TIFF has announced the In Conversation With… series and the talent development programs and participants.

Participants in the conversation on stage include Eddie Redmayne, Viola Davis and Lee Jung-jae, while Sarah Gadon is announced as TIFF residency Micki Moore.

The festival also unveiled the list of 10 acquisition titles selected by the industry. TIFF runs September 8-1.

In conversation with…

The In conversation with… series features Damien Chazelle, the director of The The Ground and Whiplash whose release in December Babylon should be an award nominee; Viola Davis and Gina Prince-Bythewood, the star and director of the TIFF world premiere The Women King; Korean actors and creators Lee Jung-jae and Jung Woo-sung, whose A man of reasonand Hunt both play TIFF; and Eddie Redmayne, the British star of the TIFF selection The good nurse.

Talent development programs and participants this year include TIFF Rising Stars, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, TIFF Series Accelerator, Chanel Women Writers’ Network Micro Talent Summit, TIFF Micki Moore Residency and TIFF Talent Accelerator.

TIFF Rising Stars

The program offers actors on the verge of breaking through access to the festival’s professional development sessions, industry events, red carpets, mentorship and networking opportunities. All the rising stars are showing in the films in the official selection this year. TIFF 2022 official selection.

Natalia Aranguren (Col-Can), So much tenderness – TIFF shares his Fellow journey

Gabriel LaBelle (USA-Can), The Fabelmans

Isaiah Lehtinen (Can), I like movies

Carmen Madonia (Can), Something you said last nightTIFF shares his Fellow journey

Thuso Mbedu (South Africa), The female kingTIFF shares his Fellow journey

Joshua Odjick (CAN), crows bones

Aaron Stone (UK), Brother

Choi Seung-yoon (SK), riceboy sleepsTIFF shares his Fellow journey

Ty Simpkins (USA), The whale.

TIFF Filmmaker Lab

Twenty Canadian and international directors will have more than five years to interact with mentors and program governors, including Ramin Bahrani, Deepa Mehta and Roger Ross Williams. Attendees will be joined by guest speakers including El Hosaini, Nikyatu Jusu, Cristian Mungiu and Clement Virgo. The scholarships are sponsored by Share Her Journey and For the Love of Film.

Zhannat Alshanova (Kaz) TIFF Canada Goose Fellow

Nadine Gomez (Can) – TIFF Jennifer A. Tory Legacy Fellow

Sis Gurdal (Tur) TIFF Every Story Fellow

Jayden Rathsam Hua (Australia)

Zarrar Kahn (Can-Pak)

Aaron Lucas (Aus-All)

Miki Magasiva (NZ)

Isabelle Mecattaf (Leb-Fr) – TIFF Every Story People’s Fellow

Araya Mengesha (May)

Sophia Mocorrea (Ger-Arg) TIFF Canada Goose Fellow

Carol Nguyen (Can) TIFF Talent Accelerator Fellow

Olive Nwosu (Nig-UK) – TIFF Every Story Fellow in honor of Viola Desmond

Naishe Nyamubaya (Zim)

Melanie Oates (Can) – TIFF Canada Goose Fellow

Mahsa Razavi (Can-Ira) – TIFF Talent Accelerator Fellow

Caleb Ryan (Can)

Seal of Gavin (can)

J Stevens (Can) TIFF Every Story Fellow

Nesaru Chaas (USA)

DW Waterson (Can) – TIFF Every Story Fellow.

TIFF Serial Accelerator

The new tier presented by the Canada Media Fund features a one-day mentorship program for four teams of Canadian series creators from underrepresented communities.

Participants will receive one-on-one mentorship from industry professionals, refine their series pitches, and work on developing a business plan for their projects.

Meher Jaffri, Mariam Zaidi (The chosen)

Jessica Landry, Hannah JohnsonGhosts of Lakeland)

Abdul Malik, Shant Joshi (Salt)

Bianca Kenna, Shelby Manton (Thread).

Chanel Women Writers’ Network Micro Talent Summit

As part of Share Her Journey, the Chanel Women Writers’ Network supports a year-round program to advance the careers of women and non-binary alumni of TIFF Writers’ Studio. The inaugural summit is an intensive one-day program connecting participants with industry professionals.

Abbesi Akhamie (Nig-USA)

Maggie Briggs (USA)

Yasmine Mathurin (Hai-Can)

Mayumi Yoshida (Jap-Can).

TIFF Residence Micki Moore

Created to support women who are outstanding Canadian feature film screenwriters, the residency offers a female writer the chance to develop her screenplay and receive mentorship in Toronto’s downtown neighborhood. Micki Moore’s writer-in-residence for this year’s TIFF 2022 is Sarah Gadon.

TIFF Talent Accelerator

Year-round mentorship for emerging female producers, directors and screenwriters in Canada, supported by the Share Her Journey campaign, including ongoing support of the RBC Women Creators Initiative.

The scholarship recipients are: directors Carol Nguyen and Mahsa Razavi; producers Britt Kerr and Alona Metzer; and writers Teyama Alkamli and Berkley Brady.

Other guest speakers and mentors at this year’s talent development programs include Sheila Atim, John Bain, Karla Bobadilla, Clea DuVall, Kate Hagen, Felicia Pride, Kiva Reardon, Trevor Rotenberg, Bird Runningwater, Sanjay Sharma, Samantha Starr and Kevin Williamson.

Jason Reitman Live Reading

The event will return with a surprise cast as the Montreal-born filmmaker presents a script in honor of his father, the late filmmaker Ivan Reitman. The event will take place on September 9 in the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The cast and title of the film will be announced in the coming weeks.

Previous live table readings included those by Paul Thomas Anderson boogie nightsby Alan Ball american beautyby John Hughes The breakfast cluband William Goldman The princess to be married.

The Big Pitch by CaribbeanTales Media Group

CaribbeanTales Media Group’s The Big Pitch session takes place on September 11 when nine emerging and mid-career BIPOC filmmakers selected from among CaribbeanTales Black Incubator and Studio Access Project and CineFam Limitless Incubator will pitch projects to Canadian and international broadcasters and distributors for money, mentorship and support for their projects.

This year’s participants are: Fennella Bruce, Aeyliya Hussain, Asis Sethi, Muniyra Douglas, Nauzanin Knight, Roble Issa, Suki Motoyi, Ana De Lara, Kai-Little White, Kristen Lambie, Kirsty Plange & Daisy Komujini and Yasmin Evering-Kerr.