IFFR at TIFF 2017

Today Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opens its 42nd edition. TIFF 2017 will also unveil six feature films that were supported through IFFR's HBF or CineMart.

The Canadian film A Worthy Companion by Carlos and Jason Sanchez was presented at CineMart in 2012 whereas Disappearance by Boudewijn Koole and Messi & Maud (formerly titled La Holandesa) by Marleen Jonkman joined the co-producton market in 2013.

I'm not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni received support of the Hubert Bals Fund in 2014 and 2016 and was selected for the Cannes Filmfestival earlier this year. The Seen and Unseen by Kamila Andini received a Script & Project Development grant in 2011 and has its world premiere in Toronto. Oblivion Verses By Alireza Khatami won the FIPRESCI award in Venice last week, partly through Script & Project Development (in 2011) & HBF+Europe Minority Co-production (2015) funding.

Trailer Oblivion Verses:


Staff delegates of the International Film Festival Rotterdam attending the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival

Festival Director
Bero Beyer

Evgeny Gusyatinskiy 
Inge de Leeuw 
Leo Soesanto 
Gerwin Tamsma 

Marit van den Elshout - jury member International Short Cuts competition
Mirjam Klootwijk

Jenny Canters