Celebrated musician Shawn
Mendes will perform at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Awards, the
organization announced in a Tweet on Wednesday.
He will also give away the new Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award
to a film 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 honour the film industry’s
contributors,” Joana Vincente, executive director and co-head of TIFF said in a
statement, reports Variety.com.
Shawn Mendes Foundation will also make an annual contribution in
support of TIFF Next Wave and helping TIFF deliver key initiatives to elevate
Academy Award winning actors Anthony Hopkins and Kate
Winslet will receive a TIFF Tribute Actor Award.
Director Chloé Zhao, who helms the upcoming “Nomadland”
starring Frances McDormand, is receiving the TIFF Ebert Director Award, while
filmmaker Mira Nair will be honored with the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media,
Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard is receiving the
Variety Artisan Award and director Tracey Deer accepts the TIFF Emerging Talent
The 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards will be hosted by Etalk’s Chloe
Wilde and Tyrone Edwards, with presenters including Colin Farrell, Ava
DuVernay, Tabu, Regina King, Olivia Colman, Jodie Foster and Delroy Lindo.