TIFF Reveals Inaugural Platform Lineup

TIFF Reveals Inaugural Platform Lineup
As if there weren't already so many damn films on the schedule, organizers behind the Toronto International Film Festival continue overwhelm us with more options for their 40th edition, which runs from September 10 to 20. Today, they've announced the entries for the brand new Platform competition.

The new program features 12 films from 12 different filmmakers across the world. Those will be judged by a jury that includes Jia Zhang-le, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland, and the winner will be awarded the Platform Prize of $25,000 CDN.

Films competing include Eva Husson's Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story), Pablo Trapero's The Clan, Diastème's French Blood, David Verbeek's Full Contact, Ben Wheatley's High-Rise, Alan Zweig's HURT, Martin Zandvliet's Land of Mine, Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace, Gabriel Mascaro's Neon Bull, He Ping's The Promised Land, Fabienne Berthaud's Sky and Joachim Lafosse's The White Knights.

The Platform program runs from September 10 to 17 during TIFF. More information on the festival at large is available here.