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We offer year-round professional development opportunities, fluid access to TIFF's film festivals and world class sales support to industry professionals. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2015 Industry Conference this September. Stay tuned!






Professional Development

Talent Lab is an artistic development programme that provides emerging talent with an unparalleled education experience and an introduction to the global community of filmmaking. Over a five-day period during the Toronto International Film Festival, selected participants have the opportunity to interact with and learn from internationally acclaimed filmmakers. Using the Festival’s outstanding relationships with world-class filmmakers, Talent Lab fulfills a tremendous need in the film industry, providing invaluable and incomparable artistic mentorship and development opportunities to a new generation of filmmakers. Talent Lab is presented by the Industry Office.

This year’s Lab takes place from Tuesday, September 8 to Saturday, September 12, 2015.
Selected participants benefit from the guidance of the Governors and from the experience of Talent Lab guests.
...have included: Olivier Assayas, Jennifer Baichwal, Ramin Bahrani, Danny Boyle, Lee Daniels, Claire Denis, Ava DuVernay, Miranda July, Don McKellar, Deepa Mehta, Sandra Oh, Michael Ondaatje, the late Bingham Ray, Jason Reitman, Gus Van Sant, Jim Stark, Danis Tanovic, Stephen Woolley and Edgar Wright.
...have included Darren Aronofsky, Juliette Binoche, Edward Burns, Jane Campion, Laurent Cantet, David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuarón, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Brian DePalma, Atom Egoyan, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Davis Guggenheim, Paul Haggis, Michael Hanecke, Neil Jordan, Nadine Labaki, Mike Leigh, Kim Longinotto, Guy Maddin, Steve McQueen, Fernando Meirelles, Mike Mills, Gaspar Noé, Ruben Ostlund, Sarah Polley, Nicolas Winding Refn, John Sayles, Jean-Marc Vallée, Frederick Wiseman and Michael Winterbottom; and producers Ted Hope, Aamir Khan, Robert Lantos, James Schamus, Tilda Swinton and Christine Vachon.
This year’s governors include Wim Wenders (The Salt of the Earth, Pina) and Jim Stark (Coffee and Cigarettes). Additional guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

View 2015 Speakers
Talent Lab offers an incredible learning and professional development opportunity for filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. In addition, participants can expect the following:
  • All selected participants will receive an Industry Pass for the Festival.
  • Should a selected participants place of residence be beyond 50 km from Toronto, Talent Lab will provide accommodations in a downtown hotel for participation in the programme.
  • Talent Lab will provide lunch on the four main days of the Lab, from September 9 to 12. Participants will also be invited to two networking cocktails and one Talent Lab Dinner.
  • IMPORTANT: Talent Lab does not cover travel costs for selected participants. Flights, train rides, etc. are the responsibility of the participants.

Questions about Talent Lab should be directed to

Presenting Sponsor
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The Slaight Family Foundation
Launched in 2011, TIFF Rising Stars showcases new Canadian acting talent at the Toronto International Film Festival. Designed to find the next generation of Canadian actors poised for international careers, TIFF Rising Stars draws homegrown talent into the spotlight provided by the annual September Festival. Alumni include Sarah Allen, Katie Boland, Evelyne Brochu, Charlie Carrick, Sophie Desmarais, Cara Gee, Sarah Gadon, Connor Jessup, Shannon Kook, Alexandre Landry, Tatiana Maslany, Keon Mohajeri, Megan Park, Johnathan Sousa, Julia Sarah Stone and Charlotte Sullivan.

The initiative immerses four selected actors in a series of public events and private industry meetings at the Festival. They receive intensive professional development with international casting directors, filmmakers, producers and development executives. Moreover, the Stars will be front-row centre at some of the biggest red-carpet events at the Festival. Conducted over three exciting days, TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage.

Questions about Rising Stars should be directed to
Presenting Partner

Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation
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Sponsored by
Presented by TIFF Industry, Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! returns for its 16th year and takes place during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. This is your chance to bring a feature film project to life. All genres and styles of presentation are permitted. The most original and compelling story will be awarded a prize of $15,000. Six teams will have six minutes to pitch their feature film idea to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of development and production experts.
Each team will pitch their polished ideas to a live audience of over 250 Industry delegates. A jury of Industry experts will review the pitches and the projects and choose a winner. The winning team will receive $15,000 to assist with the development of their feature film idea.

The winning team will be required to include the following credit line and the logo of the Toronto International Film Festival in their film credits: "This film was made possible in part through Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! at the Toronto International Film Festival."

Questions about Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! should be directed to
Presenting Partner
Developed in partnership with Telefilm Canada, Filmmaker Boot Camp gives filmmakers the skills and contacts they need to make the most of their experience at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Boot Camp is open to Canadian filmmakers who are attending the Festival for the first-time with their feature or short films in Official Selection and Studio candidates.

Filmmaker Boot Camp takes place in early August. Watch last year's Filmmaker Boot Camp keynote session here.

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The Ontario Media Development Corporation's International Financing Forum (IFF) is a feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Canadian and international feature film producers are invited to apply to participate in IFF. Registration is free but competitive, with final selection based on the company's track record and the project's suitability.

For more information about IFF and application guidelines, see here.
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Producers Lab Toronto (PLT) is an international co-production forum delivered through a partnership between TIFF Industry, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), and European Film Promotion (EFP).

The sixth edition of Producers Lab Toronto is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival from September 9–12, 2015. Ten producers each from Europe and Canada and four participants coming from Australia and New Zealand will meet at the Festival to exchange ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic and Down Under.

The international networking event is organised by TIFF Industry in collaboration with European Film Promotion (EFP) and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). For the third year, Screen Australia and the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) will be supporting the event. Additional financial backing comes from Eurimages and Telefilm Canada and the associated EFP member organisations.

The 24 participants will be taking part in pitching sessions, case studies, roundtables and various networking events with key people from the film industry and film funds in order to develop their understanding and deepen relationships in creating projects with a broadening international scope.

The participants of the Producers Lab Toronto 2015 programme have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects in the pipeline which could be interesting for the international market. The Europeans are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of their prestigious Cannes-based networking platform Producers On The Move. Canadian producers are selected by OMDC and TIFF from an open call across Canada, while Screen Australia and New Zealand Film Commission each selected two participants from their countries.

Producers Lab Toronto is presented by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Toronto International Film Festival and the associated EFP member organisations. The event is supported by the additional partners Screen Australia and New Zealand Film Commission as well as by Telefilm Canada and Eurimages.
European participants:
Adis Djapo, SCCA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Ivo Felt, Allfilm (Estonia)
Eva Jakobsen, Snowglobe (Denmark)
Hlín Johannesdóttir, Vintage Pictures (Iceland)
Hanan Kattan, Enlightenment Productions (UK)
Nathalie Lichtenthaeler, Wide Eye Films (Ireland)
Floor Onrust, Family Affair Films (The Netherlands)
Silvia Panáková, Arina (Slovak Republic)
Edmon Roch, Ikiru Films (Spain)
Peter Rommel, Rommel Film (Germany)

Canadian participants:
Bob Crowe, Angel Entertainment Corp.
Chantelle Kadyschuk, No Trace Camping Productions
Kaleena Kiff, Radius Squared Media Group
Jane Loughman, Monkeys & Parrots
Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, First Love Films
Marie-Claude Poulin, Item 7
Julia Rosenberg, January Films
Simone Urdl, The Film Farm
Barbara Willis Sweete, Willis Sweete Productions
Arnie Zipursky, CCI Entertainment

Australian participants:
Raquelle David, Damsel Pictures
Rebecca Summerton, Closer Productions

New Zealand's participants:
Alexander Behse, Monsoon Pictures International
Leanne Saunders, Piki Films
In partnership with
Celebrating vision and entrepreneurship, the Canadian Media Production Association's Feature Film Producer's Award is presented annually to an outstanding independent Canadian producer with a Canadian feature at the Festival.

Thursday, September 10
Glenn Gould Lobby   Filmmakers’ Lounge
250 Front Street West, Toronto

The award recognizes the creativity and tenacity of Canadian producers while promoting the Canadian film and television industry as a whole. It is presented on the opening day of the Festival and comes with a cash prize of $10,000 CAD.

Sylvain Corbeil, Les êtres chers 
Production Company: metafilms
Filmography: Félix and Meira, Mommy (Associate Producer), Joy of Man’s Desiring, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Head Down, Diego Star, Longuay, Bestaire, The Torrent, Nuit #1, Laurentia, Tromper le silence, Curling, Carcasses, All That She Wants, Napo
David Hamilton, Beeba Boys
Production Company: Hamilton Mehta Productions
Filmography: Midnight’s Children ,Cooking with StellaHeaven on EarthThe Forgotten WomanWaterBollywood Hollywood, Lunch with Charles, EarthFire

Robert Lantos, Remember
Production Company: Serendipity Point Films
Filmography: The Right Kind of Wrong, Barney’s Version, Eastern Promises, Adoration, Fugitive Pieces, Where the Truth Lies, Being Julia, The Statement, Ararat, Men With Brooms, Picture Claire, Stardom, Sunshine, Felicia’s Journey, ExistenZ, Strike, The Sweet Hereafter, Crash, Never Talk To Strangers, Johnny Mnemonic, Whale Music, Black Robe, Joshua Then and Now, Night Magic, Separate Vacations, Bedroom Eyes, Heavenly Bodies, Scandale, Paradise, Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid, Suzanne, Agency, In Praise of Older Women, L’Ange et la Femme

Kim McCraw, Endorphine, My Internship in Canada
Production Company: micro_scope
Filmography: You’re Sleeping Nicole, All That We Make, Enemy, Whitewash, Gabrielle, Inch’ Allah, Monsieur Lazhar, Familiar Grounds, Incendies, It’s Not Me, I Swear, Continental, Congorama, Familia, Orrdinaire ou super, Snooze

Laura J. Milliken, Fire Song
Production Company: Big Soul Productions Inc.
Filmography: Moccasin Flats: Redemption, Mohawk Midnight Runners, The Smoke Shack, Go Get Dad, The GardenTotem, Good Looking, I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind, 133 Skyway, Laurel, Moccasin Flats





Key Dates

August 5
Canadian Press Conference
August 28
Online Registration Closes
September 8
Onsite Pass Pick Up & Registration
September 10
Festival begins
September 11
Industry Conference begins
September 17
Industry Conference ends
September 20
Festival ends
Online registration is now closed


Attendees can still register onsite from September 8–18, between 9am and 7pm at the Industry Centre, Hyatt Regency Hotel (Mezzanine Level, 370 King Street West). Please bring a business card with you for the onsite approval process.

Please review our onsite prices and pass options below.

Questions?Please email our Industry Registration Team. You may also reach them by calling our Registration Hotline at 416.934.5834


All passes, with the exception of Doc Conference, include fluid access to our Industry Conferences, Industry Happy Hour Cocktails, Industry Venues, Xerox Business Centre, Press & Industry Screening Library, Online Delegate Resources, including a membership to Cinando and Festival Scope, and Rush Only access to Public Screenings. Exclusive passes are subject to additional approvals.

For a taste of what we offer, please check out our Industry Resources or refer to last year's Industry Conference.

Doc Conference


On-site September 8–19

This one-day pass gives access to Doc Conference panels and networking events from the most innovative players currently working in documentaries.


On-site September 8–19

The pass is ideal for emerging filmmakers, writers, producers, and film students. Includes additional RUSH Only access to Press & Industry screenings.


On-site September 8–19

Our most popular pass provides fluid access to our Press & Industry screenings, and additional secondary access to P&I Priority screenings.
Film Rep


On-site September 8–19

Exclusive Pass for producers and sales agents who are representing a film in the 2015 Festival Official Selection. Includes access to Press & Industry screenings, P&I Priority screenings and ONE public screening ticket per day from our Industry Box Office.


On-site September 8–19

Exclusive Pass for established film professionals with a direct interest in sales, acquisitions, film festival programming and financing with access to Press & Industry screenings, Secondary access to P&I Priority screenings, and TWO public tickets per day from our Industry Box Office.


On-site September 8–19

Exclusive Pass for buyers, distributors, and acquisition executives. Access to Press & Industry screenings, P&I Priority screenings, Buyers' Lounge and FOUR public tickets per day from our Industry Box Office.
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All prices listed are in CAD.
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