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See these Oscar-Nominated films at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Watch them now, brag that you've already seen them later

Feb 23, 2017

It's almost Oscars night, and there's nothing sweeter than the knowledge that you've seen all the best, most award-winning films of the year before all your friends who will only get to them after the Academy gives them statuette love. TIFF Bell Lightbox has you covered: catch Best Picture nominee Moonlight, Best Foreign Film nominee Toni Erdmann, Best Animated Picture nominee The Red Turtle, Best Documentary Feature nominee I Am Not Your Negro, and the nominated Short films in both the Live Action and Animated categories.

I Am Not Your Negro

Special skype Q&A with filmmakers Hebert Peck and Rémi Grellety following the 7pm screening on Friday Feb 24.

Winner of the Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award at TIFF 2016, Raoul Peck's evocative extrapolation of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel is a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America.


The second feature from writer-director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) follows its young protagonist from childhood to adulthood as he navigates the dangers of drugs and violence in his depressed Florida neighbourhood, in addition to his complex love for his best friend.

Toni Erdmann

One of the most talked-about films of 2016, the new film from Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees, Everyone Else) is an alternately hilarious and mortifying comedy about the fraught relationship between a repressed corporate consultant and her incessantly prank-playing dad.

The Red Turtle

The first international co-production from renowned Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli enlists the talents of Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit for a wondrous story about the unlikely friendship between a castaway on a deserted island and an enormous sea turtle.

Oscar Shorts: Live Action and Animated

TIFF Bell Lightbox presents an exclusive Toronto run of the 2017 Academy Award® nominees for Best Live Action and Best Animated Short Film on the big screen.

Fire at Sea

On March 3, following a screening of Fire at Sea — TIFF ‘16 official selection and winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival — subject experts will unpack the complex and compounding health issues facing refugees during their migration and resettlement.