Coming September 6-16 Toronto once again will be hosting their international film festival and Submissions are still open! Of course, be sure to also mark your calendars for the Toronto South African Film Festival October 13-14 which is also accepting submissions.
Take not that The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced their 2018 lineup of programmes and programmers in May. The programming team, comprised of 22 of the industry’s most seasoned and talented film experts and curators, consists of nine men and 12 women.
TIFF’s representation of women amongst its programmers is reflective of the organization’s continuing commitment to normalizing gender parity and equality for future generations. With a clear understanding that there is still much more work to be done, TIFF intends to continue its strong representation of women in the Festival programming team.
This year, TIFF is pleased to announce that Danis Goulet will be programming Canadian Features alongside Steve Gravestock. Goulet programmed Short Cuts, the Festival’s annual showcase of the best in Canadian and international short film, between 2015 and 2017, previously worked as Short Cuts Programming Associate, and has had her own short films presented at TIFF.
Lisa Haller, Festival Programming’s Manager and Shorts Programmer, will be filling Goulet’s shoes as co-programmer for Short Cuts. Haller has worked for TIFF since 2010. In addition to her work as the Programming Associate for Short Cuts for the last three years, she has also managed the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, including programming the student shorts selection for the past three years, and began programming short films for TIFF Kids International Film Festival in 2018.
Jennifer Barkin, Senior Manager of Festival Programming, will be making her debut as the TIFF Kids programmer for the Festival after managing and programming for the TIFF Kids International Film Festival for the last eight years. Barkin will also continue in her role as the programmer for Festival Street, TIFF’s annual closure of King and John Streets near TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features stage performances, nightly film screenings, and other fun activities during the first four days of the Festival.
See the full list of programmes here.