TIFF Next Wave Film Festival lineup holds a mirror up to the world’s next generation

Returning for its ninth year, the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival puts a global lens on themes of self-exploration, social media, and coming of age.

TIFF Next Wave Official Selection

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With films representing all but one continent, this year’s Official Selection comprises 12 features and 14 short films, and underscores the increasingly global interests of the next generation. Programming highlights include Kuessipan (2019), the Canadian story of two childhood friends from the same Quebec Innu community whose lives begin to diverge; Selah and The Spades (2018), a stylish look at five factions vying for social supremacy at a posh Pennsylvania boarding school, starring Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome; Your Turn (2019), a vibrant documentary covering the Brazilian student movement; and  Angelfish (2019), a story of improbable love that marks the acting debut of rapper Princess Nokia.

Crowning this year’s incredible lineup of programming is In Conversation With… Kelvin Harrison Jr., a one-night-only onstage conversation with the breakout star of Waves, Of Monsters and Men, and Stella Meghie’s upcoming film, The Photograph.

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