Discover the UK features and co-pros at TIFF this year
The 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (9-18 September) selection showcases twenty three UK films and co-productions. TIFF will host world premieres from Terence Davies’ First World War drama Benediction and Kenneth Branagh’s 1960s-set Belfast and more, together with new films by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Earwig), John Michael McDonagh (The Forgiven) and Rob Savage (Dashcam).
High profile British talent will also attend the festival, with award-winning actors Riz Ahmed (Jury Head for TIFF Platform) and Benedict Cumberbatch (TIFF Tribute Actor Award).
Find out more about the anticipated festival selections below.
BFI and partners, including the British Film Commission, are hosting a virtual industry presence at the festival, featuring a virtual stand and a Spotlight video showcasing the talent, stories and locations behind UK films in selection. This will be available on TIFF industry platform from 13 September and then on weareukfilm.com/talks.
Go behind the scenes of TIFF festival selections with filmmakers including Edgar Wright, Terence Davies and Clio Barnard featuring Ali & Ava, A Banquet, Benediction, Dashcam, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Last Night in Soho, Nobody Has to Know, Silent Night, True Things and more!
TIFF 2021: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (9-18 SEPTEMBER)
A BANQUET dir. by Ruth Paxton (UK) – World Premiere
ALI & AVA dir. by Clio Barnard (UK) – North American Premiere
ENCOUNTER dir. Michael Pearce (US-UK) – International Premiere
BENEDICTION dir. By Terence Davies (UK) – World Premiere
MOTHERING SUNDAY dir. Eva Husson (UK) – North American Premiere
SILENT NIGHT dir. by Camille Griffin (UK) – World Premiere
BELFAST dir. by Kenneth Branagh (UK) – World Premiere
THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN dir. by Will Sharpe (UK) – Canadian Premiere
THE FORGIVEN dir. by John Michael McDonagh (UK) – World Premiere
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO dir. by Edgar Wright – North American Premiere
EARWIG dir. by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (UK-France-Belgium) – World Premiere
Contemporary World Cinema
NOBODY HAS TO KNOW dir. by Bouli Lanners (France-Belgium-UK) – World Premiere
TRUE THINGS dir. by Harry Wootliff (UK) – North American Premiere
THREE MINUTES – A LENGTHENING dir. by Bianca Stigter (Netherlands/UK) – North American Premiere
THE RESCUE dir. by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin (US/UK) – International Premiere
DASHCAM dir. by Rob Savage (UK/US) – World Premiere
SPENCER dir. by Pablo Larrain (UK/Germany) – World Premiere
A FEW MILES SOUTH dir. by Ben Pearce (UK) – World Premiere
BHAI dir Hamza Bangash (UK/Canada/Pakistan) – World Premiere
EGUNGUN (MASQUERADE) dir. by Olive Nwosu (UK/Nigeria) – World Premiere
THE FUTURE ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE dir. by Adeyemi Michael (UK) – Canadian Premiere
HANGING ON dir. Alfie Barker (UK) – International Premiere
SOFT ANIMALS dir. by Renee Zahn (UK) – North American Premiere