TIFF Puts Spotlight On UK With New City To City Program


The City to City installment of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival will put the spotlight on filmmakers in the UK, TIFF organizers announced today – the line-up will be revealed in late summer.

According to reports, City to City will look at those who are living and working in London proper. Past City to City installments have centred on Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Athens, and Seoul. City to City: London will be the seventh year for the programme.

“From Alfred Hitchcock to Steve McQueen, England has a remarkable tradition of filmmaking and  the city of London is one of the premiere film centres in the world,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, in an official press release. “We’re looking forward to shining the Festival spotlight on this city and to bringing the cinema of London to Toronto audiences.”

“Our annual screening trip to London is always both breathtaking and heartbreaking. We’ve been awed by the talent in this global city and disappointed that we can’t invite all the films we’d like to,” said Artistic Director Cameron Bailey. “This year’s spotlight on London filmmaking will be a rare
opportunity to revel in the riches London has to offer. It’s also a chance to celebrate the city where I was born.”

Film submissions for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival open on February 9th. The deadline for submission is May 1st. The late submission deadline is May 29th.

TIFF runs from September 10-20.