This morning the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced an additional 26 films to their 2019 slate. All 26 of the new additions are directed by Canadians (with almost 50% of these pictures directed by women). This news comes a week after the festival announced 18 Galas and 38 Special Presentations which include Ford v Ferrari, Knives Out, and Joker.
The announcement contains 3 Galas (American Woman, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, The Song of Names), two Midnight Madness films (Blood Quantum, The Twentieth Century), two Special Presentations (Guest of Honour, Clifton Hill), and a David Foster tribute.
Previously announced Canadian titles include François Girard’s The Song of Names, Semi Chellas’s American Woman and Barry Avrich ‘s David Foster: Off the Record. Daniel Roher’s Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band has been selected as the opening-night Gala film.
TIFF 2019 Canadian Lineup:
American Woman – Semi Chellas, Canadian Premiere
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band – Daniel Roher, World Premiere
The Song of Names – François Girard, World Premiere
Clifton Hill – Albert Shin, World Premiere
Guest of Honour – Atom Egoyan, North American Premiere
David Foster: Off the Record – Barry Avrich, World Premiere
One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk – Zacharias Kunuk, North American Premiere
Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger – Alanis Obomsawin, World Premiere
Coppers – Alan Zweig, World Premiere
This Is Not a Movie – Yung Chang, World Premiere
There’s Something in the Water – Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, World Premiere
Black Conflux – Nicole Dorsey, World Premiere
Easy Land – Sanja Zivkovic, World Premiere
Kuessipan – Myriam Verreault, World Premiere
Murmur – Heather Young, World Premiere
Raf – Harry Cepka, World Premiere
The Rest of Us – Aisling Chin-Yee, World Premiere
Contemporary World Cinema
And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) – Louise Archambault, World Premiere
Antigone – Sophie Deraspe, World Premiere
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, North American Premiere
Castle in the Ground – Joey Klein, World Premiere
The Last Porno Shown– Kire Paputts, World Premiere
Tammy’s Always Dying – Amy Jo Johnson, World Premiere
White Lie – Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis, World Premiere
Blood Quantum – Jeff Barnaby, World Premiere
The Twentieth Century – Matthew Rankin, World Premiere
The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 05 – 15th 2019.