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Women Take Centre Stage at This Year's Toronto International Film Festival

  • July 24, 2018

Image: Blondinrikard Fröberg

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which showcases the best that the film industry has to offer from September 6 to 16.


Starting out back in 1976, TIFF has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work.  And this year, the festival is putting the spotlight on women working in the industry.

TIFF’s ‘Share Her Journey’ campaign is back for its second year, championing women in front of and behind the camera.

Currently ramping up ahead of festival season, the campaign reflects the organization’s commitment to providing practical support for women and its efforts to help shift the dial across equity in the film industry.

TIFF is planning a variety of key events that will examine ways to advance more women in the industry and the campaign is fast gaining local and global momentum.

The campaign’s new ambassadors—award-winning writer and director Amma Asante (A United Kingdom; Belle; A Way of Life); writer and director Molly McGlynn (Mary Goes Round; 3-way (Not Calling)); actor and producer Shohreh Aghdashloo (The House of Sand and Fog; Star Trek Beyond); actor Ellen Wong (GLOW; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World); actor and producer Jennifer Podemski (Moccasin Flats; Empire of Dirt); and writer-director Joyce Wong (Wexford Plaza; Sunbathing)—are joining the drive to amplify solidarity for women working in screen industries.

Are you heading to Toronto for TIFF? The Best Western Toronto Airport Hotel is a great accommodation option that will add convenience and comfort to your getaway. And there will be no concerns about missing your flight home, as the property’s complimentary shuttle ensures that you will be at the airport for your flight in plenty of time.


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