我很自豪地宣布，Chloé的赵,the acclaimed filmmaker of 2017's Cannes prize-winner, "骑手，”将成为今年的收件人TIFF Ebert Director Awardduring a televised presentation of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival's Tribute Awards. TIFF and Bell Media Studios unveiled that for the first time television audiences can tune in to the awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on Tuesday, September 15th at 8pm ET/PT on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found. The one-hour broadcast will feature special messages from the honorees and will be streamed to a global audience via Variety. The fact that the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will be able to present its festival, even in a hybrid form--in person, and remotely--fills me with joy. And their creative action will bring the TIFF Tribute Awards to a larger worldwide audience through television and social media. TIFF co-directors Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente, have worked tirelessly to put together a festival that takes into account science and the safety of attendees, along with the practical needs of those festival-goers who cannot travel next month. They seem to have found an ideal solution.
So much cultural film programming has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. I cancelled our Ebertfest Film Festival, and it has now been rescheduled for September 8-11, 2021. SXSW and even the global Cannes Film Festival were postponed until next year. Venice and the NYFF are scheduled to proceed in a hybrid fashion. But sadly, Telluride could not. Telluride co-directorsTom Luddy和朱莉Huntsinger在他们的取消通知中说：“如果这个世界上，各地文化的共同热爱聚会不再可能的]前景提示绝望感，请倡导者和拥护者，我们的聚会提供重要的营养回报和氧气，人类的灵魂。”
“In what has been a challenging year for our global filmmaking community, we’re delighted to partner with Bell Media to unite cinemagoers across Canada, and around the world, to share in our love of film and celebrate the industry’s leading talent,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head of TIFF. “Featuring incredible career retrospectives along with appearances by extraordinary talent, we’re thrilled to be working with the TIFF team to create the inaugural broadcast of the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards for viewers in Canada and around the world,” saidRandy Lennox，总裁，贝尔媒体。
Last yearTaika Waititi收到的TIFF艾伯特导演奖，庆祝一个兴发了不起的导演谁反映罗杰对电影的热情。在过去的几年中，我有幸赋予这个奖项，由觊觎金拇指的象征，董事Martin Scorsese,阿瓦迪韦奈,Agnes Varda,维姆·文德斯和Claire Denis在多伦多住在TIFF。它是如此重要的文化机构来支持对方，我很高兴地维护谁贡献这么多的世界TIFF到荣誉的电影制片人的连接。Chloé的赵的工作继续在我们以前的获奖者的人文传统。Vicente said Zhao’s upcoming film "Nomadland" reminds us, particularly right now, that cinema has the power to connect us all no matter how far apart we might feel: “Chloé’s work consistently exemplifies her signature flair for authentic, humane, and emotionally intimate storytelling.”
在他的“骑手”，四星级评审RogerEbert.com评论家兴发Godfrey Cheshirecompared Zhao to泰伦斯·马利克but said her sensibilities went beyond the cinematic. "The commanding abilities Chloé Zhao shows...easily mark her as one of the world's most important young directors," Cheshire wrote. "Yet what really distinguishes her work here is something beyond great filmmaking chops: a vision that is deeply humanistic, founded on a compassionate realism that honors the heartfelt struggles of all the creatures it encounters."
Zhao was born in Beijing, China, and was raised there and also in Brighton, England. After moving to the United States, she studied political science at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and received an MFA in film production at NYU. "歌曲我的兄弟教我," her debut feature film as a writer, director, and producer, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival, receiving a nomination for the Caméra d’Or Award for best first feature.
Zhao's sophomore feature, "The Rider," an impressionistic drama about a South Dakota cowboy, premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight in 2017 and won the Art Cinema Award. The film went on to receive critical acclaim, with Zhao nominated for Best Director at the Independent Spirit Awards and won Best Feature at the IFP Gotham Awards. Zhao’s upcoming film "Nomadland," which explores the vast landscape of the American West, stars弗朗西丝·麦克杜蒙德,David Strathairn, Linda May and Charlene Swankie. The film will screen at TIFF and will be released by Searchlight Pictures this fall. Incredibly, Zhao’s other upcoming feature is "The Eternals" from Marvel Studios. We are happy that she will be the next recipient of the TIFF Ebert Director Award!
In addition to Zhao, other honorees at the TIFF Tribute Awards broadcast will be Oscar-winning actors安东尼·霍普金斯（”The Silence of the Lambs") and凯特•温丝莱特（”读者"), both recipients of the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, and Oscar-nominated director米拉·奈尔（”Monsoon Wedding"), who will receive the杰夫·斯克尔Award in Impact Media.