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boombox was a great success, and we thank you for attending!

For one night, we transformed TIFF Bell Lightbox into a realm of nightmares filled with spooky activations, mouth-watering food and concoctions, mind-blowing art, and soul-stirring performances.

With the support of your ticket purchase, we have made a significant impact on the Share Her Journey campaign. Together, we can now provide access to Share Her Journey programming for an additional 100 women next year!

We would also like to thank our generous performance supporters Anne-Marie Canning and Abby, Perry, and Jordan Minuk.

Last but not least, we'd like to thank our generous sponsors and event partners for making boombox magical – and a big shout-out to Jade's Hip Hop Academy for making our midnight moment so special.

A message from Kyle Kofsky

boombox Creative Producer

I want to thank everyone who helped to create the wicked moments that made up boombox 2018. Thank you to all of the talented performers and inspiring artists for being the foundation of one heck of a great night. And thank you, Toronto, for coming out to play with us, for totally dressing the part, and for supporting arts and culture in our great city. Boom boom!

—Kyle Kofsky

Corporate Hosting
M Production
Vieni Wine

Performance Supporters
Anne-Marie Canning
Abby, Perry, and Jordan Minuk

boombox is an annual fundraising event in support of TIFF. Proceeds enable TIFF to continue its work in film-based education, community outreach, film preservation, and filmmaker development. Find out how you can help TIFF transform the way people see the world through film.

boombox was voted "Best Annual Event in Toronto" in 2014 and 2015 by Best of Toronto.

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Packages & Tickets



Use promo code 18wickedboombox to save $50 on your purchase

boombox event access
– Signature cocktails
– Hors d'oeuvres
– A charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount

Party ticket package


Includes 12 tickets (for the price of 10!) and a charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.

Contact for more information.

Corporate hosting


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 for more information.

Under 25?

Use promo code 18boom25 to save on tickets!

For any questions or inquiries, please contact

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.


We're putting the "boo" back in boombox! Kyle Kofsky, creative producer and founder of Everyone Is An Artist, joins us to bring all your Halloween fantasies to life at boombox 2018. We have summoned artists and performers from all over Toronto to create a truly immersive event, with entertainment and activations that will complement the wicked costumes and characters of all our guests. Musical guests include Kardinal Offishall, Cipha Sounds, Sandy Duperval, Craig Dominic, French Vinylla, and Betti Forde. Join us for Toronto’s wickedest costume party!


Under a murder of crows
Our guests navigate
Excited to get in
Glad they didn’t come late

As the birds circle overhead, find your way to the party on the other side!


Look to your right and stay close to your friend
A creature comes to life, reality starts to bend
Special FX makeup is sure all the rage
Behold Nosferatu reborn on our stage

A maze of reflections awaits you next
Don’t stare too long or you’ll conjure a hex
Monsters trapped in a cage all covered in grey
Movie magic lives on, scream out as they play

Watch Iconic Hollywood monsters come to life and face off in a vintage horror cinescape of black and white. Do you dare enter our 40-foot maze of mirrors? Weave your way through to escape the House of Horrors!

Performers: David Elliot, Mugabi Mpagi, Alejandro Sanchez, Angela Kosteski, EmmaClaire Brightlyn, Sebastian Buitrago, and Rufio Luey

Makeup artists: Katharine Piro and Shar Richardson


Don’t worry too much, your heroes are here
The band is on now, less is to fear
Ready to rock and play all night long
Bringing you back in time with a killer song

Experience this one-night-only band made up of some of Toronto’s best musicians paying homage to our favourite alien-battling heroine. The Ripleys will play hits of the ’80s and ’90s, along with a few Halloween classics!

Performers: Eric Woolston, Jacqueline Teh, Bevan Bühler, Sammy Jackson, Joel Joseph, Scott Peterson, Torrie Seager, and Maya Killtron


A witch sits near and summons you forward
Watch closely and see your present persona
In the blink of an eye her visions come to be
With ink and colour showing the truth she can see

Take home a bewitching illustration of your very own!

Featuring Talia Zoref as the Witch Queen.


No way to run from the future sealed
Listen to the fortune as words are revealed
A warlock reveals all if you listen with care
Take heed in the moment you both will share

Find out your future from a fortune-telling warlock!

Featuring Myles Sexton.


Sit down and join in, taking hands slowly
Calling on the spirits of Monroe and Bowie
Ask questions if you dare, but stay on track
We only think we want these spirits coming back

Join the circle as we attempt to make contact with spirits departed.

Performers: Chelsea Larkin, Andrea Marston, Jay Freeborn, Kevin Williams, Andy Hull, Sarah Hiller, and Carmine Lucarelli


You’re safe now, get some food, have a drink, and dance
Paint pictures on a car, practice your hero stance
But it’s the end of the line, so watch your back:
This apocalypse starts with a zombie attack!

Experience the zombie apocalypse in an abandoned loading dock with DJs French Vinylla and Betti Forde’s doomsday soundscapes. Take a moment to recharge at the nearby food truck, but don’t let your guard down...


All the queens have gathered ’round
To lend their talents in silent sound
Fierce beauties must captivate
In order to seal their lip sync fate
Join in for a tune — we bid you good luck
But just remember: don’t f*$@ it up!

Perform your favourite songs flanked by Toronto's hottest drag talent: Priyanka, Tynomi Banks, Jada Hudson, Sapphire Titha Reign, and Allysin Chaynes. Do you have what it takes to lip sync your way to glory?

Presented in collaboration with Inside Out.


Heed the haunted Halloween call
Dress up and join our costume ball
Will your costume have what it takes?
(And don’t be offensive, for goodness’ sake)
Will you dare to take a chance?
You could be rewarded with a trip to France!

Our ghoulish judges will roam the corridors in search of the evening’s best-dressed guests.

Cordelia d'Amboise – Set designer
Slater Manzo – Sound designer and videographer
Samantha Viarruel – Costume designer
Jesús Maza Piñero – Designer and photography

Past Events

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

Since its genesis in 2012, boombox has raised over $1.2 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:

2017: Fame
2016: Star Trek
2015: Andy Warhol
2014: Stanley Kubrick
2013: David Cronenberg


boombox 2017


boombox 2016

boombox 2015

boombox 2014

boombox 2013



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!

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.


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.


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