Denis Villeneuve will have two films in the festival as it emerged that Canadian Features world premiere Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man and his doppelganger [pictured] has joined the previously announced Prisoners, also starring Gyllenhaal.
The Canadian Features selection includes Michael Dowse’s Goon follow-up The F Word, Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm and Chloe Robichaud’s Sarah Prefers To Run as well as work from Jeff Barnaby, Bruce McDonald and Bruce LaBruce. Also receiving its world premiere is All The Wrong Reasons featuring the final performance by the late Glee star Cory Monteith.
Festival organisers also unveiled Producers Lab Toronto participants and Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! finallists, the shorts programme and participants in the tenth TIFF Talent Lab.
“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” said TIFF senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “From clever, biting satire to intimate social commentary, powerful dramas and even a truly magical comedy, the settings and themes vary, but the perspectives are always uniquely Canadian.”
The City Of Toronto and Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film will be given to one of many outstanding Canadian filmmakers, with the award for Best Canadian First Feature Film being presented to the breakout Canadian filmmaker with the most impressive debut feature at the festival.
WP = World premiere
IP = International premiere
NP = North American premiere
CP = Canadian premiere
TP = Toronto premiere
- Enemy Denis Villeneuve (Canada-Spain) WP
- The F Word Michael Dowse (Canada-Ireland) WP
- Gabrielle Louise Archambault NAP
- The Husband Bruce McDonald WP
- Tom At The Farm (Tom À La Ferme) Xavier Dolan (Canada-France) NAP
- Watermark Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky WP
- All The Wrong Reasons Gia Milani WP
- Rhymes For Young Ghouls Jeff Barnaby WP
- Sarah Prefers To Run (Sarah Préfère La Course) Chloé Robichaud TP
CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
- A Journey (Une Jeune Fille) Catherine Martin WP
- The Animal Project Ingrid Veninger WP
- Cinemanovels Terry Miles WP
- Le Démantèlement Sébastien Pilote NAP
- The Dick Knost Show Bruce Sweeney WP
- Empire Of Dirt Peter Stebbings WP
- Siddharth Richie Mehta NAP
- Stay Wiebke von Carolsfeld (Canada-Ireland) WP
- Asphalt Watches Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman WP
- Gerontophilia Bruce LaBruce NAP
- Triptych (Triptyque) Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires WP
PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO AND TELEFILM CANADA PITCH THIS!
TELEFILM CANADA PITCH THIS!
Teams have six minutes to convince a jury of international industry experts — and an audience of over 200 industry pros — that their feature idea is worthy of a development award from Telefilm Canada. This year the award has increased from $10,000 to $15,000. The pitching challenge takes place on Sept 9 at 1 pm and is open to all festival industry and press delegates.
The 2013 Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! finalists are:
- Rumba Kaveh Nabatian;
- Stay Girl John Christou, Daniel Beirne, Aisling Chin-Yee and Jacob Tierney;
- Tempest Storm: Burlesque Queen Nimisha Mukerji;
- The Engineers Daniel Cockburn and Daniel Bekerman;
- Window Watching Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Svjetlana Jaklenec and Laura Perlmutter;
- You Can Live Forever In A Paradise On Earth Mark Slutsky and Sarah Fobes.
PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO
Running Sept 4-7, Producers Lab Toronto offers pitching sessions, roundtable meetings and case studies. Twenty-four producers from Europe, Canada and — new this year — Australia and New Zealand, will develop relationships, exchange ideas, and discuss co-production opportunities.
European participants are: Pandora da Cunha Telles (Portugal) Ukbar Filmes; Yael Fogiel (France) Les Films du Poissons; David Grumbach (Luxembourg) Juliette Films; Katie Holly (Ireland) Bl!nder Films; Sinisa Juricic (Croatia) Nukleus Films; Leila Lyytikainen (Finland) Fisher King Productions; Kim Magnusson (Denmark) Dansk Film Kompagni: David Matamoros (Spain) Zentropa International: Leontine Petit (Netherlands) Lemming Film; and Adrian Sturges (UK) Picture Farm.
Canadian participants are: Matthew Cervi, Mad Samurai Productions; Anne-Marie Gelinas, EMAfilms; Jennifer Holness, Hungry Eyes Film & Television; Alex Lalonde, First Generation Films; Mark Montefiore, Montefiore Films; Gerry Lattmann, Dot Com Film Company; Amber Ripley, Foundation Films; Julia Sereny, Sienna Films; Anna Stratton, Triptch Media; and Ingrid Veninger, pUNK Films.
Australian participants are: Melanie Coombs of Optimism film and Mathew Dabner of Blue Tongue. New Zealand participants are Fiona Copland of filmwork and Robin Lang of StellaFilm.
European participants are selected by the European Film Promotion (EFP) network from the alumni of the Cannes-based networking platform Producers on the Move; Canadian producers are chosen by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and TIFF from an open call across Canada; Screen Australia and the New Zealand Film Commission select the participants from their countries.
For a list of all 39 shorts visit the official website. Festival top brass announced the YouTube Award for Best Canadian Short Film, which includes a $10,000 cash prize.
TENTH TIFF TALENT LAB
The four-day programme gives participants the chance to meet and learn from leading film artists.
The 2013 Canadian Talent Lab participants are: Juan Andres Arango, Alexandre Auger, Annick Blanc, Valerie Buhagiar, Naomi Jaye, Jason Lepeyre, Shannon Masters, Evan Morgan, Carlo Guillermo Proto and Grace Wang.
The 2013 international Talent Lab participants are: Jens Assur (Sweden), Aristotelis Maragkos (Greece), Catriona MacInnes (Scotland), Byoung-Gon Moon (Korea), Kareem Mortimer (Bahamas), Deepak Rauniyar (Nepal), Marialy Rivas (Chile), Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand), Musa Syeed (US) and Bassam Tariq (USS-Pakistan).