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1976 Toronto International Film Festival

1976 Toronto International Film Festival
1976 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film Cousin Cousine[1]
Closing film Queen of the Gypsies[2]
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films 127 feature films
Festival date October 18, 1976 (1976-10-18)–October 24, 1976 (1976-10-24)[2]
Language English
Website tiff.net

The 1st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place at Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada between October 18 and October 24, 1976.[2] Initially its name was Festival of Festivals, which remained until 1994 after which it become Toronto International Film Festival.[3][4] It showcased 127 feature films from 30 different countries with the audience of 35,000. It featured some of the best films from film festivals around the world.[5][6][7][8] Most of the Hollywood studios later withdrew their submissions citing reason that Toronto audiences would be too parochial for their films.[9] Cousin Cousine, a French film directed by Jean-Charles Tacchella was selected as the opening film and screened at Ontario Place Cinesphere[1][10][11][12] and Queen of the Gypsies was the closing film.[2] German cinema was focused upon, with films from German directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog.[6]

Producer Dino De Laurentiis, screened a 90-second preview of his then-unreleased King Kong at the festival.[13]

Programme

Gala Presentation

Canadian Cinema

  • L'eau chaude, l'eau frette by André Forcier
  • The Supreme Kid by Peter Bryant
  • L'absence by Brigitte Sauriol

Documentaries

References

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  9. ^ "Film Festivals — Then and Now By David Sterritt". Archived from the original on September 6, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  10. ^ TCousin Cousine at tiff. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  11. ^ "36 things you didn't know about TIFF". The Star. Toronto. August 24, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  12. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (January 16, 2008). "Dusty Cohl, 79, a Toronto Film Festival Founder". The New York Times. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  13. ^ "In pictures: Toronto Film Festival history and highlights". BBC News. August 30, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "Coverage from the Toronto International Film Festival". Archived from the original on October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
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  16. ^ "976 Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved October 12, 2013.
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