TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
“Well, I’ve just spent a lot of the last ten days telling journalists that the Toronto festival doesn’t have prizes, and that’s why it’s so great, so you’ve made a liar out of me — and a hypocrite, too, because I’m actually quite happy to win this.”
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off its 28th year this September. The Festival brings films from all across the globe to delighted audiences for ten days, as Festival fever descends upon the city. The 28th Festival also marks the 20th Anniversary of Perspective Canada. A celebration of Canadian film, this programme showcases over 40 features and shorts from across the country. It is both an excellent launching pad for new Canadian talent and for established Canadian filmmakers. Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema, Deepa Mehta, Tom Fitzgerald and Bruce MacDonald have all shown their films as part of the Perspective Canada line-up.
Deepa Mehta on the Toronto International Film Festival:
“I have this sort of continuing love affair with the Toronto film festival. In the past, when I’ve been sort of worried about what my identity is, the Toronto Film Festival steps forward and reminds me that I am a Canadian.”