Known to insiders and attendees as TIFF, the Toronto Independent Film Festival helps sustain a lively film culture all year round, thanks in part to its iconic Lightbox cultural center. Every September, there’s the festival itself. Unlike Cannes, or Venice, where attendance is limited to film professionals, TIFF invites everyone to celebrate the movies.
Famous for screening future-Oscar winners, critics and movie buffs look to the program to discuss the favorites. This year, rumors are already swarming around Scarlett Johansson’s performance in Marriage Stories. After an eight-minute standing ovation at Venice, the new Joker movie has peaked curiosity. (For entirely different reasons, so has the Brazilian “revisionist Western” Bacarau.)
Thompson Toronto is at the heart of the celebration. Whether you stay with us or not, we invite you to grab a drink and join the gossip, September 5th to 15th.