TIFF20 plans for the Festival
TIFF announced today that the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF20) will take place September 10–19. It is tailored to fit the moment, with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences, and industry talks. This year’s selection comprises a lineup of 50 new feature films, five programs of short films, as well as interactive talks, film cast reunions, and Q&As with cast and filmmakers. So far, TIFF is thrilled to announce a few films including Ammonite, Another Round, Bruised, Concrete Cowboy, Fauna, Good Joe Bell, Spring Blossom, and True Mothers.
Ammonite, directed by Francis Lee (United Kingdom)
Another Round, director Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
Bruised, the debut film from director Halle Berry (USA)
Concrete Cowboy by filmmaker Ricky Staub (USA)
Fauna, from director Nicolás Pereda (Mexico/Canada)
Good Joe Bell by director Reinaldo Marcus Green (USA)
Spring Blossom, the debut film by director Suzanne Lindon (France)
True Mothers by director Naomi Kawase (Japan)
More titles will be announced over the summer.
For the first time in its history, TIFF will launch a digital platform for the Festival. TIFF has partnered with Shift72 to develop this industry-leading online platform. Over the 10 days, the platform will host digital screenings, as well as numerous talks and special events.
For 2020, TIFF will be welcoming TIFF Ambassadors. 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors invited to help TIFF deliver a strong Festival this year for the film industry. They will include Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi, Anurag Kashyap, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Nadine Labaki, Alfonso Cuarón, Tantoo Cardinal, Riz Ahmed, Rian Johnson, Jason Reitman, Isabelle Huppert, Claire Denis, Atom Egoyan, Priyanka Chopra, Viggo Mortensen, Zhang Ziyi, David Oyelowo, Lulu Wang, Rosamund Pike, Sarah Gadon, and Denis Villeneuve, to name a few.
TIFF TRIBUTE AWARDS
TIFF will also present its annual TIFF Tribute Awards, acknowledging and celebrating outstanding contributors to the film industry. Launched in 2019, the TIFF Tribute Awards honoured, among others, the remarkable talents and contributions of Meryl Streep, Taika Waititi, Mati Diop, and Joaquin Phoenix. This tradition will continue for 2020 and audiences worldwide will be able to experience the Awards virtually.
For more information, please see tiff.net. #TIFF20