The Dork Shelf Guide to TIFF 2013


Welcome one and all to Dork Shelf’s guide to the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival. From September 5th-15th the best and brightest talent in cinema will converge for one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. With 288 feature films, 78 shorts screening across ten days, and countless celebrities in town, keeping up isn’t as easy as it looks.

So here is our master list and guide to all of Dork Shelf’s 2013 TIFF coverage! Here you will find all of the latest reviews, interviews, spotlights on special programmes, and all the latest festival news!

Keep checking back frequently as NEW CONTENT will be added throughout the days ahead at various points during the day! (New content will be marked with *NEW* in front of the link.)

We hope to see you around and stay tuned for what’s sure to be another great year at the Toronto International Film Festival! And as always, if you need more information, tickets, showtimes, a full list of films and programmes, directions, and generally helpful information, visit the TIFF website! Enjoy!


1982 – Discovery

12 Years a Slave – Special Presentation

Abuse of Weakness – Masters

Afflicted – Midnight Madness

All Cheerleaders Die – Midnight Madness

Almost Human – Midnight Madness

The Animal Project – Contemporary World Cinema (Corey Atad)

The Art of the Steal – Gala

Asphalt Watches – Vanguard

At Berkeley – TIFF Docs

Attila Marcel – Special Presentation (Corey Atad)

August: Osage County – Gala (Phil Brown)

Bad Words – Special Presentation (Phil Brown)

Blue is the Warmest Color – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

Blue Ruin – Vanguard

Brazilian Western – Contemporary World Cinema (Corey Atad)

Burt’s Buzz – TIFF Docs (Zack Kotzer)

Closed Curtain – Masters (Jake Cole)

Cold Eyes – Gala

Concrete Night – Masters

Dallas Buyers Club – Special Presentation

The Devil’s Knot – Special Presentation

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – Special Presentation (Dave Voigt)

The Dog – TIFF Docs

Dom Hemingway – Special Presentation

Don Jon – Special Presentation

The Double – Special Presentation (Phil Brown)

Empire of Dirt – Contemporary World Cinema (Eric Marchen)

Enough Said – Special Presentation

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas – City to City (Zack Kotzer)

The F Word – Special Presentation

Fading Gigolo – Special Presentation (Zack Kotzer)

Felony – Special Presentation

A Field in England – Wavelengths (Jake Cole)

The Fifth Estate – Gala

Finding Vivian Maier – TIFF Docs

For No Good Reason – Mavericks (Phil Brown)

Gabrielle – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

Gerontophilia – Vanguard (Zack Kotzer)

Gloria – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

Gravity – Special Presentation (Phil Brown)

The Great Beauty – Special Presentation (Zack Kotzer)

The Green Inferno – Midnight Madness

Horns – Vanguard

The Husband – Special Presentation

Ida – Special Presentation (Tina Hassannia)

Ilo Ilo – Discovery

iNumber Number – Contemporary World Cinema

The Invisible Woman – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

Jodorowsky’s Dune – TIFF Docs (Phil Brown)

Joe – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

Kill Your Darlings – Gala (Zack Kotzer)

Labor Day – Special Presentation (Zack Kotzer)

Le Demantelement – Contemporary World Cinema

Life of Crime – Closing Night Gala (Phil Brown)

Like Father, Like Son – Special Presentation (Kirk Haviland)

The Lunchbox – Gala (Corey Atad)

Made in America – Mavericks (Dave Voigt)

Manakamana – Wavelengths (Jake Cole)

Man of Tai Chi – Special Presentation

Mary Queen of Scots – Special Presentation

McCanick – Special Presentation (Corey Atad)

Metalhead – Contemporary World Cinema (Zack Kotzer)

Metallica: Through the Never – Special Event (Dave Voigt)

Night Moves – Special Presentation (Zack Kotzer)

Ningen – Contemporary World Cinema (Zack Kotzer)

October November – Contemporary World Cinema

Oculus – Midnight Madness

One Chance – Special Presentation (Tina Hassannia)

Only Lovers Left Alive – Special Presentation (Zack Kotzer)

Palo Alto – Discovery (Dave Voigt)

Parkland – Gala

The Past – Special Presentation

Philomena – Special Presentation (Corey Atad)

Proxy – Vanguard (Phil Brown)

R100 – Midnight Madness (Zack Kotzer)

The Railway Man – Gala (Dave Voigt)

Rigor Mortis – Midnight Madness

Rock the Casbah – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

Rush – Gala

The Sacrament – Vanguard

Sarah Prefers to Run – Discovery

Siddharth – Contemporary World Cinema

The Station – Midnight Madness (Dave Voigt)

Stay – Contemporary World Cinema (Corey Atad)

A Story of Children and Film – TIFF Docs

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon – Gala (Phil Brown)

Tim’s Vermeer – TIFF Docs (Phil Brown)

Tom at the Farm – Special Presentation

A Touch of Sin – Masters (Eric Marchen)

Tracks – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

La última película – Wavelengths

Under the Starry Sky – Contemporary World Cinema

The Unknown Known – TIFF Docs (Phil Brown)

Watermark – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)

We Gotta Get Out of This Place – Vanguard

When Jews Were Funny – TIFF Docs

The Wind Rises – Special Presentation

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? – Midnight Madness

You Are Here – Special Presentation (Phil Brown)

Young & Beautiful – Special Presentation (Eric Marchen)


Brad Deane – Programmer, TIFF Cinematheque

Shayne Ehman & Seth Scriver – Directors, Asphalt Watches

Danis Goulet – Director, Wakening, a special short playing before the opening gala.

Don McKellar – Director, The Grand Seduction

Richie Mehta – Director, Siddharth

Alan Zweig – Director, When Jews Were Funny


Short Cuts Canada

Wavelengths Shorts