Yesterday, TIFF announced 10 films that will make up the Platform programme lineup for the 47 edition of Toronto International Film Festival.
The category is TIFF’s competitive programme that champions bold directorial visions.
“We launched Platform to shine a brighter light on some of the most original films and distinct voices at our Festival,” mentioned Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO, in a recent press release. “Now in year seven, it’s become a true home for international auteurs on the rise.”
This year’s line-up features a mix of first-time and veteran filmmakers, featuring a diverse selection of films that are likely to wow audiences across the board.
Frances O’Connor’s feature film debut, Emily, will be the programme’s opening night film and will also celebrate its world premiere at TIFF 2022, like all the films in the lineup. Excited to see two Canadian films on the roster, including Anthony Shim’s Riceboy Sleeps and Stéphane Lafleur’s Viking.
Platform is curated by TIFF Chief Programming Officer Anita Lee; Director, Festival Programming Robyn Citizen; and Senior Manager, Festival Programming Ravi Srinivasan. All 10 films in the programme are eligible for the Platform Prize, an award of $20,000 CAD given to the best film in the programme, selected by an in-person international jury that will be announced at a later date.
Here is the full Platform lineup for 2022, all celebrating their world premiere:
Emily | Frances O’Connor | UK – OPENING NIGHT FILM
Charcoal (Carvão) | Carolina Markowicz | Brazil, Argentina
The Gravity (La Gravité) | Cédric Ido | France
Hawa | Maïmouna Doucouré | France
How to Blow Up a Pipeline | Daniel Goldhaber | USA
Riceboy Sleeps | Anthony Shim | Canada
Subtraction (Tafrigh) | Mani Haghighi | Iran, France
Thunder (Foudre) | Carmen Jaquier | Switzerland
Tora’s Husband | Rima Das | India
Viking | Stéphane Lafleur | Canada
Cover: Still from Emily. Courtesy of Tempo Productions