This year’s Toronto International Film Festival is here bigger and better, the 43rd edition is taking place from September 6th to 16th. The most amazing thing about this year’s TIFF is that unlike previous years the underrepresented people like women and the people of color will be among the 20% of the journalists and the film critics. This is one thing that will make TIFF 2018 much better, interesting and we can all agree that we can’t wait to see how it plays out.


It’s going to be a beehive of activities this year so let’s look at the jury, not forgetting all three of them have had their films screened in TIFF before.

  • Lee Chang- dongwho is a south Korean Novelist, screenwriter, and film director. Some of his well-known films include: secret sunshine, oasis and many more
  • Bela Tarrwho is a Hungarian film director and is famous for art films with philosophical themes. Some of his work include: the outsider, Damnation, The man from London and many more
  • Margarethe von Trottawho is a German filmlegend. Her films focus on relationships between and among women hence the reason she is called the feminist filmmaker. Some of her amazing work include Marianne and Juliane, sheer madness, sisters or the balance of happiness and many more.

There is going to be a bunch of presentations under different categories. Below are the presentations in this year’s TIFF. (we just picked a few)


  • First man by Damien Chazelle
  • Hidden man by Jiang Wen
  • High life by Claire Denis
  • Husband material by Anurag Kashyap
  • Jeremiah Terminator LeROY by Justine Kelly
  • Life itself by Dan Fogelman
  • Outlaw king by David Mackenzie
  • Shadow by Zhang Yimou
  • The hate you give by George Tillman jr
  • The kindergarten Teacher by Sarah Colangelo
  • The land of steady habits by Nicole Holofcena
  • The lie by Veena Sud


  • Killing by ShinyaTsukamoto
  • Loro by Paolo Sorrentino
  • Hotel by the river by Hong Sang-soo
  • Our time by Carlos Reygadas
  • The image book by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Peterloo byMike Leigh


  • 22 July by Paul greengrass
  • A million little pieces by Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • A faithful man by Louis Garrel
  • American woman by Jake Scot
  • Baby by Liu Jie
  • Ben is back by Peter Hedges
  • Boy Erased by Joel Edgerton
  • Burning by Lee Chang-dong
  • Capernaum by Nadine Labaki
  • Can you ever forgive me by Marielle Heller
  • Cold war by Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Colette by Wash Westmoreland
  • Dogman by Matteo Garrone
  • Driven by Nick Hamm


  • Assassination nation by Sam Levinson
  • Climax by Gaspar Noé
  • Diamantino by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
  • Nekrotronic by Kiah Roache-Turner
  • In fabric by Peter Strickland
  • Halloween by David Gordon Green


  • aKasha by hajooj kuka
  • Aniara by Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja
  • An Elephant sitting stillby Hu Bo
  • Complicity by Kei Chikaura
  • Clara by Akash Sherman
  • Blind spot by Tuva Novotny
  • Consequences by Darko Štante
  • Emu runner by Imogen Thomas
  • Fig tree by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian


  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World: ABehind-the-Scenes Look
  • Sharkwater extinction by Rob Stewart
  • Jason Reitman’s live read
  • The joy luck club


  • Ad Vitam by Thomas Cailley
  • Homecoming by Sam Esmail
  • Stockholm by Daniel Syrkin


  • Angelo by Markus Schleinzer
  • Destroyerby Karyn Kusama
  • Cities of last things by Ho Wi Ding


  • 1986 summer by Toshio Matsumoto
  • I hope im loud when im dead by Beatrice Gibson
  • In my room by Ulrich Köhler
  • Julio iglesis’s house by Natalia Marín
  • L. COHEN by James Benning
  • L. COHEN proceeded by Arena
  • La flor by Mariano Llinás
  • Long day’s journey into night by Bi Gan
  • Man in the well by Hu Bo
  • Mumok kino by Philipp Fleischmann
  • Please step out of the frame by Karissa Hahn


  • 7A by Zachary Russell
  • A new year by George Sikharulidze
  • A wedding day by Elias Belkeddar
  • Accidence by Multiple Directors
  • All inclusive by Corina Schwingruber Ilic
  • All these creatures by Charles Williams
  • Animal behavior by Alison Snowden, David Fine


  • Angel by Koen Mortier
  • Asako 1 and 2 by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Before the frost by Michael Noer
  • Belmonte by Federico Veiroj
  • Birds of passage by Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
  • Black 47 by Lance Daly

We can all agree the jury has a hard time this year the films line up is just amazing. Well apart from the films ever wanted to have the red carpet experience? Then TIFF is the place to be, the flashy lights, cameras etc. In the previous year’s only a few screened films get the full red carpet treatment well great news this year TIFF announced that 16 of the gala presentation films will get that. With TIFF being the biggest film festival you can expect most of the A-listers to be in attendance. This is most definitely not one to miss.


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