Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Are you crazy about watching movies? Are you one among the group who criticize and review every movie (from local to international) you watch? If yes, then you must attend this festival which we are going to discuss in this article.





The Toronto International Film Festival also frequently called TIFF, is one of the biggest film festivals on the planet, pulling in more than 480,000 individuals every year. Since its establishing in 1976, TIFF has developed to turn into a permanent destination for film culture working out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, situated in downtown Toronto. This festivals motive is “to change the manner in which individuals see the world through film”. 


All year, the TIFF Bell Lightbox offers screenings,  discussions, workshops, lectures, industry support, festivals, and a good chance to meet the filmmakers from Canada and worldwide. TIFF Bell Lightbox is situated on the northwest corner of King Street and John Street in downtown Toronto.


History


The festival was established in 1976 at the Windsor Arms Hotel by Henk Van der Kolk, Bill Marshall, and Dusty Cohl. Starting as an assortment of the best-respected movies from film celebrations around the globe, it had debut participation of 35,000. Hollywood studios pulled back their entries from TIFF because of worries that Toronto crowds would be excessively parochial for their items. 


In 1994, the choice was made to supplant the name “Celebration of Festivals” with the “Toronto International Film Festival”. From 1994 to 2009, the association running TIFF was named “Toronto International Film Festival Group” (TIFFG). In 2009, the association TIFFG was renamed to TIFF 


In 2007, it was declared that ths festival created a yearly revenue of $67 million CAD. By 2011, the revenue soared high to $170 million CAD.



Amazing facts about this festival


The longest film which was filmed here was a black-and-white Filipino epic called “Death in the Land of Encantos” that run for a mind-boggling nine hours. The shortest film was “Tic Tac Toe” and “I’ve Never Had Sex,” are part of the Short Cuts Canada program, and each film was just two minutes long.


The 10-day celebration will show 349 movies from 55 nations, including Hollywood blockbusters and motion pictures from nations that incorporate Serbia, Burkina Faso, and Turkey. There will be 275 highlights and mid-length movies, and 85 percent of the films from worldwide, or North American debuts. 


The festival is giving a tough competition for Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, and Venice as one of the world’s most influential ones. It will draw in excess of 500 stars and industry insiders, including film heavyweights Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Clive Owen, and Uma Thurman.


In 1976, the admission to TIFF was only $2.00. In 2018, a regular pass cost between $18.00 and $42.00. The price for the premium passes, which gives you admission to the premiere where stars drop costs $25.00, but it can go up to $82.00.


Henry Winkler was one of the first celebrities to attend this TIFF back in 1977. Today, TIFF continues and manages to bring in a huge number of A-list stars for this festival from across the world.


Every year, over 4,000 films are taken into consideration, but only between 400 to 460 are shown annually during TIFF.


Wrapping Up:

This was all about the Toronto International Film festival. We hope you found this article interesting. Also, tell us which film will be screened in this festival this year in the comment section and if you like this article, give it a big fat thumbs up. Cheers!!


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