The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has the unique distinction of both celebrating new filmmakers as well as being the traditional platform to kick off established Hollywood’s seemingly endless awards season. As an attendee in 2017 you can take in major releases like George Clooney’s Suburbicon (good luck getting a ticket) as well as edgier fare such as the 20 year old Midnight Madness program that has a reputation for mixing genres and styles by emerging and slightly more established artists.
TIFF runs from September 7 to 17. Click here for the full lineup.
David Bruckner – The Ritual
Synopsis: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that’s stalking them.
About the filmmaker
David Bruckner is an American genre film director from Atlanta, Georgia. His 2007 horror, thriller The Signal was nominated for Best Film Sitges at Catalonian International Film Festival in 2007 and for Narcisse Award at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in 2007, it was also nominated for John Cassavetes Award at Film Independent Spirit Awards in 2009 and for Chainsaw Award at Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in 2010; His next feature, V/H/S (2012) was nominated in 2012 for Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival, for Maria at Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival and for Fright Meter Award at Fright Meter Awards; it was nominated for Golden Trailer at Golden Trailer Awards in 2013; The fantasy, horror Southbound (2015) was nominated for iHorror Award at iHorror Awards in 2017.
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