This year’s Toronto International Film Festival industry conference from September 6-10 will explore the global impact of the changing media landscape, with a focus on growing development and sustainable practices for creators and business practitioners.
The roster of discussions, keynotes, workshops, and networking opportunities will take place at the Glenn Gould Studio, and director of TIFF Industry Geoff Macnaughton and his team are anticipating more than 150 participants to address the core programming pillars of creative development, business, diversity, and equality.
“We are excited to bring together the international filmmaking community to provide a global snapshot of the state of the industry,” said Macnaughton. “This year the Conference confronts some of the industry’s ongoing inequities, shines a light on new innovations, and provides tools for carving sustainable paths forward.”
The Doc Conference returns for its 11th year and takes place on September 9. TIFF will announce speakers in August. TIFF Tech returns for its second year and the focus on the convergence of technology and media will address industry concerns on data and privacy, and their impacts on intellectual property.
Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS! Takes place on September 8 and will offer six filmmaking teams the opportunity to pitch feature ideas to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of development and production experts. The winning team will take home $15,000 to help realise their projects. TIFF will announce the teams on July 31.
Throughout the conference, TIFF will present curated networking events hosted by agencies from around the world via the Breakfast at TIFF series, in which attendees will et the opportunity to explore the benefits each host have to offer and connect with decision-makers, producers, and potential business partners.
The complete Industry line-up comprises ten specialized programmes: Master Class, Moguls, Dialogues, Foundations, Doc Conference, TIFF Tech, Connections, Telefilm Canada’s RDV Canada Panel Series, Microsessions, and Industry Happy Hours. The full schedule, including guest details, will be released in August here.