2015 Toronto International Film Festival
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2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival
2015 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmDemolition
Closing filmMr. Right
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Founded1976
Festival date10-20 September 2015
Websiteweb.archive.org/web/20150905123249/http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15

The 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival was held from 10 to 20 September 2015.[1] 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;[2][3]Mr. Right by Paco Cabezas was the closing night film.[4]

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.[5][6] Film directors Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke, and Agnieszka Holland were selected as the jurors for this section.[7][8] At Primetime, six high-quality television programs will be presented at public screenings with Question and Answer sessions with show creators.[9][10] The lineups for the TIFF Docs, Vanguard, Midnight Madness, and Masters sections were announced on 11 August 2015.[11] More than 100 films were added to the festival's programme on 18 August.[12][13] The new program titled In Conversation replaced the Maverick section.[14]

The Festival reported that TIFF 2015 had a record high industry attendance, with 5,450 delegates from 80 countries, a 7% increase over 2014.[15]

Awards

The festival's final awards were announced on 20 September.[16]

Award Film Director
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

Juries

Short film awards jury:[16]

Canadian awards jury:[16]

FIPRESCI jury:[16]

NETPAC jury:[16]

Platform Prize jury (inaugural year):[16]

Programmes

Gala presentations

Special Presentations

Vanguard

TIFF Docs

Short Cuts Canada

Wavelengths

Discovery

Contemporary World Cinema

Midnight Madness

Masters

City to City: London

Cinematheque

TIFF Kids

Platform

Primetime

Canada's Top Ten

In December, TIFF programmers released their annual Canada's Top Ten list of the films selected as the ten best Canadian films of 2015.[17] 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.[17]

Features

Shorts

References

  1. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival". Toronto. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Toronto to open with 'Demolition'; world premieres for 'Trumbo', 'The Program'". Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Toronto Film Festival 2015: Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore aim for double Oscar success". BBC News. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Toronto: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell's 'Mr. Right' to Close Festival". Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "TIFF Adds Juried 'Platform' Section for 2015 Festival". Cinema Blographer. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Launches Program for Ambitious International Films". Variety. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Tom Grater (15 July 2015). "Denis, Zhangke, Holland to lead first TIFF Platform jury". Screen. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival Announces Inaugural Platform Lineup". IndieWire. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "TIFF Announces Primetime: Television is Coming to the Festival". Toronto. Archived from the original on 27 July 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "'Heroes Reborn,' Keith Richards Netflix Doc, to Debut in Toronto Festival's TV Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Adds 60+ Titles". IndieWire. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' Robert Redford's 'Truth' to Premiere at Toronto". Variety. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "40th Annual Toronto Film Festival Adds Over 100 More Films". comingsoon.net. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival Announces In Conversation With... Program, Including Sarah Silverman and Julianne Moore". Indiewire. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEES INCREASED INDUSTRY ATTENDANCE AND STRONG FILM SALES" (PDF) (Press release). Toronto International Film Festival. 20 September 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARD WINNERS" (PDF) (Press release). Toronto International Film Festival. 20 September 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ a b "TIFF reveals Canada's Top Ten Film Festival line-up". The Globe and Mail, 8 December 2015.

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