The Toronto International Film Festival is rounding up some 180 speakers from 80 countries for its annual industry conference and global summit (September 5 to 11). The headliner is cinema technology visionary Douglas Trumbull ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), the opening keynote speaker for the annual Asian Film Summit (September 9) is Legendary East’s Peter Loehr.
Filmmaker Michael Moore ("Fahrenheit 911") will do a keynote conversation at the Doc Conference moderated by TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers. The Doc Conference (September 9 and 10) offers an in-depth series of keynote sessions, panels and presentations on the current landscape of documentary production, financing and distribution. Moore is attending the Festival for the 25th anniversary of "Roger & Me."
New this year, programming on Thursday, September 11 will be dedicated to the future of cinema. In addition to Trumbull, confirmed Conference speakers to date include Stuart Ford (Founder & CEO, IM Global), Claudia Bluemhuber (Managing Partner, Silver Reel), Fabien Riggall (Founder, Secret Cinema) and Roberto Olla (Executive Director, Eurimages).