Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award At TIFF 2012

In case you didn't know, the Toronto International Film Festival has a Discovery Programme. And we’re going to be a part of it! Yep, that’s right, we’ll be handing out the ‘Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award’ to an exciting up-and-coming filmmaker who might just be the next Martin Scorsese… You never know.

In the past, TIFF’s Discovery programme has discovered the likes of Derick Martini (who made the brilliant indie flick Lymelife) and J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed); while North American audiences have also discovered films like Athina Rachel Tsangari's Attenberg and Steve McQueen's Hunger in the programme.

The GFW Discovery Award
The most exciting thing about the programme is the award. (You know it.) Not least because the winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize to be put towards their next project, along with a package of marketing opportunities that will ultimately help shine a spotlight on them and their film... Aren’t we nice?

The programme will showcase 27 directors/films – all of which are ether first- or second-time directors – with the majority being world premieres. The filmmakers, who TIFF have dubbed the “future of world cinema”, come from all over the world. So expect filmmaking of all shades and colours - a rainbow, if you will. 

If you haven’t already, have a browse of the full programme on TIFF’s site.

Here's just a few of the films that you've probably never heard of (not for long):
7 Boxes
Boy Eating the Bird's Food
The Brass Teapot
Burn It Up Djassa
Call Girl
The Color of the Chameleon
Detroit Unleaded
Eat Sleep Die
Fill the Void
The Interval
The Land of Eb
Out in the Dark
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