TIFF Industry runs a series of tailored professional development programmes to assist talented filmmakers in fast-tracking their careers and projects. The broad range on offer includes bespoke opportunities for writers (TIFF Studio), directors (TIFF Talent Lab), actors (TIFF Rising Stars), and filmmakers with films in Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival (Boot Camp). Filmmaking teams are encouraged to apply for Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS! competition, and producers may apply to the OMDC's International Financing Forum.
TIFF's professional development programmes are supported in part by the Share Her Journey campaign, which is committed to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.
Are you an industry professional who would like to stay informed or submit an idea for the programme? Let us know!
Each year, TIFF invites filmmakers with films selected for Festival for the first time to attend a one-day workshop on how to navigated the Festival, mingle with Festival programmers, and learn some of the ins-and-outs of sales and distribution.
The TIFF-CBC Diverse Screenwriters Grant will provide $10,000 to a Canadian writer of an outstanding feature film screenplay. The Grant is open to experienced screenwriters who are female, Indigenous, belong to visible minorities, or identify with a disability and who also have a writer or director credit on at least one feature film that has been presented at one of the CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund's list of recognized festivals.
Each month, the Toronto screen industry hears from provocative and expert speakers on timely subjects and catches up with colleagues, friends, and new acquaintances over a light breakfast at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Next session: October 20 - Screenwriting with Marilyn Milgrom
TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage. This programme showcases new Canadian acting talent, putting the emphasis on the next generation of actors poised for international success.
Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! returns for its 18th consecutive year at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. This is your chance to bring a feature film project to life.
Launched in July 2015, the Len Blum Residency pays homage to one of Canada’s most celebrated screenwriters by providing one Canadian filmmaker with the opportunity to live, work, and receive mentorship at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The residency is generously supported by Toronto-based producer and distributor Ron Mann.
TIFF Industry offers year-round professional development opportunities, fluid access to TIFF's film festivals and world class sales support to film industry professionals. Our team enable business, development, and connections for filmmakers and screen industry professionals.
Find us Year-Round
Monday - Friday | 9:30am to 5:30pm EST
TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto
Festival 2017 Hours
September 5–7 7am–8pm EST
September 8–15 9am–7pm EST
We are located in the Industry Centre on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel
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The Delegates’ Guide is a detailed list of all registered delegates attending TIFF, and is updated daily. Search by first name, last name, company or download it as a CSV.
Here you can find loads of background information to help you design a Festival experience according to your needs.
The entire Official Programme Book — with all of our films and events — available online.
To pick up your pass, visit our Industry Centre on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
If you are picking up your own pass, please bring one of the following:- Business Card
If you are picking up someone else’s pass, please ensure that:- The company name on your badge matches their badge or business card;
Premium, Film Rep, and Buyers passes grant access to public tickets, and are redeemable online and at the Industry Box Office.Film Rep – 10-pack
These tickets can be selected for the first half of the Festival (Sept 7–12) beginning Tuesday, September 5, and for the second half of the Festival (Sept 13–17) beginning Monday, September 11. Tickets are non-transferable and passholders will be asked to show their pass with their ticket at the venue.Tickets can only be exchanged in-person at the IBO.
If public tickets are available on the day of a screening, they can be obtained at any Venue Box Office by showing your pass (one per pass, per screening).
Learn more about pass benefits here.
Lost or stolen passes must be reported to the Registration Desk, located in the King Ballroom. A request will be sent to the Credential Printing Office, where you will be required to show a piece of ID and to sign out your credential. Your pass may take up to an hour to process. Please note that there is a $20 fee for replacement credentials (credit cards accepted only).
The Screening Library is for registrants who may have missed a film at the Festival. Digital Screening Library access is open to all pass types with the exception of Doc Conference Pass holders. Please note that not all selected films will be available for screening.
Cinando is an online gateway into the film industry that offers professionals access to contacts, films, online screeners, projects in development, and screening schedules for TIFF and major festivals and markets. Starting mid-July, registered Industry delegates will begin to receive email notifications from Cinando with information on how to activate their free trial membership.
The Industry Centre houses National Promotional Agency stands that provide filmmakers, producers, and sales agents from their respective countries a place to do business while in Toronto.
Print, photocopy, and send e-mails at our Business Centre, now located on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt.
This service begins on site September 7th.
Join us at the end of each day of the Industry Conference to connect with other industry delegates. The Industry Conference will take place from September 8—13.
Take a tour of our industry venues on September 8 or 9. Tours commence at 12pm from the Glenn Gould Lobby. Get the most out of your Festival experience by knowing the ins and outs of each venue and the services they host.
Registered delegates may take advantage of reduced rates at our partner hotels. Details are provided in your confirmation letter.
Need a visa to attend the Festival? We can help! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll provide a letter of support. Please note an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will now be mandatory for certain visa-exempt foreign nationals. Find out what travel documentation is needed for entry.