York U talent featured at Toronto International Film Festival

Talent out of York University will be highlighted at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs Sept. 7 to Sept. 17. Work by York University students, faculty and grads is featured in a slew of films screening at TIFF.

This year, TIFF will present 340 films from Canada and around the word with 238 screenings that are world, international or North American premieres.

Here’s a look at this year’s contributions from members of the York University community.

Faculty

• Theatre Professor Michael Greyeyes stars alongside Jessica Chastain in Woman Walks Ahead, a Gala presentation at TIFF. Find details, showtimes and tickets here: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/woman-walks-ahead/.

An image from Woman Walks Ahead featuring York University Professor Michael Greyeyes and Jessica Chastain

An image from Woman Walks Ahead featuring York University Professor Michael Greyeyes and Jessica Chastain


Students

• Current MFA student Ingrid Veniger directs the feature film Porcupine Lake. Find details, showtimes and tickets here: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/porcupine-lake/?v=porcupine-lake. Watch the trailer for Porcupine Lake:

• Current MFA student Kazik Radwanski directs the short film Scaffold. Find details, showtimes and tickets here: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/scaffold/?v=scaffold.


Alumni

• Rachel McAdams (BFA ’01) co-stars in the feature film Disobedience, a special presentation at TIFF. Find details, showtimes and tickets here: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/film.html?v=disobedience.

An image from Disobedience featuring York University alumna Rachel McAdams and Rachel WeiszAn image from Disobedience featuring York University alumna Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz

• Daniel Cockburn (BFA ’99, MFA ’17) directs and edits the short film The Argument (with annotations), which was his MFA thesis film. Find details, showtimes and tickets here: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/the-argument-with-annotations/. Watch the trailer for The Argument (with annotations):

• Wayne Wapeemukwa (York student 2008-2009) directs and edits the feature film Luk’Luk’I, which is a York/Telefilm microbudget production. Also working on the team is co-producer Spencer Hahn (BFA ’14). Find details, showtimes and tickets here: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/lukluki/. Watch the trailer for Luk’Luk’I:

• Lina Roessler (MFA ’17) is Part of the TIFF Talent Lab, which is a competitive artistic development program designed for aspiring filmmakers. The TIFF Talent Lab only accepts 20 emerging directors and screenwriters, who are immersed in an intensive learning experience. Find details here: http://www.tiff.net/industry/talentlab17/.

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