TIFF 2016: To Find Great Business Opportunities

The Toronto International Film Festival is a major draw for great films and a hub for buyers and sellers from around the world.

TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD.

Each year, TIFF ensures that industry professionals are provided with the opportunities, tools, and information they need to successfully network and further their business and creative goals. In 2015, over 5,450 professionals, 3,200 companies, and a record 2,100 buyers joined TIFF to do business, make connections, and advance their marketplace know-how, all while discovering great films and projects.

The Festival’s seven-day Industry Conference offers an incompara­ble professional development opportunity. TIFF2016 focus on daily horizontal themes covering the creative process, financing and coproduction, marketing, distribution, and the future of content.

 

WHAT’S NEW

INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Alongside a great lineup of expert moguls and provocative speakers, we’ll be featuring more opportunities to pitch, network and connect. Workshops and sessions will bring a special focus to diversity and parity in the industry, as well as to business know-how and creative development.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMMES

The juried Platform programme shines a light on works that demonstrate strong directorial vision from established international filmmakers. Last year’s inaugural Toronto Platform Prize jury featured esteemed directors Claire Denis, Jia Zhang-ke, and Agnieszka Holland.

INDUSTRY CENTRE

In 2016 there will be even more ways to promote your films, locations and initiatives, through new stand spaces and high impact advertising opportunities.

INDUSTRY RESOURCES

We’re excited for you to experience our brand new app and re-designed website. Onsite industry support continues via the Digital Screening Library, Brokers Corner and Business Centre.

 

INDUSTRY PROGRAMMES

INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

The 2016 Industry Conference offers an unparalleled professional development opportunity for registered delegates. It will focus on a wide array of topics relevant to the industry, from financing and co-producing, to marketing and distribution, to the future of cinema. Join us for for enlightening keynote speeches, panel discussions, and in-depth presentations highlighting resourceful, innovative, and financially sustainable filmmaking practices.

WHEN & WHERE?

September 9–15

Glenn Gould Studio

250 Front Street West

 

CONFERENCE EVENTS

State of… sessions feature industry leaders who give their view on the always-changing business of film.

Moguls sessions are onstage conversations with leading film industry executives and producers.

Dialogues are panel discussions on current issues in the film industry, featuring funders, financiers, producers, directors, and writers.

Master Class is a chance for Industry Delegates to learn from established international filmmakers and producers on their creative process.

Doc Conference is an in-depth series of keynote sessions, panels, and presentations on the current landscape of documentary production, financing, and distribution.

 

TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Talent Lab provides emerging talent with an introduction to the global community of filmmaking. Over four days, participants have the opportunity to interact with and learn from internationally acclaimed filmmakers.

Dates: September 6–10

Rising Stars puts the emphasis on the next generation of Canadian actors poised for international success.

 

FESTIVAL PROGRAMMES

GALA PRESENTATIONS

Movie Stars. Red-carpet premieres. Major audience interest.

MASTERS

The latest from the world’s most influential arthouse filmmakers.

PLATFORM

Directors’ cinema now.

Launched in 2015, this new juried programme shines a light on up to 12 selections that demonstrate strong directorial vision from established international filmmakers.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

High-profile premieres and the world’s leading filmmakers.

IN CONVERSATION WITH…

Engaging onstage conversations with leaders in the film industry and beyond.

DISCOVERY

Directors to watch. The future of world cinema.

PRIMETIME

Serial storytelling: television in its artistic renaissance.

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

Compelling stories, global perspectives.

TIFF DOCS

Candid and unscripted: the best non-fiction cinema from around the world.

CITY TO CITY

Bringing global cities to Toronto audiences. A snapshot of where’s hot right now. This year’s city: Lagos.

WAVELENGTHS

Daring, visionary, and autonomous voices. Works that expand our notions of the moving image.

TIFF KIDS

Family films from around the world: entertaining and illuminating.

SHORT CUTS

The world. In short form.

TIFF CINEMATHEQUE

Curated gems from the history of Canadian and International cinema.

VANGUARD

Provocative, sexy…possibly dangerous. This is what’s next.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

The wild side: midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema.

Festival Programme Sub-Selections

CONTEMPORARY WORLD SPEAKERS

Watch, experience, and participate in post-screening discussions with film directors and subject experts.

TIFF NEXT WAVE

Look for the TIFF

Next Wave tag on selections approved by our youth-driven TIFF Next Wave Committee, intended for the next generation of movie lovers.

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