2003 Toronto International Film Festival

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2003 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening film The Barbarian Invasions[1]
Closing film Danny Deckchair[2]
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films 336 films
Festival date September 4, 2003 (2003-09-04)–September 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)
Language English
Website tiff.net

The 28th Toronto International Film Festival ran from September 4 to September 13, 2003. A total of 336 films (252 feature length and 84 short films) from 55 countries were screened during the festival. Of the feature films, 73% were world, international, or North American premieres.[3][4][5]


Award[6] Film Director
People's Choice Award Zatōichi Takeshi Kitano[7]
Discovery Award Rhinoceros Eyes Aaron Woodley
Best Canadian Feature Film The Barbarian Invasions Denys Arcand
Best Canadian First Feature Film Love, Sex and Eating the Bones Sudz Sutherland
Best Canadian Short Film Aspiration Constant Mentzas
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award Noviembre Achero Mañas


Viacom Galas[edit]

Canadian Open Vault[edit]

Canadian Retrospective[edit]

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]

Dialogues: Talking With Pictures[edit]

Director's Spotlight[edit]



Midnight Madness[edit]


National Cinema[edit]

Perspective Canada[edit]

Planet Africa[edit]

Real to Reel[edit]

Special Presentations[edit]



  • Bouquet 25 directed by Rose Lowder
  • Chinese Series directed by Stan Brakhage
  • Cocteau Cento directed by Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino
  • Early Monthly Segments directed by Robert Beavers
  • Fear of Blushing directed by Jennifer Reeves
  • The Ground directed by Robert Beavers
  • He Walked Away directed by Jennifer Reeves
  • The Hedge Theater directed by Robert Beavers
  • Horizontal Boundaries Second Projection directed by Pat O'Neill
  • In the Garden directed by Ute Aurand and Bärbel Freund
  • Interior directed by Jim Jennings
  • Let's Make a Sandwich directed by Pat O'Neill
  • Meditations on Revolution, Part V: Foreign City directed by Robert Fenz
  • Megalopolis directed by Jim Jennings
  • No directed by Sharon Lockhart
  • Noor directed by Deborah Phillips
  • Outline directed by Sandra Gibson
  • Psalm III: "Night of the Meek" directed by Phil Solomon
  • Quadro directed by Lotte Schreiber
  • Rolling in My Ears directed by Barry Gerson
  • Seasons directed by Phil Solomon and Stan Brakhage
  • Stan's Window and Work in Progress directed by Stan Brakhage
  • System of Transitions directed by Johannes Hammel
  • Translucent Appearances directed by Barry Gerson
  • The Visitation directed by Nathaniel Dorsky


  1. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2003 TIFF Update #10: "Last Rites"". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2003 Toronto International Film Festival Annual report" (PDF). Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "28th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage: List of Films (TIFF 2003)". DigitalHit.com. 2003-08-19. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ "2003 Toronto International Film Festival Selects 252 Feature Films". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Awards". tiff.net, October 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "SILVER SCREEN SUCCESS". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 

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