In 2017, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary as one of the world’s most important cinematic events for film lovers aged 3 to 13. TIFF Kids has helped inspire and empower tens of thousands of children through the discovery of filmmaking and animation. Our youngest audiences took over TIFF Bell Lightbox for our largest programme to date, a diverse selection featuring over 160 films from over 40 countries. We had plenty of off-screen fun and special events planned to encourage children to express their creativity.
TIFF Kids’ 20th year coincides with Canada’s 150th, so please come celebrate this country’s sesquicentennial with us year-round as we showcase some of the finest short films from Canada’s rich history, along with special screenings of the beloved classics Anne of Green Gables and The Dog Who Stopped the War — all for free!
TIFF Kids engages young audiences in the art of storytelling, critical thinking, and media literacy through Q&As with filmmakers and special guests, our Jump Cuts Young Filmmaker Showcase (which goes national in 2017), and participation in the event itself as festival jurors.
The award-winning digiPlaySpace exhibition returns for nine weeks, and this year’s theme of “Creative Machines” invites children to experience the latest creative technologies by diving into a magical environment where physical and digital media converge.
We are excited to celebrate this year’s festival with you and look forward to sharing many more.
See you at the movies!
The awards for the 20th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival were announced on April 23, 2017, at a ceremony held at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The milestone festival came to a close honouring the best and brightest in children’s cinema with Toronto’s youngest cinephiles awarding the TIFF Kids International People’s Choice Awards to On Wheels as their favourite feature film and Halim as their top short film. Prizes also included the TIFF Kids International Film Festival Young People’s Jury Awards, selected by three juries comprised of kids ages 8 to 13; two short film awards selected by the TIFF Kids Festival Adult Jury and the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase winners, both determined by juries of industry professionals.
Full list of 2017 winners:
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The Forum provided an opportunity for filmmakers, television and interactive producers, game designers, and researchers to converge and discuss the latest creative and business trends in the children’s film and entertainment industry.
Bring your class to the TIFF Kids International Film Festival — we offer a diverse selection of features, documentaries, and short-film programmes that foster creativity, develop media-literacy skills, and encourage critical thinking in areas including diversity, social justice, and equity.
Browse our largest TIFF Kids programme to date, a diverse selection featuring over 160 films from over 40 countries. We also have plenty of off-screen fun and special events planned to encourage your students to express their creativity.
TIFF Kids engages young audiences in the art of storytelling, critical thinking, and media literacy! Learn about the films, Q&As, and more with a digital copy of our TIFF Kids programme book and schedule.
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1. Minimum participant numbers must be met. If a group consists of fewer than the minimum number of participants required, the group must pay for the minimum number.
2. A reservation confirmation form must be completed and returned to TIFF by the teacher who has booked the event. If the completed form has not been returned by the specified date, TIFF reserves the right to release the reservation. A 50% deposit will be required to hold bookings of 4 workshops or more.
3. In the event of cancellation, TIFF must receive written notice no less than 20 school days before the scheduled workshop/ screening or a minimum of 50% of the estimated total will be charged. Bookings made less than 20 school days before the date of the visit are considered confirmed at the time of booking. Cancellation due to severely inclement weather or force majeure is exempt.
4. TIFF recognizes that class attendance will fluctuate. The final fee will be calculated based on the total number of students present, 50% of the estimated total (as indicated on the confirmation form) or the minimum number of participants required, whichever is greater. Payment is due in full before the start of each workshop or screening.
5. If a class arrives more than 15 minutes late for a scheduled programme, TIFF reserves the right to make alterations to scheduled programming in order to accommodate the change in schedule.
Play with expressive robots, learn to code, and surround yourself with light and movement to transform your world and create new artistic possibilities!
Our world is changing rapidly through the influence of new technologies, including robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and networks. These innovations are impacting the way we work, how we relate to each other, and the way we play and express our creativity. At digiPlaySpace, kids (and parents!) were able to get hands on with some of the most creative uses of these technologies through a variety of games, installations, and activities.
With 23 installations from eight countries, the 2017 edition of digiPlaySpace showcased the evolution of play in the 21st century and invited you to explore, get inspired, and learn about the creative potential of technology!