TIFF cutting number of showcased films, nixing two programs
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.