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 (Drama), First Runner Up Starbuck Ken Scott
People's Choice Award (Drama), Second Runner Up A Separation Asghar Farhadi
People's Choice Award (Documentary) The Island President[9] Jon Shenk
People's Choice Award (Documentary), First Runner Up First Position Bess Kargman
People's Choice Award (Documentary), Second Runner Up Pearl Jam 20 Cameron Crowe
People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness) The Raid Gareth Evans
People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness), First Runner Up You're Next Adam Wingard
People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness), Second Runner Up God Bless America Bobcat Goldthwait
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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