In some ways, the Toronto International Film Festival has been my home as an independent film producer. Of the ten films I’ve produced, five premiered at Toronto, including my first film ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE. Of those five, three premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the festival.
I honestly think that the Midnight Madness section of TIFF, currently programmed by Colin Geddes, is the best place in the world to premiere an independent horror film. If you ever have a chance to attend TIFF, make sure you get over to the Ryerson Theatre at midnight each night to see what craziness Colin has in store for you that year.
To explore this year’s Midnight Madness line-up, I recommend reading Drew McWeeny’s excellent breakdown.