2014 Toronto International Film Festival

The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival, the 39th event in the Toronto International Film Festival series, 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]

2014 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmThe Judge
Closing filmA Little Chaos
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
AwardsThe Imitation Game (People's Choice Award)
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films393 films
Festival date4–14 September 2014

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: Documentaries 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 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 Helander
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 Prize 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 were presented as part of Short Cuts Canada in 2014:[12]

Discovery Edit

City to City: Seoul Edit

Canada's Top Ten Edit

In December, TIFF programmers released their annual Canada's Top Ten 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]

Features Edit

Short films Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival". TIFF. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. 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. ^ 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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