TIFF Marks Queen Elizabeth II Death With Screening of Roger Michell’s ‘Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)’
To mark the passing of the British Monarch, the Toronto Film Festival is planning a free screening of Roger Michell’s Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) on Sunday. The last film from the Notting Hill rom-com director stars Queen Elizabeth II. Michell’s documentary comprises archival footage edited into an impressionistic collage, and offers behind-the-scenes access to the […]
Toronto Film Festival Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
The Toronto Film Festival paused to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II just as the celebration of its 47th edition returning in person, complete with red carpets and Hollywood celebrities, was set to get underway on Thursday night. “We extend our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth […]
As TIFF Returns to an In-Person Event, CEO Cameron Bailey Talks Getting Ready for Hollywood Stars and Screaming Fans
The Toronto Film Festival is set for a return to glitzy premieres with Hollywood stars and red carpets after being forced by the pandemic to stage low-key streaming and limited in-person events for two years. As Cameron Bailey gets set to welcome Hollywood, other international filmmakers, media and industry execs back to Toronto, the TIFF […]
Toronto Fest CEO Talks Plans to Reclaim Awards Season Spotlight: “The Festival Thrives When Everyone’s Here”
Toronto Film Festival CEO Cameron Bailey learnt a valuable lesson when his event was forced to go mostly online during the first two years of the pandemic. “The festival really thrives when everyone is here,” Bailey told The Hollywood Reporter as TIFF organizers laid out plans to reclaim the awards season spotlight with its upcoming […]
Toronto Film Fest Plans In-Person Event for Fall
The Toronto Film Festival has confirmed it expects to hold an in-person event in the fall for its 47th edition. The planned Sept. 8-18 festival will see TIFF’s industry networking and parties return on the ground in Toronto, including an opening-night party, the industry conference, filmmaker dinners, dealmaker networking events, press conferences and the TIFF […]
Toronto Film Fest Promotes Cameron Bailey to CEO
Cameron Bailey credits the pandemic for his promotion to CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival. “When the pandemic happened, suddenly you have to really learn the entire business in greater detail than ever before and going through that experience helped me to get to this point where I thought, yes, I can take this […]
Toronto Film Fest Plans Digital, Drive-In, “Open-Air” Screenings for 2020 Edition
The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled plans for drive-in and "open air cinema" screenings on the city's waterfront to offset reduced capacity in September at its only two indoor movie theaters.
Toronto Heads Talk Organizing Pandemic-Era Festival: “Obviously a Different Year”
Toronto Film Festival co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey talk about 2020's slimmed-down event that will take place mostly online with a first-time digital platform to comply with safety precautions during the COVID-19 crisis.
Toronto Film Festival Unveils First-Ever Virtual Edition Amid Pandemic
The 2020 Toronto Film Festival, set to run Sept. 10-19 in Toronto, will be a hybrid event with limited in-person film screenings and mostly virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry events amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Toronto Film Fest Launches “Stay-at-Home” Cinema With Virtual Q&As, Streaming Movies
Self-isolating Canadians are being invited to grab their popcorn and view virtual chats with Hollywood stars led by Toronto Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey, followed by movie screenings on the Crave streaming service.
The Band, Robbie Robertson Documentary to Open Toronto Film Fest
'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band,' a feature documentary about the legendary musician and founding member of the influential group, is set to kick off the upcoming 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival as its opening night film.
Toronto Film Fest Promotes Geoff Macnaughton to Director of Industry
The Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday promoted Geoff Macnaughton to director of industry, charged with shaping the September event's industry conference, sales and talent development.