Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Festival Stats

The festival published some interesting statistics about this year's version:


Some highlights:

  • 312 films and shorts (down from 352 last year) from a total of 4209 submissions.
  • 116 world premiers, 32 international premiers, and 89 North American premieres. Not sure what the definition of "world" vs "international" is.
  • 61 directors will be screening their first films.
  • The longest film at this year's festival is 262 minutes, down from 540 last year (the 9-hour Death in the Land of Encantos).


If I remember correctly:

A World Premiere means the first showing, ever.

An International Premiere is the first showing outside the films home country.

My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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