TIFF Names Programmes and Programmers for #TIFF14

TIFF 2013 People's Choice Award winner 12 Years a Slave
appeared in the Special Presentations programme of the festival.

The Toronto International Film Festival released the list of programmes and programmers for the 2014 edition of the festival today. The line-up includes many of the favourite sections and taste-makers from the previous editions of the festival, as well as some new faces including Kathleen McInnis and Shane Smith as programmers of the festival’s new Short Cuts International programme. (They’ll be joined by Magali Simard who will do double duty with Short Cuts Canada). The festival, which runs September 4 – 14, 2014, features the following programmes:

City to City
-Bringing international cities to Toronto audiences. A snapshot of where’s hot right now. This year, City to City focuses on Seoul, South Korea.  

Contemporary World Cinema
-Compelling stories, global perspectives.
- Sponsored by Sun Life Financial.

-Directors to watch. The future of world cinema.
-Sponsored by Grolsch Premium Lager.

Future Projections
-Taking the moving image from the cinema to the gallery — and beyond.
-Sponsored by Hal Jackman Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts

Gala Presentations
-Movie stars. Red-carpet premieres. Major audience interest.
-Sponsored by AMC

-The latest from the world's most influential art-house filmmakers.
-Sponsored by BMO Nesbitt Burns

-Engaging, on-stage conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond.

Midnight Madness
-The wild side: midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema.
-Sponsored by Space and Cineplex Entertainment

Short Cuts Canada
-The best short films from emerging and established Canadian filmmakers.
-Sponsored by Ontario Arts Council.

 Short Cuts International – New this year!
-The world. In short form.

Special Presentations
-High-profile premieres and the world’s leading filmmakers.
-Sponsored by Canada Goose

TIFF Cinematheque
-Curated gems from the history of Canadian and international cinema.
- Sponsored by Ontario Media Development Corporation and Canada Council for the Arts

 TIFF Docs
-Candid and unscripted: the best non-fiction cinema from around the world.
-Sponsored by A+E Studios

-Family films from around the world: entertaining and illuminating.

-Provocative, sexy… possibly dangerous. This is what’s next.

-Daring, visionary and autonomous voices. Films that expand our notions of cinema.

Programming Extras:

Contemporary World Speakers
-Watch, experience, and participate in post-screening discussions with film directors and subject experts.
-Presented in cooperation with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

TIFF Next Wave
-For the next generation of movie lovers: selections approved by our youth-driven TIFF Next Wave Committee.
-Supported by The Slaight Family Learning Foundation.

TIFF x Manifesto
-Culture. Ideas. Action. This initiative identifies selections programmed for a diverse audience interested in the urban arts.
-Supported by Manifesto Community Projects.

 Finally, with all these programmes in mind for the upcoming festival, it’s time for TIFF-goers to start creating their TIFF wish lists! Folks who want to start dropping hints and sending friendly requests, etc. should follow/tweet the TIFF team. Not all of the members are on the Twittersphere, but you can drop a line to:

Cameron Baily (@Cameron_TIFF)
-South Asia, Western Europe, USA, the Caribbean, City to City: Seoul, Galas Presentations
-Also good for cryptic hints about the upcoming festival.

Kerri Craddock (@kc_tiff)
-Belgium, Gala Presentations

Brad Deane (@BradDeane_TIFF)
-TIFF Cinematheque

Giovanna Fulvi (@Giovanna_TIFF)
-East and Southeast Asia, City to City: Seoul
Colin Geddes (@colingeddes@mmadnesstiff)
-Midnight Madness, Vanguard

Kathleen McInnis (@McInnisK)
-Short Cuts International
-New to the TIFF team

Thom Powers (@thompowers)
TIFF Docs, Mavericks

Rasha Salti (@Rasha_TIFF)
-Africa, the Middle East

Jane Schoettle (@Rasha_TIFF)
-Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Israel, USA (independent)

Magali Simard (@Magali_TIFF)
-Short Cuts Canada, Short Cuts International
-Also: cat person

Shane Smith (@shanestar)
-Short Cuts International

Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo (@Agata_TIFF
-Canadian features

What films will you be adding to your TIFF wish lists?

Please visit www.tiff.net for more info on this year’s festival.