The 15-film competiton section includes three world premieres - Jin Chen's Crossing Over, Peter Howitt's Dangerous Parking and Yu Nakai's Bloody Snake Under The Sun.
Also competing are Jacob Thuesen's The Early Years - Erik Nietzsche, written by Lars von Trier, Feroz Abbas Khan's Ghandi My Father, Iranian director Abolfazl Jalili's Hafez, starring Kumiko Aso, Salvatore Maira's The Waltz and Mike Binder's Reign Over Me, starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle.
The Special Screenings section offers Japan premieres of Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Incident, The Simpson's Movie, Michael Winterbottom's A Mighty Heart and Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell And The Butterfly.
Japanese film premieres include Best Wishes For Tomorrow and Yukihiko Tsutsumi's Happily Ever After. As previously announced, the TIFF opening film is Midnight Eagle and the closing film is Canada-Italy-Japan co-production Silk.
The Winds Of Asia - Middle East section offers 30 titles from countries such as Korea, China, Thailand, Kurdistan and India. One Winds Of Asia title will qualify as a sixteenth competion entry during the festival. Also featured is a five-film retrospective of late Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang.
The nine-film Japan Eyes programme includes the world premiere of Mamoru Oshii's latest film Eat And Run - 6 Beautiful Grifters. TIFF also debuts two new programmes with Tokyo: In Focus and World Cinema.
TIFF takes place under the Japan International Contents Festival (CoFesta) banner, an amalgamation of twenty contents-related events that run from September 20 to October 27 including the Japan Animation Contents Meeting, Tokyo Asia Music Market, Akihabara Entamatsuri and the TIFF-concurrent TIFFCOM market (October 22-24).