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The Best From the Fest: 16 Program Choices

CANADA FIRST Works by emerging Canadian filmmakers.

CANADIAN OPEN VAULT Showcases classics of Canadian cinema, such as this year’s selection, 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould.

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA The best new movies by directors from around the globe.

DIALOGUES Important movies selected and introduced by well-known filmmakers.

DISCOVERY Innovative cinema created by new and emerging international directors.

FUTURE PROJECTIONS Film-related artwork and installations on display across Toronto.

GALA PRESENTATIONS The festival’s most-hyped Canadian, international and American-studio productions, many of which are receiving world premieres.

MASTERS New works by some of the world’s most venerable cinematic auteurs.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS Countercultural movies and genre pics (dark comedy, horror, exploitation and more) not typically considered part of the haughty festival circuit.

REAL TO REEL International documentaries, investigative films, docudramas and other reality-based programming.

SHORT CUTS CANADA The best short films Canadian cinema has to offer.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS More high-profile films featuring major stars and directors.

SPROCKETS FAMILY ZONE Films for children from around the world, with everything from drama to documentary to animation.

VANGUARD Modern, edgy works that strive to break the boundaries of social discourse.

VISIONS Exciting movies by emerging and established directors who challenge our understanding of storytelling and filmmaking.

WAVELENGTHS Thought-provoking avant-garde cinema by some of the best artists in the field.

For more on the film fest, check out our Best of The Fest TIFF’08 Guide.

Which celebs will be walking the red carpet? Check out our Star-Spotting Guide for the scoop.

Get your autograph book and cameras ready. See The Best Places to Spot Celebs.

—Viviane Kertész and Craig Moy

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