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Films + Talks

TIFF's year round programming provides a platform to watch, discover, and discuss classic and contemporary cinema. Through film screenings and retrospectives, subscription series, and on-stage conversations with expert guests, we invite audiences to deepen their engagement with the moving image.

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In Conversation With...

Highly respected filmmakers and performers join us for an in-depth onstage discussion of career highlights and creative process. Browse our talks

Higher Learning

A free programme that provides Canadian post-secondary students a forum in which to examine the moving image from a wide range of approaches and disciplines. Students can reserve tickets in advance.

Film Talks

Join us for free Film Talks offered weekly after select screenings. Like a film club, these volunteer-facilitated talks offer an opportunity for visitors to share and engage in conversation with fellow film enthusiasts. Please note that Film Talks will resume in October with new titles.

Sneak Preview

Sneak Preview offer thought-provoking post-film discussions led by a critic, academic, or expert, and you can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries before each screening.

To give you an idea of what to expect: last season's lineup included Suffragette, The 33, Noma: My Perfect Storm, 45 Years, The Lobster, Chi-Raq, and Miles Ahead.

Reel Talk: Sneak Preview runs the following Sundays at 10am:

  • October 2, 2016
  • November 6, 2016
  • December 4, 2016
  • January 15, 2017
  • February 12, 2017
  • March 5, 2017
  • March 26, 2017

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Admittance to Reel Talk screenings is restricted to persons 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated. Proof of age by government-issued identification may be requested prior to admission.

Contemporary World Cinema

All events offer thought-provoking post-film discussions led by a critic, academic, or expert, and you can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries before each screening.

To give you an idea of what to expect: last season's lineup included Standing Tall, Heavenly Nomadic, Nise – The Heart of Madness, Babai, The Brand New Testament, Measure of a Man, and 13 Minutes.

Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema runs the following Sundays at 10am or 10:30am:

  • October 23, 2016
  • November 20, 2016
  • December 11, 2016
  • January 22 , 2017
  • February 26, 2017
  • March 12, 2017
  • April 2, 2017

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Admittance to Reel Talk screenings is restricted to persons 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated. Proof of age by government-issued identification may be requested prior to admission.

Reel Talk

A popular Sunday morning subscription series showcasing the best films from around the world followed by engaging discussion. Part of the fun is the surprise: titles are not announced ahead of time, and all screenings are previews of films not yet released.

Contemporary World Cinema

Hosted by Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the The Festival, and long-time Festival programmer Jane Schoettle. It provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world, with a focus on non-English-language, art-house films that may not see wide release. Learn more

Sneak Preview

Focuses on the best English-language cinema of the year, from Hollywood galas to small-budget indies, art-house dramas to homegrown documentaries. The series is hosted by Jesse Wente, Director of Film Programmes at TIFF, and Magali Simard, Manager of Film Programmes. Buy Subscription

Books on Film

Book and film lovers come together to examine great cinema that began as outstanding literature. Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, sits down with filmmakers, authors and industry experts to discuss the art of adaptation and the sometimes challenging passage from page to screen. Join us in the spring for the next Books on Film series.

Food on Film

Chefs, food experts, and film lovers come together to enjoy the best in culinary cinema and conversation. James Beard Award-winning host Naomi Duguid welcomes celebrated guests from the culinary world to discuss the intersections of cinema, culture and gastronomy. Join us in the spring for the next Food on Film series.

Seniors' Film Fridays

September to January TIFF is excited to announce another round of screenings and volunteer-led talks as part of Seniors' Film Fridays beginning this September! Launched in May 2016, Seniors' Film Fridays is a new programme that engages seniors in the community with free access to movie screenings, post-film discussions and a behind-the-scenes tour of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Screenings of classic favourites, plus select new releases. Learn more

Seniors' Film Fridays

Seniors' Film Fridays aims to engage seniors through targeted outreach to seniors' residences, associations, and community groups across the Greater Toronto Area. If you represent a seniors' group and would like to learn more about this programme, please contact toursandtalks@tiff.net.

Upcoming screenings:
October 14 - Juste la fin du monde
October 28 - The Age of Innocence
November 4 - The Big Heat

Seniors' Film Fridays is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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