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This Side of Paradise: The Films of Aki Kaurismäki
January 31 - February 18

The recent release of Le Havre and The Other Side of Hope — the first two films of a planned “Refugee Trilogy” — confirmed that the cinema of the po-faced Finnish master could hardly be more timely, requisite, or exhilarating.

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TIFF Cinematheque Special Screenings
January 10 - April 21

Suspense classics from Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, and Jordan Peele lead the charge in this season of our ongoing series of classics, favourites, rarities, and recent restorations.

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MDFF Selects: Presented by Cinema Scope and TIFF
January 17 - April 11

Boundary-pushing works from Mexico, Georgia, Germany, Canada, and the US comprise this season’s showcase of the world’s best, most challenging, and most provocative new international cinema.

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Kung Fu Fridays: Fatal Fists and Crazy Kicks from the Shaw Brothers
January 18 - April 12

Colin Geddes presents 10 of the most kick-ass kung-fu classics from the revered Hong Kong studio.

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January 23 - April 23

A centenary celebration of British “film poet” Margaret Tait anchors this season of our experimental cinema showcase.

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Colin Geddes' KinoVortex
January 26 - April 20

A monthly showcase of bonkers B films, arthouse gems, genre classics and mindbenders of every variety.

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See the North
January 30 - April 24

Formerly Canadian Open Vault, this season of our free series of Canadian classics kicks off with Yung Chang’s prizewinning documentary Up the Yangtze.

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The Pleasure of Seeing: The Sublime Cinema of Max Ophüls
February 13 - March 15

Featuring several rarities and restorations, this retrospective celebrates the German master whose famously opulent visual style never overshadowed his moral gravity and formal mastery.

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Fearless: The Films of Katharine Hepburn
February 18 - April 21

This select retrospective honours the legacy of an icon who ceaselessly challenged Hollywood’s prescriptive gender roles and helped define the mid-century idea of the “modern woman.”

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Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema
February 28 - April 7

Guillermo del Toro and TIFF programmer Diana Sanchez curate this expansive and eclectic survey of Mexican film history.

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Boosie Fade Film Club
February 28 - April 4

DJs or cinephiles? Film club or dance club? All of the above, when the boys of Boosie Fade take over the Lightbox for special screenings and can’t-miss after-parties.

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Objects of Desire: The Cinema of Claire Denis
March 8 - March 31

Our third retrospective of an artist whose boldness, curiosity, and uniquely sensual approach to cinema constantly invite us to see the world in different ways.

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Short Cuts
March 13 - April 10

Bringing the best of Canadian and international short films to Toronto all year round.

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The Complete Jean Vigo Restored
April 11 - April 14

All four films by the legendary 1930s French director screen in sparkling new digital restorations.

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Extraordinary Stories: Films by El Pampero Cine
April 13 - April 24

Since its founding in 2002, the Buenos Aires–based film collective has produced over a dozen feature films whose miniscule budgets are in inverse proportion to their scope, imagination, and adventurous aesthetics.

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Past, Present, Future: The Cinema of Anocha Suwichakornpong
April 19 - April 21

With her masterful first two features Mundane History and By the Time It Gets Dark, the Thailand-born artist has announced herself as one of the most formally daring narrative filmmakers in world cinema.

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Screenings with Talks

Books On Film

Spend quality time with your favourite authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers who love books (and book-to-film adaptations) as much as you do.

Secret Movie Club

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Be the first to see some of the year's most exciting new films! Formerly known as Reel Talk: Sneak Preview, Secret Movie Club showcases the best of independent cinema before it hits Toronto theatres, from highly anticipated festival favourites, to small-budget indies, to the year’s most buzzworthy art-house films.

Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema

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Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world, with a focus on non-English-language, art-house films that may not see wide release.

Seniors' Film Fridays

Seniors' Film Fridays aims to engage seniors through targeted outreach to seniors' residences, associations, and community groups across the Greater Toronto Area. If you represent a seniors' group and would like to learn more about this programme, please contact toursandtalks@tiff.net.

Seniors' Film Fridays is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Higher Learning

A free programme that provides Canadian post-secondary students a forum in which to examine the moving image from a wide range of approaches and disciplines.


Exhibitions + Parties

Join us for exhibitions and parties throughout the year at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

TIFF Picture Palace

This March, TIFF is doing something different. Keep your ear to the ground for details in the coming weeks.

Opening March 2 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.


Discover Toronto's wickedest costume party.

Past Exhibitions

Since opening in 2010, TIFF Bell Lightbox has housed several exhibitions including David Cronenberg: Evolution, Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style, Tim Burton, and Stanley Kubrick.

David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition

Explore the films of Canada’s pre-eminent filmmaker through behind-the-scenes images, artifacts, interviews, and academic investigations of David Cronenberg and his work.

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