August 29, 2018

Diversity Takes Center Stage at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF line-up showcases potential box office and award season contenders from a diverse pool of filmmakers and storytellers.

  • Technicolor and its family of creative studios, including MPC, Mr. X, and Mikros, worked on 14 diverse features screening at TIFF – seven of those with female directors.
  • Mark Kueper, Senior Colorist at Technicolor Toronto, joins “In Living Colour” Industry Panel.


The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 16, is one of the largest film festivals in the world; open to the general public, it draws nearly 500,000 attendees over its 10-day schedule. This year, TIFF will showcase 343 films, offering a diverse selection for moviegoers that reflects Toronto's spirit of inclusive, passionate engagement with film.

Technicolor, MPC, Mr. X, and Mikros teams worked on 14 features screening at the festival, ranging from Alfonso Cuarón’s cogent and nuanced semi-autobiographical feature ROMA – to ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch, the third documentary collaboration between award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. ANTHROPOCENE is one of seven features at TIFF directed by women that Technicolor collaborated on, prompting Baichwal to remark, “The way to improve how women are represented in this industry involves complex and concerted efforts across the spectrum of development, production, post-production and distribution. When the representational norm tips towards equity, this will create its own momentum for change.”

TIFF industry conferences will be hosting a panel discussion with Baichwal and de Pencier and their longtime colorist, Technicolor Toronto’s Mark Kueper, exploring the synergy between directors and colorists and how they establish the visual language for their films.

Here’s a quick look at the features worked on by Technicolor.


Director – Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
Cinematographer – Nicholas de Pencier
Picture Post-production by Technicolor Toronto


Director – Amanda Strong
Cinematographer – Terrance Azzuolo
Picture Post-production by Technicolor Toronto

Glitter’s Wild Women

Director – Roney
Cinematographer – Nikolay Michaylov
Picture Post-production by Technicolor Toronto

Good Boy

Director – Fantavious Fitz
Cinematographer – Bobby Shore
Picture Post-production by Technicolor Toronto

The Grizzlies

Director – Miranda de Pencier
Cinematographer – Jim Denault
Picture Post-production & VFX by Technicolor Toronto

High Life

Director – Claire Denis
Cinematographer – Yorick Le Saux
Sound Post Production by Mikros

The Hummingbird Project

Director – Kim Nguyen
Cinematographer – Nicolas Bolduc
VFX by Mikros

If Beale Street Could Talk

Director – Barry Jenkins
Cinematographer - James Laxton
Dailies and Color Grading by Technicolor LA


Director - Thomas Vinterberg
Cinematographer - Anthony Dod Mantle
Color Grading by MPC  

The Lie

Director – Veena Sud
Cinematographer – Peter Wunstorf
Dailies, Picture & Sound Post-Production, VFX by Technicolor Toronto and LA


Director – Mia Hansen-Love
Cinematographer – Hélène Louvart
Dailies, Picture and Sound Post-Production by Mikros

The Old Man & The Gun

Director – David Lowery
Cinematographer – Joe Anderson
Picture Post-production by Technicolor LA


Director - Alfonso Cuarón
Cinematographer - Alfonso Cuarón
VFX by MPC and Mr. X
Dailies & Picture Post-production by Technicolor LA

The Sisters Brothers

Director – Jacques Audiard
Cinematographer – Benoit Debie
VFX by Mikros

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