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Tiff 2019 Tribute Gala Will Honor Participant Media and a ‘Female Emerging Talent’

Tiff 2019 Tribute Gala Will Honor Participant Media and a ‘Female Emerging Talent’

Toronto International Film Festival co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey have announced a pair of brand-new awards for this year’s Tiff Tribute Gala, the festival’s annual awards fundraiser to support Tiff’s year-round programs and its core mission “to transform the way people see the world through film, and to celebrate the film industry’s outstanding contributors.” Both of today’s announced awards, including the Tiff Impact Award and the Mary Pickford Award, will celebrate their inaugural events at the gala.

Tiff will honor Participant Media with the newly-created Tiff Impact Award, as the multi-platform content company is being singled out for “creating a union between social impact and cinema.” It will be accepted by founder and chairman Jeff Skoll and CEO David Linde, as the celebrate the company’s fifteen anniversary and over a decade of “social action through storytelling.”

To date, Participant has produced more than

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