Here Are the First 47 Films Announced for TIFF 2018

Here Are the First 47 Films Announced for TIFF 2018
Once again, the city of Toronto will play host to an enormous series of movie events when the Toronto International Film Festival returns from September 6 to 16. Today, organizers have unveiled the first batch of films.

Though the films were meant to be announced via a press conference, the fest decided to cancel the meeting in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Toronto

Now, TIFF has announced its initial lineup, which include appearances from the likes of Lady Gaga, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Carell, Robert Pattinson, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas, among many others.

Of the lineup, TIFF CEO Piers Handling said, "We have an exceptional selection of films this year that will excite festival audiences from all walks of life.... Today's lineup showcases beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous female powerhouses. The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made."

Read the full list of TIFF's first announcement below, and stay tuned for more films as they're unveiled.

GALAS 2018:

Beautiful Boy Felix van Groeningen, USA World Premiere
Everybody Knows Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/Italy North American Premiere
First Man Damien Chazelle, USA Canadian Premiere
Galveston Mélanie Laurent, USA Canadian Premiere
The Hate U Give George Tillman, Jr., USA World Premiere
Hidden Man Jiang Wen, China International Premiere
High Life Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom World Premiere
Husband Material Anurag Kashyap, India World Premiere
The Kindergarten Teacher Sara Colangelo, USA Canadian Premiere
The Land of Steady Habits Nicole Holofcener, USA World Premiere
Life Itself Dan Fogelman, USA World Premiere
The Public Emilio Estevez, USA World Premiere
Red Joan Sir Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom World Premiere
Shadow Zhang Yimou, China North American Premiere
A Star is Born Bradley Cooper, USA North American Premiere
What They Had Elizabeth Chomko, USA International Premiere
Widows Steve McQueen, United Kingdom/USA World Premiere

Ben is Back Peter Hedges, USA World Premiere
Burning Lee Chang-dong, South Korea North American Premiere
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Marielle Heller, USA International Premiere
Capernaum Nadine Labaki, Lebanon North American Premiere
Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/United Kingdom/France Canadian Premiere
Colette Wash Westmoreland, United Kingdom Canadian Premiere
Dogman Matteo Garrone, Italy/France Canadian Premiere
The Front Runner Jason Reitman, USA International Premiere
Giant Little Ones Keith Behrman, Canada World Premiere
Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) Eva Husson, France International Premiere
Hotel Mumbai Anthony Maras, Australia World Premiere
The Hummingbird Project Kim Nguyen, Canada World Premiere
If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins, USA World Premiere
Manto Nandita Das, India North American Premiere
Maya Mia Hansen-Løve, France World Premiere
Monsters and Men Reinaldo Marcus Green, USA Canadian Premiere
MOUTHPIECE Patricia Rozema, Canada World Premiere
Non-Fiction Olivier Assayas, France Canadian Premiere
The Old Man & The Gun David Lowery, USA International Premiere
Papi Chulo John Butler, Ireland World Premiere
Roma Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA Canadian Premiere
Shoplifters Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan Canadian Premiere
The Sisters Brothers Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain North American Premiere
Sunset László Nemes, Hungary/France North American Premiere
Through Black Spruce Don McKellar, Canada World Premiere
The Wedding Guest Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom World Premiere
The Weekend Stella Meghie, USA World Premiere
Where Hands Touch Amma Asante, United Kingdom World Premiere
White Boy Rick Yann Demange, USA International Premiere
Wildlife Paul Dano, USA Canadian Premiere