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Thank you for attending boombox

When villains act, heroes react. Thank you for helping us return the balance between good and evil, and for making boombox: Heroes vs. Villains such a great success!

For one night, TIFF Bell Lightbox was filled with epic battles, heavenly food and wicked libations, immersive art, and dynamic performances.

Your ticket purchase goes towards our year-round programming commitment to transforming the way people see the world through film. TIFF strives to grow and strengthen our community through education and outreach, filmmaker development, and film preservation and heritage.

We would like to thank our generous performance supporters Anne-Marie Canning and Abby, Perry & Jordan Minuk, as well as the following event sponsors and partners for making boombox a night to remember: The GOoDS, Butter Chicken Roti, Donnelly Group, Pommies, Nutrl Vodka, Lost Craft, Escape Manor, Raw, Heretic Gin, Arterro Wines Canada and Cirque du Soleil.

You can find your pictures from our Battle Photography installation here.

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A message from Kyle Kofsky, TIFF boombox Creative Producer

Now that was a party worth fighting for!

Thank you, our incredible guests, for spending your Halloween with us at TIFF boombox 2019. Thank you to the cast and crew of the entertainment, performances, and activations. You all threw down the gauntlet in the name of epic fun and raised the bar for the Toronto party scene. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at TIFF, and our wonderful sponsors for helping bring the night to life. You are all wicked good and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Boom boom,

Kyle Kofsky
Everyoneisanartist.ca


boombox Committee

Thank you for your dedication and commitment in making this event happen!

Carly Lund — Chair
Maria Qamar
Kevin Fisher
Jamie Thompson
Alessandra Ferreri
Dane Shumak
Daniel Mak
Jacqueline Kendall
Adam Grenville
Daniel McClure
Mikyla Mosley


Corporate Hosting

M Production
Ticketmaster
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Captivate Media
Branded Cities
Adapt Media

Tickets & Packages

It takes two to fight for your right to party!

Dynamic Duo

199

Use promo code 19BOOMBOXDUO to save $101 on two tickets!

Includes:
– An open bar with custom hero cocktails
– A selection of edible delights
– Your very own heroic mission
– Access to a performance from Cirque du Soleil’s production Alegría
– Honour, justice, and moral superiority
– A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount

Do two wrongs make a right?

Dastardly Duo

199

Use promo code 19BOOMBOXDUO to save $101 on two tickets!

Includes:
– An open bar with custom villain cocktails
– Assorted tempting treats
– Your very own evil mission
– Access to a performance from Cirque du Soleil’s production Alegría
– Pride, greed, and immoral superiority
– A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount

You were born for this.

Hero

150

Includes:
– An open bar with custom hero cocktails
– A selection of edible delights
– Your very own heroic mission
– A private performance from Cirque du Soleil’s production Alegría
– Honour, justice, and moral superiority
– A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount

Indulge your dark side...

Villain

150

Includes:
– An open bar with custom villain cocktails
– Assorted tempting treats
– Your very own evil mission
– A private performance from Cirque du Soleil’s production Alegría
– A cunning nature and a willingness to work outside the rules
– A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount

Your invisible jet* awaits!

VIP TICKET

Superhero

300

Includes all the heavenly delights from the HERO ticket, plus:
– Exclusive access to the inner sanctum — no superhero is complete without their secret headquarters
– Early event entry
– A pre-party performance
– A private performance from Cirque du Soleil’s production Alegría
– Level up with divine ambrosias and sacred nectars

*Trust us, it’s there. You just can’t see it.

Ready to overthrow the world?*

VIP TICKET

Supervillain

300

Includes all the forbidden pleasures from the VILLAIN ticket, plus:
– Exclusive access to the inner sanctum — no supervillain is complete without their evil lair
– A private performance from Cirque du Soleil’s production Alegría
– Indulge in even more forbidden fruits and libations
– Early event entry
– A pre-party performance

*Please don’t actually overthrow the world.

Forge your alliance in style!

CORPORATE HOSTING

Super Friends

5,000

Includes 12 tickets, a dedicated seating section with a server, text recognition of your support,
and a charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.


Contact jdunphy@tiff.net for more information.

For any questions or inquiries, please contact loyalty@tiff.net.

By attending, guests agree to being photographed, filmed or recorded at the event, and to the publication, reproduction, sale, license, distribution, broadcast and other use of all photographs, video or other recordings of the guest's voice or likeness for any purpose without further notice or compensation.

This is a 19+ event. This event contains references to themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Installations

Get roasted!

Stand-up comedians take the stage and go at each other. Do you dare stand in the crossfire?

Featuring Leonard Chan, Sarah Ashby, Foad HP, Cathryn Naiker, Rush Kazi, and Rahil Shaikh

Can you keep up?

Watch performers face off in the crowd for an epic dance-off!

Featuring Kiki, Snoopy, Chantelle Maegan Mostacho, Esie Mensah, Percy Anane-Dwumfour, and Sze-Yang Ade-Lam

Walk the runway and win!

“You're perfect, you're beautiful, you look like Linda Evangelista!” Performers, heroes, and villains strut their stuff in a parade of fire and orange mocha frappuccinos.

Featuring Kiki, Snoopy, Chantelle Maegan Mostacho, Esie Mensah, Percy Anane-Dwumfour, and Sze-Yang Ade-Lam

Take a piece of boombox home with you!

Strike a hero’s or villain’s pose! Choose between two unique portrait styles for your very own battle portrait.

Featuring Tara Noelle and Jesús Maza Piñero

Take home the ultimate Halloween keepsake.

Duelling illustrators will transform you into a Gremlins or Lego character! Take your custom character illustration home with you.

Featuring Mark Williams and Joseph Bonsu

Will luck be on your side?

Brought to life by Electric Perfume, this interactive installation combines superhero power-posing with a supercharged version of rock, paper, scissors.

The showdown begins!

Swords are unsheathed as foes square off in the ultimate duel for power!

Featuring Alice Cavanagh & David Robert Leslie

Ever thought you were good enough?

Good Enough Karaoke is Toronto’s best live karaoke experience, featuring a full live band with a massive repertoire of over 400 genre-spanning songs. They play, you take centre stage.

Their fate is in your hands.

Two DJs showcase their talents before they compete in a song-for-song battle for dance-floor dominance!

Featuring DJ Blackcat and Mr Akil D

Can you judge better than RuPaul?

Toronto’s top drag talent battles it out at boombox: Heroes vs. Villains. Who will take the crown?

Featuring Devine Darlin, Sapphire, Jada Hudson, and Sofonda Cox

Are you ready to dance?

Lissa Monet is a Stylus DJ Award winner and former VIP DJ for Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour (Toronto/Detroit). DJ-superhero Monet will save the day as your boombox headliner!

Kyle Kofsky — photo by Tara Noelle

Since the dawn of cinema, iconic characters have played a starring role on Halloween. This year, TIFF boombox celebrates these iconic characters with Heroes vs. Villains. Creative Producer Kyle Kofsky returns with his team at everyoneisanartist.ca to bring you a Halloween night of battles at TIFF Bell Lightbox. We invite you to choose your side and begin.

Cirque du Soleil Alegría®

Recognized over the world, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke imagination, invoke senses, and provoke emotions. TIFF boombox is delighted to have Cirque du Soleil as a partner connected to the magic of transformational experiences.

Beloved by fans around the world, Alegría is returning to the Big Top once more to share its timeless story of resilience and hope. The classic power struggle of old-meets-new has been reinterpreted through today’s lens. Carried by an intangible wind of change, an emerging movement strives to shake the established order, instilling hope and renewal to bring light and harmony to their world. With its joyful spirit, Alegría is a vital, energizing force driven by a thirst for a brighter world.

Alegría is playing from September 12 to December 1 under the Big Top at Ontario Place.

Past Events

50,000 confetti pieces, 1,300 guests, 1 night.

Since its genesis in 2012, boombox has raised over $1.3 million in support of TIFF’s charitable endeavours. Proceeds enable TIFF to continue its work in film-based education and outreach, film preservation, and filmmaker development.

Past boombox celebrations include:

2018: Wicked Costume Ball
2017: Fame
2016: Star Trek
2015: Andy Warhol
2014: Stanley Kubrick
2013: David Cronenberg

 

boombox 2017

 

boombox 2016


boombox 2015

boombox 2014


boombox 2013

FAQ

Experience

Hero or villain? What is the difference?

The difference, along with your costume choice, will be some fun experiences that will be tailored to either hero or villain. You will also have a mission for the evening that will be revealed upon ticket purchase.

What if my friends choose a different side?

Don’t worry, you can still enjoy the party together!

What if I don’t want to wear a costume?

boombox can be enjoyed in any matter of dress!

Tickets

Mobile
To access mobile tickets or add tickets to your iOS passbook, log in from your mobile device. Check out our guide on how to use mobile tickets!

Print
If you purchased online or by phone, tickets can be found in your TIFF Account Manager. Once logged in, you can choose to print your tickets at home or forward tickets to friends.

If you purchased in person at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office, please remember to bring your physical ticket for entry to the event.


Attire and/or Costumes

Though dressing to theme is not required, we are excited to see some of your inspired outfits! If you are planning to dress up, please review TIFF’s costume and props policy.

Share

Make sure to “check in” at TIFF when you arrive and share your journey with #TIFFboombox as you post photos throughout the night!



The safety and security of all our visitors and guests is a priority for TIFF. Security measures are in place at all TIFF events and bags are subject to inspection. Hazardous, inappropriate, offensive, and suspicious items, including aerosols and alcohol, will not be permitted.