The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, stylized as tiff.; French: Festival international du film de Toronto) is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually. Over the last 40 years, TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a dynamic centre for film culture that offers visitors a presentation that includes new releases, live film events and an interactive gallery.

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  • TIFF Black Star curator Ashley Clark discusses the life and career of Paul Robeson, and what makes him the first Black Star. In partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI), TIFF presents Black Star. Black Star is generously supported by The Hal Jackman Foundation. From Paul Robeson, Lena Horne, Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor and Diana Ross to Denzel Washington, Danny Glover, Queen Latifah,...

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  • Director Norman Jewison discusses how very little has changed in the 50 years since he made IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Sidney Poitier had one of his most iconic roles as cool, charismatic Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs in Norman Jewison's entertaining, atmospheric, and perennially insightful Deep South thriller. When a wealthy industrialist in a small Mississippi town turns up dead, local she...

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  • Denis Côté, one of Canada's most accomplished, versatile, and consistently surprising filmmakers, alternates between bigger-budget fiction features and more independent, observational hybrid documentaries. A companion of sorts to his superb Bestiaire — a hushed, crepuscular portrait of zoo animals in rural Quebec — Ta peau si lisse closely follows six Québécois bodybuilders as they go about their ...

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  • Enjoy the exclusive interview with Alec Secareanu as he discusses preparing for his starring role in Francis Lee's new film God's Own Country. Set in the remote farming country of North Yorkshire, Francis Lee's quietly assured feature debut focuses on Johnny (Josh O'Connor), who numbs the frustration of his lonely existence on his family's farm with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and cas...

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  • The "Godfather of Zombiedom", George A. Romero discusses why he chose to shoot NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in black and white. When the recently deceased suddenly come back to life with a hunger for human flesh, a young woman, Barbara (Judith O'Dea), takes refuge in a farmhouse where a small group has barricaded itself against the zombie onslaught. Led by the resourceful Ben (Duane Jones), the group...

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  • The art of story creation in virtual reality offers a point of view and presence of place, space, and environment that may be the closest comparison yet to Indigenous oral storytelling practice. How are Indigenous artists bringing their world view and concepts of time and narrative to this medium in conjunction with the Indigenous futurism movement, and what are they learning through their first f...

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  • Director Ruben Ostlund discusses the influence of transgressive punk artist GG Allin on the phenomenal monkey-imitation scene in his new film, THE SQUARE. Swedish provocateur Ruben Östlund (FORCE MAJEURE) took home the Palme d’Or at Cannes for this no-holds-barred satire of the postmodern art world. On the verge of opening a prestigious exhibition, imperious and self-centred curator Christian (Cl...

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  • Agnes Varda discusses her latest film FACES PLACES and what you can discover when you meet new people. In FACES PLACES, 88-year-old nouvelle vague legend Agnès Varda teams up with 33-year- old French photographer and muralist JR to create an enchanting travelogue/road movie. Sharing a lifelong passion for images and the means by which they are created, displayed and shared, the duo hits the road ...

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  • "When you go to a Raptors game, it's one of the best representations of the diversity of the city." #TIFF17's THE CARTER EFFECT director Sean Menard on the Vinsanity that took over Toronto with Vince Carter's arrival in 1998, the NBA All-Star's stunning sports legacy, and his effect on a world-class, truly multicultural city. Learn more about the documentary: www.tiff.net/tiff/the-carter-effect/

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  • Following the screening of I, TONYA at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival the cast and director hold an audience Q&A. Margot Robbie stars as controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in this alternately tragic, hilarious and absurd look at one of the biggest scandals in US sports history. http://tiff.net

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  • "We could all be potential refugees." Ai Weiwei sits down with TIFF Director and CEO Piers Handling to discuss the artist and activist's epic documentary HUMAN FLOW, which records the massive human migration and powerful stories of the 65 million displaced around the world. Ai Weiwei's Human Flow opens Friday, October 20 at TIFF Bell Lightbox: http://www.tiff.net/films/human-flow/

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  • TIFF Vanguard veterans Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS) discuss the films and genres that influenced their unique style. In LET THE CORPSES TAN, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani weaponize their aesthetic proclivities into an all-out bombardment of sensational style as they methodically adapt every devilish detail from the cult novel by Jean-Patrick Manchet...

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  • The cast and crew of RUDE re-unite at TIFF 2017 for a special screening of a new digital restoration of Clement Virgo's iconic film. Bringing the ’hood film into a Canadian context and complicating it with spirituality, sexuality, and claims to self-determination, the debut feature from Jamaican-born, Toronto-raised filmmaker Clement Virgo weaves together the stories of three urban- dwelling Toro...

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  • Writer-director Robin Campillo (Les Revenants, Eastern Boys) offers a harrowing yet inspiring look back at the activism of French ACT UP protestors during the height of the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s. With the disease having claimed countless lives in the past ten years, the Parisian branch of ACT UP begins to multiply their actions to fight the public’s general indifference to this massive he...

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  • A short video examining the many influences, references, and parodies inspired by PSYCHO's iconic shower sequence. Perhaps the most famous sequence in film history, the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been an object of terror, parody, fascination, and obsession for over half a century. In 78/52, Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics, and actors — from Peter B...

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  • The "Godfather of Zombiedom", George A. Romero joined post-secondary students and faculty to discuss his immeasurable contributions to the horror film genre and popular culture. When the recently deceased suddenly come back to life with a hunger for human flesh, a young woman, Barbara (Judith O'Dea), takes refuge in a farmhouse where a small group has barricaded itself against the zombie onslaugh...

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  • http://tiff.net/the-review/tiff-long-take-ep-32-jim-carrey-on-comedy-characters-and-existence This week on TIFF Long Take, Rob and Geoff lose their minds as they sit down with one of their childhood idols, Jim Carrey. The legendary comic is the subject of Chris Smith’s new documentary 'Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond - the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman with a very special, contractually obligat...

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  • Filmmaker Clement Virgo has a vision of his country that he’d like to share with you. It’s the vision he sees on the subway everyday — one of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. For Virgo, Canada is a place where you can arrive from anywhere and take part in the changing definition of what it means to be Canadian. In this video made by the animators Polyester Studio, you’ll hear a passionate e...

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  • Transforming the way people see the world, through film. TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. What began as the Festival of Festivals over 40 years ago, has become the world’s most important publicly attended film festival and grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. As a premier cultural institution TIFF offers screenings, lectures, ...

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