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.

2018 Rising Stars

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.

2017 Rising Stars

The 2017 class of selected actors consists of Theodore Pellerin, Ellen Wong, Mary Galloway, Vinnie Bennett, Jessie Buckley, Lina El Arabi, and Mamoudou Athie.

2016 Rising Stars

The 2016 class of selected actors consists of Grace Glowicki, Jared Abrahamson, Mylene Mackay, Oc Ukeje, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, and Sophie Nélisse.

2015 Rising Stars

The 2015 class of selected actors consists of Aliocha Schneider, Deragh Campbell, Karelle Tremblay and Stephan James.

2014 Rising Stars

The 2014 class of selected actors consists of Alexandre Landry, Julia Sarah Stone, Shannon Kook and Sophie Desmarais.

2013 Rising Stars

The 2013 class of selected actors consists of Cara Gee, Evelyne Brochu, Jonathan Sousa and Megan Park.

2012 Rising Stars

The inaugral Rising Stars class of selected actors consists of Charlie Carrick, Charlotte Sullivan, Connor Jessup and Tatiana Maslany.

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