Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009 Festival Statistics

The festival announced statistics for this year's edition:

There are 335 films, 271 of which are features, and 64 of which are shorts. This compares with 312 films last year (249 features and 63 shorts).

95 films have a world premiere (first showing anywhere) (116 last year).

39 films have an international premiere (first showing outside their home country) (29 last year)

108 films have a North American premiere (first showing in North America) (92 last year)

The festival received about 3000 (2100 international, 900 Canadian) submissions this year, down from 4209 (3445 international, 764 Canadian) last year.

64 countries are represented (same as last year).

There are 71 films that are directorial debuts (compared to 61 last year).

32 screens will be used this year (down from 36 last year).

There are 25,791 minutes of film in total (up from 20,693 last year), with the longest film being 192 minutes (down from 262 last year), and the shortest being 1 minute (down from 3 minutes last year).

There are 29 Canadian feature films, including co-productions, same as last year. There are 44 Canadian short films, including co-productions, up from 38 last year. 17 of those Canadian features are making their world premiere (down from 22 last year).


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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