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Israeli actress Liraz Charhi at 2012 TIFF (archives)
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TIFF apologizes for Jewish holiday conflict

Toronto International Film Festival to run through both Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur next year

The Toronto International Film Festival announced recently that next year’s festival would take place on September 5-15. Every year, the festival falls on either Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur, but unfortunately in 2013 it will fall on both.


TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey offered an apology to those celebrating the Jewish holidays, after announcing the 2013 festival dates.


“With work already well under way, we’d like to give filmgoers and industry professionals the opportunity to plan ahead for next year’s festival,” said Bailey.


“As always, we launch on the Thursday after Labor Day. This year that means our dates unfortunately overlap with both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.


"With our position fixed in a crowded calendar of festivals regulated by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), it’s not possible to shift the dates. As a result, we will do our best to schedule repeat screenings to accommodate festival goers who will be observing the Jewish High Holy Days.


"We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Festival.”


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



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