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Registration for TIFF 2017 is now open!

Returning delegates will receive an invitation to register via email with their personalized registration form. If you are a returning delegate and did not receive an email, please reach out to Only new delegates should register from this page.




After June 13 – $470
Onsite – $545


Rush access to Press & Industry screenings
– Rush access and same-day tickets for public screenings
– Access to 6-day Industry Conference
– Access to networking events, online delegate resources, and Business Centre
– Access to the Screening Library




After June 13 – $685
Onsite – $780


– Access to Press & Industry screenings
– Secondary access to Priority P&I screenings
Rush access and same-day tickets for public screenings
– Access to 6-day Industry Conference
– Access to networking events, online delegate resources, and Business Centre
– Access to the Screening Library




After June 13 – $865
Onsite – $985


– Access to Press & Industry screenings
– Secondary access to Priority P&I screenings
– Up to 20 advance tickets to public screenings
Rush access and same-day tickets for public screenings
– Access to 6-day Industry Conference
– Access to networking events, online delegate resources, and Business Centre
– Access to the Screening Library


Film Rep


Exclusive to Sales Agents and Producers in Official Selection


– Access to Press & Industry screenings
– Access to Priority P&I screenings
– Up to 10 advance tickets to public screenings
Rush access and same-day tickets for public screenings
– Access to 6-day Industry Conference
– Access to networking events, online delegate resources, and Business Centre
– Access to the Screening Library




After June 13 – $950
Onsite – $1,080


– Access to Press & Industry screenings
– Access to Priority P&I screenings
– Up to 40 advance tickets to public screenings
Rush access and same-day tickets for public screenings
– Access to Buyers’ Lounge
– Access to 6-day Industry Conference
– Access to networking events, online delegate resources, and Business Centre
– Access to the Screening Library

1-Day Pass

Doc Conference


After June 13 – $145
Onsite – $165

This pass provides one-day Doc Conference access. It does not come with any of the benefits associated with our other pass types.

All passes are subject to additional approval.

*Film Rep Passes are available exclusively to producers and sale agents with films in Official Selection.
**Buyers Passes are available exclusively to buyers, distributors, and acquisition executives and are approved by our registration team.


What is the Industry accreditation process?

The accreditation process takes place once you purchase a pass. We review the professional information you’ve provided on your registration form, and either approve the transaction or recommend a different pass type that is more suited to your role in the industry. Make sure to complete the registration form with as many details as possible. If we require more information, we will reach out to you directly.

Which pass do I register for?

All passes offer the same access to the Industry Conference, meeting spaces, screening libraries, and exclusive delegate resources (except for our one-day Doc Conference Pass). The main difference between our various pass options is screening access (see below). Our Conference Pass is ideal for emerging film professionals, while our Industry Pass is the most popular option and provides fluid access to a wide range of professional services and screenings. Premium and Buyer Passes are designed for those working in distribution and acquisitions. Film Rep Passes are exclusively for sales agents and producers with films in Official Selection.

Several people from my company want to attend. Can one Industry Pass be shared amongst colleagues?

No. Each delegate attending the festival must purchase their own pass. Passes are non- transferrable.

I paid for a pass but have not received a confirmation email. Should I be concerned?

The accreditation process takes up to three days. If you do not receive your confirmation within that time, please email us at or call at +1 416.934.5834.

I have a film in the Festival. Do I still have to pay for my pass?

This depends on your involvement in the film and applies only to films confirmed for Official Selection. Please inquire at

I am unable to attend. Can I transfer my pass to a colleague or receive a refund?

All passes are non-refundable as stated upon point of purchase. A pass may be transferred to another person within the same company at the same professional level no later than August 10.

Does TIFF have a market? Can I set up a stand/be an exhibitor?

TIFF has an “unofficial market” with a unique business model. We do not offer traditional exhibitor opportunities, but national agencies representing countries from around the world rent stands in our Industry Centre. Last year we had a total of 38 countries represented in our Industry Centre. Learn more about promotional opportunities at TIFF '17.

Is there a list of industry professionals attending TIFF? When will it be available?

A comprehensive list of everyone attending the Festival professionally is available via the Delegates’ Guide. This can be used as a resource to identify people you’d like to meet or network with. The Delegates’ Guide becomes available in early July.

Will my delegate badge get me into parties?

TIFF does not have access to independent parties and events during the Festival. Keep an eye out for TIFF Happy Hours, which take place at the end of each day of programming at the Industry Conference. Remember to check your mailbox each day for invitations to external events.

I’m a film student/scholar. Do you offer special rates for academics?

Yes! TIFF values and encourages an academic presence at the Festival. Please contact us at to enquire about special rates.

I have accessibility needs. Who can I contact to make arrangements?

We are glad to accommodate and make your visit as accessible as possible. If you are an industry delegate, please start but by contacting us at Individuals attending publicly should contact Customer Relations at

Can you help me book my hotel and flight? Do you offer special rates?

Yes. Contact for rates and assistance.

"Help, I lost my pass!"

Lost or stolen passes must be reported to the Registration Desk (Industry Centre). A $20 replacement fee will apply. (Credit cards only.)

Pass Benefits

* Please note that you will need your pass to gain access to all screenings.

Press & Industry (P&I) Screenings

Arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the screening. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. When a cinema is full, a Rush line will begin in the event that seats become available. Industry delegates cannot reserve tickets to these screenings in advance; Make sure to bring your accreditation to the screening venue.

Priority Screenings

A certain number of P&I screenings are identified as Priority for industry delegates who must view a film before the first public screening. Film Rep and Buyers Passes have Priority screening access. Priority is granted until 15 minutes prior to the screening start time. Industry and Premium Passes have secondary access to these screenings and will be let in after the Priority line. All Priority P&I screenings also have at least one regular P&I screening.

Rush Access

The Rush line refers to the lineup for a particular screening on the day the film is playing. Any unoccupied seats for a screening are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to people in the Rush line. Pass holders with Rush access will be let into a screening 10 minutes prior to the screening, subject to seating availability.

Conference Access

To gain access to the Conference, pass holders are encouraged to arrive least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Industry Venue Access

All passes, with the exception of the Doc Conference Pass, grant access to the Industry Centre, Business Centre and Digital Screening Library at the Hyatt Regency Hotel as well as the Industry Lounge at the Glenn Gould Studio. Only Buyers Pass holders have access to the Buyers Lounge at the Scotiabank Theatre.

Code of Conduct

Our staff and volunteers are here to ensure the best possible Festival experience for all. We will not tolerate mistreatment of any kind towards our staff and volunteers and will take measures accordingly. TIFF reserves the right to refuse admission and/or expel from the premises, without refund, any persons whose presence or conduct is deemed objectionable.

Professional Development

TIFF Industry runs a series of tailored professional development programmes, to assist talented filmmakers to fast track their careers and projects. The broad range on offer includes bespoke opportunities for directors (Talent Lab), actors (Rising Stars) and filmmakers with films in Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival (Filmmaker Boot Camp). Filmmaking teams are encouraged to apply for Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!, and producers may apply to OMDC's International Financing Forum, Producers Lab Toronto and Studio.

Breakfast at TIFF

Breakfast at TIFF is a new initiative that aims to bring the Toronto screen industry together at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Each month you’ll hear from provocative and expert speakers on timely subjects. You’ll have the chance to catch up over a light breakfast with colleagues, friends, and new acquaintances from the local film-production scene.

Watch this space for upcoming dates, topic announcements and ticket information.

Learn more

Breakfast at TIFF

In our next edition, two teams will debate one of the most talked about subjects in the industry this year, as inspired by Cameron Bailey's Globe and Mail article “Dear Canadian filmmakers: it's not about you, it's about us.

Our topic: Canadian audiences don't want to see small, personal stories (or do they?!)

Watch the debate unfold in a special session moderated by film critic Adam Nayman. Join us for a fun and provocative morning of strong viewpoints, insights, and discoveries.

DATE: Friday, June 16, 2017
TIME: 9–10:30 am
VENUE: Cinema 4, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W
**A light breakfast will be served.

TIFF Studio

TIFF Studio offers a unique opportunity for talented Canadians to hothouse their projects and to build their understanding of the screen industry. Since 2012, TIFF Studio has provided up to 12 local practitioners with a programme of monthly workshops with Canadian or International experts on key topics and trends. Participants have peer to peer sessions and gain privileged access to the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2017 the emphasis of the programme will be on writers and screen craft, including adaptations, genre and creating memorable characters

TIFF Studio’s programmer maintains close relationships with highly regarded international filmmakers and well-aligned industry experts. Guests have included John Sloss (Cinetic), Cassian Elwes (Producer), Chris Selak (Lionsgate), Johnnie To (Director), Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes (L'Ouverture), Katerina Cizek (Director), Charles Gilibert (Producer), Rachael Horowitz (Producer), and Franklin Leonard (The Black List). See last year's Studio Alumni

Supported by: The Harold Greenberg Fund, Directors Guild of Canada, and Ivan Reitman.

TIFF Talent Lab

Held annually during the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Talent Lab is an artistic development program intended for aspiring Canadian and international filmmakers. This extremely competitive programme provides 20 young directors and screenwriters with an intensive learning experience that seeks to further develop their creativity, artistic process, and voice. With guidance from some of the best-known and most esteemed experts in independent cinema from around the world, TIFF Talent Lab is designed to launch the careers of the next generation of filmmakers. Applications for Talent Lab open March 9, 2017.

Apply Now Learn more

Presenting Sponsor: RBC, Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Supported by: The Slaight Family Foundation and Ivan Reitman

Talent Lab

Now in its 13th year, Talent Lab is a five-day comprehensive artistic development programme led by esteemed mentors who guide 10 Canadian and 10 international selected participants in discussions focusing on creativity and artistic process. This year’s mentors include Jim Stark (Coffee and Cigarettes), Christine Vachon (Carol) and Atom Egoyan (Chloe).

Supported by: Ivan Reitman

TIFF Rising Stars

TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage. This programme showcases new Canadian acting talent, putting the emphasis on the next generation of actors poised for international success.

Meet our selected 2016 participants

Presenting Partner: The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Supported by: CSA, Sponsored by: L'Oréal Paris, Industry Sponsors: Birks, Hudson's Bay

Apply Now

Rising Stars

TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage. Devised in collaboration with the CSA, this programme showcases new talent, putting the emphasis on the next generation of actors poised for international success.

Meet our selected 2016 participants

Supported by: Ivan Reitman

Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!

Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! returns for its 17th consecutive year at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. This is your chance to bring a feature film project to life. All genres and styles of presentation are permitted. The most original and compelling story will be awarded a prize of $15,000. Six teams will have six minutes to pitch their feature film idea to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of development and production experts.

Apply Now

Presenting Partner: Telefilm Canada

Len Blum Residency

Launched in July 2015, the Len Blum Residency pays homage to one of Canada’s most celebrated screenwriters by providing one Canadian filmmaker with the opportunity to live, work, and receive mentorship at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The residency is generously supported by Toronto-based producer and distributor Ron Mann.

CMPA Producer's Award

The CMPA Feature Film Producer Awards recognize producers whose vision and entrepreneurship demonstrate a commitment and passion for producing Canadian feature films. The winner of the Established Producer Award will receive $10,000 and the winner of the new Emerging Producer Award will receive $5,000.

Congratulations to Roger Frappier, winner of the 2016 Established Producer Award and to Hany Ouichou, winner of the 2016 Emerging Producer Award!

2016 was the final year for this programme.

2016 Nominees

2016 CMPA Feature Film Producer Awards Nominees

Established Producer Award

Nicholas de Pencier
Film at TIFF: Black Code
Production company: Mercury Films Inc.

Roger Frappier (Winner)
Film at TIFF: Two Lovers and a Bear
Production company: Max Films

David Hamilton
Film at TIFF: Anatomy of Violence
Production company: Hamilton-Mehta Productions

Peter Raymont
Film at TIFF: All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Production company: White Pine Pictures

Nicole Robert
Film at TIFF: Nelly
Production company: Go Films

Emerging Producer Award

Jonathan Frantz
Film at TIFF: Maliglutit (Searchers)
Production company: Kingulliit Productions

Fanny-Laure Malo
Film at TIFF: Pays (Boundaries)
Production company: La Boîte à Fanny

Hany Ouichou (Winner)
Films at TIFF: Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n’ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves); Prank
Production company: Art & Essai

International Actors Programme

This programme is designed for international actors to premiere their films. TIFF would like to help actors gain a practical understanding about the audition process and to deepen their understanding about the North American casting environment. This one-day programme includes panels, lunch with casting directors and special guests, an in-depth auditioning workshop, and a VIP party with red carpet opportunities. The programme is presented in collaboration with the Casting Society of America.

International Financing Forum

IFF is OMDC's feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, distributors, funders, and executive producers to do business in brokered meetings and benefit from exclusive networking opportunities.

Learn more

International Financing Forum

Now celebrating its 11th year, OMDC’s IFF has introduced hundreds of projects to the international marketplace with over 60 successfully financed to date, including Robert Budreau's Born to be Blue, Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom, Haiffa Al-Mansour’sWadjda, and Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, Coriolanus among many other titles.

Canadian and international feature film producers are invited to apply to IFF. Registration is free but competitive. Final selection is based on company track record, pitch package and suitability of projects.

For more information about IFF and its application guidelines, see Here.

Filmmakers Bootcamp

Developed in partnership with Telefilm Canada, Filmmaker Boot Camp gives directors and producers the skills and contacts they need to make the most of their experience at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Supported by: Telefilm Canada

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Filmmakers Bootcamp

We know that Festival can unfold into a quick blur, and our goal is to ensure that our first time filmmakers and producers in official selection enjoy full access to all the resources available to them during the festival.

Filmmaker Boot Camp is a one day programme. It is open to Canadian directors and producers who are attending the Festival for the first-time with their feature or short film in Official Selection. Producers in TIFF’s Studio programme are also invited to participate.

Filmmaker Boot Camp takes place August 4, 2016 and is by invitation only. For more information contact

Key Dates

May 5
TIFF online registration opens
May 5
Film Submissions deadline
May 5
Talent Lab application deadline
June 1
Hotel booking fee in effect
June 2
Late film submission deadline (additional fee applies)
June 13
Early bird registration closes
June 19
Pitch This! application deadline
July 10
Private screening rental bookings open
July 27
Hotel reservation cancellation deadline
August 25
Online registration closes
September 5
Onsite registration begins
September 7-17
Toronto International Film Festival
September 8-13
Industry Conference

Industry Office

TIFF Industry offers year-round professional development opportunities, fluid access to TIFF's film festivals and world class sales support to film industry professionals. Our team enable business, development, and connections for filmmakers and screen industry professionals.

Our Team

Kathleen Drumm
Industry Director
Geoff Macnaughton
Industry Senior Manager
Lynne Crocker
Manager, Industry Programming
Hayet Benkara
Programmer, Talent Development

Gabrielle Leith
Senior Coordinator, Industry Services
Brittany Allan
Industry Coordinator

Find us Year-Round
Monday - Friday | 9:00am to 5:00pm EST
TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto

Festival registration
All other industry questions
Promotionals opportunities
Talent development
Events at TIFF
Events off site
Film submissions
Press accreditation

2016 Partners

    Major Industry Supporters
    Industry Sponsors
    Industry Supporters
    Media Partners

2016 Studio Alumni

Learn more about this programme

Juan Andrés Arango

Juan Andrés Arango was born in Bogota. He studied cinematography and television at the National University of Colombia. His feature films are La Playa DC (12), and X500 (16).

RT Thorne

Director RT! has emerged as one of Canada’s most prolific storytellers since debuting on the filmmaking scene only a few years ago. With over 160 music videos to his credit, RT! has been awarded 17 International video awards and is the most awarded music video director in Canadian history. In 2012 he developed, co-produced, co-wrote and directed an original TV movie special for MUCH entitled ALIVE which was nominated at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards, and also scored a Best Director Nomination for RT! In 2015 his short film THE TIME TRAVELER won Best Short at the Canadian Film Festival. Currently working out of Toronto as a television series director, he most recently earned a 2015 Directors Guild of Canada nomination for his episodic work. RT! continues to follow his passion for storytelling dedicated to creating & developing commercially viable filmmaking properties with diverse cultural perspectives

Jeffrey St. Jules

Jeffrey St. Jules is the only Canadian ever selected for the Cannes Festival Residence, where he developed his much-lauded feature debut, Bang Bang Baby (14), which premiered at TIFF where it was awarded Best First Canadian Feature. It was also the winner of the Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and the award for outstanding debut feature at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Pat Mills

Pat Mills’ first feature film, the dark comedy Guidance (14), which he wrote, directed and starred in, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Released in Canada and the USA in August 2015, it was hailed as a “Grade A” comedy by the Los Angeles Times and was a New York Times Critics Pick. It also gained him an Actra Award nomination for Outstanding Male Performance. An alumnus of TIFF Talent lab, Mills was named winner of Telefilm Canada’s Pitch This! for his next feature film Don’t Talk to Irene (16), which went on to win Best Comedy Screenplay at the Austin Screenplay Competition.

Lindsay Mackay

Lindsay Mackay is a writer/director. Her debut feature, Wet Bum (14), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was named a Top 10 Finalist in the prestigious Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition. She is a graduate of the Directing program at the AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles, where she was granted the distinguished Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow and Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Awards, and her thesis film Clear Blue won the esteemed College Television Award (the Student Emmy). Her work has screened at festivals worldwide including TIFF, SXSW, AFI Fest, Palm Springs International ShortsFest and Camerimage. She currently divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles.

Joey Klein

Joey Klein is a Montreal actor/filmmaker and a graduate of Concordia University and Circle in the Square Theatre School. He has written, directed, and scored two short films, Waiting for You (12) and Waterloo (13), and the feature The Other Half (Narrative Competition, SXSW 16). His next two projects, A Vacation in Iceland and ‘Untitled Revenge Project’ complete a trilogy exploring how cycles of violence affect love and intimacy. His acting credits include The Animal Project (TIFF 13), The Husband (TIFF 13), Girl in the White Coat (nominated for a Jutra Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2013), and American Gangster (07). He currently has a recurring role on CBC’s This Life.

Renuka Jeyapalan

Renuka Jeyapalan is a Toronto-based writer/director and graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab. Her Genie-nominated short film Big Girl (05) screened at the Berlinale, the Tribeca Film Festival, and TIFF, where it was awarded Best Short Film. Her other short films include Arranged (14), which she made for TMN, Movie Central and the Harold Greenberg Fund, and A Bicycle Lesson (16). She is currently developing several feature film projects and the comedy TV series Girl in the Boys Room for the CBC. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto.

Naomi Jaye

Naomi Jaye has a flair for cinematic scale, unconventional storytelling, and striking visual execution. Her debut feature film, The Pin (13), is Canada’s only Yiddish-language narrative film. It opened in theatres across North America to rave reviews, and was named among the top five Canadian films at the box office’ during its Toronto run. An alumna of the TIFF Talent Lab, Berlin Talents, and the Torino Labs, Jaye is currently adapting Martha Baillie’s novel The Incident Report. She is an adjunct professor at Ryerson University and pursuing her MFA at York University.

Jill Carter

Jill Carter was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, and has an extensive background as a script supervisor along with a keen interest in all forms of the arts. She is interested in uniting people of all ages through thoughtful universal experiences. Carter’s first short film as director, Moment (06), screened in film festivals around the world. Following two more successful short films, Ninety-One (10) and Little Larry (11), which was nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada Award, she has gone on to direct episodes of such television shows as the CW’s Beauty & the Beast and CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries.

Sophie Goyette

Sophie Goyette is the writer and filmmaker of five award-winning short films that have screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, and Locarno. Her fourth film, La Ronde (11), premiered at Locarno, was selected for TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten, received a Genie Award nomination, and won six prizes, including Best Short Fiction Award, at Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. Goyette’s short Le Futur Proche (12) won the National Award for its world premiere at Regard Saguenay, was selected in the international competition at the 2013 Sundance Festival, and received a Canadian Screen Award Nomination, along with six prizes in festivals.

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