Tiff 2019 Announces Platform Jury, Breaks Tradition of Filmmaker-Heavy Judges Lineup

Tiff 2019 Announces Platform Jury, Breaks Tradition of Filmmaker-Heavy Judges Lineup
As it prepares for the latest iteration of its annual marquee event, the Toronto International Film Festival has announced the jury for its Platform section, one of only three sections in the festival to award honors based on jury votes. The jury includes award-winning filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari, newly appointed Berlinale Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, and Variety International Film Critic Jessica Kiang.

This year’s edition of the festival will mark the fifth time the Platform section has been a part of the fest, as it was first announced in 2015. The section is designed to “champion up to 12 works with high artistic merit that also demonstrate a strong directorial vision.” The three-person jury will pick the winner of the Toronto Platform Prize, which includes an award of $25,000 Cad presented to the Best Film in the lineup.

“We have been honoured to have had a remarkable list of distinguished filmmakers be
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