Special Events | Summer 2016
In Conversation With... Catherine Hardwicke
The award-winning filmmaker (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, Twilight) discusses her film career and trailblazing advocacy work for gender parity in the film industry.
André Aciman on Claire's Knee
Award-winning novelist, memoirist and scholar André Aciman considers Eric Rohmer's influence on his own work in this introduction to the great French filmmaker's exquisite tale of erotic obsession and moral suspense.
Born in Flames introduced by Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden joins us for a newly restored 35mm presentation of her radical, incendiary feminist masterpiece.
Soleil O introduced by Med Hondo
A masterpiece of modernist cinema, Med Hondo's first feature chronicles the travails of a West African-born accountant who arrives in Paris to pursue his dreams.
West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty introduced by Med Hondo
Med Hondo's stunning widescreen musical takes place on a single set — a giant slave ship that symbolizes the triangular relationship between Africa, Europe and the Caribbean — as it explores the parallels between the Atlantic slave trade and the contemporary migration of Afro-Caribbean subjects to former colonial metropoles.
Fatima, the Algerian Woman of Dakar introduced by Med Hondo
In the aftermath of the Algerian War, a young Algerian woman reaches a strange reconciliation with the Senegalese officer who raped and impregnated her.
Sarraounia, an African Queen introduced by Med Hondo
Med Hondo transforms a little-known historical incident into an epic poem of African resistance to colonialism, in this story of an African ruler who rallies her people to repulse an incursion by a French military expedition.
TIFF Next Wave 24HR Film Challenge: Registration
Following the enormous success and popularity of the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge earlier this year, we are very pleased to announce its return this summer!
TIFF Next Wave 24HR Film Challenge: Screening
Join us as we celebrate the official premiere of the 24 films created by 24 teams in 24 hours for the 2016 TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge: Summer Edition!
Step By Step followed by A Flood in Baath Country introduced by Ossama Mohammed
Syrian cinema pioneer Ossama Mohammed introduces his first short film and his colleague Omar Amiralay's scathing documentary about the Baath regime.
Stars in Broad Daylight introduced by Ossama Mohammed
Ossama Mohammed introduces his landmark first feature.
Sacrifices introduced by Ossama Mohammed
Director Ossama Mohammed joins us for a screening of his visually ravishing allegorical fable.