Celebrating its 44th year in 2019, the Toronto International Film Festival is the one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 attendees annually. Passionate, discerning and deeply engaged, TIFF’s audiences are the biggest reason the Festival has become such an essential event for film lovers, filmmakers and other industry members from every corner of the globe. TIFF’s programmers work year round to provide these viewers with the remarkably diverse program they demand, with offerings that range from Hollywood galas full of glitz and glamour, to the best in international cinema, to vital new work by emerging and established members of Canada’s robust film community, to the most exciting examples of just about every conceivable style, genre and voice within our ever-widening spectrum of visual storytelling.
The Festival is proud to present Short Cuts, one of the world’s strongest annual showcases of shortform cinema. Each of the eight programmes contains a sharply curated set of live-action narrative, animated and documentary works from Canadian and international filmmakers. The best in new experimental shorts can also be found in TIFF’s Wavelengths programme.
The Short Cuts programme is curated by Jason Anderson and Robyn Citizen. Our team receives and considers thousands of submissions each spring and summer — we also scout films and filmmakers from across the global festival circuit. We seek films that move us and provoke a visceral response, as well as films that highlight the unique voices of emerging filmmakers and more established talents. We celebrate discovery and innovation, in story and in craft. We look for global representation and diversity while maintaining our passionate support for visual storytellers in Canada.
Intimate character studies, psychological thrillers, imaginative comedies, hypnotic documentaries and surreal slices-of-life — these short films from emerging and established Canadian and international filmmakers represents the range, diversity, and creative talent showcased at TIFF.
Programmer Robyn Citizen will introduce the screening.
Our next edition:
5. – 15. September 2019
Toronto International Film Festival