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Professional Development

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

TIFF's professional development programmes are supported in part by the Share Her Journey campaign, which is committed to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.

Are you an industry professional who would like to stay informed or submit an idea for the programme? Let us know!

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 | 9:30am to 5:30pm EST
TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto

Festival 2017 Hours
September 5–7 7am–8pm EST
September 8–15 9am–7pm EST
We are located in the Industry Centre on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Festival registration registration@tiff.net
All other industry questions industry@tiff.net
Promotionals opportunities sales@tiff.net
Talent development industryprogramming@tiff.net
Hotels hotels@tiff.net
Events at TIFF events@tiff.net
Events off site hospitality@tiff.net
Film submissions submission@tiff.net
Press accreditation media@tiff.net

2017 Partners

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Delegate Resources

Find a Delegate

Delegates' Guide

The Delegates’ Guide is a detailed list of all registered delegates attending TIFF, and is updated daily. Search by first name, last name, company or download it as a CSV.

Your Profile

If any of your contact information changes after you have registered, you may edit your profile. Changes will be reflected within two business days.


TIFF’s Guide for Industry Professionals

Here you can find loads of background information to help you design a Festival experience according to your needs.

Digital Programme Book

The entire Official Programme Book — with all of our films and events — available online.

Public Schedule

View a copy of the Official Programme Book that delegates can load onto their portable device in advance of the Festival.

Private Screenings

View the private screenings taking place at TIFF 2017.

Press & Industry Guide

View a copy of the Press & Industry Guide and learn more about the keynotes, master classes, panels, workshops and roundtable sessions you can attend.

Rights List

The Rights List includes all films in Official Selection at TIFF 2017. Includes director, programme, runtime, international sales agency's contact information, and available territories.

Pickup Location

Pass Pickup & Access

To pick up your pass, visit our Industry Centre on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Hours of Operation
September 5–7
September 8–15
Pickup Requirements

If you are picking up your own pass, please bring one of the following:

- Business Card
- Photo ID
- Copy of your confirmation letter (please contact registration@tiff.net if you’d like us to re-send your letter).

If you are picking up someone else’s pass, please ensure that:

- The company name on your badge matches their badge or business card;
- You sign for the passes you pick up upon retrieval.

Passes will not be released under any other circumstances.
Public Screenings – Advanced tickets

Premium, Film Rep, and Buyers passes grant access to public tickets, and are redeemable online and at the Industry Box Office.

Film Rep – 10-pack
Premium – 20-pack
Buyers – 40-pack

These tickets can be selected for the first half of the Festival (Sept 7–12) beginning Tuesday, September 5, and for the second half of the Festival (Sept 13–17) beginning Monday, September 11. Tickets are non-transferable and passholders will be asked to show their pass with their ticket at the venue.Tickets can only be exchanged in-person at the IBO.

Public Screenings – Same-day tickets

If public tickets are available on the day of a screening, they can be obtained at any Venue Box Office by showing your pass (one per pass, per screening).
Learn more about pass benefits here.

Lost or Stolen Passes

Lost or stolen passes must be reported to the Registration Desk, located in the King Ballroom. A request will be sent to the Credential Printing Office, where you will be required to show a piece of ID and to sign out your credential. Your pass may take up to an hour to process. Please note that there is a $20 fee for replacement credentials (credit cards accepted only).

More Ways to Screen Films

Digital Screening Library

The Screening Library is for registrants who may have missed a film at the Festival. Digital Screening Library access is open to all pass types with the exception of Doc Conference Pass holders. Please note that not all selected films will be available for screening.

Operating Hours
Sept 7-16


Cinando is an online gateway into the film industry that offers professionals access to contacts, films, online screeners, projects in development, and screening schedules for TIFF and major festivals and markets. Starting mid-July, registered Industry delegates will begin to receive email notifications from Cinando with information on how to activate their free trial membership.

Festival Scope

Festival Scope is an online platform for film professionals. Select passholders will receive a notification from Festival Scope with information on how to access their free membership.


National Agencies

Business Centre

National Agencies

The Industry Centre houses National Promotional Agency stands that provide filmmakers, producers, and sales agents from their respective countries a place to do business while in Toronto.

Message Centre at the Hyatt

Use our mail hub to connect with delegates. Include a delegate’s name to exchange message with colleagues. Located at the Registration Desk in the Industry Centre.
This service begins on site September 7th.

Business Centre at the Hyatt

Print, photocopy, and send e-mails at our Business Centre, now located on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt.
This service begins on site September 7th.

Buyers’ Lounge at the Scotiabank Theatre

The Buyers’ Lounge is a great place to take meetings, enjoy a quiet break between screenings, or grab a quick snack. Exclusive to Buyers’ Pass holders only.
Hours of Operation: September 7-17 8:00am - 5:00pm


Happy Hour

Happy Hours

Join us at the end of each day of the Industry Conference to connect with other industry delegates. The Industry Conference will take place from September 8—13.

Industry Tours

Take a tour of our industry venues on September 8 or 9. Tours commence at 12pm from the Glenn Gould Lobby. Get the most out of your Festival experience by knowing the ins and outs of each venue and the services they host.

September 8 - 12pm
September 9 - 12pm + 2pm
Host an Event

Our spaces are open to your imagination. Let our amazing team help you plan your next event.

Getting Here


Registered delegates may take advantage of reduced rates at our partner hotels. Details are provided in your confirmation letter.

Visa Support + new eTA

Need a visa to attend the Festival? We can help! Contact registration@tiff.net and we’ll provide a letter of support. Please note an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will now be mandatory for certain visa-exempt foreign nationals. Find out what travel documentation is needed for entry.

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