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The 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
The 31st annual Toronto International Film Festival will once again flood the city with art, culture and celebrities from September 7th to the 16th. As one of the top film festivals in the world, many films showcased in the 23 venues evoke such a powerful response that they become Oscar nominated. Also referred to as TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival boasts indie flicks from Africa, South America and Canada, as well as mainstream Hollywood movies.
In 2004, Perspective Canada—a programme that concentrated on Canadian films since 1984—morphed into two other programmes. One called Canada First!, showcasing eight to 15 Canadian feature-length films and the other called Short Cuts Canada, a roster of 30-40 Canadian short films.
Other programmes include Dialogues, Gala Presentations, Mavericks, Mozart’s Visionary Cinema, Sprockets Family Zone, Visions, Canadian Open Vault, Contemporary World Cinema, Discovery, Masters, Midnight Madness, Real to Reel, Special Presentations, Vanguard and Wavelengths.
Among Hollywood celebrities, a multitude of well-known filmmakes such as Pedro Almodovar (Spain), Nanni Moretti (Italy), Mira Nair (India) and Guy Maddin (Canada) are also TIFF-bound.
To open the festival, Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn’s The Journals of Knud Rasmussen will premiere on September 7th and the festival will finish on September 16th with Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace.
Film lovers will also be able to see Canada’s own Chantal Kreviazuk and husband Raine Maida’s short film Pretty Broken, among 91 other shorts.
When asked to explain why she chose TIFF to showcase her short on mental illness, she responded, “I thought this would be a great platform…But ultimately I really see Canada as being a model in how we deal with stigma, how we deal with our society and I think that we end up influencing the world and how we treat our citizens and how we cope with our everyday issues.”
Ever since 1976, TIFF has infused Toronto with culture and drenched it with art, engaging its wide audience with humor, philosophy, drama and horror.
Celebrating Canadian excellence in film has enriched Toronto with a more communal atmosphere.
Piers Handling—festival co-director— states, “We’re getting the core of the international filmmaking community. The people who are faithful to their own voices and who are trying to deal with serious subjects and challenging subjects. Watch some videos about the film festival below.