Toronto International Film Festival announces first official selections for TIFF ’24

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the first official selections for TIFF ’24, which will welcome the world’s largest public audience of local and international film lovers to Toronto from 5 to 15 September 2024.

Setting the stage for an exciting Festival ahead is today’s announcement of six highly-anticipated titles from the Gala programme, sponsored by Dyson, and Special Presentation programme from internationally acclaimed filmmakers making their World Premieres at the 49th edition of the world’s leading public film festival.

Today’s announced films feature beloved A-list talent: the legendary Elton John pulls back the curtain on his life for the first time in Elton John: Never Too Late; fans of South Korean cinema and series will recognize Hyun Bin, Lee Dong-wook, Park Jeong-min, and Jeon Yeo-been all starring in Harbin; Tom Hiddleston plays the title character in The Life of Chuck, based on the 2020 Stephen King short story of the same name; the dark comedy Nightbitch features Amy Adams as a stay-at-home-mom whose domestic life takes a surreal turn; Rez Ball is a coming-of-age film about Indigenous basketball produced by LeBron James; and The Wild Robot is an animated film featuring an acclaimed ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as Roz, a robot shipwrecked on an island that must adapt to its new surroundings.

Welcoming both public and industry attendees, TIFF is an 11-day celebration of film and entertainment. This year’s official screening venues will include TIFF Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Cineplex’s Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio at the Canadian Broadcast Centre, and the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

The sixth edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Tribute Awards Gala will take place on Sunday, 8 September 2024, at Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

In addition to screenings, the Festival provides unique in-person opportunities including live post-screening Q&As, the In Conversation With… series, a five-day industry conference, and Festival Street, which returns for opening weekend along King Street West, from Peter Street to University Avenue, celebrating all things film. The free, family-friendly street festival will take place September 5–8, and will feature live performances, partner activations, and outdoor screenings.

More Festival details will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for TIFF ’24 go on-sale to TIFF Members by level beginning on Friday, August 16. For more details, visit tiff.net/join. The full Festival schedule will be released on Tuesday, August 13.

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