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Toronto top brass announce programmers, new venue

The 37th festival will run from Sept 6-16 and for the first time will allow the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema to take part as an official venue.

TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling revealed the by now standard range of programmes, covering Contemporary World Cinema, Midnight Madness, City To City with a 2012 focus on Mumbai, Discovery, shorts and gala screenings.

Handling also unveiled this year’s team of programmers. Among them are Steve Gravestock and Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo overseeing Canadian features and Alex Rogalski and Magali Simard, currently a senior coordinator of Film Programmes, assuming responsibility for the shorts section.

TIFF Kids will once again fall under the control of Elizabeth Muskala while Noah Cowan remains artistic director of TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey is responsible for the overall vision and execution of festival programming. He has been programming for the festival for more than 13 years.

For details of the full team visit the official website at www.tiff.net.

 

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