Toronto International Film Festival Sets Industry Conference Line Up


This past Tuesday, TIFF offered a first glance at the panels to come for its September event. These include discussions on the Brexit as well as Hollywood’s gender bias problem. To top it off, there will also be a conversation with ‘Hoop Dreams’ director Steve James. 

Each of the panels will have an accompanying material to watch that highlights the topics for attending audiences. To air out the gender gap, TIFF organizers have planned a screening of the docuseries ‘4%: Film’s Gender Problem,’ a more recent production from Jigsaw Productions, Alex Gibney’s company. The series explores the current issues around Hollywood’s gender gap through working professional’s eyes, players like Judd Apatow, Jill Soloway, and Kirsten Wiig. To discuss the topic and docuseries, director Caroline Suh along with executive producers Laura Michalchyshyn and Stacy Offman.

Britain’s shocking and recent decision to leave the European Union left many independent filmmakers and television producers uncertain over international access to subsidies for deal making. On the Brexit panel there is Roberto Olla, the executive director of Euroimages, Isabel Davis, head of international at the British Film Institute; and Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute.

The TIFF industry conference is set to run from September 9th to the 15th, while the festival itself will run September 8th to the 18th. Additional TIFF lineup placements will be made in the coming weeks.


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