From September 7 to 17, TIFF will broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, giving you inside access to Festival. Whether you're down the street or across an ocean, join us live from the red carpet, the TIFF stage, and inside hot ticket events by checking out the schedule and links below.
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|May 24||Packages on sale to Contributors Circle Members and up (10am)|
|May 31||Packages on sale to Members 365 (10am)|
|June 13||Last day to access Member package pricing|
|June 14||Packages on sale to Visa cardholders (10am)|
|June 21||Packages on sale to the public (10am)|
|August 13||Packages off-sale at 7pm|
|August 21||Flex pack buyers receive email with package ticket selection start time|
|August 22||Schedule goes live on tiff.net|
|August 24||Patrons Circle individual tickets on sale|
|August 27||Member package fulfillment begins (determined by level)|
|August 30||Public package fulfillment begins|
|August 31||All package redemption windows close at 10pm|
|September 2||Member individual tickets pre-sale (10am—4pm) — only on tiff.net|
|September 3||Insider individual tickets pre-sale (10am—4pm) — only on ticketmaster.ca|
|September 4||Public individual tickets on sale (10am—4pm) — only on ticketmaster.ca|
|September 5||Individual ticket sales resume on tiff.net and ticketmaster.ca at 7am
Exchanges begin at 12pm (7am for TIFF Members)
The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival Press Conference begins at 10am ET on Tuesday, July 25.
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. The Festival has been described as "the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive." *
*Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2005.
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2016 winner: La La Land
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Chen Kaige was born in Beijing. After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy in 1982, he made his feature film debut with Yellow Earth (84). In 1993, he won the first Palme D’Or for a Chinese language film at Cannes for his epic Farewell, My Concubine (93). His numerous features include Together (02), To Each His Own (07), and Caught in the Web (12), all of which have screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, in addition to Temptress Moon (96), Killing Me Softly (02), The Promise (05), Forever Enthralled (08), and Sacrifice (10). In 2015, Chen directed Monk Comes Down the Mountain, a martial arts drama that was a box office powerhouse in China. Legend of the Demon Cat, about the famous Japanese tale of Kukai the monk, is currently in post-production and marks the most ambitious project by Chen to date.
Małgorzata Szumowska is a Polish filmmaker from Kraków. Her films include the Silver Leopard–winning 33 Scenes from Life (08); In the Name Of (13), which received the Berlinale Teddy Award; Elles (11); and Body (15), which was the recipient of the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale and a European Film Award. She has been nominated twice for the European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year, and has won many other prestigious awards around the world.
Wim Wenders was born in Düsseldorf. Seven of his films, including Alice in the Cities (74) and Kings of the Road (76), screened at the inaugural Festival in 1976. His features Hammett (82), Paris, Texas (84), Lisbon Story (94), Land of Plenty (04), Pina (11), Every Thing Will Be Fine (15), and Les Beaux Jours d'Aranjuez (16) also screened at the Festival. Among his many other films are The American Friend (77), The State of Things (82), Wings of Desire (87), Until the End of the World (91), Faraway, So Close! (93), The End of Violence (97), Buena Vista Social Club (99), and Don't Come Knocking (05). Submergence (17) is his latest film.
Johnny Ma was born in Shanghai and raised in Canada. He studied film at Columbia University. His short film A Grand Canal (13) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was a Canada’s Top Ten pick. Old Stone (16), his directorial debut and first feature film, premiered at Berlinale and was awarded the Best Canadian First Feature Film award at TIFF that year. The film also won the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s award for Best First Feature. His other short films include The Robbery (10), Play (11), and The Genius from Quintino (12).
Marit van den Elshout works for the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She is the head of IFFR PRO and manages the Hubert Bals Fund, CineMart, Rotterdam Lab, and Film Office. She also acts on several selection committees, including committees for the Rotterdam Media Fund, the Hubert Bals Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund, and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund. She is an EAVE 2009 graduate, is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Jerusalem International Film Lab, and is a member of the European Film Academy. She was also industry liaison for the Melbourne International Film Festival, and has worked as an advisor and international liaison on the development of Durban FilmMart.
Chloé Zhao was born in Beijing. She received her BA in political science from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and her MFA in film production from New York University. Her films include the shorts The Atlas Mountains (08), Daughters (09), and Benachin (10), and the feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me (15). The Rider (17) is her latest work.
Ella Cooper is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, educator, and founder of Black Women Film! Canada. Her photography and video works have been featured in international film festivals and exhibitions, plus her short documentary Black Men Loving (2014) won Best Canadian Film at the International Caribbean Tales Film Festival. She receives continued support from the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council.
Mark Adams has been Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival since early 2015. Prior to that he was Chief Film Critic for respected film trade paper Screen International and was also film critic for The Sunday Mirror in the UK, having also worked extensively in the film industry as a programmer, reviewer and film writer.
Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato, and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards. Lee is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award, and the Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance. Canada’s oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks, has named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour. Lee’s most recent feature, Migrant Dreams, tells the undertold story of migrant workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. In 2017, Migrant Dreams garnered the prestigious Canadian Hillman Prize which honours journalists whose work identifies important social and economic issues in Canada.
Dr. Rashmi Doraiswamy is a Professor at The Academy of International Studies in New Delhi and winner of the National Award for Best Film Critic in 1994. She is the noted author of Guru Dutt: Through Light and Shade as well as co-editor on Being and Becoming: The Cinemas of Asia (2002) and Asian Film Journeys: Selections from Cinemaya (2010). Her essays have appeared in a variety of books over the years on subjects such as John Berger, Post-colonial Literature, and Hindi Cinema.
Jian Hao, is a professor of Beijing Film Academy, a scriptwriter and a director of Chinese independent films. He is the screenwriter of films such as Snowy Windy Power-cut Night and Urgent Force Landing (2000 Golden Roster Award Winner) and he created the independent film Lynching the Thinker. His selected publications include Study of Genre Film, Chinese TV Drama Series: The Study of Culture and Genre and Pretend to be Orgiastic. His noted academic essays include A new theory on film noir: Style or Genre?
Savine is currently the Interim Executive Director for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Canada’s largest Pan-Asian film festival. Her expertise lies in programming, entertainment financing and business consulting in Asia and North America, and she has worked with notable organizations including the Toronto International Film Festival, National Bank of Canada, and Standard Chartered Bank in the past.
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