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Toronto International Film Festival

September 10-20, 2015

Toronto, Canada

What’s It All About?

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) began its journey in 1976, and is now recognised as one of the most important film festivals after the Cannes Film Festival. TIFF has undergone countless changes since the beginning as an upstart on the international circuit. However, throughout its growth, in both size and influence, the festival has remained committed to its principal objectives: to lead the world in cultural and creative discovery through the moving image, and to showcase Canadian achievements in an international context.

The festival has become a launch pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian films. TIFF embraces programing that take place 365 days a year and offers special screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from around the world.

The year, the festival will present programmes such as Gala Presentations, Masters Platform Special Presentations, Discovery, Primetime, Contemporary World Cinema, Tiff Docs, City To City, Wavelengths, Tiff Kids, Short Cuts, Tiff Cinemateque, Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Contemporary World Speakers, Next Wave and In Conversation With.

Watch Out For

Opening Film


TIFF will open its 40th edition with the screening of Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and newcomer Judah Lewis. Written by Bryan Sipe, the story revolves around Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker who struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. He writes a complaint letter to a vending machine company which turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. The letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts), who is in the midst of emotional and financial burdens and the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild his life, beginning with the demolition of his previous life.

Some films selected for the various programs at the festival include:

Special Presentations


Beasts Of No Nation

Black Mass


The Club Pablo Larraín


The Danish Girl

The Daughter



Families (Belles Familles)

The Family Fang

Guilty (Talvar)

I Smile Back

Angry Indian Goddesses

The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer)


Beeba Boys

The Dressmaker

Eye in the Sky



Hyena Road (Hyena Road: Le Chemin du Combat)



The Man Who Knew Infinity


Al Purdy Was Here

Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr

Ninth Floor

This Changes Everything

Welcome To F.L

Wave Lengths

Engram Of Returning

The Forbidden Room



May We Sleep Soundly


Something Horizontal


La Giubba


Short Cuts

A New Year

4 Quarters

Bacon & God’s Wrath

The Ballad of Immortal Joe

Clouds of Autumn


She Stoops To Conquer

Rock The Box

The Sleepwalker

The Swimming Lessons

Closing Night Film

The closing night film for the festival is yet to be announced.

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