Film Club

A new initiative that looks to extend the Next Wave connection year-round. This club meets monthly and brings industry guests, emerging film-makers and film-lovers together for dialogue, engagement and film screenings at TIFF. For free.

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Jump Cuts

Jump Cuts presents short films created for young people, by young people. This high profile showcase gives selected Ontario filmmakers in grades 9–12 the exciting opportunity to see their short films on the big screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Submissions Now Open!

Film Leaders-in-Training

A month-long filmmaking programme for young filmmakers learning basic film skills and then creating a short film with the guidance of industry professionals. The four­week session will culminate with a premiere of their film for friends and family at TIFF Bell Lightbox. This summer's session ran from June 29 – July 24 - check back soon for upcoming sessions.

The Committee

Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of twelve students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of hopeful young film enthusiasts. Hailing from specialized arts institutions, public schools and private schools across the GTA, the Committee members’ tastes, opinions and critical voices are as diverse as they are strong. Some are aspiring filmmakers, writers and actors; some are interested in learning the business of film and festivals; some like planning cultural events; and some just love movies. All have demonstrated a spirit that has impressed TIFF leaders.

With the guidance of TIFF staff, the Committee is charged with planning some major teen-oriented events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival.