The 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 5 and 15, 2013. The Fifth Estate was selected as the opening film and Life of Crime was the closing film. 75 films were added to the festival line-up in August. A total of 366 films from 70 different countries were screened, including 146 world premieres.
|2013 Toronto International Film Festival|
|Opening film||The Fifth Estate|
|Closing film||Life of Crime|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Hosted by||Toronto International Film Festival Group|
|No. of films||366|
|Festival date||September 5, 2013–September 15, 2013|
|People's Choice Award||12 Years a Slave||Steve McQueen|
|People's Choice Award First Runner Up||Philomena||Stephen Frears|
|People's Choice Award Second Runner Up||Prisoners||Denis Villeneuve|
|People's Choice Award, Documentary Winner||The Square (Al-Midan)||Jehane Noujaim|
|People's Choice Award, Documentary First Runner Up||Hi-Ho Mistahey!||Alanis Obomsawin|
|People's Choice Award, Documentary Second Runner Up||Beyond the Edge||Leanne Pooley|
|People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Winner||Why Don't You Play in Hell?||Sion Sono|
|People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness First Runner Up||Oculus||Mike Flanagan|
|People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Second Runner Up||Witching and Bitching||Álex de la Iglesia|
|Best Canadian Feature Film||When Jews Were Funny||Alan Zweig|
|Best Canadian Short Film||Noah||Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg|
|Best Canadian First Feature Film||Asphalt Watches||Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver|
|FIPRESCI Discovery||The Amazing Catfish||Claudia Sainte-Luce|
|Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award||All the Wrong Reasons||Gia Milani|
|FIPRESCI Special Presentations||Ida||Paweł Pawlikowski|
|Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere||Qissa||Anup Singh|
Media related to 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Wikimedia CommonsBeyond the Edge (2013 film)
Beyond the Edge is a 2013 New Zealand 3D docudrama about Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary's historical ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. As well as featuring dramatised recreations shot on location on Everest and in New Zealand, the film includes original footage and photographs from what was then the ninth British expedition to the mountain. It also includes audio from interviews with Hillary and recorded narration by expedition leader John Hunt.
The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September 2013, where it won positive reviews from fans and film critics. The Toronto Star gave it 3.5 out of 4 stars. It was second runner-up in competition for the People's Choice Award. It premiered in New Zealand on 22 October 2013.Borgman (film)
Borgman is a 2013 Dutch psychological thriller drama film directed by Alex van Warmerdam. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It was screened in the Vanguard section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.Child's Pose (film)
Child's Pose (Romanian: Poziția copilului) is a 2013 Romanian drama film directed by Călin Peter Netzer. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Golden Bear. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Luminița Gheorghiu was nominated as the Best Actress at the 26th European Film Awards and the film won the Telia Film Award at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2013. The film was selected as the Romanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.Empire of Dirt (film)
Empire of Dirt is a 2013 Canadian drama film directed by Peter Stebbings. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.The film was a shortlisted nominee for Best Picture at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards. It also garnered nominations for Best Actress (Cara Gee), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Podemski), Best Original Screenplay (Shannon Masters) and Best Editing (Jorge Weisz).Erik Skjoldbjærg
Erik Skjoldbjærg (born December 14, 1964 in Tromsø, Norway) is a Norwegian director and writer best known for co-writing and directing the film Insomnia and directing Prozac Nation. His film Pioneer was selected to be screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.Fading Gigolo
Fading Gigolo is a 2013 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring John Turturro. The film, co-starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, and Liev Schreiber, premiered in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It was given a limited release on April 18, 2014, and received mixed reviews.Jeremiah S. Chechik
Jeremiah S. Chechik (born 1955 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is the director of such films as National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Benny & Joon, Diabolique and The Avengers.
Chechik was nominated for Worst Director at the 1998 Golden Raspberry Awards for The Avengers but lost to Gus Van Sant for his remake of Psycho.
In 2007, Chechik directed all eight episodes of The Bronx is Burning. He and producer Michael Birnbaum purchased the screen rights to House of Night, a juvenile vampire book series from authors P. C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast in 2008, but as of 2015 no film has yet gone into production.
His film The Right Kind of Wrong was screened in the Gala Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.Ladder to Damascus
Ladder to Damascus (Arabic: سلم إلى دمشق) is a 2013 Syrian drama film directed by Mohammad Malas. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.Lee Sang-il (film director)
Lee Sang-il (Korean: 이상일, born 6 January 1974 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan) is a Zainichi Korean film director and screenwriter. His first film, Chong, was a short film about the lives of third generation Koreans living in Japan.
Hula Girls was declared best Japanese film of 2006 by Kinema Junpo (キネマ旬報), and Lee won the Best Director and Best Screenplay prizes at the 2007 Japanese Academy Awards for the film. His film Unforgiven was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.Life of Crime (film)
Life of Crime is a 2013 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Daniel Schechter, based on Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch (1978), which includes characters later revisited in his novel Rum Punch (1992), which was adapted into the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown (1997). Life of Crime was screened on the closing night 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival and released in theaters on August 29, 2014.Louise Archambault
Louise Archambault is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her debut film Familia, which won the Claude Jutra Award in 2005.She has directed numerous short films, including Atomic Sake, Lock, Petite Mort and Kluane. Her most recent film Gabrielle was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and won two Canadian Screen Awards at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for star Gabrielle Marion-Rivard.She is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal (BFA 93, MFA 00).Made in America (2013 film)
Made in America is a 2013 American documentary film, directed by Ron Howard, about the music festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z. It was screened in the Mavericks section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Howard said the festival documentary will be "a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be 'Made in America'—what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist." The documentary features performances from Pearl Jam, Odd Future, Dirty Projectors, Skrillex, Santigold, Janelle Monáe, and Run-DMC.Rum Punch
For the alcoholic mixed drink, see Punch (drink)Rum Punch is a 1992 novel written by Elmore Leonard. The novel was adapted into the film Jackie Brown (1997) by director Quentin Tarantino, although the movie changed the setting to Los Angeles.The characters Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara first appeared in Leonard's novel, The Switch, which itself has also been adapted as a film, Life of Crime, first shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, with Robbie played by Mos Def and Gara portrayed by John Hawkes.Sunshine on Leith (musical)
Sunshine on Leith is a stage musical featuring the songs of The Proclaimers and written by Stephen Greenhorn for the Dundee Rep Ensemble and first performed in 2007. The show won the TMA Award for Best Musical that year and has toured several times since.
A film version was completed in 2013, and screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.A new production will begin in spring 2018 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, directed by James Brining, followed by a UK tour.The Armstrong Lie
The Armstrong Lie is a 2013 American documentary film directed by Alex Gibney about the cyclist Lance Armstrong. Originally titled The Road Back, the film takes its name from "Le Mensonge Armstrong", the headline of the August 23, 2005 issue of the French newspaper L'Équipe. The film was screened out of competition at the 70th Venice International Film Festival and in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.The Bit Player
Ekstra is a 2013 Filipino socio-realist drama-comedy film by Jeffrey Jeturian. The film stars Vilma Santos as Loida Malabanan, who spends her days dreaming of her big break while working with the country’s best small screen actors. The film competed under the Directors Showcase sidebar of 9th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. It topped the box office in all four venues of said festival. The film was released in mainstream theaters by Star Cinema on August 14, as part of their 20th Anniversary offering.
The film had its international premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, set from September 5 to 15, under Contemporary World Cinema section.The Husband (film)
The Husband is a 2013 Canadian comedy film directed by Bruce McDonald. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.The Liberator (film)
The Liberator (Spanish: Libertador) is a 2013 Spanish–Venezuelan historical drama film directed by Alberto Arvelo, starring Édgar Ramírez as Simón Bolívar. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It has been selected as the Venezuelan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, making the January Shortlist.Tim's Vermeer
Tim's Vermeer is a documentary film, directed by Teller, produced by his stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, about inventor Tim Jenison's efforts to duplicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer, in order to test his theory that Vermeer painted with the help of optical devices.The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in limited theatrical release in the United States by Sony Pictures Classics on January 31, 2014.