet glamour), and everything in between.
Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. Boasting a film-loving public, eager for the best in contemporary film, as well as international attention from media, distributors, producers and buyers along with a galaxy of stars, the Festival has been described as "the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive." *
The Festival has undergone countless changes since beginning as an upstart on the international circuit in 1976. Nevertheless, throughout its growth in both size and influence, the Festival has remained committed to its principal objectives: to lead the world in cultural and creative discovery through the moving image, and to showcase Canadian achievements in an international context. As the years show, the Festival continues to achieve these objectives by bringing together a remarkable diversity of local, national and international films and personalities, to the delight of enthusiastic audiences, who have flocked to the Festival over the past 40 years.
* Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2005.
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