The organizerS of the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, has announced the schedule for the 2022 Edition of the festival.
The festival which will take place from September 8, 2022 and for the next 11 days will feature the international and Canadian cinema, press and industry screenings, special events, and red carpets featuring some of the biggest names in film.
This year’s venues will include TIFF Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, and for the first time ever, the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO, also announced the return of the TIFF Tribute Awards gala fundraiser which will take place on Sunday, September 11 at Fairmont Royal York.
“The city of Toronto is buzzing with excitement, as celebrations that make this city so unique return in full force,” said Bailey.
“Restrictions have lifted, borders have opened up, and traveling back to Toronto has become much easier. As TIFF celebrates the full cinema experience, we are proud and overjoyed to be welcoming our audiences back. Film lovers can enjoy screenings of the most exciting new cinema from around the world in the heart of the city, including the newly announced Royal Alexandra Theatre, feel the hustle and bustle of Festival Street, and catch a glimpse of their favorite stars — but most of all they can immerse themselves back into that moviegoing experience Toronto audiences love.”
This year also marks the return of the beloved Festival Street, where part of King Street — from Peter Street to University Avenue — will be celebrating all things film. The free family-friendly street festival will feature live performances, partner activations, and outdoor screenings from September 8–11, 2022.
Continuing the celebrations at the historic Fairmont Royal York hotel, the fourth annual TIFF Tribute Awards returns to an in-person gala event on Sunday, September 11, 2022.
Through the years, Fairmont Royal York has played host to royal guests, heads of state, and prolific performers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Tony Bennett, and Tina Turner, among other legendary names.
It has served as the backdrop to movies such as Edoardo Ponti’s Between Strangers, Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man, Atom Egoyan’s Chloe, Allen Coulter’s Hollywoodland, and Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight.
A landmark in Toronto’s cinematic history, Fairmont Royal York once again hosts the TIFF Tribute Awards, which honor the film industry’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, recognizing leading industry members, acting talent, directorial expertise, emerging talent, and below-the-line artists.
The 2022 TIFF Tribute Awards gala fundraiser will support TIFF’s Every Story fund to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in film, and TIFF’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through film.
“The TIFF Tribute Awards celebrate some of the industry’s finest, and we are ecstatic to be returning to an in-person gala,” said Bailey. “We know that the Tribute Awards serve as a kick-off to the fall awards season, with some past recipients have gone on to win awards on the international stage such as Jessica Chastain, Denis Villeneuve, Chloé Zhao, Mati Diop, Taika Waititi, and Sir Anthony Hopkins, to name a few.
Fairmont Royal York holds such historical relevance to film and to Toronto, with many movies being filmed there and notable musicians, comedians, and actors performing in their celebrated spaces. As host to many renowned guests, it’s only fitting that the TIFF Tribute Awards continue to be held in such a meaningful venue.”
The Toronto International Film Festival is reputed to be the world’s largest public film festival, screening more than 300 films from around the world in venues across the city.