Taylor Swift is taking “All Too Well: The Short Film” on tour to the Toronto International Film Festival, where she will appear in conversation with TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey before screening the film in 35mm for the first time ever.
The “In Conversation With…” event will take place Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. as part of the TIFF Bell Lightbox program.
“We love the intersection of film and other art forms, and Taylor Swift is a brilliant visual thinker,” Bailey said. “We’re excited to hear Taylor’s version of how absorbing influences from cinema led to her creating ‘All Too Well: The Short Film,’ which we’ll present in its original 35mm form for the first time at TIFF.”
Swift wrote and directed the 14-minute short featuring “Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink and “The Maze Runner’s” Dylan O’Brien. Initially released in Fall 2021, “All Too Well: The Short Film” has qualified for Oscar consideration in the best live-action short category. It won three awards, including Video of the Year, at last weekend’s VMAs, making Swift the first artist in that category to also direct her own video.
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“All Too Well: The Short Film” accompanied a 10-minute version of “All Too Well” that appeared on Swift’s 2021 re-recording of her 2012 album “Red.” Swift broke two Spotify records on the day of the song and short film’s debut and was the top trending video on YouTube.
Following its digital release, the short film screened at AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. It also screened at Tribeca Film Festival, where Swift participated in a discussion with filmmaker Mike Mills and played the song live.
Tickets to the “In Conversation With…” event will go on sale to TIFF Members starting Sept. 3, with the remaining tickets made available for public purchase on Sept. 5 at tiff.net/tickets. The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival will take place from Sept. 8-18.