TIFF Next Wave Battle of the Scores

TIFF Next Wave - Public Programme

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In this competition celebrating young talent, music and film, six high-school bands perform their own scores of an original short film, kicking off the opening night of the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival.

Our cinematic showcase of Toronto's young musical talent returns! After being given three weeks to compose an original score for an original short film, six high-school bands from across the city will perform their soundtracks live on stage to accompany the screening of the films (created for the competition this year by emerging filmmaker Ben Roberts). The winning band will be determined by a panel of esteemed judges from the Toronto music and film community. There will also be an additional prize based on audience vote. Join us immediately after the Battle for the official TIFF Next Wave Film Festival Opening Night party!