UPDATE: Toronto International Film Festival has rescheduled three screenings on the TIFF Digital Cinema Pro platform impacted by opening day technical issues that made it impossible for press and industry to watch certain content on their browsers.
Indonesian filmmaker Edwin’s Locarno Golden Leopard winner Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, Luana Bajrami’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection The Hill Where Lionesses Roar, and Justine Bateman’s SXSW premiere Violet have all moved from their affected Thursday slots to Friday (September 10) at 1pm ET.
New times will be announced for Tea Lindeburg’s As In Heaven, Ritwik Pareek’s Dug Dug, Hellbound from Yeon Sang-ho and Choi Gyu-seok, and Shorts Programme 1 when confirmed. Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman was not affected and went ahead with its Thursday 4pm ET start time.
The TIFF press office said the temporary issues, which were seemingly resolved after several hours, meant “a select number of films” on TIFF Digital Cinema Pro did not play on viewer’s browsers and the festival was “working on implementing a solution”.
The platform outage on Thursday morning also impacted Industry Conference sessions featuring talks with former Searchlight Pictures co-heads Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula and the session ‘Working With Netflix’ joined by the streamer’s VP of original independent film Ian Bricke.
TIFF runs from September 9-18 and tonight’s opening film is the world premiere of Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen.