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Brits light up Toronto

  • Keira Knightley in Colette

Keira Knightley in Colette, which plays in TIFF's Special Presentations section

6th September - 16th September 2018

More than 30 British films are headed for the prestigious and popular Toronto International Film Festival 2018 – you can download a TIFF catalogue detailing them all below.

Always a fan of UK film, this year is a particularly strong year for British talent at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – and leading industry publication Screen International thinks so too!

The festival kicks off with a British film in the prestigious opening slot: David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King.

Folwing that, a whopping 34 British productions and co-productions (full list below) screem across the festival this year. You can read more about each of them in our pdf catalogue, which can be downloaded by clicking on hte right.

UK acting talent has been singled iout again - Gwen star Eleanor Worthington-Cox is taking part in TIFF’s prestigious Rising Stars talent showcase.

Many of the films screening were discovered by Toronto’s CEO Piers Handling and head of programming Kerri Craddock during our festival selector screenings for TIFF in London, back in June.

And it's not just features - British Council’s Travel Grant Scheme, in collaboration with the BFI, supports short filmmakers with their travel costs to attend the festival and is helping a number of short filmmakers bring their films to the legendary enthusiastic TIFF audiences.

The Festival does business at the same time as keeping audiences happy - British Council is once again a partner in the UK Film Centre, on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel (370 King Street West). Open daily from 6-12 September from 9am-6pm, the Centre showcases UK films and co-productions, provides meeting spaces and acts as an information point for the UK film industry looking to connect with international partners.

We're also partnering the BFI and the British Film Commission for the UK Film reception during TIFF, which allows British filmmakers and industry to meet their international counterparts.

British Council is also a member of European Film Promotion, the umbrella organisation that has a large presence at TIFF including a stand in the industry centre at the Hyatt and is the host of a popular networking event. Several British films including Tell It to the Bees, Freedom Fields, High Life, Women Make Film and Ray & Liz have been given funding to help them reach international markets through EFP’s Film Sales Support at TIFF.

British Council Director of Film Briony Hanson will be attending the festival, and our colleagues from British Council Canada will also be on hand to celebrate British films at TIFF 2018.

TIFF Rising Star Eleanor Worthington-Cox in Gwen

British films screening at TIFF 2018

High Life (UK/Germany/France/Poland), dir Claire Denis
Widows (UK/US), dir Steve McQueen
Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (Canada/US/UK), dir Justin Kelly
Outlaw King (UK/US), dir David Mackenzie

Special Presentations
Cold War (Poland/UK/ France), dir Pawel Pawlikowski
Colette, dir Wash Westmoreland
Driven (Puerto Rico/ UK/US), dir Nick Hamm
Red Joan, dir Sir Trevor Nunn
Teen Spirit (US/UK), dir Max Minghella
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (Canada/UK), dir Xavier Dolan
The Wedding Guest, dir Michael Winterbottom
Where Hands Touch, dir Amma Asante
Tell It to the Bees, dir Annabel Jankel
Vita and Virginia (UK/Ireland), dir Chanya Button
Wild Rose, dir Tom Harper

Peterloo, dir Mike Leigh

Out of Blue, dir Carol Morley

Midnight Madness
In Fabric, dir Peter Strickland

Farming, dir Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje 
dir William McGregor 
The Dig, dirs Andy Tohill, Ryan Tohill

Women Make Film: A New Road Through Cinema, dir Mark Cousins
Freedom Fields (Libya/UK/Netherlands/US/Qatar/Lebanon/Canada), dir Naziha Arebi
Maiden, dir Alex Holmes
The Elephant Queen (UK/Kenya), dirs Victoria Stone, Mark Deeble
American Dharma (US/UK), dir Errol Morris
Meeting Gorbachev (UK/US/Germany), dirs Werner Herzog, André Singer

Ray & Liz, dir Richard Billingham

Wavelengths shorts
Fallen Arches (UK/US/Hong Kong), dir Simon Liu
Trees Down Here, dir Ben Rivers
I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (US/Italy/UK), dir Beatrice Gibson

Short Cuts
Circle (UK/Canada/India), dir Jayisha Patel
The Field (France/UK/India), dir Sandyha Suri
Dodgy Dave, dir Charlotte Regan

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