The tech pioneer Douglas Trumbull headlines the Industry Conference, while Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr will give the opening address at the Asian Film Summit and Michael Moore will take part in a keynote conversation at Doc Conference.
The Asian Film Summit returns to the Shangri-La Hotel on September 9.
The Industry Conference takes place from September 5-11 and will introduce a focus on the future of cinema on the final day.
Apart from Trumbull, a director and effects pioneer who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey, confirmed Conference speakers include IM Global CEO Stuart Ford, Silver Reel managing partner Claudia Bluemhuber, Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall and Eurimages director Roberto Olla.
The Doc Conference on September 9 and 10 will feature Moore in attendance to mark the 25th anniversary of Roger & Me. The film-maker will kick off the event in a conversation with TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers.
This year’s Talent Lab will provide a focus for emerging Canadian and international film-makers to learn more about how to navigate the business and will be led by US producer Jim Stark and French director Claire Denis.
“We are excited to announce the participation of these visionary filmmakers in our industry programming,” said industry office director Justin Cutler.
“Our programmes will connect 180 top-calibre speakers with an extensive industry audience of film-makers from over 80 countries, making this year’s programming a true global film summit.
“We aim to attract the best and brightest industry professionals to inspire, motivate and transform the way our attendees think about the art and business of content creation.”
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