TIFF celebrates awards season with screenings of nominated films

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January 24, 2023

TIFF celebrates awards season with screenings of nominated films

The 2023 Oscar Shorts series returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox on February 17, featuring three programmes of nominated short films in the Animation, Live Action, and Documentary categories

A still from The Fabelmans

The Fabelmans (2022)

TORONTO — TIFF invites Toronto audiences to TIFF Bell Lightbox to celebrate awards season and enjoy a selection of Oscar-nominated films ahead of the 95th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12.

“TIFF Bell Lightbox is the place in the city for audiences to watch Oscar-nominated films and experience Q&As with filmmakers and cast throughout the awards season,” said Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer, TIFF. “Our film programming is second to none, and it’s exciting to take this opportunity to invite film lovers from Toronto and beyond to enjoy Oscar-nominated films on the big screen and the very best in Canadian and international cinema at TIFF Bell Lightbox.”

Leading up to Oscar night, audiences can catch the following titles on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen:

Now Playing
Women Talking
dir. Sarah Polley, Universal Canada [CC]
Nominee, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay

Opening January 27
dir. Oliver Hermanus, Mongrel Media
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor

Opening February 3
dir. Lukas Dhont, Sphère Films
Nominee, Best International Feature (Belgium)

Opening February 17
2023 Oscar Shorts, Shorts International

The Elephant Whisperers, dir. Kartiki Gonsalves
Haulout, dirs. Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
How Do You Measure a Year?, dir. Jay Rosenblatt
The Martha Mitchell Effect, dir. Anne Alvergue
Stranger at the Gate, dir. Joshua Seftel

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, dirs. Charlie Mackesy and Peter Baynton
The Flying Sailor, dirs. Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby 🍁
Ice Merchants, dir. João Gonzalez
My Year of Dicks, dir. Sara Gunnarsdóttir
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It, dir. Lachlan Pendragon

An Irish Goodbye, dirs. Tom Berkeley and Ross White
Ivalu, dir. Anders Walte
Le Pupille, dir. Alice Rohrwacher
Night Ride, dir. Eirik Tveiten
The Red Suitcase, dir. Cyrus Neshvad

For those watching from home, digital TIFF Bell Lightbox has a robust selection of Oscar-nominated films including Everything Everywhere All At Once, Aftersun, and Tár, among others. A full list of available titles is below.

A few films had their World Premieres at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, including Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans and Edward Berger’s All Quiet on the Western Front. The Fabelmans won the TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award; the People’s Choice Award runner-up was Women Talking, directed by Sarah Polley. The TIFF’s People’s Choice Awards are distinguished as the audience’s top titles at the Festival as voted by the viewing public, and are seen as a bellwether for awards season.

TIFF also recognized Oscar-nominated actors Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh at the 2022 TIFF Tribute Awards. Fraser was honoured with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by IMDbPro, for his work in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. Yeoh received the inaugural Share Her Journey Award presented by BVLGARI, honoured for her leadership in the film industry and for making a positive impact on women throughout her decades-long career.

2023 Oscar-nominated films available to rent on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox

dir. Charlotte Wells, Sphère Films [CC]
Nominee, Best Actor

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
dir. Laura Poitras, Elevation Pictures
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature

Everything Everywhere All At Once
dirs. Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Elevation Pictures [CC]
Nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
dir. Dean Fleischer Camp, Elevation Pictures [CC]
Nominee, Best Animated Feature

Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris
dir. Anthony Fabian, NBCUniversal
Nominee, Best Costume Design

dir. Todd Field, NBCUniversal
Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Director, Best Actress

Top Gun: Maverick
dir. Joseph Kosinski, Paramount
Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay

Triangle of Sadness
dir. Ruben Östlund, Elevation Pictures [CC]
Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director

Coming soon
The Fabelmans
dir. Steven Spielberg, NBCUniversal
Nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director

TIFF Members are invited to attend a special viewing party on Oscar night. Details to be announced in the coming weeks. Members and TIFF Under 25-Free Pass Holders receive access to year-round TIFF benefits including free access to more than 300 Cinematheque screenings. To learn more and join as a TIFF Member, visit tiff.net/membership.

Catch up on the Oscar-nominated films’ awards journey from the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, featuring Q&As, and acceptance speeches:

The Fabelmans – Curated Q&A
Triangle of Sadness - Q&A
Women Talking Q&A
Michelle Yeoh acceptance speech
Brendan Fraser acceptance speech

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