The 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019 begins September 5 this year and like every year, includes glamorous Gala films, Documentaries, Short films, Feature films, Special presentations, telefilms and much more.
The World Premiere of Canada’s Gala film “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band” is slated to be TIFF’s Opening Gala film on Thursday, September 5, at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. The world premiere of “Radioactive” filmed in Budapest, will be TIFF’s closing night Gala film on Sept 15, 2019.
It is interesting to note that of the selected Gala films’ titles for TIFF 2019, nearly 50 per cent of these are directed or co-directed by women. This year’s selection also includes 29 World Premieres, six International Premieres, 13 North American Premieres, and eight Canadian Premieres.
The film ‘The Sky Is Pink’, starring Priyanka Chopra, renowned actor and former Miss World, and actor Farhan Akhtar, directed by Indian female-director, Shonali Bose will have its world premiere on Sept 13, 2019 at TIFF.
This year’s Canadian rising stars lineup includes Kacey Rohl, Mikhaïl Ahooja, Nahéma Ricci, and Shamier Anderson.
TIFF Canadian Features consist of innovative talent and diverse filmmakers. Canadian Feature documentary David Foster’s “Off the Record” is also set for World premiere at TIFF this year.
A charitable cultural organization and an international leader in film culture, TIFF’s mission is to transform the way the medium of film influences people’s perception of the world. Included in the TIFF projects are: Toronto International Film Festival held in September each year; TIFF Bell Lightbox, featuring five cinemas, major exhibitions, learning and entertainment facilities; and Film Circuit, which is an innovative national distribution program.
The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019.