Blockbuster Year for Australians at Toronto International Film Festival with 13 Films Selected

By September 2, 2015 Industry News

Screen Australia congratulates the directors, producers and creative teams behind the 13 extraordinary Australian films selected for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). These include six world premieres, three international premieres (outside Australia), three North American premieres and one Canadian premiere. Other Australian talent including Toni Collette, Naomi Watts, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Joel Edgerton, and Nicole Kidman will feature in other films shown throughout the Gala and Special Presentations sections.

Graeme Mason, CEO at Screen Australia, says: “We’re incredibly proud of the Australian talent and productions selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Having strong representation across seven different categories is an incredible achievement. It shows how strongly Australian film is performing at a global level, and gives us reason to be immensely proud of our industry. We congratulate all the filmmakers and talent who have worked long and hard on making these films so successful.”

The 13 Australian films selected are:

Beast (World Premiere)
Directed by Tom McKeith and Sam McKeith

The Boyfriend Game (World Premiere)
Directed by Alice Englert
Short Cuts International

The Dressmaker (World Premiere)
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Gala Presentations
(Image credit: Ben King)

Deszcz (World Premiere)
Directed by Malina Maria Mackiewicz
Short Cuts International

A Month of Sundays (World Premiere)
Directed by Matthew Saville
An Adelaide Film Festival production
Contemporary World Cinema

Spear (World Premiere)
Directed by Stephen Page

Downriver (International Premiere)
Directed by Grant Scicluna

Last Cab to Darwin (International Premiere)
Directed by Jeremy Sims
Contemporary World Cinema
(Image credit: Wendy McDougall)

Women He’s Undressed (International Premiere)
Directed by Gillian Armstrong
(Image credit: Barbara Warner Howard)

The Daughter (North American Premiere)
Directed by Simon Stone
Special Presentations
(Image credit: Mark Rogers)

Looking for Grace (North American Premiere)
Directed by Sue Brooks

Nulla Nulla (North American Premiere)
Directed by Dylan River
Short Cuts International

Sherpa (Canadian Premiere)
Directed by Jennifer Peedom
TIFF Docs (Image credit: Renan Ozturk. Copyright: Felix Media P/L)

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