Sep 02, 2017
By Christine Ross
The CEO of Toronto International Film Festival is stepping down at the end of next year.
Piers Handling announced Saturday that 2018 would be his final year leading TIFF. A statement credits Handling with growing TIFF from a 10-day annual event to a year-round arts organization. Handling joined the festival in 1982, and has been at its director and CEO for 23 years. TIFF’s board of directors says it will begin searching for its new CEO in the coming months. This year’s Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7–17.