2023 Toronto International Film Festival – The 48th annual Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled to be conducted from September 7 to 17, 2023. TIFF announced that its Contemporary World Cinema stream will be known as Centrepiece. Noted changes include Norman Wilner taking over Gravestock’s role as programmer of Canadian films, and June Kim succeeding Srinivasan as programmer for South Asian films.
The festival will take place exclusively in person after getting normal attendance figures for the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
The 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike can impact the festival if not resolved in time and it stops actors from taking part in promotional appearances to support their films. Atom Egoyan’s Seven Veils was a Canadian production shot under ACTRA rather than SAG-AFTRA contracts, lead actress Amanda Seyfried remained able to attend the premiere.
TIFF Tribute Awards
The TIFF Tribute Awards are presented for honouring film personnel for their overall achievements in cinema, and will be presented early during the festival run.
Spike Lee was announced as the recipient of the Ebert Director Award, and Pedro Almodóvar was announced as the recipient of the Jeffrey Skoll Award in Impact Media. Shawn Levy is announced as the recipient of the inaugural Norman Jewison Award for career achievement. Performer awards will be given to Colman Domingo and Vicky Krieps; Patricia Arquette is the recipient of the Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award.
Polish cinematographer Łukasz Żal will be named the recipient of the Variety Artisan Award, Brazilian film director Carolina Markowicz will be named the recipient of the Emerging Talent Award, and Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau will be named with a Special Tribute award.