TIFF16: Wrap-Up

As I was heading into the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, I thought that this was going to be an off year for me. However, it turns out that I still managed to see a decent number of films and for the first time ever I even got to see the winner of the People’s Choice Award. I was also successful in my experiment of rushing P&I screenings, which might be something I do more in the future.

Now, without any further ado, here is my full TIFF wrap-up.

Top Ten Favourite Films of TIFF16

  1. La La Land (Special Presentations)
  2. The Bad Batch (Vanguard)
  3. Personal Shopper (Masters)
  4. Werewolf (Discovery)
  5. ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail (TIFF Docs)
  6. nirvanna the band the show (Prime Time)
  7. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Midnight Madness)
  8. Raw (Midnight Madness)
  9. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Vanguard)
  10. Toni Erdmann (Special Presentations)
Top Three Midnight Madness Films
  1. The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  2. Raw
  3. Sadako vs Kayako
Top Three Vanguard Films
Least Favourite Film
Films I Wish I Saw
  • Free Fire (Midnight Madness)
  • Lion (Special Presentations)
Number of Films Seen
  • 22 Feature Films
  • 12 Short Films
  • 1 Television Series
  • Sean Kelly on Movies – 22
  • Toronto Film Scene 2
Programme Tally
  • Special Presentations – 6
  • Midnight Madness – 5
  • Vanguard – 4
  • TIFF Docs – 3
  • Discovery – 2
  • Short Cuts – 2
  • Masters – 1
  • Prime Time – 1
  • TIFF Cinemateque – 1
Theatre Tally
  • Scotiabank Theatre – 10
  • Ryerson Theatre – 5
  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema – 3
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
  • Elgin Theatre – 1
  • Roy Thompson Hall – 1
Plus 2 feature films and 2 short programmes seen prior to the festival.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).