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: