TIFF cut­ting num­ber of show­cased films, nix­ing two pro­grams

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

The Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (TIFF) is re­duc­ing the over­all num­ber of films it will screen for this year’s edi­tion by 20 per cent and get­ting rid of two pro­grams. Or­ga­niz­ers say the fest is scrap­ping the Van­guard and City to City sec­tions. That leaves 14 pro­grams for the 2017 edi­tion, which will run Sept. 7 to 17. TIFF prom­ises “a more tightly cu­rated” fes­ti­val this year. Last year’s fes­ti­val had nearly 400 films from 83 coun­tries. The Van­guard pro­gram fea­tured “dark and edgy films that twist genre and art house con­ven­tions to­gether in a new way.” City to City show­cased film­mak­ers liv­ing and work­ing in a se­lected city, re­gard­less of where their films are set.

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