2011 Toronto International Film Festival

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2011 Toronto International Film Festival
2011 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film From the Sky Down[1]
Closing film Page Eight[2]
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films Over 200 feature films[3]
Festival date September 8, 2011 (2011-09-08)–September 18, 2011 (2011-09-18)
Language English
Website tiff.net

The 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, (TIFF) was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 8 and September 18, 2011.[4][5] Buenos Aires, Argentina was selected to be showcased for the 2011 City to City programme.[6] The opening film was From the Sky Down, a documentary film about the band U2, directed by Davis Guggenheim.[7] Considerable media attention at the time focused on Madonna's behaviour during the festival.


Award[8] Film Director
People's Choice Award (Drama) Where Do We Go Now? Nadine Labaki
People's Choice Award (Documentary) The Island President[9] Jon Shenk
People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness) The Raid Gareth Evans
Best Canadian Feature Film Monsieur Lazhar Philippe Falardeau
Best Canadian First Feature Film Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Nathan Morlando
Best Canadian Short Film Doubles with Slight Pepper Ian Harnarine
FIPRESCI Special Presentations The First Man Gianni Amelio
FIPRESCI Discovery Avalon Axel Petersén


Gala Presentations[edit]


Special Presentations[edit]

Q&A session after the second screening of Pearl Jam Twenty at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival with the band's frontman Eddie Vedder (far right)


Reel to Reel[edit]


TIFF kids[edit]


City to City: Buenos Aires[edit]

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]

Canada First![edit]

Short Cuts Canada[edit]

The TIFF Bell Lightbox had its formal opening on September 12, 2010, during the 2010 festival. This shot was taken the day before the opening.

Canada Open Vault[edit]



Future Projections[edit]

Midnight Madness[10][edit]


  1. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "TIFF 2011 announces closing night film and final lineup of Galas and Special Presentations". Archived from the original on March 29, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "TIFF List 2011: A Complete Guide To The Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2011 Toronto International Film Festival Annual report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Festival" (Press release). 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival Selects Buenos Aires As 2011 City To City Selection" (Press release). 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  7. ^ "U2 documentary to open Toronto Film Festival". BBC News. 2011-07-27. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  8. ^ "TIFF: Awards 2011". tiff.net. Archived from the original on 2011-09-23. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  9. ^ http://www.maldivestraveller.mv/news/international/the-island-president-predominates-international-festival/2674/
  10. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 

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