2022 Industry Selects


2022 Industry Selects

Rounding out the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival lineup is TIFF Industry Selects, a curated selection of 10 audience friendly films beyond the Official Selection that are available for worldwide acquisition. These films will each have an in-person screening during the Festival for accredited buyers and industry professionals.


Blue Jean

Georgia Oakley, UK
September 8 | Scotiabank 13 | 9:00am | Buyers Only

In Thatcher’s England, a closeted physical education teacher (Rosy McEwen) wrestles over whether to risk her career ― and her safety ― by reaching out to a student (Lucy Halliday) wrestling with her own identity.

Driving Mum

Hilmar Oddsson, Iceland
September 8 | Scotiabank 13 | 5:30pm | All Industry

A middle-aged man (Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson) tries to honour his mother’s dying wish to be buried in her home in a remote Icelandic village … by propping her up in the back seat of his car and driving her there.

Dreamin’ Wild

Bill Pohlad, US
September 10 | Scotiabank 9 | 12:00pm | Buyers Only

In 1979, teenagers Donnie and Joe Emerson recorded an album on their family’s Washington State farm. In 2012, the world caught up to it ― forcing Donnie (Casey Affleck) to reckon with his first failed run at stardom. Walton Goggins, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Messina, and Beau Bridges co-star

Door Mouse

Avan Jogia, Canada
September 9 | Scotiabank 10 | 12:15pm | Buyers Only

A comic-book creator (Hayley Law, Riverdale) working at a burlesque club enlists the help of a colleague (Keith Powers, The Tomorrow War) to figure out what’s behind the disappearances of young women in their circle in this stylish neo-noir.


Lotfy Nathan, US/FRA/TUN/LUX/BL
September 9 | Scotiabank 13 | 9:15am | Buyers Only

Ali (Adam Bessa), a young Tunisian who makes a living bootlegging gasoline, finds himself pushed to the limit when his father dies suddenly, leaving him responsible for the care of his two younger sisters in the first dramatic feature from the award-winning director of 12 O’Clock Boys.

The Listener

Steve Buscemi, US
September 8 | Scotiabank 13 | 1:30pm | Buyers Only

In the early months of the pandemic, a young helpline volunteer (Tessa Thompson, who also produced) spends her shift offering a compassionate ear to people (Logan Marshall-Green, Margaret Cho, Blu del Barrio, Alia Shawkat, and more) in their darkest hours.

Kings of the World

September 9 | Scotiabank 9 | 3:25pm | All Industry

When one of them discovers he has an ancestral claim to a patch of land under a restitution agreement, five street kids from Medellin leave the city to start a new life in the country, only to find absolutely nothing is easy for five young men of no means in modern Colombia.


Neil Maskell, UK
September 12 | Scotiabank 13 | 9:15am | All Industry

In this extremely bleak comedy, two security operatives (Tom Burke, Roger Evans) escort a British whistleblower (Amit Shah) and his partner (Sura Dohnke) to a remote country home in Belgium, where they await the arrival of the high-level journalist they hope will share their secret with the world

Salt Lake

Kasia Rosłaniec, POL/SWESWE
September 12 | Scotiabank 13 | 12:15pm | All industry

At the age of 64, Helena (Katarzyna Butowtt) announces her intention to pursue sexual experiences with other men ― much to the shock of her husband of 40 years (Krzysztof Stelmaszyk). A powerful exploration of late-life desire and emancipation.

Without Her

Arian Vazirdaftari, IRA
September 11 | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 6 | 6:15PM | All Industry

As she prepares to emigrate to Denmark from Iran, Roya (Tannaz Tabatabaei) meets a strange, silent girl (Shadi Karamroudi) and decides to take her in, introducing her to her husband and children ― entirely unaware of the existential threat she’s welcomed into her home.