Award-winning musician Shawn Mendes to perform at 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV

Asha Bajaj
4 min readSep 10, 2020

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Toronto, Sep 9 (Medium): Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, together with Bell Media announced Sep 9 regarding the performance of the award-winning Canadian musician Shawn Mendes as part of the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV and also launch new “changemaker award” with the festival, TIFF reports said.

Shawn Mendes. Image credit: Facebook page

The performance will be aired on September 15 at 8 pm ET/PT on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found, as well as streamed internationally by Variety, during this year’s 45th annual Toronto International Film Festival.

Mendes’ debut studio album, Handwritten, was released in 2015, with the single “Stitches” reaching the Top 10 charts in the US and Canada. This was followed by two other albums: Illuminate (2016), with singles including “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” and Shawn Mendes (2018), with the single “In My Blood.”

Mendes has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He had been the proud recipient of 13 SOCAN awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, eight Juno Awards, eight iHeartRadio MMVAs, and two American Music Awards.

“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,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head, TIFF.

Mendes’s performance comes as TIFF announces its new Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award, presented by the Shawn Mendes Foundation, which in addition to a $10,000 award, would be given to a Festival film that tackles issues of social change.

The winning film will be chosen by TIFF’s Next Wave Committee, a group of young film lovers who recognize cinema’s power to transform the world. The Shawn Mendes Foundation will also be making an annual contribution in support of…

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