Toronto International Film Festival

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TIFF is dri­ven by a mis­sion to trans­form the way peo­ple see the world through film. Our vision is to lead the world in cre­ative and cul­tural dis­cov­ery through the mov­ing image. What began as a ten-day film fes­ti­val has grown to embrace pro­gram­ming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screen­ings, lec­tures, dis­cus­sions, fes­ti­vals, work­shops, indus­try sup­port and the chance to meet film­mak­ers and artists from Cana­da and around the world.

In Sep­tem­ber 2010, the open­ing of our new home, TIFF Bell Light­box, enabled TIFF to expand to tru­ly become a cre­ative, com­mu­nity and glob­al leader, and one of the world’s pre­miere orga­ni­za­tions in the dis­cov­ery and under­stand­ing of film.

Our year-round activ­i­ties include:

The Toron­to Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val has become the launch­ing pad for the best of Cana­dian and world cin­ema, and includes a show­case of Cana­dian short film­mak­ers and a pro­gramme of media arts instal­la­tions across the City of Toron­to.

TIFF Cin­e­math­eque is a year-round screen­ing pro­gramme of the clas­sics of world cin­ema and con­tem­po­rary art house films, includ­ing free screen­ings of the avant-garde.

TIFF’s Exhi­bi­tions present a bal­ance of arte­fact-based shows and media arts instal­la­tions in our 2 gallery spaces at TIFF Bell Light­box.

TIFF Kids presents out­stand­ing Cana­dian and inter­na­tional films and pop­u­lar work­shops geared for fam­i­lies and school groups.

Film Cir­cuit is a net­work of more than 160 cities across Cana­da, pro­vid­ing acclaimed Cana­dian and inter­na­tional films to for­merly under-ser­viced areas.

The Film Ref­er­ence Library holds the world’s most exten­sive Eng­lish lan­guage col­lec­tion of Cana­dian film-relat­ed mate­r­ial, includ­ing col­lec­tions from Canada’s most esteemed con­tem­po­rary film­mak­ers.

Canada’s Top Ten cel­e­brates and screens the best Cana­dian fea­tures and shorts of the year.

TIFF Indus­try sup­ports film indus­try pro­fes­sion­als dur­ing the Fes­ti­val and year-round through the Sales & Indus­try Office and Indus­try Pro­gram­ming ini­tia­tives.