She Knows Australia
July 22, 2014
Credited for being a gateway into the lucrative U.S market and a gauge on future Oscar nominations, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the great international festivals. The first round of films has been announced without news of Australian representation, but there are hopes our talented filmmakers will have their work featured at the festival.
TIFF has been known to embrace Aussie talent over the years and celebrate the Australian film industry more than many other renowned festivals.
This year’s festival, which kicks off on Sept. 4 and runs for 10 days, will screen more than 300 films from over 60 countries.
TIFF programmer Jane Schoettle was in the country in April to view new feature films for possible selection for this year’s program.
“My screening trips to Australia become increasingly more exciting every year,” Schoettle said of her trip.
“With an ever-deepening talent pool and no end of remarkable stories to tell, Australia has become a vital territory for TIFF to showcase, and I hope Australia’s filmmakers continue to see TIFF as the best platform upon which to launch their films to the world.”
We’re looking forward to hearing about the next round of films and would love to see these Australian movies make it onto the program.
Starring Hugo Weaving and Xavier Samuel, this film follows an inmate who is introduced to a program that pairs men with injured birds.
An action drama starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce and a follow-up film by David Michod following his Sundance success with his movie, Animal Kingdom.
Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with this film about a man who goes in search of his three sons after the Battle of Gallipoli.
Which Australian films would you like to see make it on the Toronto International Film Festival program?