1979 Toronto International Film Festival

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1979 Toronto International Film Festival
1979 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
Festival date September 6, 1979 (1979-09-06)–September 15, 1979 (1979-09-15)
Language English

The 4th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 6 and September 15, 1979. This year The American Nightmare retrospective on American horror films was organized by Canadian critic Robin Wood and Richard Lippe.[1] Brian De Palma and George A. Romero attended the retrospective as guests.[2][3] Also this year Industry programme trade forum was started by festival, which continued till 1991.[1] The People's Choice Award was awarded to Best Boy by Ira Wohl, which later won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.


Award[4][5] Film Director
People's Choice Award Best Boy Ira Wohl


Gala Presentation[edit]

Canadian Cinema[edit]



  1. ^ a b "TIFF History". Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "A brief history of TIFF". Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Taking a look back at TIFF". Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "TIFF Awards". tiff.net, October 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award Should Set Pattern for Public Deciding Best Film at Film Festivals". Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "1979 Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "TIFF People's Choice prize heralds film industry kudos". CBC News. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 

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