|Closing film||Mr. Right|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Festival date||10-20 September 2015|
The 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival was held from 10 to 20 September 2015. On 28 July 2015 the first wave of films to be screened at the Festival was announced. Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts was the opening night film;Mr. Right by Paco Cabezas was the closing night film.
The year's edition included two new sections called Platform and Primetime. At Platform, twelve films will be screened in front of a jury, with the best film of the program winning the C$25,000 Platform Prize. Film directors Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke, and Agnieszka Holland were selected as the jurors for this section. At Primetime, six high-quality television programs will be presented at public screenings with Question and Answer sessions with show creators. The lineups for the TIFF Docs, Vanguard, Midnight Madness, and Masters sections were announced on 11 August 2015. More than 100 films were added to the festival's programme on 18 August. The new program titled In Conversation replaced the Maverick section.
The Festival reported that TIFF 2015 had a record high industry attendance, with 5,450 delegates from 80 countries, a 7% increase over 2014.
The festival's final awards were announced on 20 September.
|People's Choice Award||Room||Lenny Abrahamson|
|People's Choice Award, First Runner Up||Angry Indian Goddesses||Pan Nalin|
|People's Choice Award, Second Runner Up||Spotlight||Tom McCarthy|
|People's Choice Award: Documentaries||Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom||Evgeny Afineevsky|
|People's Choice Award: Documentaries, First Runner Up||This Changes Everything||Avi Lewis|
|People's Choice Award: Documentaries, Second Runner Up||Al Purdy Was Here||Brian D. Johnson|
|People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness||Hardcore Henry||Ilya Naishuller|
|People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness, First Runner Up||The Final Girls||Todd Strauss-Schulson|
|People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness, Second Runner Up||Green Room||Jeremy Saulnier|
|Platform Prize||Hurt||Alan Zweig|
|Best Canadian Feature Film||Closet Monster||Stephen Dunn|
|Best Canadian Short Film||Overpass||Patrice Laliberté|
|Best Canadian First Feature Film||Sleeping Giant||Andrew Cividino|
|Special Citation, Canadian Feature Film||My Internship in Canada||Philippe Falardeau|
|Dropbox Discovery Program Filmmakers Award||Black||Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah|
|FIPRESCI Discovery Prize||Eva Nová||Marko Skop|
|FIPRESCI Special Presentations||Desierto||Jonás Cuarón|
|Best International Short Film||Maman(s)||Maïmouna Doucouré|
|Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere||The Whispering Star||Sion Sono|
Short film awards jury:
Canadian awards jury:
Platform Prize jury (inaugural year):
In December, TIFF programmers released their annual Canada's Top Ten list of the films selected as the ten best Canadian films of 2015. The selected films received a follow-up screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as a "Canada's Top Ten" minifestival in January 2016, as well as in selected other cities including Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.