The event led by Toronto International Film Festival founder Bill Marshall is set to run from June 19-22.
Gala premieres include the world premiere of Restrung, Mike Enns’ portrait of Disney animator Randall Wyn Fullmer, the North American premiere of Felix Herngren’s Swedish Blockbuster The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared and animation Ribbit featuring the voices of Sean Astin and Russell Peters.
The roster includes Emilio Aragon’s A Night In Old Mexico starring Robert Duvall, Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl and Ira Sachs’ gay-marriage drama Love Is Strange with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.
The Canadians-At-Cannes shorts curated by Danny Lennon include Kyle Thomas’ The Post, Moira Sauer’s The Provider and Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael’s The Sparkling River.
The line-up includes two shorts films from the 1950s starring Peter Sellers – Dearth Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You.
“Just as TIFF is unique to Toronto,” said NIFF executive director Bill Marshall, “NIFF will translate Niagara to the world as a destination of fine cuisine, stellar wineries and spectacular film festival experiences.”
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