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TIFF 2023

The Toronto International Film Festival - 48th edition. Save the Date - September 7–17, 2023

Key Dates

The Toronto International Film Festival returns September 5 – 15, 2024 for its 49th edition — 11 days of Canadian and international cinema; special events and talks with some of the biggest names in film; and TIFF's Industry Conference: a place to connect with film professionals and explore the art and business of cinema.

Check back here for updates and announcements.

April 30
Deadline to join or renew your TIFF Membership for Early Bird Pre-Sale access
August 13
TIFF ’24 Official Festival Schedule release
August 16
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Leader Members
August 17
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Champion Members
August 18
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Patron Members
August 19
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Early Bird Sustainer Members at 10am, regular Sustainer Members at 2pm
August 20
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Early Bird Contributor Members at 10am, regular Contributor Members at 2pm
August 21
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Early Bird Individual and Industry Members
August 22
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to regular Individual and Industry Members
August 23
Festival single tickets go on sale to Under-25 Free Pass holders and TIFF Insiders
August 26
Festival tickets go on sale to the public
September 5–15
49th Toronto International Film Festival

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“I’m so inspired by Viola Desmond and her sister Wanda, and their incredible fortitude and power… and the fact that through this event tonight, you are helping raise money for people who have dreams…. This money is going to say to them, ‘I give you this opportunity because I want you to take it,’ and you’re helping make that happen.”
— Patricia Arquette, recipient of the 2023 TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

The TIFF Tribute Awards is an annual fundraiser to support both TIFF’s year-round programming and the organization’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Honouring entertainment’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, the event recognizes leading industry members, actors, directors, new talent, and below-the-line artists and creators. In 2024, all net proceeds will support Every Story Fund, dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in film.

More information on the 2024 TIFF Tribute Awards and this year’s honourees to follow in the coming weeks.

For inquiries about the 2024 TIFF Tribute Awards, please contact development@tiff.net.

The following recipients have been honoured with TIFF Tribute Awards for their remarkable talent and contributions:

2023 TIFF Tribute Award recipients

Colman Domingo
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Spike Lee
TIFF Ebert Director Award
Vicky Krieps
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Łukasz Żal
TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Carolina Markowicz
TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by MGM
Patricia Arquette
TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award presented by BVLGARI
Pedro Almodóvar
Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presented by Participant
Shawn Levy
Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award
Andy Lau
TIFF Special Tribute Award

People's Choice Awards

A long-standing tradition at TIFF, the People’s Choice Awards are marking their 45th year. The awards consist of the People’s Choice Award, the People’s Choice Documentary Award, and the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. Audiences watching films at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, and at home on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox will have the opportunity to vote online this year. All feature films in TIFF’s Official Selection are eligible. The winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Sunday, September 18.

2022 People’s Choice Award

Fabelmans Poster

The Fabelmans

dir. Steven Spielberg

First Runner Up:

Women Talking

dir. Sarah Polley

Second Runner Up:

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

dir. Rian Johnson

2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award

Black Ice Poster

Black Ice

dir. Hubert Davis

First Runner Up:

Maya and the Wave

dir. Stephanie Johnes

Second Runner Up:

752 is not a Number

dir. Babak Payami

2022 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award

Weird The al Tankovic Story poster

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

dir. Eric Appel

First Runner Up:


dir. Ti West

Second Runner Up:

The Blackening

dir. Tim Story

Platform Prize

Named after Jia Zhang-ke’s groundbreaking film, the Platform programme spotlights films with high artistic merit and strong directorial vision. All films in Platform are eligible for this award, which will be selected by an international jury. The winning filmmaker will receive a $20,000 CAD cash prize.

2022 People’s Choice Award

Fabelmans Poster

The Fabelmans

dir. Steven Spielberg

Platform Jury Chairperson
Patricia Rozema

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, Patricia Rozema established herself with her internationally celebrated first feature I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, which debuted at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. There, it won the Prix de la Jeunesse, the first of many recognitions including being voted one of Canada’s Top 10 Films. Other highlights: writing and directing the lesbian love story When Night is Falling and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, as well as co-writing HBO’s Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange (PEN Screenwriter's Award, an Emmy Nomination, and a Golden Globe nomination). Her film Six Gestures earned her a Grammy nomination and an Emmy. She adapted & directed the apocalyptic thriller Into The Forest with Elliot Page and Evan Rachel Wood. For the small screen, In Treatment, Anne with an E, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot for Netflix’s hit series Sex/Life. Rozema is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Platform Jury
Iram Haq

Iram Haq is a Norwegian Pakistani filmmaker. Haq began writing and directing in 2004. Her first short Trofast premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. In 2009, she wrote and directed Skylappjenta, later selected at Sundance Film Festival. Her feature debut I Am Yours (2013) and her second feature What Will People Say (2017) both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Platform Jury
Chaitanya Tamhane

Chaitanya Tamhane is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai. Tamhane’s debut feature film Court premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, where it was awarded the Best Film - Orizzonti and the Lion of the Future award. It went on to win several awards at film festivals worldwide and was India’s official entry for the 2016 Oscars.

In 2016, Tamhane was selected to be mentored by Alfonso Cuarón as part of the Rolex Mentor-Protégé Arts Initiative. His second film, The Disciple, had its World Premiere in 2020 at the Venice Film Festival in competition, where it was awarded the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay and the FIPRESCI award. The film was released as a Netflix Original and was globally acclaimed as one of the best films of the year.

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