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.