BREAKING FILM NEWS

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TIFF 2011 Canadian Press Conference

Sneak Peek attended the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival Canadian Press Conference @ Toronto's Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West, August 9, 2011.

This year, the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), runs for 10 days, from September 8 - 18, 2011.

TIFF organizers provided a celebratory mood for the early afternoon media crowd, with food stations and pastries, complimented by an open bar serving chilled Stella Artois beer and Skyy Vodka.

TIFF 2011 promises a strong lineup of Canadian features including new works by Canadian filmmakers Carl Bessai, Mike Clattenburg, Michael Dowse, Philippe Falardeau, Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald, Léa Pool, Jean-Marc Vallée and Ingrid Veninger.

"This year saw many Canadian filmmakers address a wide range of pressing social issues," said Steve Gravestock, Associate Director, Canadian Programming, TIFF.

"These include the dangers of progress, the possibility of privacy and identity in a hi-tech increasingly alienated world, teenage gambling, the difficulties of maintaining a traditional rural life, life during and after wartime, lovelorn gangsters and, of course, vampires in an all-girls school."

GALAS

"Starbuck" Ken Scott, Canada
North American Premiere

(Previously announced Canadian Galas include David Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method" and Sarah Polley’s "Take This Waltz".)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

"Afghan Luke" Mike Clattenburg, Canada
North American Premiere

"Breakaway" Robert Lieberman, Canada
World Premiere

"Café de Flore" Jean-Marc Vallée
North American Premiere

"Edwin Boyd" Nathan Morlando, Canada
World Premiere

"Goon" Michael Dowse, Canada
World Premiere

"Keyhole" Guy Maddin, Canada
World Premiere

"Monsieur Lazhar" Philippe Falardeau, Canada
North American Premiere

"The Moth Diaries" Mary Harron, Canada/Ireland
North American Premiere

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

"388 Arletta Avenue" Randall Cole, Canada
World Premiere

"Billy Bishop Goes to War" Barbara Willis-Sweete, Canada
World Premiere

"I'm Yours" Leonard Farlinger, Canada
World Premiere

"Sisters & Brothers" Carl Bessai, Canada
World Premiere

MASTERS

"Hard Core Logo II" Bruce McDonald, Canada
Toronto Premiere

REAL TO REEL

"Pink Ribbons, Inc" Léa Pool, Canada
World Premiere

"Surviving Progress" Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, Canada
World Premiere

VANGUARD

'Doppelgänger Paul" Dylan Akio Smith and Kris Elgstrand, Canada
World Premiere

"i am a good person/ i am a bad person" Ingrid Veninger, Canada
World Premiere

CANADIAN OPEN VAULT

"Hard Core Logo" Bruce McDonald, Canada


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