TIFF 2015 Guide

The Dork Shelf Guide to TIFF 2015

It’s that time of year again! The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – the 40th annual edition of the fest –  kicks off this week, running from Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 20th. 

There’s no shortage of celebrities, red carpets, and glitzy parties in town while TIFF is on, but what the fest is really about are the movies. Bringing together more than 500,000 movie lovers and 399 films from around the world, TIFF 2015 has a whole lot to offer.

As usual, Dork Shelf will be reviewing as many films as we can during the festival, as well as bringing you TIFF news, interviews, and more. This page – The Dork Shelf Guide to TIFF 2015 – will be your one-stop shop for all of that coverage and will be updated constantly throughout the festival!

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Dork Shelf's TIFF 2015 Guide


TIFF 2015 Reviews


Al Purdy Was Here – TIFF Docs (Jason Gorber)

Anomalisa  – Special Presentations (Phil Brown)

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)  – Platform (Noah R. Taylor)

Baskin – Midnight Madness (Kirk Haviland)


Black Mass  – Special Presentations (Jason Gorber)

The Clan -Platform (Noah R. Taylor)

Closet Monster – Discovery (Jason Gorber)

Demolition – Gala Presentations (Jason Gorber)


Der Nachtmahr – Vanguard (Will Perkins)

Desierto  – Special Presentations (Phil Brown)

Dheepan – Special Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

The Family Fang  -Special Presentations (Phil Brown)


The Forbidden Room – Wavelengths (Jason Gorber)

Forsaken – Gala Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

Green Room – Midnight Madness (Jason Gorber)

Hardcore – Midnight Madness (Jason Gorber)


Hellions  – Vanguard (Phil Brown)

Hitchcock/ Truffaut – TIFF Docs (Jason Gorber)

High-Rise   – Platform (Will Perkins)

Hurt  – Platform (Jason Gorber)

I Smile Back – Special Presentations (Phil Brown)

Into the Forest  – Special Presentations (Will Perkins)

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi – Masters (Dave Voigt)

Journey To The Shore – Contemporary World Cinema (Phil Brown)

Keith Richards: Under the Influence  – Primetime (Jason Gorber)

Kilo Two Bravo  – City to City London (Jason Gorber)

Land of Mine – Platform (Noah R. Taylor)

Legend  – Gala Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

Len and Company  – Special Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

The Lobster – Special Presentations (Phil Brown)

Lolo – Gala Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

London Road – City To City London (Noah R. Taylor)

Louder Than Bombs – Special Presentations (Jason Gorber)

Love – Vanguard (Jason Gorber)

Maggie’s Plan  – Special Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

The Martian – Gala Presentations (Will Perkins)

Miss Sharon Jones! – TIFF Docs (Jason Gorber)

Mountains May Depart – Special Presentations (Will Perkins)

Mr. Right – Gala Presentations (Phil Brown)

My Internship in Canada  – Contemporary World Cinema (Noah R. Taylor)

Neon Bull  -Platform (Noah R. Taylor)

Our Brand Is Crisis  – Special Presentations (Will Perkins)

The People vs. Fritz Bauer – Contemporary World Cinema (Dave Voigt)

The Promised Land  -Platform (Noah R. Taylor)

The Reflektor Tapes  – TIFF Docs (Noah R. Taylor)

Remember  – Gala Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

Return of the Atom – TIFF Docs (Dave Voigt)

Room – Special Presentations  (Jason Gorber)

Schneider vs. Bax  – Contemporary World Cinema (Jason Gorber)

Sicario – Special Presentations (Noah R. Taylor)

Sleeping Giant – Discovery (Jason Gorber)

Spotlight – Special Presentations (Phil Brown)

Trumbo – Special Presentations (Phil Brown)

Victoria – Special Presentations (Phil Brown)

The Waiting Room  – Contemporary World Cinema (Noah R. Taylor)

The Wave  – Special Presentations (Will Perkins)

The White Knights  -Platform (Noah R Taylor)

The Witch – Special Presentations (Will Perkins)

Yakuza Apocalypse – Midnight Madness (Phil Brown)

Zoom  -Vanguard (Noah R. Taylor)


TIFF 2015 Features


Spotlight on Platform (Noah R. Taylor)


Alan Zweig Interview *NEW* (Jason Gorber)


TIFF 2015 Trailers and Clips


Gala Presentations 

City to City London


Midnight Madness


Dork Shelf's TIFF 2015 Guide