Each year, TIFF Rising Stars showcases new Canadian and international acting talent during the Toronto International Film Festival, placing emphasis on the next generation poised for success.
The actors selected for the programme are immersed in a series of public events and private industry meetings during the Festival. They undertake professional development with international casting directors, filmmakers, producers, and industry executives. The actors also have front-row seats at some of the biggest red-carpet events at the Festival. TIFF Rising Stars alumni include Stephan James, Tatiana Maslany, and Sarah Gadon.
- June 21 — deadline for Canadian applications
- International applicants will be selected based on films in Official Selection