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Toronto International Film Festival

September 6-16, 2012

Toronto, United States

What’s It All About?

Founded in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the leading public film festivals in the world and screens more than 300 films from more than 60 countries annually. TIFF screens a diverse array of films including Hollywood galas, complete with red carpet glamour; the best in international cinema, the latest home-grown comedies and a lot more.

 

 

 

 

Watch Out For!

Opening Film:

Looper

Directed by Rian Johnson, it features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt. The film is set in 2072, when a mob target is sent 30 years into the past where a hired gun awaits.

 

Gala Screenings:

English Vinglish

Produced by R Balki, Sunil A Lulla, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and RK Damani, and directed by Gauri Shinde, the film features Sridevi in the lead. It also features Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou and Priya Anand.

 

 

 

 

Midnight’s Children

An adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker prize-winning novel, the film has an ensemble cast including Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas and Anupam Kher.

 

 

 

 

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Chasing corporate success, a young Pakistani finds himself embroiled in a conflict. It features Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber and Om Puri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Screenings:

The films under this category are all high-profile premieres and the world’s leading filmmakers showcasing their films. Some of the films are:

The Last Supper

Dormant Beauty

The Sapphires

The Sessions

Tai Chi O

Venus And Serena

Dreams For Sale

Caught In The Web

A Few Hours Of Spring

Ginger And Rosa

The Iceman

TIFF will host releases of the latest documentaries and feature films as well, namely:

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Boy

Compliance

First Position

Jaws

Marley

Oslo, August 31st

Awards

TIFF will have a host of categories with regard to the awards that will be presented.

• BlackBerry People’s Choice Award

• BlackBerry People’s Choice Documen-
tary Award

• BlackBerry People’s Choice Midnight
Madness Award

• City of Toronto & Canada Goose Award
for Best Canadian Feature Film

• Award For Best Canadian Short Film

• The SKYY Vodka Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film

• International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI
Prize) – Discovery

• International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI
Prize) – Special Presentations

• NETPAC – The Festival welcomes a
NETPAC (Network for the Promotion
of Asian Cinema) jury to award the best
Asian film from a first or second time
feature director

• Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award

 

 


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