The Toronto International Film Festival is adding some local star power to this year’s film fest.
Organizers announced Wednesday that GTA native Shawn Mendes will perform at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards, airing Tuesday, Sept. 15, on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found online.
In conjunction with Mendes’ performance, TIFF has announced its new Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award, presented by the Shawn Mendes Foundation, which will be given to a Festival film that tackles issues of social change. The winner will also receive a $10,000 cash prize.
“I’m so excited for the Shawn Mendes Foundation to be partnering with TIFF to give this new annual Changemaker Award at the Festival, to support filmmakers that are tackling world and social issues with their films,” Mendes said in a statement. “It’s important now more than ever that we lift up the powerful voices of creatives who are helping inspire change.”