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The final films and events of TIFF '17 are here

Helen Mirren, Javier Bardem, Angelina Jolie, Gael García Bernal, and so much more

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Aug 22, 2017

Today, all is revealed: the final announcement of films and events at the 2017 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is here. Also released today is the official schedule. If you've been waiting to plan your Festival, wait no longer. Everything you need is here.

There's a lot to get excited about in today's announcement, including incredible onstage conversations, brilliant films from around the world, great programming for the young film lovers in your life, and the return of Festival Street, which will transform King Street West into a pop-up pedestrian party on TIFF's opening weekend.

Princesita

Shuttle Life

Our In Conversation With... lineup is filled with industry luminaries. Through intimate, onstage discussions, the programme provides audiences with the rare opportunity to get a glimpse into industry leaders' craft and careers.

This year, our guests include Angelina Jolie, Javier Bardem, Gael García Bernal, and Helen Mirren. See the full programme and decide who you'd like to spend an evening with this September. The discussions are moderated by a journalist or industry expert, interspersed with clips of career highlights, and followed by a brief Q&A.

Helen Mirren

Javier Bardem

The 2017 Discovery programme lineup is also a big one for film lovers: with 45 first- and second-feature films by up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world, the list is good news for the future of global cinema. This is the biggest Discovery programme to date, with 25% more titles than the 2016 roster and two-thirds of the selection World Premiering at TIFF.

The films, produced or co-produced in 35 different countries, include fresh, experimental, and compelling voices. Life in small, rural communities is portrayed in Miracle, Ravens, and The Swan, while families dealing with crises and conflict are addressed in Apostasy, Shuttle Life, and Suleiman Mountain. LGBTQ+ themes run through several of the Discovery titles, including Montana, Soldiers. Story from Ferentari, and The Poet and the Boy, while teen sexuality is explored in Disappearance, Kissing Candice, and Princesita.

Tigre

Oh Lucy!

We've also got some great choices for younger film lovers. The TIFF Kids programme features three memorable films — two of which are World Premieres — that explore themes of family, courage, acceptance, and humour.

The TIFF Next Wave lineup, meanwhile, features a record 12 titles selected by the TIFF Next Wave committee, a group of young film buffs responsible for selecting the films they believe their peers would most enjoy.

And for free entertainment that will appeal to all ages, join us on Festival Street on opening weekend, September 7 to 10. King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue will be temporarily converted into a pop-up street party for a celebration everyone is invited to.

The street will feature musical performances on the Slaight Music Stage and a rap battle featuring Toronto rapper Alex Larsen (Kid Twist) — co-writer of Midnight Madness film Bodied — in an epic showdown with battle rapper Madness. There will also be special screenings of classic Canadian music videos as part of Canada on Screen; a virtual reality experience in the form of 2167, a collection of VR works created by Indigenous artists that envision Canada 150 years in the future; and Canada Can Act!, which will shine a light on memorable performances that have become iconic moments for Canadian actors with nightly screenings.

 

Browse All Films + Events

For a full list of all the films and events announced today by programme, see below.

All films marked with * were previously announced on August 9 with the complete Canadian feature lineup.

Discovery

1% | Stephen McCallum, Australia
World Premiere

¾ (Three Quarters) | Ilian Metev, Germany/Bulgaria
North American Premiere

A Fish Out Of Water | Lai Kuo-An, Taiwan
World Premiere

*A Worthy Companion | Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez, Canada
World Premiere

*All You Can Eat Buddha | Ian Lagarde, Canada
World Premiere

Apostasy | Daniel Kokotajlo, United Kingdom
World Premiere

*AVA | Sadaf Foroughi, Iran/Canada/Qatar
World Premiere

*Black Cop | Cory Bowles, Canada
World Premiere

The Butterfly Tree | Priscilla Cameron, Australia
International Premiere

*Cardinals | Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley, Canada
World Premiere

Disappearance | Ali Asgari, Iran/Qatar
North American Premiere

Five Fingers For Marseilles | Michael Matthews, South Africa
World Premiere

High Fantasy

Five Fingers for Marseilles

The Future Ahead | Constanza Novick, Argentina
World Premiere

The Garden | Sonja Maria Kröner, Germany
International Premiere

The Great Buddha+ | Huang Hsin-Yao, Taiwan
International Premiere

The Lady From Holland | Marleen Jonkman, Netherlands/Germany
World Premiere

Gutland | Govinda Van Maele, Luxembourg/Germany/Belgium
World Premiere

High Fantasy | Jenna Bass, South Africa
World Premiere

Discovery Closing Film
I am not a Witch | Rungano Nyoni, United Kingdom/France
North American Premiere

I Kill Giants | Anders Walter, United Kingdom
World Premiere

Indian Horse | Stephen Campanelli, Canada
International Premiere

Killing Jesus | Laura Mora, Colombia/Argentina
World Premiere

Kissing Candice | Aoife McArdle, Ireland
North American Premiere

*Luk'Luk'I | Michael Matthews, South Africa
World Premiere

*Mary Goes Round | Molly McGlynn, Canada
World Premiere

Miracle | Egle Vertelyte, Lithuania/Bulgaria/Poland
World Premiere

Montana | Limor Shmila, Israel
North American Premiere

*Never Steady, Never Still | Kathleen Hepburn, Canada
World Premiere

Oblivion Verses | Alireza Khatami, France/Germany/Netherlands/Chile
North American Premiere

Oh Lucy! | Atsuko Hirayanagi, USA/Japan
North American Premiere

The Poet and the Boy | Kim Yang-hee, South Korea
North American Premiere

Princesita | Marialy Rivas, Chile/Argentina/Spain
World Premiere

Ravens | Jens Assur, Sweden
World Premiere

Scaffolding | Matan Yair, Israel/Poland
North American Premiere

Shuttle Life | Tan Seng Kiat, Malaysia
North American Premiere

Simulation | Abed Abest, Iran
North American Premiere

Soldiers. Story from Ferentari | Ivana Mladenovic, Romania/Serbia/Belgium
World Premiere

Suleiman Mountain | Elizaveta Stishova, Kyrgyzstan/Russia
World Premiere

The Swan | Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Iceland
World Premiere

Discovery Opening Film
Tigre | Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola, Argentina
World Premiere

Valley of Shadows | Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen, Norway
World Premiere

Village Rockstars | Rima Das, India
World Premiere

Waru | Briar Grace-Smith, Ainsley Gardiner, Renae Maihi, Casey Kaa, Awanui Simich-Pene, Chelsea Cohen, Katie Wolfe, Paula Jones, New Zealand
World Premiere

Winter Brothers | Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark/Iceland
North American Premiere

The Breadwinner

Scaffolding

TIFF Kids

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales | Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert, France
North American Premiere (Contemporary World Cinema)
Recommended for ages 8 and up

The Breadwinner | Nora Twomey, Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg
World Premiere (Special Presentations)
Recommended for ages 10 and up

I Kill Giants | Anders Walter, United Kingdom
World Premiere (Discovery)
Recommended for ages 12 and up

TIFF Next Wave

AVA | Sadaf Foroughi, Iran/Canada/Qatar
World Premiere (Discovery)

Call Me By Your Name | Luca Guadagnino, Italy/France
Canadian Premiere (Special Presentations)

Dark | Germany, 2 episodes
Showrunners: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
Director: Baran bo Odar
World Premiere (Primetime)

High Fantasy | Jenna Bass, South Africa
World Premiere (Discovery)

Killing Jesus | Laura Mora, Colombia/Argentina
World Premiere (Discovery)

Lady Bird | Greta Gerwig, USA
International Premiere (Special Presentations)

Scaffolding | Matan Yair, Israel/Poland
North American Premiere (Discovery)

Sheikh Jackson | Amr Salama, Egypt
World Premiere (Special Presentations)

The Rider | Chloé Zhao, USA
Canadian Premiere (Special Presentations)

Unicorn Store | Brie Larson, USA
World Premiere (Special Presentations)

What Will People Say | Iram Haq, Norway/Germany/Sweden
World Premiere (Contemporary World Cinema)

Youth | Feng Xiaogang, China
World Premiere (Special Presentations)