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Shawn Mendes Partnering With Toronto Film Festival For Changemaker Award, Will Perform at 2020 Ceremony

Olivia Colman, Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster are set to introduce prize-winners at the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on Sept. 15, Toronto Film Festival organizers said Wednesday (Sept. 9).

Canadian pop sensation Shawn Mendes will perform as part of TIFF’s celebrity-driven awards show, which is to air on the CTV network countrywide and stream online. Other presenters set for the TIFF Tribute Awards include Regina King, Delroy Lindo and Bollywood star Tabu, while Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards will host the kudosfest.

This year’s honorees will include Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, directors Chloe Zhao, Mira Nair and Tracey Deer and Grammy-winning composer Terence Blanchard. After the coronavirus pandemic ended plans for a physical mass gathering, TIFF’s award season gala will go digital this year with at-home acceptance speeches and career retrospectives for the trophy winners.

Mendes’ philanthropic arm, the Shawn Mendes Foundation, will also sponsor a Changemaker Award to be given along with $10,000 to a TIFF title that tackles issues of social change.

“Shawn shares TIFF’s commitment to elevating and empowering young changemakers to transforming the world through advocacy, and we’re absolutely thrilled to have him join us to perform at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards as we honor the film industry’s contributors,” Joana Vicente, executive director and co-head of TIFF, said in a statement.

The Toronto Film Festival is set to run from Sept. 10 to 19.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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