2018 Toronto International Film Festival

The 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival was held from September 6 to 16, 2018. In June 2018, the TIFF organizers announced a program to ensure that at least 20 percent of all film critics and journalists given press accreditation to the festival were members of underrepresented groups, such as women and people of color.[1] The People's Choice Award was won by Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly.[2]

2018 Toronto International Film Festival
2018 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmOutlaw King by David Mackenzie
Closing filmJeremiah Terminator LeRoy by Justin Kelly
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
AwardsGreen Book (People's Choice Award)
Festival dateSeptember 6–16, 2018
TIFF chronology


Award Film Director
People's Choice Award Green Book Peter Farrelly
People's Choice Award, First Runner Up If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
People's Choice Award, Second Runner Up Roma Alfonso Cuarón
People's Choice Award: Documentary Free Solo E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
People's Choice Award: Documentary, First Runner Up This Changes Everything Tom Donahue
People's Choice Award: Documentary, Second Runner Up The Biggest Little Farm John Chester
People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness The Man Who Feels No Pain (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota) Vasan Bala
People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness, First Runner Up Halloween David Gordon Green
People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness, Second Runner Up Assassination Nation Sam Levinson
Platform Prize Cities of Last Things Ho Wi Ding
Platform Prize, Honourable Mention The River Emir Baigazin
Best Canadian Feature Film The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles) Sébastien Pilote
Best Canadian Short Film Brotherhood (Ikhwène) Meryam Joobeur
Best Canadian Short Film, Honourable Mention Fauve Jérémy Comte
Best Canadian First Feature Film Roads in February (Les routes en février) Katherine Jerkovic
FIPRESCI Discovery Prize Float Like a Butterfly Carmel Winters
FIPRESCI Discovery Prize, Honourable Mention Twin Flower Laura Luchetti
FIPRESCI Special Presentations Skin Guy Nattiv
FIPRESCI Special Presentations, Honourable Mention A Faithful Man Louis Garrel
Best International Short Film The Field Sandhya Suri
Best International Short Film, Honourable Mention Fuck You Anette Sidor
Best International Short Film, Honourable Mention This Magnificent Cake Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels
Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere The Third Wife Ash Mayfair
Netpac Award, Honourable Mention The Crossing Bai Xue
Eurimages Audentia Award for Best Female Director Fig Tree Alamork Davidian
Eurimages Audentia Award, Honourable Mention Phoenix Camilla Strøm Henriksen


Platform JuryEdit

Canadian Feature Film JuryEdit

Short Cuts Film JuryEdit


The first slate of galas and special presentations was announced on July 24, 2018.[5] The festival's lineup of Canadian films was announced on August 1,[6] and the lineup for the Platform program was announced on August 8.[7] Two days later, the Documentaries lineup was announced, with additional films added to the Midnight Madness programme.[8] Additional films were added to respective lineups on August 14.[9]

Gala presentationsEdit

Special presentationsEdit

Special eventsEdit


Contemporary World CinemaEdit



Midnight MadnessEdit


Short CutsEdit



Canada's Top TenEdit

TIFF's annual Canada's Top Ten list, of the films selected by festival programmers as the year's ten best Canadian feature and short films, was released on December 5.[10]

Unlike in prior years, the films selected for the Top Ten list were not screened at a dedicated festival in January 2019, but instead each received its own standalone theatrical run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox throughout the year.[11]

Feature filmsEdit

Short filmsEdit


  1. ^ "TIFF to spotlight underrepresented film critics, journalists". The Globe and Mail, June 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Green Book wins influential Toronto festival award". BBC News. September 16, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "TIFF reveals Cannes-centric jury for 2018 Platform competition". The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Toronto: Natalie Portman's 'Vox Lux,' Chloe Grace Moretz's 'Greta' Join Festival Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. August 21, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Toronto: Timothee Chalamet Starrer 'Beautiful Boy,' Dan Fogelman's 'Life Itself' Among Festival Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. July 24, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "TIFF Reveals Full Canadian Lineup, Including 19 New Films and Special Premiere Event of Rob Stewart's Final 'Sharkwater' Doc". IndieWire. August 1, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "TIFF 2018: Nicole Kidman, Elisabeth Moss films to compete for Platform Prize". Now, August 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "TIFF Announces Midnight Madness and Documentary Slates, Including 'Halloween' and 'Fahrenheit 11/9' World Premieres". IndieWire. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  9. ^ TIFF Adds More High-Profile Titles, Including Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s,’ ‘Boy Erased,’ ‘Hold the Dark,’ and Many More, Indiewire, August 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "TIFF's Canada's Top Ten list skews a lot younger this year". Now, December 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "TIFF scraps popular Canada's Top Ten Film Festival". Now, November 7, 2018.

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