Enable Javscript for better performance
Toronto International Film Festival might go digital this year- Cinema express

Toronto International Film Festival might go digital this year

The organisers of TIFF are confident that the festival will not be cancelled because of the pandemic

Published: 23rd April 2020

Except for the OTT platforms, everything associated with cinema has taken a severe hit because of COVID-19. This includes film festivals across the world, which have all been postponed. However, the organisers of the Toronto International Film Festival — which happens around September of every year — are confident that the show will go on this year as well. 

According to reports, TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey has said that they are considering making the festival a hybrid one with both public exhibition and digital screening. TIFF is yet to devise a complete plan about the public screening, but it has been assured that any such screening would stick to the guidelines of the government. 

The Variety quoted Joana Vicente, the TIFF executive director and co-head, as saying, “Postponing is definitely not a possibility on the table right now. [Based on] everything that we are learning, things might get worse in October or November if there is a second wave.”

It looks like the organisers of the Toronto International Film Festival are stubborn in their resolve to conduct the festival this time even if the odds are against them. 

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Indru Netru Naalai