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How to Festival

Your guide to the 2020 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival

How to get your tickets to TIFF 2020
  1. Always start at TIFF.net to review the films and events schedule, note what you want to see along with screening times
  2. Confirm your on sale date to buy tickets and review other ticket purchase guidelines
  3. Buy your tickets
Before Festival
Aug. 28-Sep. 9
Use TIFF Account Manager for in-cinema screenings, drive-ins, digital screenings (to Sep 6), and online live events
During Festival
Sep. 10-19
Use TIFF Account Manager for in-cinema screenings, drive-ins, and online live events

Bell Digital Cinema for digital screenings

Don’t worry, the schedule items on tiff.net will always link to the site where you can make your purchase.

How to go to Festival
Physical Venues
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TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St. West
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Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView
20 Polson St.
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RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place
East Island, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
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OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place
East Island, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
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West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place
West Island, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
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Digital Venues
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Bell Digital Cinema
The Festival’s online film platform. Access your films and other free content at digital.tiff.net. Films available in Canada only. Other content available internationally.
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Bell Digital Talks
The Festival’s online talks platform. Access live events via a link sent to your email on the day of the event. Available internationally.
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Social Media
Follow to watch free livestream events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
#TIFF20
Industry Digital Venues
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TIFF Digital Cinema Pro
The Festival’s online Press & Industry screening platform. Access films and other content at digitalpro.tiff.net
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Bell Digital Talks
The Festival’s online talks platform. Access Industry Conference, In Conversation with…, and Press Conference events via a link sent to your email before the start of the Festival.
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Cinando
Match&Meet by Cinando
The Festival’s online networking platform for Industry professionals.
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See: Industry Details | Follow us on Twitter

Tips on How to Experience the Festival
Movie Theatres
Familiar and different, a seat is waiting for you.
Before heading out
  • Get mobile tickets ready, double check film start time
  • Select face mask 😷
  • Check weather 🌤
  • Plan clothing (lineups will be outdoors, rain or shine, so be prepared)
Getting there
  • Check the traffic or transit before leaving 🚛🚗🚌
  • Plan to arrive no earlier than one hour prior to screening
On site
  • Have your mobile ticket ready 📱
  • Be in your seat 15 minutes prior to screening start time
  • Wear your mask throughout the entire screening 😷
Show time
  • Enjoy the show 🤩
Drive-ins
Horn honking is the new clapping (but not during the film).
Before heading out
  • Get mobile tickets ready, double check when doors open, and film start time
  • clean your car windshield inside and out
  • test your radio (consider bringing a portable radio if your vehicle shuts off after a period of time)
  • Select face mask 😷
  • Check weather 🌤
  • Plan clothing (bring a light jacket, sweatshirt or blanket)
Getting there
  • Check the traffic before leaving 🚛🚗🚌
  • Plan to arrive for when doors open
On site
  • Have your mobile ticket ready
  • Get snacks and beverages from concessions 🍫🥤🍿
  • Be parked in your assigned spot 15 minutes prior to screening start time
  • Tune your radio to the designated FM station 📻
Show time
  • Enjoy the show 🤩
Open Air Cinema
Fresh air and a film under the stars.
Before heading out
  • Get mobile tickets ready, double check when doors open, and film start time
  • Select face mask 😷
  • Check weather 🌤
  • Plan clothing (bring light jacket or sweatshirt, rain jacket or poncho, comfortable shoes)
  • Pack bug spray, just in case 🐝
Getting there
  • Check the traffic and transit before leaving 🚛🚗🚌
  • Plan to arrive for when doors open
On site
  • Have your mobile ticket ready
  • Get snacks and beverages from concessions 🍫🥤🍿
  • Be in your seat 15 minutes prior to screening start time
Show time
  • Enjoy the show 🤩
At Home
Solo or with your social bubble, it’s red carpet optional.
Do a system check on September 9
  • Verify selected films are in your account
  • Test your desired viewing devices or apps (mobile device, SmartTV, or computer) 📺📱🖥
  • Play the Welcome to TIFF 2020 video successfully
Set up your home cinema one hour before viewing
  • Ensure viewing devices are plugged in or powered up, and are connected to the internet
  • Snacks and refreshments ready 🧁🧀🍷
  • Grab a blanket or a favorite pair of fuzzy socks
15 minutes before
  • Sign in to your Bell Digital Cinema account or check your email for the link to Bell Digital Talks 👩‍💻👨‍💻
5 minutes before
  • Dim the lights 🛋
  • Get cozy
Show time
  • Press Play
  • Enjoy the show 🤩
After the show, experience more and be part of the Festival buzz
  • Check out free film Q&As, conversations and talks on Bell Digital Cinema 🎞
  • Follow TIFF’s social channels and stay tuned for live streamed events
  • Subscribe to the Festival Daily to receive film and event news every morning 📨
  • Tell your friends and continue the conversation on social media with #TIFF20

Looking for more Festival information? Always start at TIFF.net

Need help or have questions? Visit the Help Centre

TIFF has put mitigating measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, attending in-person events could increase your risk of contraction. By entering the venue, you voluntarily assume all risks and agree that you will not hold TIFF liable for any illness that may result.