20 Things To Know About TIFF 2015

The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, September 10. But the anticipation for the annual event went up several notches Sunday when individual tickets went on sale at the box office at Metro Centre,

40th edition of Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday

Actress Kate Winslet, who stars in The Dressmaker, a film based on the bestselling novel by Rosalie Ham, will grace the red carpet at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. ( Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, September 10. But the anticipation for the annual event went up several notches Sunday when individual tickets went on sale at the box office at Metro Centre,

We've got 20 things you need to know about TIFF 2015.

  • 399 Films are featured at this year's festival.
  • 289 Feature Films
  • 110 Shorts
  • 256 Features are World, International, or North American Premieres
  • 132 World Premieres, including The Martian¬†
  • 27 International Premieres
  • 97 North American Premieres
  • 6,118 Total Submissions this year
  • 4,893 International
  • 1,225 Canadian
  • 24 music-themed films, including Keith Richards: Under The Influence
  • 71 Countries
  • 28 Screens Used
  • 16 Programmes
  • 30,878 Minutes of Film
  • 278 minutes - Longest Film
  • 1 minute - Shortest Film
  • 39 Canadian Features
  • 24 Canadian Features making their World Premiere, including co-productions
  • 45 Canadian Shorts, including co-productions
  • 6 Installations mounted in venues across the city as part of Wavelengths

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