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Toronto International Film Festival 2019: What You Need to Know

Jacquelyn August 27th, 2019
Toronto International Film Festival 2019: What You Need to Know


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Where is the Toronto International Film Festival held?

As the name suggests, the Toronto International Film Festival has been hosted in Toronto, Canada since 1976. This year marks the festival’s 44th successful presentation of hundreds of impactful, compelling, and gripping films produced by talented directors all over the world.

Notably, as the festival takes place in September (just a few months before the Oscars) many reputable movies often debut at the annual event. Here's a Google map to help you see where the Toronto International Film Festival will take place.

How much are tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival?

The cost to attend the Toronto International Film Festival start at $19 CAD - $43 CAD for regular admission and $26 CAD - $83 CAD for premium tickets per person. Don't forget to check out everything you need to know about the Canadian dollar.

At what time do TIFF tickets go on sale?

Tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival go on sale to the public starting September 2, at 10:00 am. Be sure to visit their website to buy your tickets. If you’re interested in attending the festival, you’ll be among celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, and George Clooney (just to name a few) along with over 200,000 fellow film lovers. 

What are some film lineups?

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys is about a haughty reporter from Esquire who picks up an editorial on Fred Rogers, a famous children’s television host. Along the way, the reporter finds there’s more to Mr. Rogers and life than what can be seen with a naked eye.
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco - This one is sure to win several awards. Introducing Joe Talbot’s directorial debut of a movie that stars a young and upcoming actor, Jimmie Fails. Based on a true story, the film follows a hopeful young man who is looking to reclaim and refurbish an old San Francisco home. As the home’s surroundings become gentrified and made nearly unrecognizable, the young man works on the home with a vision of keeping some of the neighbourhood’s roots alive.
  • One Child Nation - With a 98% on rotten tomatoes this documentary is already certified “fresh”. One Child Nation follows the path of award-winning documentarian’s Nanfu Wang as she documents the aftermath of China’s strictly enforced “one child per couple” law.
  • Abominable - A little less serious of a movie than the others mentioned above, Abominable is an animated film that’s sure to be up for many motion picture movie awards this year. Starring the voices of Eddie Izzard and Sarah Paulson, this adventure follows a teenage girl and a Yeti as they explore the Himalayas in the hopes of reuniting the creature with his family.


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