Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Wavelengths & Classics Lineups

Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced their Wavelengths and Classics sidebars programming for the 2023 film festival. The Wavelengths programming features 12 feature films and 19 short films.

“Wavelengths is a testament to the range of cinema celebrated at TIFF,” stated Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer, TIFF. “It is also evidence that artist-driven experimental films are thriving and growing a new generation of cinephiles.”

“The increasing necessity to support artists willing to take risks, break rules, and challenge the status quo, especially in our over-saturated media landscape — bears repeating,” said TIFF Senior Curator Andréa Picard.

“Wavelengths continues to be a celebration of subversion, personal expression, and the vast, inexhaustible capabilities of cinema to enlighten, inspire, awe, resist, disrupt, and propose new ways of seeing and being in the world. With this lineup, we hope to demonstrate how Michael Snow’s legacy of mischief-making and formal acumen clearly lives on.”

WAVELENGTHS FEATURES
Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World – Radu Jude | Romania/Luxembourg/France/Croatia
North American Premiere

Here – Bas Devos | Belgium
North American Premiere

The Human Surge 3 – Eduardo Williams | Argentina/Portugal/Brazil/Netherlands/Taiwan/Hong Kong/Sri
Lanka/Peru
North American Premiere

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell – Phạm Thiên Ân | Vietnam/Singapore/France/Spain
North American Premiere

Mademoiselle Kenopsia – Denis Côté | Canada
North American Premiere

Mambar Pierrette – Rosine Mbakam | Belgium/Cameroon
North American Premiere

Music – Angela Schanelec | Germany/France/Serbia
North American Premiere

Nowhere Near – Miko Revereza | Philippines
North American Premiere

Orlando, My Political Biography – Paul B. Preciado | France
Canadian Premiere

Pictures of Ghosts – Kleber Mendonça Filho | Brazil
North American Premiere

Youth (Spring) – Wang Bing | France/Luxembourg/Netherlands
North American Premiere

WAVELENGTHS PAIRINGS
He Thought He Died – Isiah Medina | Canada
World Premiere
Preceded by Laberint Sequences – Blake Williams | Canada
North American Premiere

WAVELENGTHS SHORTS
Bouquets 31-40 – Rose Lowder | France
Canadian Premiere

Film Sculpture (1) – Philipp Fleischmann | Austria
World Premiere

Film Sculpture (2) – Philipp Fleischmann | Austria
World Premiere

Film Sculpture (3) – Philipp Fleischmann | Austria
World Premiere

Film Sculpture (4) – Philipp Fleischmann | Austria
World Premiere

It follows It passes on – Erica Sheu | Taiwan/USA
World Premiere

Mast-del – Maryam Tafakory | United Kingdom/Iran
North American Premiere

Shrooms – Jorge Jácome | Portugal
World Premiere

Quiet as It’s Kept – Ja’Tovia Gary | USA
International Premiere

Wavelengths 2: Sundown
Let’s Talk – Simon Liu | Hong Kong
World Premiere

Light, Noise, Smoke, and Light, Noise, Smoke – Tomonari Nishikawa | Japan
World Premiere

NYC RGB – Viktoria Schmid | Austria/USA
Canadian Premiere

Slow Shift – Shambhavi Kaul | India/USA
World Premiere

Sundown – Steve Reinke | USA/Canada/Austria
World Premiere

We Don’t Talk Like We Used To – Joshua Gen Solondz | USA/Japan/Hong Kong
World Premiere

Wavelengths 3: Outlines – Akerman/Costa/Godard
Chantal Akerman: Her First Look Behind the Camera – Chantal Akerman | Belgium
North American Premiere

The Daughters of Fire – Pedro Costa | Portugal
North American Premiere

Trailer of the Film That Will Never Exist: Phony Wars – Jean-Luc Godard | France/Switzerland
North American Premiere

2023 Classics Program
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got – Brigitte Berman | Canada
Farewell My Concubine – Chen Kaige | China/Hong Kong
L’amour fou – Jacques Rivette | France
Touki Bouki – Djibril Diop Mambéty | Senegal
Xala – Ousmane Sembène | Senegal

The 48th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7th – 17th. The Special Presentations & Gala lineup for TIFF 2023 can be read here, along with the Documentary lineup here, the Platform programming here, the Discovery & Midnight Madness programming here, the Short Cuts programming here and the Centerpiece programming here.

What do you think of this announcement? Are you excited to see any of these shorts? What other titles do you think will screen at this year’s TIFF? Are you planning on going? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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