2014 Toronto International Film Festival

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2014 Toronto International Film Festival
2014 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film The Judge
Closing film A Little Chaos
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Founded 1976
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films 393 films
Festival date 4–14 September 2014
Website tiff.net

The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival was held in Canada from 4–14 September 2014.[1] David Dobkin's film The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall was the opening night film.[2] A Little Chaos, a British period drama directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet closed the festival.[3] More films for each section were announced on 12 August,[4] with the line-up completed on 19 August.[5] A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres,[6] the first Friday was dubbed "Bill Murray Day", as festival organisers dedicated a day to the actor by screening a select number of his films for free.[7]

Awards[edit]

Award[8][9] Film Director
People's Choice Award The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum
People's Choice Award First Runner Up Learning to Drive Isabel Coixet
People's Choice Award Second Runner Up St. Vincent Theodore Melfi
People's Choice Award, Documentary Winner Beats of the Antonov Hajooj Kuka
People's Choice Award, Documentary First Runner Up Do I Sound Gay? David Thorpe
People's Choice Award, Documentary Second Runner Up Seymour: An Introduction Ethan Hawke
People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Winner What We Do in the Shadows Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness First Runner Up Tusk Kevin Smith
People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Second Runner Up Big Game Jalmari Heleander
Best Canadian Feature Film Felix and Meira Maxime Giroux
Best Canadian Short Film The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer Randall Okita
Best Canadian First Feature Film Bang Bang Baby Jeffrey St. Jules
FIPRESCI Discovery May Allah Bless France! Abd al Malik
FIPRESCI Special Presentations Time Out of Mind Oren Moverman
Best International Short Film A Single Body Sotiris Dounoukos
Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere Margarita, with a Straw Shonali Bose

Programmes[edit]

Gala Presentations[edit]

Special Presentations[edit]

TIFF Docs[edit]

Masters[edit]

Midnight Madness[edit]

Vanguard[edit]

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]

Short Cuts Canada[edit]

42 short films will be presented as part of Short Cuts Canada in 2014,[12] including:

Discovery[edit]

Canada's Top Ten[edit]

In December, TIFF programmers released their annual list of the films selected as the ten best Canadian films of 2014,[13] the selected films received a follow-up screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as a "Canada's Top Ten" minifestival in January 2015.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival". TIFF. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Sets Robert Downey Jr’s ‘The Judge’ As Opening-Night Film". Deadline. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’". Variety. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "TIFF Adds 'Clouds of Sils Maria' and 'Two Days, One Night,' Reveals 5 More Lineups". Indiewire. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bill Murray mints fresh Toronto film festival 2014 lineup with St Vincent". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Toronto Film Festival 2014 holds Bill Murray Day". BBC News. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "‘The Imitation Game’ Wins Toronto Audience Award". The Wrap, 14 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize". BBC News, 14 September 2014.
  10. ^ a b Wolfe, Jennifer (7 August 2014). "Seven NFB Films to Screen at TIFF 2014". Animation World Network. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Walker, Connie (6 August 2014). "Alanis Obomsawin's Trick or Treaty? to screen at TIFF 2014". CBC News. Toronto. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Cipriani, Casey (6 August 2014). "Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Slate of Canadian Features and Short Films". Indiewire. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "TIFF announces its top 10 Canadian films of 2014". CBC News, 2 December 2014.

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