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Toronto Film Festival to World Premiere Sanaa Lathan’s ‘On The Come Up’

Sanaa Lathan’s directorial feature debut On the Come Up is set to receive a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September. The Paramount Players adaptation of Angie Thomas’ novel On the Come Up, about an ambitious 16-year-old rapper, stars Jamila C. Gray, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty and Mike Epps. The ensemble cast […]

Toronto Film Festival to World Premiere Clement Virgo’s ‘Brother’

Clement Virgo’s Brother is set to have its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, organizers said on Wednesday. Adapted for the screen by Virgo from David Chariandy’s novel of the same name, Brother is the story of Francis and Michael, sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men amid Toronto’s 1990s hip-hop […]

Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out 2’ World Premiere Set for Toronto Film Festival

Netflix’s follow-up to Rian Johnson’s 2019 movie Knives Out is set to have its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, organizers confirmed on Wednesday. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as master detective Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Netflix bringing the Knives Out 2 franchise builder to Toronto, […]

Top Toronto Film Fest Programmer Steve Gravestock Steps Down

Steve Gravestock, longtime Toronto Film Festival programmer of Canadian and Nordic films, is set to step down. The TIFF senior programmer will leave the festival at the end of 2022. “It was always a thrill to see Canadian filmmakers — from every corner of the country — bring our stories to the screen,” Gravestock said […]

Toronto Film Fest Names Beth Janson, Former Tribeca Film Institute Head, as COO

Former Tribeca Film Institute head Beth Janson, who returned to Canada to lead the organizer of the country’s film and TV awards in 2016, has been named as the chief operating officer for the Toronto Film Festival. Janson, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, will join TIFF on May 20, as she […]

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 Will Program Russian Indie Films, Ban Official Delegations

The Toronto Film Festival has announced a partial boycott of the Russian film industry while expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine after the country was invaded last week. TIFF organizers said they would welcome indie Russian filmmakers to this year’s festival but ban official Russian delegations. “TIFF stands against the Russian invasion of Ukraine […]

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 […]

Italian Holocaust Memoir Adaptation Gets a Screenwriter (Exclusive)

Italian screenwriter Luca Manzi has boarded Siamo Qui, Siamo Vivi (We Are Here, We Are Alive), the movie adaptation of an Italian Holocaust memoir from indie producer Arman Julian. Manzi, creator of the Boris TV series, will join Avigayil Kelman as screenwriter on the period drama now in pre-production ahead of a 2023 shoot in […]

‘Charlotte’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Keira Knightley leads the voice cast of an animated feature that tells the story of German painter Charlotte Salomon, who was killed in Auschwitz but left behind an extraordinary body of work.

‘Hold Your Fire’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Stefan Forbes' documentary relates the details of a 1973 Brooklyn robbery that led to the NYPD's landmark use of hostage negotiation.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick Festival Favorites

Eye-opening roles for Oscar Isaac, Penélope Cruz and Benedict Cumberbatch, a slightly bonkers Princess Diana biopic, and gems from Palestine, Mexico and the Philippines are among THR critics’ fall faves.