TIFF harnesses the unique power of film to unlock imagination and encourage lifelong curiosity and enjoyment of the arts. We believe audiences of all ages and background deserve this rich experience, which is why accessibility, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.
Our film-based learning programmes develop critical thinking skills and empathy – the need for which has never been greater in our screen-saturated modern world. Who is telling the story? Who is represented and how? We equip film-learners with the tools to enjoy and analyze the stories that surround them, while developing more confident, understanding and creative citizens.
Your support makes a diverse range of activity possible:
Free film-craft workshops and screenings to meet the needs of under-served youth across the GTA:
Outreach programmes for seniors and mental health clients:
For the third year in a row, thanks to the generous support of Sun Life Financial, 1,000 tickets to the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival will be distributed to deserving individuals and families across the city through the Reel Magic program. As part of TIFF and Sun Life’s shared commitment to ensure that TIFF is accessible to individuals and families, regardless of their means, this philanthropic initiative is supported through Sun Life's Making the Arts More Accessible® program. TIFF and Sun Life are thrilled to welcome these special guests to the Festival to experience the magic of film!
— Courtney Brennan, Occupational Therapist/Case Manager,
CAMH (Downtown East Outpatient Clinic)
Free access to our diverse and inclusive year-round film programming:
— Moshood, age 8, Pocket Fund recipient
Vital launch pads for young film lovers — including the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and the TIFF Next Wave Committee.
— Sariena Luy, 2016/2017 TIFF Next Wave Committee Member
Engagement with unparalleled industry luminaries