The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, stylized as tiff). It is a film festival which was attended by the public each month of September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2012, 372 films from 72 countries will be screened on 34 screens in downtown Toronto venues, hosting approximately 400 thousand people, more than 4,000 of them were professionals. TIFF begins the Thursday night after labour day (the first Monday in September to the Canada) and lasts 11 days.
Founded in 1976, TIFF is today one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the world. In 1998, Variety magazine acknowledged that TIFF "is the second to Cannes in terms of high profile pictures, stars and market activity." In 2007, time noted that TIFF had "spent its place as the most influential fall film for the film festival festival the most influential, period." This is partly the result of production capacity and reputation "Oscar buzz" TIFF.
Notable films that have had their world or North American premiere in Toronto include Dallas Buyers Club, Chariots of Fire, The Big Chill, husbands and wives thirty-two short films about Glenn Gould, the sinking aside, Silver Linings Playbook, of the word King, Argo, Moneyball, and Crash.
The international film Festival of Toronto, originally known as the Festival of Festivals, founded by William Marshall, Henk van der Kolk and Dusty Cohl. Piers Handling has been Director and general director of the festival since 1994, while Noah Cowan became co-director of TIFF in 2004. At the end of 2007, Cowan became the artistic director of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, as a programmer for a long period time Cameron Bailey succeeded as Co-Director; from 2013, Bailey is also the artistic director.
TIFF times focused on the Yorkville area, but the Toronto entertainment district later earned a higher level of prominence. TIFF is known for celebrity buzz that it brings to the region with the international media creating near the restaurants and shops of photos and interviews with the stars. With the opening of the fall 2010 TIFF Bell Lightbox, permanent seat TIFF in the entertainment district, TIFF seems likely to continue to expand outside its traditional Center to embrace other parts of the city.
From 2013, the main objective of TIFF is independent film, and the festival presents retrospectives of national cinemas and the individual directors, the highest point of the Canadian cinema, and a variety of Africa, America and South Asian films. In particular, the first world a number of Indian films have been produced in the TIFF.