Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF + Bell Media's Crave bring audiences together with Stay-at-Home Cinema

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:44pm

"TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.

Key Points: 
  • "TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.
  • "Both organizations value their audiences and want to bring the best of our programming to as many people as we can.
  • It was important for us to work with TIFF on bringing these meaningful films to life," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • Additional movie titles all available on Crave along with special guests will be announced each week on TIFF and Crave's social media channels.

Bell Media's Crave to bring select TIFF films to wider audience in new partnership

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:05pm

The groundbreaking new partnership, called "TIFF Selects," is a first for TIFF as a Canadian distribution opportunity for its world-class Festival programming.

Key Points: 
  • The groundbreaking new partnership, called "TIFF Selects," is a first for TIFF as a Canadian distribution opportunity for its world-class Festival programming.
  • The vast majority of films in the collection will have their premieres on Crave.
  • "It was important for us to expand the presence of TIFF an iconic Canadian cultural institution on Crave," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • "One of Crave's cultural mandates is acquiring, curating, and distributing the best content in the world, and we're thrilled to continue that momentum through this new partnership with TIFF."

Tiff's Treats Celebrates Store Openings in Houston and Georgetown, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C., with Charitable Kickoffs Saturday, December 7

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 3:30pm

Each grand opening will take place from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and will feature hot-out-of-the-oven Tiff's Treats cookies in chocolate chip and snickerdoodle flavors.

Key Points: 
  • Each grand opening will take place from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and will feature hot-out-of-the-oven Tiff's Treats cookies in chocolate chip and snickerdoodle flavors.
  • Tiff's Treats will give a $5 gift card to anyone who brings a new toy to donate to Lily's Toy Box.
  • Tiff's Treats' 57 stores are all company-owned, with 45 in Texas, 7 in Georgia, 3 in Tennessee and 2 in North Carolina.
  • And the company is consistently focused on giving back: with grand opening fundraisers that fill needs for charities (and hungry bellies for Tiff's Treats fans!

Tokyo International Film Festival Reveals Diverse Lineup of Award Winners, Including Iranian Director Reza Jamali's "Old Men Never Die"

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:00am

TOKYO, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --During the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 5, Director Reza Jamali won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Old Men Never Die."

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --During the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 5, Director Reza Jamali won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Old Men Never Die."
  • The award is bestowed on a promising director in the TIFF Asian Future section, chosen for its chances at international success beyond cultural and national borders.
  • The Best Actor Award went to Navid Mohammadzadeh from "Just 6.5" and the Best Actress Award to Nadia Tereszkiewicz, from "Only the Animals."
  • The Best Director Award went to Saeed Roustaee for "Just 6.5," the Special Jury Prize to "Atlantis" and the festival's most prestigious award, the Tokyo Grand Prix, was given to Director Frelle Petersen for Danish film "Uncle."

Tokyo International Film Festival Reveals Diverse Lineup of Award Winners, Including Iranian Director Reza Jamali's "Old Men Never Die"

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:00am

TOKYO, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --During the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 5, Director Reza Jamali won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Old Men Never Die."

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --During the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Award Ceremony on November 5, Director Reza Jamali won the Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for his film "Old Men Never Die."
  • The award is bestowed on a promising director in the TIFF Asian Future section, chosen for its chances at international success beyond cultural and national borders.
  • The Best Actor Award went to Navid Mohammadzadeh from "Just 6.5" and the Best Actress Award to Nadia Tereszkiewicz, from "Only the Animals."
  • The Best Director Award went to Saeed Roustaee for "Just 6.5," the Special Jury Prize to "Atlantis" and the festival's most prestigious award, the Tokyo Grand Prix, was given to Director Frelle Petersen for Danish film "Uncle."

Activists to Hold Public Vigil at Place Émilie-Gamelin, in Support of the BeFairBeVegan Campaign

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:00am

MONTRAL, Sept. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Local activists will hold a vigil in solidarity with BeFairBeVegan , an animal rights advocacy collective that recently launched chapters in both Montral and Toronto.

Key Points: 
  • MONTRAL, Sept. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Local activists will hold a vigil in solidarity with BeFairBeVegan , an animal rights advocacy collective that recently launched chapters in both Montral and Toronto.
  • The event will take place on September 14th at Place milie-Gamelin, and will begin at 2:00.
  • BeFairBeVegans Canada chapter has created a stir since its September 2nd launch, receiving a flurry of interest after the Toronto ads received attention from TIFF first actor award recipient and long-time vegan Joaquin Phoenix.
  • To learn more about BeFairBeVegan and its current or past campaigns, as well as to see photos of recent activities, please visit http://befairbevegan.com/ .

Christie Proudly Sponsors Toronto International Film Festival for 19th year

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:00am

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Christie is proudly supporting the Toronto International Film Festival as the Official Digital Projection Partner for the 19th consecutive year.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Christie is proudly supporting the Toronto International Film Festival as the Official Digital Projection Partner for the 19th consecutive year.
  • "Throughout TIFF's long-standing partnership with Christie, they have remained committed to high levels of technical service combined with outstanding technological achievement," said Diane Cappelletto, Director, Technical Production Services, Toronto International Film Festival.
  • We want to bring the best movie-going experience to Festival audiences," says Arlonna Seymour, senior director, Corporate Marketing, Christie.
  • Christie is a proud sponsor of film festivals around the world including Cannes and Shanghai International Film Festival.

Kuessipan and Clifton Hill producers named 2019 CMPA Indiescreen Award winners

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:10pm

The Montreal-based producer's latest film, Kuessipan, will premiere at TIFF on September 8.

Key Points: 
  • The Montreal-based producer's latest film, Kuessipan, will premiere at TIFF on September 8.
  • Rhombus Media's Kevin Krikst and Fraser Ash were jointly named winners of the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award, recognizing their remarkable talents as early-career feature film producers.
  • And the joint winners Krikst and Ash will share the $5,000 prize for the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award.
  • The 2019 Established and Emerging juries were chaired by last year's CMPA Indiescreen Award winners, Jennifer Weiss and Caitlin Grabham.

AT&T ON LOCATION Takes Over Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer Sept. 6-9, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T *is returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 6-9, 2019 to premiere AT&T ON LOCATION, an all-new activation, talent destination and location at Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T *is returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 6-9, 2019 to premiere AT&T ON LOCATION, an all-new activation, talent destination and location at Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer.
  • AT&T ON LOCATION will once again host the Variety Studio presented by AT&T, a long-standing portrait and video studio for A-list actors.
  • "We are proud to be back at TIFF with the Variety Studio for the third year in a row.
  • AT&T ON LOCATION will also host cocktail parties, cast dinners as well as a lounge for celebs and tastemakers for a multi-level experience and hotel takeover equip with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Tiff's Treats Celebrates its First San Marcos, Texas Location with a Charitable Kickoff Saturday, August 24, Benefiting the Hays County Food Bank

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 3:25pm

The charitable kickoff will support the Hays County Food Bank and feature Tiff's Treats' classic warm cookies for $5 per dozen.

Key Points: 
  • The charitable kickoff will support the Hays County Food Bank and feature Tiff's Treats' classic warm cookies for $5 per dozen.
  • The first 40 people in line at 9 a.m. will each receive a $100 Tiff's Treats gift card.
  • Tiff's Treats also opened in Charlotte, North Carolina this month, adding to its presence in Texas, Georgia and Tennessee.
  • One dollar provides four meals, and with this donation, Hays County Food Bank will be able to provide up to 20,000 meals.