The Toronto International Film Festival is a key festival for launching independent productions. 

The festival (or TIFF) is often referred to as a test event for American and European independent productions, providing good opportunities for marketing and press campaigns. 

What are the different sections?

International sections include:

  • Gala Presentations (premieres of international large scale productions)
  • Masters (recent works by the doyens of international cinema)
  • Special Presentations (premieres of new films by well-known directors)
  • Contemporary World Cinema (overview of interesting recent productions by well-known directors and award winners at other festivals)
  • Discovery (premieres of first and second films by "next hot directors")
  • Midnight Madness, Wavelengths (avant-garde films)
  • Short Cuts (short films)
  • TIFF Kids (featuring the best in international cinema for children and youth) 

New Zealand films at Toronto

New Zealand feature films which have screened at Toronto include: