Calling all film buffs! We're always looking for more opportunities to celebrate creative voices and provide fans with ways to connect with their favourite stars. That's why we're so excited to share that as part of our Official Partnership with the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), we'll be showing up on some of the hottest red carpets and film premieres of the festival.

Catch Harry Styles and the cast of My Policeman on the red carpet for its World Premiere in Toronto! It'll be LIVE on the official @tiff_net account, so make sure to tune in and see the stars as they arrive.

And keep your eyes peeled on the @tiktokcanada account for exclusive red carpet content from some of the most anticipated films at TIFF '22, featuring some of your favourite Canadian creators as red carpet hosts:

The Swimmers, hosted by comedy creator @saifshawaf 

On the Come Up, hosted by rap master @yeahitsak 

The Woman King, hosted by Nakota Sioux Two-Spirit creator @ohkairyn 

Bros, hosted by activist and creator @spencer2thewest 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, hosted by sketch comedy creator @yungjackinnanen 

In July we kicked off our Official Partnership with the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, the world's largest publicly attended film festival, by launching the TIFF Future of Filmmaking Challenge. Storytelling is central to everything on TikTok. That's why we were thrilled to partner with TIFF to celebrate TikTok effects as a vibrant part of the #FutureOfFilmmaking.

Over the past month, creators designed and published hundreds of filmmaking effects under three categories: Lights (lighting effects), Camera (cinematography), and Action (transitions). Our esteemed jury — including the TikTok team, TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey and creator Laura Gouillon (@lauragouillon) — were enamoured with the creativity and talent displayed by the entries.

Without further ado, we're excited to share the winners of the TikTok Effect House x TIFF Future of Filmmaking Challenge!

🏆 Grand Prize

Effect: Film Noir

Creator: @roberttolppi  

Country: United States

Put on your best gumshoe look with this effect inspired by classic noir films.


Effect: Filtre Fabuleux

Creator: @maximkuzlin 

Country: France

Inspired by a classic romantic French film, this creator used the Filter feature in Effect House to create an effect that gives the camera a dreamy, nostalgic aesthetic.

@maximkuzlin this filter is giving very big oui oui baguette energy not gonna lie #effecthouse #tiktokfilter ♬ La valse d'Amélie - Yann Tiersen


Effect: Pro Creator

Creator: @yuukicats 

Country: Japan

This effect includes over 20 camera settings — brightness, chroma, saturation, color presets, and more — for creators to have full control over their camera while filming.


Effect: Flashback Ripples

Creator: @damolarufai 

Country: Nigeria

Inspired by classic flashback scenes in TV shows and movies, this effect gives creators a 'ripple' look they can use as they ponder a moment in their past.

@damolarufai My new effect "Flashback Ripples" is now live! For when you want to take a walk down memory lane or take a trippy ride or blast psionic waves at someone 🤷🏾‍♂️ Take your pick #createwitheffects ♬ Cornfield Chase - Dorian Marko


Effect: Anamorphic Look

Creator: @sri_syadasti 

Country: United States

This effect uses clever Effect House techniques to turn your phone camera into an anamorphic lens.

@sri_syadasti New Effect: Anamorphic Look. A Camera effect for the TIFF Future of Filmmaking challenge, inspired by the optical distortion produced by anamorphic lenses. #effects #effecthouse #filmmaking #lenses #tiff ♬ Nlogax - Boards of Canada


Effect: Blurry Background

Creator: @popular.xr 

Country: Belgium

This effect uses nodes in Effect House to blur out your background, giving a professional portrait look.


Try the blurry background effect!

♬ Serenade - Emilíana Torrini

As the Grand Prize winner, @roberttolppi's receiving a trip to Toronto for the festival, including access to TIFF's Industry Conference. The Industry Conference sees film industry professionals from around the world gather to learn about what's next and connect with each other - and this year it includes a conversation we'll host on Powering Entertainment with TikTok.

For those in Toronto, come visit the TikTok Mobile Studio on Festival Street to capture one-of-a-kind content and bring home some amazing festival memories - we'll be there Sept 8 - 12!

Film fans can tune into the best of the fest and celebrate the magic of creativity and storytelling by checking out #FutureOfFilmmaking, #TIFF22, following the official @tiff_net account on TikTok and checking out our in-app hub, where you'll be able to catch a glimpse of the biggest stars, buzziest film premieres and your favourite creators!