TIFF Rising Stars showcases new Canadian and international acting talent during the Toronto International Film Festival - placing the emphasis on the next generation poised for international success.
Over 8 years, both Canadian and international actors were selected for the program increasing TIFF’s commitment to Talent. Participants were immersed in a series of public events, and private industry meetings during the Festival, undertaking intensive professional development with international casting directors, filmmakers, producers and development executives. These Stars were front-row centre, at some of the biggest red-carpet events at the Festival.
The 2018 class of selected actors consists of Devery Jacobs, Lamar Johnson, Michaela Kurimsky, Jess Salgueiro, Stéphane Bak, Ahmed Malek, Josh Wiggins, and Eleanor Worthington-Cox.
The 2016 class of selected actors consists of Grace Glowicki, Jared Abrahamson, Mylene Mackay, Oc Ukeje, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, and Sophie Nélisse.
The 2014 class of selected actors consists of Alexandre Landry, Julia Sarah Stone, Shannon Kook and Sophie Desmarais.