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2010 Press Releases

TIFF Welcomes Back 51 Returning Sponsors And Adds Nine New Participants To List Of Long-Standing Sponsors

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival is proud to welcome back our Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC and Blackberry®, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario and Telefilm Canada. We are thrilled to announce that the City of Toronto is now a Major Supporter. In all, the Festival welcomes back 51 sponsors and gratefully announces the participation of nine new sponsors: BLOCKBUSTER® Canada, California Strawberry Commission, Cinema Tower, Diet Coke, Energizer Canada Inc., GUESS, Panasonic Canada Inc., Champagne Perrier-Jouët®, and Toronto Star.

The Festival’s ability and opportunity to continue to expand, develop and celebrate its 35th successful year remains possible through Government support. The Ontario Media Development Corporation and Telefilm Canada continue to support the Festival’s commitment to Canadian cinema, and offer invaluable contributions to TIFF Industry Programming. The Festival also receives support from the provincial government through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Festival receives additional support from the City of Toronto, Government of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. Special thanks to our international government partners, including consulates, embassies and trade commissions.

A complete list of sponsors and supporters is attached.

Ticket packages for the Festival are now available for purchase by cash, debit or Visa. Purchase online at, by phone at 416-968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,) or in person at the TIFF Box Office at 2 Carlton Street, West Mezzanine (Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The 35th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 9 to 19, 2010.

About TIFF Bell Lightbox:
Currently under construction, TIFF Bell Lightbox, a breathtaking five-storey complex located in downtown Toronto, will provide a permanent home for film lovers to celebrate cinema from around the world and will propel TIFF forward as an international leader in film culture. Designed by innovative architecture firm KPMB, TIFF Bell Lightbox’s fluid structure encourages exploration, movement and play. The campaign to build TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by founding sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the King and John Festival Corporation - consisting of the Reitman family and the Daniels Corporation – RBC as major sponsor and official bank, Visa†, the Copyright Collective of Canada, the Slaight Family Foundation, NBC Universal Canada, the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, the Harbinger Foundation, CIBC and BMO. The Board of Directors, staff and many generous individuals and corporations have also contributed to the campaign. For more information on the TIFF Bell Lightbox campaign, visit

About TIFF:
TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. TIFF generates an annual economic impact of $170 million CAD and currently employs more than 100 full-time staff and 500 part-time and seasonal staff, and counts upon the largesse of over 2,000 volunteers year-round.


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Lead Sponsor

Major Sponsors
RBC, BlackBerry®

Major Supporters
Government of Ontario
Telefilm Canada
City of Toronto

AGF, Cadillac, and Visa†

Programme/Award Sponsors and Supporters
Award for Best Canadian Short Film – National Film Board
Closing Night Sponsor – National Bank Financial Markets
City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian Feature Film – City of Toronto
Contemporary World Cinema – Sun Life Financial
Future Projections – Ontario Arts Council
Masters – BMO Nesbitt Burns
Opening Night Sponsor – Astral
Real to Reel – A&E IndieFilms
SKYY Vodka Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film – SKYY Vodka
Special Presentations – American Movie Classics Company LLC
Wavelengths – Ontario Arts Council

Public Supporters
Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Ontario Media Development Corporation
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund
Ontario Trillium Foundation
National Film Board
Government of Canada

Official Suppliers
Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., Cineplex Entertainment LP, Diet Coke,  Dolby Laboratories Inc., Services, Federal Express Canada Ltd., The Globe and Mail, Holt Renfrew, Lindt, Mike Weir Wine, P&G Beauty, Panasonic, Champagne Perrier-Jouët®, Pizza Nova, SKYY Vodka, Sony of Canada Ltd., Stella Artois, Toronto Star, Getty Images,
 Xerox Canada Ltd.

Screening Sponsors
Accenture, Ajay Virmani, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Brookfield, Citytv, Desjardins, Manpower®,
Yamana Gold Inc.

Thank You To
A&E Television Networks, Apple, Astral The Harold Greenberg Fund, BLOCKBUSTER® Canada,  Bruzer, California Strawberry Commission, Cinema Tower, Deluxe Toronto, Energizer Canada Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, Festival Music House, Festival Tower, GUESS Jeans, Greater Toronto Airport Authority, hmv Canada Inc,  IBM Canada Ltd., OSRAM SYLVANIA LTD., Shepell.FGI, Strellson, Timberland Canada Co., Travelers, Entertainment District BIA.

Production Space Host
Hyatt Regency

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