The late-night cult sidebar features three world premieres, including JT Petty's The Burrowers (US), a horror spin on John Ford's western The Searchers, Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel's Deadgirl (US), about a dead girl who comes back to life, and Miguel Marti's Sexykiller (Spain), the story of a fashion-obsessed medical student with a taste for blood.
Other titles in the line-up include Toshio Lee's Detroit Metal City (Japan), Mark Hartley's Not Quite Hollywood (US-Australia) and Pascal Laugier's Martyrs (France-Canada).
Four world premieres comprise the Sprockets Family Zone, a series presented by TIFF's family-oriented film festival. Marco Kreuzpaintner's Krabat (Germany), starring Daniel Bruehl, Christian Redl and David Kross, tells the story of a 17th century apprentice in the dark arts. Jacques-Remy Girerd's animation Mia Et Le Migou (France-Italy) is the story of a young girl's encounter with a mystical being. Gabor Csupo's The Secret Of Moonacre (UK-Hungary-France) stars Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Juliet Stevenson and Dakota Blue Richards in an adventure of an orphan in a haunted manor house. Thomas Borch Nielsen's animation Sunshine Barry & The Disco Worms (Denmark-Germany) tells about the travails of an earthworm who yearns to quit his job at a compost plant to pursue his disco dreams.
Curated by Cinematheque Ontario programmer Andrea Picard, the avant-garde Wavelengths sidebar features six programmes showcasing works from James Benning, Olaf Nicolai, Pat O'Neill, Nathaniel Dorsky, Jennifer Reeves, Ben Russell and Jean-Marie Straub.