The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announces new official screening locations for its 47th edition
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today announced the venues for its 47th edition, once again welcoming audiences, press and industry members to the bustling city of Toronto. Hosting an all-in-person festival, official TIFF 2022 screening locations across the city will include TIFF Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Scotiabank Theater Toronto and, for the first times, the Royal Theater Alexandra.
Recognized as the world’s largest public film festival, TIFF kicks off September 8, 2022 for 11 days of international and Canadian film, press and industry screenings, special events and red carpets featuring some of the biggest names in cinema. The TIFF Tribute Awards fundraising gala will take place on Sunday, September 11 at the Fairmont Royal York. TIFF’s industry conference, offering diverse and innovative perspectives on the art and business of film, will take place September 9-13 in person at Glenn Gould Studios, with trade activity taking place at our industrial hub located at the Hyatt Regency Toronto on King Street.
Joining the list of screening venues in 2022 is the iconic Royal Alexandra Theatre, located at the heart of TIFF’s festival footprint. Built in 1907 in Beaux-Arts style with a capacity of over 1,000, The Royal Alexandra is a National Historic Landmark in Toronto and has hosted numerous events, shows, musicals and plays on its world-renowned stage. Most notably, the Royal Alexandra has hosted countless Broadway theatrical hits and its stage has been graced by some of the most talented film artists of the 20th century, including Mary Pickford, the Marx Brothers, Olivia de Havilland, Ingrid Bergman, Fanny Brice, Fred Astaire, Mae West, Orson Welles and John Barrymore, as well as many other influential artists.
“The city of Toronto is buzzing with excitement as the celebrations that make this city so unique return in full force,” said Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF. “Restrictions have been lifted, borders have opened up and getting back to Toronto has become much easier. As TIFF celebrates the full cinematic experience, we are proud and excited to welcome our audiences back. Film buffs can catch screenings of the world’s most exciting new cinema in the heart of the city, including the new Royal Alexandra Theatre, feel the bustle of Festival Street and catch a glimpse of their favorite stars – but most of all they can immerse themselves in the cinematic experience that Toronto audiences love.
2022 also marks the return of Festival Street, where part of King Street – from Peter Street to University Avenue – will celebrate all things cinema. The free, family-friendly street festival will feature live performances, partner activations and outdoor screenings September 8-11, 2022.
Continuing the celebrations at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel, the fourth annual TIFF Tribute Awards returns to an in-person gala on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Over the years, the Fairmont Royal York has hosted royal guests, chefs from , and prolific artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Tony Bennett and Tina Turner, among other legendary names. It served as a backdrop for films such as that of Edoardo Ponti Between strangersby Ron Howard Cinderella Manthat of Atom Egoyan ChloeAllen Coulter Hollywoodlandand Tom McCarthy Projector. A landmark in Toronto’s film history, the Fairmont Royal York is once again hosting the TIFF Tribute Awards, which honor outstanding contributors to the film industry and their achievements, recognizing key members of the industry, talents of acting, directing expertise, emerging talent and a movie below the line. artist. The 2022 TIFF Tribute Awards Gala fundraiser will support TIFF’s Every Story Fund to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in filmmaking, as well as TIFF’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through cinema.
“The TIFF Tribute Awards celebrate some of the best in the industry, and we’re thrilled to return to an in-person gala,” Bailey said. “We know that the Tribute Awards serve as the kickoff to the fall awards season, with some past winners having won awards on the international stage such as Jessica Chastain, Denis Villeneuve, Chloé Zhao, Mati Diop, Taika Waititi, and Sir Anthony Hopkins, to name a few.Fairmont Royal York has such historical relevance to film and to Toronto, with many films filmed there and notable musicians, comedians and actors performing in their Famous Spaces As host to many high-profile guests, it’s only fitting that the TIFF Tribute Awards continue to be held in such a significant venue.
Photo courtesy of the Royal Alexandra Theater