Leading Philippine filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza will preside over this year's Competition panel of jury which also includes US producer Bryan Burk, Hong Kong director-producer Stanley Kwan and Japanese actress Kaho Minami.
A total of 16 films from France, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Hungary, Mexico, China, Turkey, Italy and the UK will compete in the Main Competition section.
TIFF, which will open on October 25 and run until November 3, announced the 16 titles for its International Competition, including the world premieres of 'His Master's Voice', from Hungary's Gyorgy Palfi and Liu Hao's 'The Poet'.
TIFF's competition line-up will also include the world premieres of two Japanese titles — Junji Sakamoto's 'Another World' and Rikiya Imaizumi's 'Just Only Love'.
As previously announced, retrospectives this year include veteran Japanese actor Koji Yakusho ('The Eel', 'Memoirs of a Geisha') as the Actor in Focus in the Japan Now section and 'The World of Masaaki Yuasa' as the Animation Focus.
In addition to Yakusho's films, Japan Now will screen titles including Hirokazu Kore-eda's Cannes Palme d'Or winner 'Shoplifters', Isao Yukisada's Berlin entry 'River's Edge' and Shinichiro Ueda's recent zombie sleeper hit 'One Cut of the Dead'. Japanese Cinema Splash, which focuses on local indie films, features the world premieres of Masaharu Take's 'The Gun' and '21st Century Girl', an omnibus film from young female directors.
Asian Future will screen the world premiere of Chinese filmmaker Huang Huang's 'Wushu Orphan' and the international premiere of Hong Kong transgender drama 'Tracey'.