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1978 Toronto International Film Festival

1978 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening film In Praise of Older Women[1]
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
Number of films 85 feature films
Festival date September 14, 1978 (1978-09-14)–September 21, 1978 (1978-09-21)
Language English
Website .nettiff

The 3rd [1] When the Ontario Film Review Board objected to a 40 second scene between Marilyn Lightstone and Tom Berenger, co-producer of the film Robert Lantos cut the scene for the theatrical run. Despite that, some of the TIFF staff managed to smuggle original uncut version of the film and run it into the theatre. The news got lots of publicity from press, which increased public interest in the film resulting in an increased number of tickets sales. Difficulties arose when audiences waiting outside the theatre noticed that each ticket admitted two person thus causing anger in the crowd. The audience who were not able to get seats during the first screening were invited to a later screening.[4][5] The People's Choice Award was introduced this year, which is given to a feature film chosen by a vote of the festival audience.[6]

Louis Malle's film Pretty Baby was banned by the OFRB, due to its sensitive subject matter.[5]


Award[7][8] Film Director
People's Choice Award Girlfriends Claudia Weill


Gala Presentation

Canadian Cinema



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External links

  • Official site
  • TIFF: A Reel History: 1976 - 2012
  • 1978 Toronto International Film Festival at IMDB
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