We're thrilled to share that »Into the Forest«
has been selected as part of Canada's Top Ten Film Festival
, which runs in Toronto from January 8 to 17 next year. Select screenings will also take place in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Halifax and Ottawa. Established in 2001 by the Toronto International Film Festival
, this celebration of excellence is designed to highlight the best feature-length films, short films and student short films the country has produced in the past year, and raise general awareness of Canadian achievements in film. Festival selections are chosen by two panels — one for features, one for shorts — of Canadian filmmakers and film industry professionals. To be eligible, films must be directed by a Canadian citizen or resident and have been released commercially or played a major film festival in Canada.
New this year, the 14th edition of the festival is offering a geographic twist with a simultaneous screening of Patricia Rozema's
apocalyptic drama at Toronto's Bell Lightbox
, Vancouver's The Cinematheque
and Montreal's Phi Centre
on Saturday, January 9 at 9:00pm ET, which includes a simulcast introduction and an interactive live stream Q&A session with the director. Ellen Page was originally scheduled to attend this event as well, according to thecinematheque.ca
, but was unfortunately forced to cancel.
For more information, screening dates, venues and tickets please visit the festival's official website at tiff.net/festivals/ctt15
TIFF TOASTS THE TRUE NORTH’S CINEMATIC BEST
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival expands with three-city simulcast and coast-to-coast screenings
Celebrated lineup includes works by Patricia Rozema, Guy Maddin, Philippe Falardeau, Alan Zweig, plus an onstage conversation with Kiefer Sutherland
TORONTO — TIFF® salutes the country’s cinematic superstars tonight, revealing the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival™ lineup of the top 10 features, shorts and student shorts for 2015. Established in 2001, the festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and raises awareness of Canadian achievements in film. Running January 8 to 17, 2016 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, the 10-day event presents public screenings of the selected films accompanied by introductions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, as well as special events, industry panels and free engagements. On January 16, Golden Globe–, Emmy- and Screen Actors Guild Award–winning Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland will take the stage for an intimate discussion about his fascinating career. The 1985 landmark film My American Cousin rounds out the lineup as the festival’s Canadian Open Vault selection.
New this year, the festival will present a special screening simultaneously in three different cities, which includes a simulcast introduction and interactive Q&A offering audiences in Vancouver’s The Cinematheque and Montreal’s PHI Centre the chance to ask questions of the talent in Toronto. Select screenings from the lineup also return to Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, with added stops in Halifax and Ottawa. Filmgoers in Toronto can once again vote to crown the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award winner. These announcements were made at an industry event in Toronto tonight, hosted by Entertainment City’s Teri Hart.
“From exceptional debut features to veteran filmmakers at the top of their craft, Canadian talent from coast to coast cracked this year’s list,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival. “What better way to escape winter’s icy grip than with a toasty lineup of special guests and homegrown films presented in eight cities across the country.”
“One of our most geographically representative programmes to date, the strength of this year’s lineup is a testament to the diversity and curiosity of our nation’s filmmakers — from Newfoundland to British Columbia,” said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, TIFF. “The collaborations from across the country demonstrate the versatility of our filmmaking community, delivering deeply engaging cinema in their exploration of Canadian values.”
is now available for US viewers through LionsgateVOD on YouTube for $12.99 (SD quality) / $14.99 (HD quality). You can purchase and watch the movie through the link below. For those living outside of the United States who are still waiting for a release, we recommend checking out the YouTube channel
of the distributor Entertainment One Films Australia
, where six promo clips have been added in the course of the last month.