Toronto International Film Festival Unveils 2017 International Juries FIPRESCI and NETPAC

The Toronto International Film Festival® is pleased to announce the new members of its two international juries. Featuring renowned film critics, the juries are comprised of six members from FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, and three jurors for NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema.

On September 17 at TIFF's Awards Closing Ceremony, the FIPRESCI Jury will award the Prize of the International Critics for the Special Presentations and Discovery programmes. Last year's FIPRESCI Special Presentations Prize went to Feng Xiaogang's I Am Not Madame Bovary, while the Discovery Prize was awarded to Mbithi Masya for his debut feature Kati Kati. The NETPAC Jury will present the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere. Maysaloun Hamoud received the 2016 award for her film In Between.

Jonathan Rosenbaum -, Artforum, Film Comment, Sight and Sound - USA - Jury President

Robert Daudelin - 24 images, Derrière L'image - Canada
Martin Horyna - Film a doba, - Czech Republic
Ivoneta Pinto - Teorema Critica de Cinema, Orson, Calero, Zero Hora - Brazil
Marietta Steinhart - Ray Filmmagazin, Zeit, Austria Press Agency - USA
Jim Slotek - Original-Cin - Canada

Rashmi Doraiswamy, India - Jury Chairperson

Jian Hao, China
Savine Wong, Canada

The FIPRESCI Awards and the NETPAC Award will be announced at the Festival Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 17, at 12:30pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto).

The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017.

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About TIFF: TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution programme Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit

The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L'Oréal Paris and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada and the City of Toronto.

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