Festivals, Film
Jul 29, 2015


The Toronto International Film Festival has announced their lineup for this years’ event, featuring a wide selection of Oscar hopefuls. Let the Oscar race begin!

There are many buzzed about films to premiere, including Jake Gyellenaal’s Demolition. Unfortunately, that one won’t be a contender for awards season this year since Fox Searchlight has plans for a theatrical release in Spring 2016. However, we are keeping our eyes on films like Freeheld starring Julianne Moore and Steve Carell—both actors were Oscar nominees last year.

Additionally, Ridley Scott’s The Martian starring Matt Damon and the biopic Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston are among this year’s most anticipated films. However, we are looking forward to seeing Eddie Redmayne’s film The Danish Girl since it will be the first mainstream film to tackle transgender issues.  If Redmayne’s lucky, he could win for a second year in a row. Fingers crossed!

Out of this years crop of films, which do you think are likely Oscars contender’s? Which films premiering at the TIFF are you looking forward to seeing? We don’t know how the Academy chooses from so many great films, but we’re just happy that it’s not our job!

This years’ Toronto Film Festival will run from September 10 -20, 2015.

The Toronto International Film Festival 2015 Lineup:

TIFF 2015 Opening Night Film
“Demolition”, Jean-Marc Vallée, USA (World Premiere)

“Beeba Boys,” director Deepa Mehta, Canada (World Premiere)
“Forsaken,” director Jon Cassar, Canada (World Premiere)
“Freeheld,” director Peter Sollett, USA (World Premiere)
“Hyena Road,” director Paul Gross, Canada (World Premiere)
“Lolo,” director Julie Delpy, France (World Premiere)
“LEGEND,” director Brian Helgeland, United Kingdom (International Premiere)
“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” director Matt Brown, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
“The Martian,” director Ridley Scott, USA (World Premiere)
“The Program,” director Stephen Frears, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
“Remember,” director Atom Egoyan, Canada (North American Premiere)
“Septembers of Shiraz,” director Wayne Blair, USA (World Premiere)
“Stonewall,” director Roland Emmerich, USA (World Premiere)
“The Dressmaker,” director Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia (World Premiere)
“Eye in the Sky,” director Gavin Hood, United Kingdom (World Premiere)

Special Presentations
“Anomalisa,” directors Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, USA (Canadian Premiere)
“Beasts of No Nation,” director Cary Fukunaga, Ghana (Canadian Premiere)
“Black Mass,” director Scott Cooper, USA (Canadian Premiere)
“Brooklyn,” director John Crowley, United Kingdom/Ireland/Canada (Canadian Premiere)
“Colonia,” director Florian Gallenberger, Germany/Luxembourg/France (World Premiere)
“The Danish Girl,” director Tom Hooper, United Kingdom/Sweden (North American Premiere)
“The Daughter,” director Simon Stone, Australia (North American Premiere)
“Desierto,” director Jonás Cuarón, Mexico (World Premiere)
“Dheepan,” director Jacques Audiard, France (North American Premiere)
“Families,” director Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France (World Premiere)
“Guilty,” director Meghna Gulzar, India (World Premiere)
“I Smile Back,” director Adam Salky, USA (Canadian Premiere)
“The Idol,” director Hany Abu-Assad, United Kingdom/Palestine (World Premiere)
“The Lady in the Van,” director Nicolas Hytner, USA (World Premiere)
“Len and Company,” director Tim Godsall, USA (North American Premiere)
“The Lobster,” director Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/ United Kingdom/ Greece/ France/ Netherlands (North American Premiere)
“Louder than Bombs,” director Joachim Trier, Norway/France/Denmark (North American Premiere)
“Maggie’s Plan,” director Rebecca Miller, USA (World Premiere)
“Mountains May Depart,” director Jia Zhang-ke, China/France/Japan (North American Premiere)
“Parched,” director Leena Yadav, India/USA (World Premiere)
“Room,” director Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland/Canada (Canadian Premiere)
“Sicario,” director Denis Villeneuve, USA (North American Premiere)
“Son of Saul,” director László Nemes, Hungary (Canadian Premiere)
“Spotlight,” director Tom McCarthy, USA (Canadian Premiere)
“Sunset Song,” director Terence Davies, United Kingdom/Luxembourg (World Premiere)
“Trumbo,” director Jay Roach, USA (World Premiere)
“Un plus une,” director Claude Lelouch, France (World Premiere)
“Victoria,” director Sebastian Schipper, Germany (Canadian Premiere)
“Where To Invade Next,” director Michael Moore, USA (World Premiere)
“Youth,” director Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France/United Kingdom/Switzerland (North American Premiere)
“The Club,” director Pablo Larraín, Chile (North American Premiere)
“The Daughter,” director Simon Stone, Australia (North American Premiere)
“The Family Fang,” director Jason Bateman, USA (World Premiere)
“Office,” director Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong (International Premiere)
“Son of Saul,” director Laszlo Nemes, Hungary (Canadian Premiere)
“Summertime,” director Catherine Corsini, France (North American Premiere)

You can watch the trailers for all the #TIFF15 films here.

Purchase festival ticket packages here.