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2010 Press Releases

Fact Sheet

(Numbers in parentheses are last year's statistics)

Films: Features – 258; Shorts – 81 (334 Total: Features – 264; Shorts – 70)

Features that are World, International, or North American Premieres: 112, 24, and 98 respectively (248 Total: 97 World; 39 International; 112 North American)

Feature-length films that are World, International, or North American premieres (74%)

Total Submissions: International – 2,677, Canadian – 849 (3,000: International – 2,100, Canadian – 900)

Countries (65)

First Features (72)

Screens Used (32)

Programmes (18)

Minutes of Film (25,880)

Longest Film: Mysteries of Lisbon. (192’)

20 secs
Shortest Film: straightscaping. (1’)

Canadian features, including co-productions (29)

Canadian features making their world premiere, including co-productions (17)

Canadian shorts, including co-productions (43)

Installations mounted in venues across the city as part of Future Projections (11)

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.

The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC and BlackBerry, the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.


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