More TIFF 2022 Films Announced: Short Cuts, Docs, Contemporary, Wavelengths & Discovery

The 47th Toronto International Film Festival boasts an amazing line-up of films beyond its gala and special presentations programmes

Over the last two weeks, a whole slate of films have been announced for TIFF 2022.

Categories announced this week include Short Cuts, TIFF Docs and Contemporary World Cinema. We’ve also listed films from the Wavelengths and Discovery programmes announced a few weeks back.

These films add on to the Gala, Special Presentation, Platform and Midnight Madness films announced that we previously shared.

Short films are some of our favourite types of films to enjoy, and we are excited by the diverse line-up announced by TIFF yesterday.

“We’re always amazed by the breadth, depth, and diversity of the talents working in short-form cinema, whether they’re filmmakers who we’ve already had the privilege of presenting at TIFF or emerging storytellers who we can’t wait to introduce to our audiences”, mentioned Jason Anderson, International Programmer for Short Cuts, in a press release regarding the recently announced short films. “And however different these new works may be, what they share is an incredible sense of clarity and economy – these are films that don’t waste a second no matter what they’re out to achieve”.

By the same token, TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema and Documentary categories boast amazing films that have spotlighted talent from all over the world, bringing a breath of storytelling for the masses to enjoy.

Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer of TIFF, described the films in the TIFF Docs and Contemporary World Cinema categories as those that “reflect the moment we live in and speak to who we are today”.

“TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema Program brings a carefully curated selection of unique stories by established filmmakers and talent with daring visions from all corners of the world, ” added Diana Cadavid, International Programmer at TIFF.

We are excited for everything that TIFF 2022 is shaping up to be, and we are excited that we will be able to share some amazing stories from storytellers from all around the world. The schedule is going to be released soon, so be sure to pick what you like from the TIFF 2022 line-up and get your tickets when they are available.

Click on a category to skip to those set of films selected for the Toronto International Film Festival:


n’xaxaitkw - TIFF 2022
‘n’xaxaitkw’ by Asia Youngman | TIFF 2022 Short Cuts Selection

SHORT CUTS

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  • À la vie à l’amor | Emilie Mannering | Canada | World Premiere
  • Against Reality | Olivia Peace | USA | World Premiere
  • Airhostess-737 | Thanasis Neofotistos | Greece | North American Premiere
  • All-inclusive (Todo incluido) | Duván Duque Vargas | Colombia, France | World Premiere
  • Anastasia (Анастасия) | Sarah McCarthy | UK | Canadian Premiere
  • Baba | Mbithi Masya | Kenya | World Premiere
  • backflip | Nikita Diakur | Germany, France | North American Premiere
  • CANARY | Pierre-Hugues Dallaire, Benoit Therriault | Canada | North American Premiere
  • Diaspora | Tyler Mckenzie Evans | Canada | World Premiere
  • Gary Screams For You | Cody McGlashan, Nolan Sordyl | USA | World Premiere
  • Hills and Mountains (Koha wa Tapaha) | Salar Pashtoonyar | Afghanistan, Canada | World Premiere
  • I’m On Fire | Michael Spiccia | USA, Australia | World Premiere
  • Ice Merchants | João Gonzalez | Portugal, France, United Kingdom | North American Premiere
  • It’s What Each Person Needs | Sophy Romvari | Canada | World Premiere
  • Lay Me by the Shore | David Findlay | Canada | North American Premiere
  • Le Pupille | Alice Rohrwacher | Italy, USA | Canadian Premiere
  • Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles (Літургія протитанкових перешкод) | Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk | Ukraine, USA | North American Premiere
  • Mirror Mirror | Sandulela Asanda | South Africa | World Premiere
  • Municipal Relaxation Module | Matthew Rankin | Canada | World Premiere
  • N’xaxaitkw | Asia Youngman | Canada | World Premiere
  • Nanitic | Carol Nguyen | Canada | World Premiere
  • No Ghost in the Morgue (Pas de fantôme à la morgue) | Marilyn Cooke | Canada | Canadian Premiere
  • Pleasure Garden | Rita Ferrando | Canada | World Premiere
  • Quiet Minds Silent Streets | Karen Chapman | Canada | World Premiere
  • Rest Stop | Crystal Kayiza | USA | World Premiere
  • Same Old | Lloyd Lee Choi | USA, Canada | North American Premiere
  • Scaring Women At Night | Karimah Zakia Issa | Canada | World Premiere
  • Shadow of the Butterflies (خيال الفراشات) | Sofia El Khyari | France, Qatar, Portugal | North American Premiere
  • She Always Wins | Hazel McKibbin | USA, United Kingdom | World Premiere
  • Simo (سيمو) | Aziz Zoromba | Canada | World Premiere
  • Snow in September (9-р Сарын Цас) | Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir | Mongolia, France | North American Premiere
  • The Chase | Gurjeet Kaur Bassi | Canada | World Premiere
  • The Flying Sailor | Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis | Canada | North American Premiere
  • The Garbage Man (O Homem do Lixo) | Laura Gonçalves | Portugal | North American Premiere
  • The Melting Creatures (Las criaturas que se derriten bajo el sol) | Diego Céspedes | Chile, France | International Premiere
  • The Pass | Pepi Ginsberg | USA | North American Premiere
  • The Water Murmurs (海边升起一座悬崖 HAI BIAN SHENG QI YI ZUO XUAN YA) | Jianying (Story) Chen | China | North American Premiere
  • Tremor (Beben) | Rudolf Fitzgerald Leonard | Germany | North American Premiere
  • Untold Hours | Daniel Warth | Canada | World Premiere

 


In Her Hands - TIFF 2022
‘In Her Hands’ by Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen | TIFF 2022 TIFF DOCS Selection

TIFF DOCS

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  • 752 Is Not A Number | Babak Payami | Canada | World Premiere
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed | Laura Poitras | USA | North American Premiere
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On | Madison Thomas | Canada | World Premiere
  • Casa Susanna | Sébastien Lifshitz | France, USA | North American Premiere
  • Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudovic Reels | Mila Turajlic | Serbia, France, Croatia, Montenegro | World Premiere
  • The Colour of Ink | Brian D. Johnson | Canada | World Premiere
  • Documentary Now! | Alex Buono, Rhys Thomas, Micah Gardner | USA | World Premiere
  • Ever Deadly | Tanya Tagaq, Chelsea McMullan | Canada | World Premiere
  • Free Money | Sam Soko, Lauren DeFilippo | Kenya, USA | World Premiere
  • Mariupolis 2 | Mantas Kvedaravičius | Lithuania, France, Germany | North American Premiere
  • The Grab | Gabriela Cowperthwaite | USA | World Premiere
  • In Her Hands | Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen | USA, Afghanistan | World Premiere
  • Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues | Sacha Jenkins | USA | World Premiere – TIFF DOCS OPENING FILM
  • Maya and the Wave | Stephanie Johnes | USA | World Premiere
  • Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova | Daniel Zarvos, Liliane Mutti | Brazil, France | Canadian Premiere
  • My Imaginary Country (Mi País Imaginario) | Patricio Guzmán | Chile, France | North American Premiere
  • Patrick and the Whale | Mark Fletcher | Austria | World Premiere
  • Pray for our Sinners | Sinéad O’Shea | Ireland | World Premiere
  • Self-Portrait as a Coffee Pot | William Kentridge | South Africa, USA | World Premiere
  • Theatre of Thought | Werner Herzog | USA | International Premiere
  • To Kill a Tiger | Nisha Pahuja | Canada | World Premiere
  • While We Watched | Vinay Shukla | UK | World Premiere

 


Zwigato - TIFF 2022
‘Zwigato’ by Nandita Das | TIFF 2022 Contemporary World Cinema Selection

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

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  • Aftersun | Charlotte Wells | United Kingdom, USA | North American Premiere
  • Alam | Firas Khoury | France, Palestine, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar | World Premiere
  • Amanda | Carolina Cavalli | Italy | International Premiere
  • Ashkal | Youssef Chebbi | France, Tunisia, Qatar | North American Premiere
  • Autobiography | Makbul Mubarak | Indonesia, France, Singapore, Poland, Philippines, Germany, Qatar | North American Premiere
  • Beyond the Wall (Shab, Dkheli, Divar) | Vahid Jalilvand | Iran | North American Premiere
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman | Pierre Földes | France, Luxembourg, Canada, Netherlands | International Premiere
  • Bones of Crows | Marie Clements | Canada | World Premiere
  • Coyote (Le Coyote) | Katherine Jerkovic | Canada | World Premiere
  • Domingo and the Mist (Domingo y la Niebla) | Ariel Escalante Meza | Costa Rica, Qatar | North American Premiere
  • El agua Elena | López Riera | Switzerland, Spain, France | North American Premiere
  • The End of Sex | Sean Garrity | Canada | World Premiere
  • EO | Jerzy Skolimowski | Poland, Italy | North American Premiere
  • Falcon Lake | Charlotte Le Bon | Canada | North American Premiere
  • Fixation Mercedes | Bryce Morgan | Canada, USA, Germany | World Premiere
  • Godland (Vanskabte Land/Volaða Land) | Hlynur Pálmason | Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden | Canadian Premiere
  • The Happiest Man in the World | Teona Strugar Mitevska | North Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Denmark, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina | North American Premiere
  • The Hotel | Wang Xiaoshuai | Hong Kong | World Premiere
  • La Jauría | Andrés Ramírez Pulido | Colombia, France | North American Premiere
  • Life (Жизнь) | Emir Baigazin | Kazakhstan | World Premiere
  • Living | Oliver Hermanus | United Kingdom | Canadian Premiere
  • Love and Mathematics (Amor y matemáticas) | Claudia Sainte-Luce | Mexico | World Premiere
  • Love Life | Koji Fukada | Japan, France | North American Premiere
  • Luxembourg, Luxembourg | Antonio Lukich | Ukraine | North American Premiere
  • The Maiden | Graham Foy | Canada | North American Premiere
  • Manticore (Mantícora) | Carlos Vermut | Spain | North American Premiere
  • Muru | Tearepa Kahi | New Zealand | International Premiere
  • My Sailor, My Love | Klaus Hӓrӧ | Finland, Ireland | World Premiere
  • Nightalk | Donald Shebib | Canada | World Premiere
  • North of Normal | Carly Stone | Canada | World Premiere
  • The Origin of Evil | Sébastien Marnier | France, Canada | North American Premiere
  • Plan 75 | Chie Hayakawa | Japan, France, Philippines, Qatar | North American Premiere
  • Return to Dust | Li Ruijun | China | North American Premiere
  • R.M.N. | Cristian Mungiu | Romania, France | North American Premiere
  • So Much Tenderness | Lina Rodriguez | Canada | World Premiere
  • Sparta | Ulrich Seidl | Austria, France, Germany | World Premiere
  • Stellar | Darlene Naponse | Canada | World Premiere
  • Stonewalling | Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka | Japan | North American Premiere
  • The Swearing Jar | Lindsay MacKay | Canada | World Premiere
  • The Umbrella Men | John Barker | South Africa | International Premiere
  • Under the Fig Trees | Erige Sehiri | Tunisia, Switzerland, France, Qatar | North American Premiere
  • Valeria Is Getting Married | Michal Vinik | Israel | North American Premiere
  • Victim (OBEŤ) | Michal Blaško | Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Germany | North American Premiere
  • Vicenta B. | Carlos Lechuga | Cuba, France, USA, Colombia, Norway | World Premiere
  • War Sailor (Krigsseileren) | Gunnar Vikene | Norway, Germany, Malta | International Premiere
  • We Are Still Here | Beck Cole, Dena Curtis, Tracey Rigney, Danielle MacLean, Tim Worrall, Renae Maihi, Miki Magasiva, Mario Gaoa, Richard Curtis, Chantelle Burgoyne | Australia, New Zealand | International Premiere
  • Wildflower | Matt Smukler | USA | World Premiere
  • Winter Boy (Le Lycéen) | Christophe Honoré | France | World Premiere
  • The Worst Ones | Romane Gueret, Lise Akoka | France | North American Premiere
  • Zwigato | Nandita Das | India | World Premiere

 


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‘Concrete Valley’ by Antoine Bourges | TIFF 2022 Wavelengths Selection

WAVELENGTHS

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FEATURES:

  • Concrete Valley | Antoine Bourges | Canada | World Premiere
  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica | Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor | France, Switzerland | North American Premiere
  • Dry Ground Burning (Mato Seco em Chamas) | Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós | Portugal, Brazil | North American Premiere
  • Horse Opera | Moyra Davey | USA | Festival Premiere
  • Pacifiction | Albert Serra | France, Spain, Germany, Portugal | North American Premiere
  • Queens of the Qing Dynasty | Ashley McKenzie | Canada | North American Premiere
  • Unrest (Unrueh) | Cyril Schäublin | Switzerland | North American Premiere
  • Will-o’-the-Wisp (Fogo-Fátuo) | João Pedro Rodrigues | Portugal, France | North American Premiere

SHORTS:

  • After Work | Céline Condorelli, Ben Rivers | United Kingdom | North American Premiere
  • Bigger on the Inside | Angelo Madsen Minax | USA | World Premiere
  • EVENTIDE | Sharon Lockhart | USA | World Premiere
  • F1ghting Looks Different 2 Me Now | Fox Maxy | Mesa Grande Reservation/USA | Festival Premiere
  • Fata Morgana | Tacita Dean | United Kingdom, USA | Festival Premiere
  • Hors-titre | Wiame Haddad | France | North American Premiere
  • I Thought the World of You | Kurt Walker | Canada | North American Premiere
  • Moonrise | Vincent Grenier | USA, Canada | World Premiere
  • The Newest | Olds Pablo Mazzolo | Argentina, Canada | World Premiere
  • Puerta a Puerta | Jessica Sarah Rinland, Luis Arnías | Mexico, USA, Venezuela | International Premiere
  • The Time That Separates Us | Parastoo Anoushahpour | Canada, Jordan, Palestine | World Premiere
  • What Rules the Invisible | Tiffany Sia | USA | North American Premiere

EXHIBITION:

  • Meriem Bennani: Life on the CAPS (2022) and 2 Lizards (2020)
    The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, September 9–18 – Free Admission

 


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‘The Young Arsonists’ by Sheila Pye | TIFF 2022 Discovery Selection

DISCOVERY

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  • Baby Ruby | Bess Wohl | USA | World Premiere
  • Carmen | Benjamin Millepied | Australia, France | World Premiere
  • Daughter of Rage (La Hija de todas las Rabias) | Laura Baumeister | Nicaragua | World Premiere
  • A Gaza Weekend | Basil Khalil | United Kingdom, Palestine | World Premiere
  • I Like Movies | Chandler Levack | Canada | World Premiere
  • The Inspection | Elegance Bratton | USA | World Premiere – DISCOVERY OPENING FILM
  • A Long Break | Davit Pirtskhalava | Georgia | World Premiere
  • Pussy | Joseph Amenta | Canada | World Premiere
  • Return to Seoul | Davy Chou | South Korea, France, Germany, Belgium | International Premiere
  • ROSIE | Gail Maurice | Canada | World Premiere
  • Runner | Marian Mathias | USA, France, Germany | World Premiere
  • SHIMONI | Angela Wanjiku Wamai | Kenya | World Premiere
  • Snow and the Bear | Selcen Ergun | Turkey, Germany, Serbia | World Premiere
  • Something You Said Last Night | Luis De Filippis | Canada, Switzerland | World Premiere
  • Susie Searches | Sophie Kargman | USA | World Premiere
  • Sweet As | Jub Clerc | Australia | International Premiere
  • The Taste of Apples is Red | Ehab Tarabieh | Israel, Germany | World Premiere
  • This Place | V.T. Nayani | Canada | World Premiere
  • Unruly (Ustyrlig) | Malou Reymann | Denmark | World Premiere
  • Until Branches Bend | Sophie Jarvis | Canada | World Premiere
  • When Morning Comes | Kelly Fyffe-Marshall | Canada | World Premiere
  • The Young Arsonists | Sheila Pye | Canada | World Premiere
  • Bruiser | Miles Warren | USA | World Premiere

 

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