August 18, 2022
TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® is delighted to welcome the return of three distinguished international film juries to honour outstanding works in this year’s lineup. The juries, featuring renowned film critics and filmmakers, are composed of five members for FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics; three jurors for NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema; and three filmmakers for Platform jury.
“It’s a privilege to have international juries back in person screening films in the cinemas with TIFF audiences,” said Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer, TIFF. “It truly feels like the festival is back! The passion, experience and knowledge that they bring to this year’s Festival will be exciting to watch this September.”
The Platform Prize is awarded to the Best film in the Platform programme, which went to Yuni in 2021. The FIPRESCI Jury will award the Prize of International Critics dedicated to emerging filmmakers for the 29th year to one film from the Discovery programme. Last year’s winner was Anatolian Leopard. The NETPAC Jury will present the NETPAC Award for Best Feature Film from the Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery programmes by an emerging Asian and/or Pacific Islander filmmaker, which went to Costa Brava, Lebanon in 2021.
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