2014 Toronto International Film Festival official list of expected guests & fact sheet

Here is the list of expected guests and the fact sheet for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 4-14.

The lineup was rolled out in waves, starting with 59 Galas and Special Presentations, 45 titles in the Midnight Madness, TIFF Docs, Vanguard, and Masters sections, 27 Canadian narrative and documentary features, the Short Cuts Canada section, seven additional titles in the Galas section, 17 in Special Presentations, and 51 films in the Contemporary World Cinema and Speakers programs, the Wavelengths section (including four shorts programs, five medium length groupings, and 13 features), City to City (eight features), Cinematheque (six features), Future Projections (five total programs), and the new Short Cuts International section.

Yesterday's final announcement added 29 more films in the Discovery section (10 Canadian titles were previously announced), three features and six "Conversations with..." in Mavericks, and four features in the TIFF Kids section. Additional titles were also announced in Special Presentations (three), Masters (four), TIFF Docs (two), Vanguard (one), and Contemporary World Cinema (two). The Next Wave and Manifesto programs were also unveiled, both consisting of previously announced films.

The schedule with dates, times, and locations of all screenings is now available online (or see the links below) or at the Festival Box Office, 225 King Street West inside the Metro Centre. A special section about TIFF will appear in the Toronto Star on Thursday, August 28, which will include the full film schedule. Single tickets will go on sale August 31 by cash, debit, or online at TIFF.net/thefestival, by phone at 416-599-TIFF or toll free at 1-888-599-8433 (10 AM to 7 PM daily), or in person at the Festival Box Office, 225 King Street West inside the Metro Centre. Everything you could ever want to know about getting tickets is posted HERE.


Here is the complete online schedule of films with screening dates, times, and venues:


Entire 27-page calendar including an A-Z index of all films and screenings, to view, save, download, and print:



FACT SHEET (Numbers in parentheses are last year's statistics)

393 Total: Features — 285; Shorts —108 (366 Total: Features — 288; Shorts — 78)
250 Features that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 143, 34 and 73 respectively
(268 Total: 146 World; 19 International; 103 North American)
5,671 Total Submissions: International — 4,557, Canadian — 1,114 (4,892: International — 3,850, Canadian —1,042)
79 Countries (70)
28 Screens Used (28)
16 Programmes (15)
31,038 Minutes of Film (31,362)
388’ Longest Film: From What is Before (Norte: The End of History — 250’)
2’ Shortest Film(s): A Single Life, O Canada and Open Form – Game on an Actress’s Face
(CRIME: Joe Loya – The Beirut Bandit — 2’)
31 Canadian features, including co-productions (31)
24 Canadian features making their World Premiere, including co-productions (24)
46 Canadian shorts, including co-productions (42)
5 Installations mounted in venues across the city as part of Future Projections (9)


Here is the official list of guests expected to attend*. Also check out TIFF's Pinterest photo gallery.

Filmmakers presenting their World Premieres in Toronto include:

Noah Baumbach, Mia Hansen-Løve, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Ning Hao, Philippe Falardeau, Susanne Bier, Oren Moverman, Michael Winterbottom, Ruba Nadda, Antoine Fuqua, Alanis Obomsawin, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Christian Petzold, Isabel Coixet, Sophie Barthes, Bent Hamer, Lone Scherfig, and Roger Waters.

The Festival also welcomes thousands of producers and other industry professionals bringing films to TIFF.

* "Expected to attend" generally means that the travel, accommodations, and other arrangements have already been made between the festival and talent. When a guest appears at a festival it is typically covered by the festival -- that's parrtly what the sponsor money is for -- and they are flown in and put up by the festival with their expenses paid. Once the festival announces a name it means the deal has been done and the flight, hotel, etc. are booked for that person. Names are always added and/or removed as individual situations and availabilities change, of course.

The following filmmakers and artists are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:

Naji Abu Nowar, James Adolphus, Michele Alhaique, Lisandro Alonso, Kiki Álvarez, Yuri Ancarani, Roy Andersson, Sarik Andreasyan, Juanfer Andrés, Theo Anthony, Olivier Assayas, Robin Aubert, Barry Avrich, Ramin Bahrani, Jaume Balagueró, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, Daniel Barber, Daniel Barnz, Rebecca Baron, Sophie Barthes, Eric Baudelaire, Noah Baumbach, Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Justin Benson, Nils Bergendal, Dana Berman Duff, Anahí Berneri, Paul Bettany, Susanne Bier, Charles Binamé, Mike Binder, Vincent Biron, Baran bo Odar, Shonali Bose, Scott Brachmayer, Adam Brooks, Israel Cárdenas, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Damien Chazelle, Peter Chelsom, Andrew Cividino, Mary Helena Clark, Isabel Coixet, Saverio Costanzo, Paul Cowan, David Cronenberg, Harold Crooks, Ernesto Daranas, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Siebren de Haan, Mijke de Jong, Yann Demange, Lav Diaz, David Dobkin, Xavier Dolan, Andrea Dorfman, Sotiris Dounoukos, Lee Do-yun, Fabrice Du Welz, Kaveh Ebrahimpour, Martin Edralin, Kris Elgstrand, Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz, Tony Elliott, Martine Époque, Santiago Esteinou, Chris Evans, Sean Evans, Philippe Falardeau, Lixin Fan, Alexander Farah, Sepideh Farsi, Pascale Ferran, Severin Fiala, Fluorescent Hill, Anne Fontaine, Maya Forbes, Alain Fournier, James Franco, Veronika Franz, Toa Fraser, Sol Friedman, René Frölke, Tor Fruergaard, Antoine Fuqua, Sarah Galea-Davis, Connor Gaston, Ole Giæver, Dan Gilroy, Dana Gingras, François Girard, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Glatzer, Rob Grant, David Gordon Green, Eugène Green, Sturla Gunnarsson, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Szabolcs Hajdu, Dieudo Hamadi, Bent Hamer, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ning Hao, Hal Hartley, Mark Hartley, Ethan Hawke, Jalmari Helander, Ryuichi Hiroki, Nguyen Hoang Diep, Margaret Honda, Israel Horovitz, Slater Jewell-Kemker, Cristián Jiménez, Boo Ji-Young, Gerard Johnson, July Jung, Park Jung-bum, Chang Jung-Chi, Zvonimir Jurić, Marie-Ève Juste, Serhat Karaaslan, Yassmina Karajah, Dome Karukoski, Ross Katz, Matthew Kennedy, Robert Kenner, Nino Kirtadze, Arlen Konopaki, Panos H. Koutras, Omung Kumar, Juris Kursietis, Kim Kyung-man, Richard LaGravenese, Joel Lamangan, Alexandre Larose, Michelle Latimer, Andrew Lau, Mélanie Laurent, Josh Lawson, Elizabeth Lazebnik, François Leduc, Mike Leigh, Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, Barry Levinson, Shawn Levy, Ben Lewis, Richard Loncraine, Andrew Loo, Julie Lopes Curval, Zhang Lu, Frieda Luk, Johann Lurf, Adam MacDonald, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Caroline Mailloux, Nilesh Maniyar, Mikael Marcimain, T. Marie, Carolina Markowicz, Isidora Marras, James Marsh, Lynne Marsh, Philip Martin, Mario Martone, Thomas McCarthy, Dave McKean, Santiago Menghini, Bennett Miller, Pat Mills, Reza Mirkarimi, Jyoti Mistry, Ako Mitchell, David Robert Mitchell, Jefferson Moneo, Grayson Moore, Michael Moore, Tomm Moore, Aaron Moorhead, Oren Moverman, Francesco Munzi, Ruba Nadda, Olivier Nakache, Tetsuya Nakashima, Afia Nathaniel, Andrew Niccol, Laura Nix, Jonathan Nossiter, Ryan J. Noth, Alanis Obomsawin, David Oelhoffen, Randall Okita, Joshua Oppenheimer, Luis Ortega, Ruben Östlund, Hlynur Pálmason, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Christian Petzold, Yim Pil-sung, Joana Pimenta, Matías Piñeiro, Shira Piven, Gabe Polsky, Denis Poulin, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Megha Ramaswamy, Hamy Ramezan, Matthew Rankin, Jason Reitman, Martin Rejtman, Giulio Ricciarelli, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Esteban Roel, Alberto Roldán, Oscar Ruiz Navia, Samir, Christophe M. Saber, Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie, Ghassan Salhab, Fernanda Salloum, Feike Santbergen, Marjane Satrapi, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Lone Scherfig, Céline Sciamma, Liew Seng Tat, Kim Seong-hun, Jacques Servin, Lynn Shelton, Raha Shirazi, Amer Shomali, Amie Siegel, Carlos Siguion-Reyna, Kevin Smith, Sion Sono, Jeffrey St. Jules, Jon Stewart, Mike Stoltz, Marah Strauch, Peter Strickland, Amanda Strong, Shim Sung-Bo, Mariama Sylla, Damian Szifron, Isao Takahata, Jordan Tannahill, Julie Taymor, David Tedeschi, Frank Ternier, David Thorpe, Jacob Tierney, Eric Toledano, Clément Trehin-Lalanne, Shinya Tsukamoto, André Turpin, Morten Tyldum, JP Valkeapää, Igor Vamos, Lonnie van Brummelen, Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Pieter Van Hees, Marte Vold, Calum Walter, Wayne Wapeemukwa, Matthew Warchus, Roger Waters, Wash Westmoreland, Blake Williams, Adam Wingard, Michael Winterbottom, Frederick Wiseman, Ray Wong, Wang Xiaoshuai, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge), Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Zhang Yimou, Soon-Mi Yoo, Jeffrey Zablotny, Krzysztof Zanussi, Baldvin Zophoníasson, Christian Zübert, Mich’ael Zupraner, Andrey Zvyaginstev, Edward Zwick and Antoinette Zwirchmayr.

The following actors are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:

Liam Aiken, Jennifer Aniston, Loreto Aravena, Gemma Arterton, Dorothy Atkinson, Charlotte Aubin, Marion Bailey, Ellen Barkin, Isaach De Bankolé, Jason Bateman, Haley Bennett, Sonja Bennett, Melissa Benoist, Juliette Binoche, Evan Bird, Douglas Booth, John Boylan, Jordana Brewster, Connie Britton, Daniel Brühl, Arabella Bushnell, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Steve Carell, Josh Charles, Justin Chatwin, Justin Chon, Priyanka Chopra, Hayden Christensen, Sam Claflin, Richard Clarkin, Patricia Clarkson, Suzanne Clément, Jennifer Connelly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kevin Costner, Marton Csokas, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cusack, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Zhou Dongyu, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sarah Doucet, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Brad Dryborough, Ger Duany, Robert Duvall, Ansel Elgort, Jillian Estell, Alice Eve, Vera Farmiga, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Sarah Gadon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael García Bernal, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Richard Gere, Greta Gerwig, Sophie Goulet, Holliday Grainger, Aidan Greene, Jessica Gunning, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Alex Harrouch, Ken Harrower, Salma Hayek, Hannah Herzsprung, Dustin Hoffman, Nina Hoss, Holly Hunter, Max Irons, Jeremy Irvine, Johnny Issaluk, Christopher Jacot, Emmanuel Jal, Sian James, Felicity Jones, Jeremy Jordan, Reda Kateb, Diane Keaton, Catherine Keener, Anna Kendrick, Tory Kittles, Kevin Kline, Keira Knightley, Mpho Koaho, Chandia Bernadette Kodili, Nick Kroll, Lilianna La Greca, Allen Leech, Melissa Leo, Jane Levy, Justin Long, Alex Loubert, Steven Love, Elyas M´Barek, Anthony Mackie, Chris Mackie, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Tobey Maguire, Brit Marling, Faye Marsay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Meunier, Anthony Michael Hall, Antoine Monot Jr., Maika Monroe, Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Viggo Mortensen, Bill Murray, Ahmed Muslimani, Bill Nighy, Arnold Oceng, Jack O'Connell, Haley Joel Osment, Muna Otaru, Al Pacino, Nate Parker, Michael Parks, Robert Pattinson, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Jaime Pebanco, Simon Pegg, Lee Perkins, Rosamund Pike, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Plummer, Maxime Pomerleau, Colin Price, Bill Pullman, Tahar Rahim, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Sam Rockwell, Genesis Rodriguez, Mark Ruffalo, Rene Russo, Adam Sandler, Romnick Sarmenta, Dan Savage, Tom Schilling, Ben Schnetzer, Ben Schwartz, Andrew Scott, Alexey Serebryakov, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Dax Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Aidan Shipley, Bob Silvers, J.K. Simmons, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ross Smith, Timothy Spall, Peter Spence, Abigail Spencer, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Dan Stevens, Ben Stiller, Corey Stoll, Peter Stormare, Ma Su, Omar Sy, Channing Tatum, Miles Teller, Aliaune “Akon” Thiam, John Travolta, Alexandre Vallerand, Garrett Wareing, Denzel Washington, Ernardi Watimin, Danny Webb, Dominic West, Kuoth Wiel, Kristen Wiig, Cassie Williams, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Jung Woo-sung, Sam Worthington, Han Ye-ri and Zhao Wei.


Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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