Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Earns First Academy Legacy Award

Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Earns First Academy Legacy Award

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In its 40th anniversary year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will receive the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television honour.

The first Academy Legacy Award comes in recognition of "unyielding dedication in bringing international acclaim to Canadian talent in film, television or digital media."

"TIFF put Canada on the world stage," said Academy CEO Helga Stephenson. "It brought Canadian cinema into the international spotlight. It established Toronto as a key date on the festival circuit for players around the globe."The Academy salutes TIFF for its resolute commitment to Canadian cinema."

The awards will be presented at CANADA STARS IN AWARDS SEASON in Beverly Hills on February 19 celebrating excellence of Canadian talent in the film and television industry co-hosted by the Academy, Telefilm Canada and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles. …

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