Festival organisers announced the Discovery, Mavericks and Masters sections, details of the David Cronenberg: Transformation exhibition, a tenth Midnight Madness entry and introduced the Glenn Gould Studio to the festival’s stable of venues.

The programming strands feature new work from Catherine Breillat and on-stage conversations with Spike Jones, Irrfan Khan, Harvey Weinstein and Ron Howard.

The final entry in Midnight Madness will be the world premiere of Alex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching (Las brujas De Zugarramurdi) (Spain-France).

The Glenn Gould Studio will serve as a venue for various public and industry programming during the festival and will function as a main location for the TIFF Industry Conference, set to run from Sept 6-12.

Programming will include the industry conference keynote session, Master Class, Moguls, Mavericks, Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! on Sept 9 and the Doc Conference from Sept 10-11.

“As the jewel of the Canadian Broadcast Centre, Glenn Gould Studio is just steps away from TIFF Bell Lightbox — the central hub for festival activity,” said TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey. “We welcome the CBC’s addition to Festival Village, and consider the venue an ideal spot for the special events and industry programming we have planned.”

The final waves of programming means that in total the festival will present 366 films, of which 288 are features and 78 shorts. This companies to 372 entries in 2012 including 289 features and 83 shorts.

There will be 146 world, 103 North American and 19 international premieres. The festival received 4,892 submissions: 3,850 international and 1,042 Canadian.

The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run from Sept 5-15.

WP = World premiere
IP = International premiere
NP = North American premiere
CP = Canadian premiere
TP = Toronto premiere


  • 1982 Tommy Oliver (US) WP
  • All About The Feathers (Por Las Plumas) Neto Villalobos (Costa Rica) WP
  • The Amazing Catfish (Los Insólitos Peces Gato) Claudia Sainte-Luce (Mexico) NAP
  • Around The Block Sarah Spillane (Australia) WP
  • Bends Flora Lau (Hong Kong) NAP
  • Beneath The Harvest Sky Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (US) WP
  • Bethlehem Yuval Adler (Israel) NAP
  • Bobô Inês Oliveira (Portugal) IP
  • Border Alessio Cremonini (Italy) WP
  • Canopy Aaron Wilson (Australia) WP
  • Fat Mark Phinney (US) WP
  • Giraffada Rani Massalha (Fra-Ger-Ita-Pal) WP
  • I Am Yours (Jeg Er Din) Iram Haq (Norway) IP
  • Ilo Ilo Anthony Chen (Singapore) NAP
  • The Militant (El Lugar Del Hijo) Manolo Nieto (Uruguay) WP
  • Miracle (Zázrak) Juraj Lehotsky (Slovakia-Czech Republic) IP
  • My Love Awaits MeBy The Sea (Habibi Bistanani And Il Bahar) Mais Darwazah (Germany-Jordan-Palestine-Qatar) WP
  • Of Good Report Jahmil X T Qubeka (South Africa) IP
  • Palo Alto Gia Coppola, (US) NAP
  • Paradise (Paraiso) Mariana Chenillo (Mexico) WP
  • Salvation Army (L’Armée Du Salut) Abdellah Taïa (France) NAP
  • South Is Nothing (Il Sud È Niente) Fabio Mollo (France-Italy) WP
  • The Stag John Butler (Ireland) WP
  • The Summer Of Flying Fish (El Verano De Los Peces Voladores) Marcela Said (Chile-France) NAP
  • Trap Street (Shuyin Jie) Vivian Qu (China) NAP

Canadian films previously announced in the Discovery programme include: Gia Milani’s All The Wrong Reasons, Jeff Barnaby’s Rhymes For Young Ghouls and Chloé Robichaud’s Sarah Prefers To Run.


  • A Touch Of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding) Jia Zhangke (China-Japan) NAP
  • Abuse Of Weakness (Abus De Faiblesse) Catherine Breillat (France-Belgium-Germany) WP
  • Bastards (Les Salauds) Claire Denis (France) NAP
  • Closed Curtain (Parde) Kambozia Partovi and Jafar Panahi (Iran) NAP
  • Concrete Night Pirjo Honkasalo (Finland-Sweden- Denmark) WP
  • Home From Home – Chronicle Of A Vision (Die Andere Heimat - Chronik Einer Sehnsucht) Edgar Reitz (Germany/France) NAP
  • How Strange To Be Named Federico: Scola Narrates Fellini (Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico: Scola Racconta Fellini) Ettore Scola (Italy) IP
  • Moebius Kim Ki-duk (South Korea) NAP
  • Norte, The End Of History (Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan) Lav Diaz (Philippines) NAP
  • Our Sunhi (Uri Sunhi) Hong Sangsoo (South Korea) NAP

Quebecois filmmakers Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires’s Triptych (Triptyque) was previously announced as part of the Canadian features line-up.



Concert film about a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy featuring Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, The Who, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys. Concert co-organiser Harvey Weinstein takes part in an on-stage conversation following the screening.

For No Good Reason
Explores the connection between life and art, seen through the eyes of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman.

In Conversation With… Irrfan Khan
Bollywood screen legend stars in festival selections The Lunchbox and Qissa.

In Conversation With… Spike Jonze
Includes an exclusive preview of Her.

Beeban Kidron’s documentary explores the impact of technology.

Made In America
Ron Howard goes behind the scenes of Jay Z’s maiden voyage as curator of an ambitious music festival in Philadelphia. Howard will take part in an on-stage conversation following the screening.

Our Man In Tehran
Drew Taylor and Larry Weinstein’s documentary chronicles the true story behind Argo’s Hollywood embellishments and reveals among other things new information about the true story of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor, who will take part in an on-stage conversation.

What Is Cinema? (Qu’est Ce Que Le Cinéma?)
Chuck Workman will take part in an on-stage conversation following a screening of his visual essay about mastery of cinematic form.

Women & Film 40th Anniversary
preceded by I Am Somebody

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Women & Film Festival, founder, scholar and former programmer Kay Armatage takes part in an on-stage discussion with director Madeline Anderson, preceded by a special screening of Anderson’s short film, I Am Somebody.


This year, the city-wide programme exploring the confluence of film-making and the visual arts is largely devoted to the exhibition: David Cronenberg: Transformation — the visual art component of TIFF’s multi-faceted 2013 endeavour, The Cronenberg Project
Housed at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), the exhibition, curated by Noah Cowan and David Liss, sees six significant artists responding to a specific theme in filmmaker David Cronenberg’s work: Candice Breitz’s Treatment, James Coupe’s Swarm, Marcel Dzama’s Une Danse Des Bouffons (or A Jester’s Dance), Jeremy Shaw’s Introduction To The Memory Personality, Jamie Shovlin’s Rough Cut (Hiker Meat) and Laurel Woodcock’s walkthrough. The exhibition runs from Sept 5-Dec 29.

Also at MOCCA, Future Projections will feature Camille Henrot’s Venice Biennale Silver Lion winner Grosse Fatigue, an exhibition of drawings by gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman: For No Good Reason, the new installation Sweat by Radical Friend at the Drake Hote.


Jason Reitman’s Live Read

For the first time, the festival presents official selections and special screenings in IMAX.

  • Gravity Alfonso Cuarón (US-UK) Special Presentations NAP
  • Man Of Tai Chi Keanu Reeves (US-China) Special Presentations NAP
  • Metallica Through The Never Nimród Antal (Canada-US) WP


The youth-driven TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 film enthusiasts aged 15-18. The committee has identified festival films that will appeal specifically to the next generation of film lovers.

  • Around The Block Discovery  
  • Beneath The Harvest Sky Discovery
  • Exit Marrakech Special Presentations
  • The Finishers Special Presentations
  • The F Word Special Presentations
  • Giraffada Discovery
  • How I Live Now Special Presentations
  • Palo Alto Discovery
  • The Square TIFF Docs
  • Tracks Special Presentations


Manifesto Community Projects is a non-profit organisation that lends its name to a section that identifies selections programmed for a diverse audience interested in the urban arts.

  • All Is By My Side Special Presentations
  • Belle Special Presentations
  • Cristo Rey Contemporary World Cinema
  • Empire Of Dirt Contemporary World Cinema
  • Half Of A Yellow Sun Special Presentations
  • Made In America Mavericks
  • Omar Special Presentations
  • Starred Up Special Presentations
  • Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Gala
  • Words And Pictures Gala