2019 Toronto International Film Festival

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2019 Toronto International Film Festival
Opening filmOnce Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band by Daniel Roher
Closing filmRadioactive by Marjane Satrapi
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Festival date5–15 September 2019

The 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 5 to 15 September 2019.[1]

The opening gala has been announced as the documentary film Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, directed by Daniel Roher.[2] The festival will close with a screening of the biographical film Radioactive, directed by Marjane Satrapi.[3]


In addition to its regular film awards, whose winners will be announced at the conclusion of the festival in September 2019, the festival has announced that Meryl Streep will be the inaugural recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, a new lifetime achievement award to honour distinguished work in film acting.[4]


The selection for the 2019 festival:[5][6][7]

Gala presentations[edit]

Special events[edit]

Special presentations[edit]

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]




  • 1982 by Oualid Mouaness
  • Africa by Oren Gerner
  • August by Armando Capó
  • Black Conflux by Nicole Dorsey
  • Bring Me Home by Kim Seung-woo
  • A Bump Along the Way by Shelly Love
  • Calm with Horses by Nick Rowland
  • Certified Mail by Hisham Saqr
  • Comets by Tamar Shavgulidze
  • Disco Jorunn by Myklebust Syversen
  • Easy Land by Sanja Zivkovic
  • Entwined by Minos Nikolakakis
  • Hearts and Bones by Ben Lawrence
  • Hope by Maria Sødahl
  • Kuessipan by Myriam Verreault
  • Lina from Lima by María Paz González
  • Love Me Tender by Klaudia Reynicke
  • Murmur by Heather Young
  • My Life as a Comedian by Rojda Sekersöz
  • Noura's Dream by Hinde Boujemaa
  • Pompei by Anna Falguères and John Shank
  • Raf by Harry Cepka
  • Sea Fever by Neasa Hardiman
  • Simple Women by Chiara Malta
  • Sole by Carlo Sironi
  • Son-Mother by Mahnaz Mohammadi
  • Stories from the Chestnut Woods by Gregor Božič
  • Sweetness in the Belly by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
  • The Antenna by Orçun Behram
  • The Audition by Ina Weisse
  • The Giant by David Rabo
  • The Good Intentions by Ana García Blaya
  • The Lost Okoroshi by Abba Makama
  • The Obituary of Tunde Johnson by Ali LeRoi
  • The Rest of Us by Aisling Chin-Lee
  • Two of Us by Filippo Meneghetti
  • Zana by Antoneta Kastrati

Short Cuts[edit]

  • Delphine by Chloé Robichaud
  • Flood by Joseph Amenta
  • God's Nightmares by Daniel Cockburn
  • Highway to Heaven by Sandra Ignagni
  • Hot Flash by Thea Hollatz
  • I Am in the World as Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain by Sofia Banzhaf
  • I'll End Up in Jail by Alexandre Dostie
  • It's Nothing by Anna Maguire
  • Jarvik by Emilie Mannering
  • Life Support by Renuka Jeyapalan
  • Measure by Karen Chapman
  • No Crying at the Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen
  • Now Is the Time by Christopher Auchter
  • Oracle by Aaron Poole
  • Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences As They Come to You by Brandon Cronenberg
  • Rebel by Pier-Philippe Chevigny
  • The Depths by Ariane Louis-Seize
  • The Physics of Sorrow by Theodore Ushev
  • This Ink Runs Deep by Asia Youngman
  • Volcano by Karen Moore

Midnight Madness[edit]





  1. ^ Wilner, Barry (12 July 2019). "NFL training camps feel the heat as preseason arrives". The Globe and Mail. Bell Globemedia Interactive Inc. p. B14. Retrieved 23 July 2019. Guess who's coming to this year's TIFF: Although some of the organization's executives have left, audiences can expect much of the same at 2019's film festival
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (18 July 2019). "TIFF 2019 to open with documentary about Canadian rock legend Robbie Robertson". Toronto Star. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. ^ "World premiere of 'Radioactive' is the TIFF closing night gala film" (PDF). Toronto International Film Festival press release. 23 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Meryl Streep to get new acting award at Toronto gala". Associated Press via the Toronto Star, 26 July 2019.
  5. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (23 July 2019). "Toronto Fest 2019 Starpower: Hanks' Mr Rogers, Bale-Damon's Ford V Ferrari, Phoenix' Joker, Streep's Laundromat, Eddie Murphy's Dolemite, Daniel Craig's Knives Out, Kidman's Goldfinch Among Premieres". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  6. ^ TIFF Adds World Premiere Of Docu ‘David Foster: Off The Record’. Deadline Hollywood, 30 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Toronto Adds The Aeronauts, Mosul, Seberg, & More To Festival Slate". Deadline. Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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