Actor Priyanka Chopra and Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap named among the 50 ambassadors for the 45th edition of Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF) 2020, which is to be held virtually. The festival will take place from September 10-19 with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry talks.
- This is the 1st time TIFF will launch a digital platform for the festival, offering new opportunities to connect with audiences beyond Toronto.
- TIFF has partnered with Shift72 to develop the online platform.
Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Nadine Labaki, Alfonso Cuarón & Tantoo Cardinal among others.
Gist about the 45th edition of TIFF 2020
i.The selection for 2020 comprises 50 new feature films, 5 programmes of short films, interactive talks, film cast reunions, and Q&As with cast and filmmakers.
ii.The significant titles to screen include Ammonite, directed by Francis Lee (United Kingdom); Another Round, from director Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark); Bruised, the debut film from director Halle Berry (USA) among others.
iii.For the 1st five days of the event, films will be screened in physical theaters through socially-distanced screenings.
iv.The international cultural events, including Cannes and Tribeca film festivals, have been cancelled due to the pandemic.
The event acknowledges and celebrates outstanding contributors in the film industry. TIFF began its journey in 1976.
Headquarters– Toronto, Canada
Artistic Director & Co-Head– Cameron Bailey
Executive Director & Co-Head– Joana Vicente