Toronto - Canada
September 7 to 17, 2017
In the Spotlight today is the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a landmark destination on the fest circuit that continues to elevate the standard of excellent film programming. In 2016, TIFF screened 296 features and 101 shorts, representing 71 countries and offered an extensive lineup with over 70 panels and 250 guest speakers designed to help enhance filmmaker knowledge and advance conversation in the independent storytelling space. With impressive reach and terrific global visibility, TIFF is an ideal launch pad for talented artists who deserve to be discovered, championed, and rewarded worldwide.
Welcoming a flavorful mix of narrative features, documentaries, and shorts, TIFF draws upon the robust artistic community of Toronto and cinema fans globally. TIFF provides filmmakers with an engaged audience that is ready to galvanize attention for new films they've discovered first at the fest. Participants will benefit from access to a broad network of media outlets, a thriving social scene enhanced by the festival's unique energy, and numerous opportunities to discuss their films with audience members, film buyers, and fellow creative forces.
Cultural discovery is a centerpiece of the eleven-day event, and several visitors return, again and again, to gain new insights into the international market. Every film invited to the festival will be guaranteed at least one press and industry, and at least two public, screenings - a collective benefit that will prove invaluable for talented filmmakers eager to market, discuss, and experience their films with appreciate and powerful audiences from every corner of the globe.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
TIFF is one of the leading public film festivals in the world. Most famous for its eager, avid, passionate, discerning audience, the Festival welcomed over 450,000 attendees last year. It is immensely successful both locally, where it takes over the city for 11 days, and internationally as a must-attend destination. TIFF programmers have earned a reputation for excellence presenting a diverse array of films. Films are divided into programmes to help guide audience choices including Midnight Madness, Contemporary World Cinema, Get into Primetime, Discover Platform, and more.
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