Toronto announced the 10 world premieres in its Platform program, a section comprised of first-time feature filmmakers and vets whose voices are emerging in the cinematic landscape.
“We launched Platform to shine a brighter light on some of the most original films and distinct voices at our Festival,” said Cameron Bailey
, TIFF CEO. “Now in year seven, it’s become a true home for international auteurs on the rise.”
Named after Jia Zhang-ke
’s groundbreaking second feature, Platform is curated by TIFF Chief Programming Officer Anita Lee
; Director, Festival Programming Robyn Citizen
; and Senior Manager, Festival Programming Ravi Srinivasan
“Eclectic in vision, this year’s selection not only represents all World Premieres of exciting, on-the-rise voices from around the world, but it also reflects the very timely and unique perspectives of racialized filmmakers from diasporic communities broadening the canvas,” said Lee.
Of the ten Platform titles making their world premiere at TIFF,