TIFF Next Wave



Experience Next Wave



Join the Committee!

Have you ever dreamed of programming a film festival? 🎬

We are recruiting new members for the 2023–24 TIFF Next Wave Committee! Applications are open to high-school students across the GTA. Interested in applying? Check out our application and submit to nextwave@tiff.net by May 22.

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TIFF Next Wave Presents

For the next generation of movie lovers, selections curated by the TIFF Next Wave Committee! Tickets are free for TIFF Under-25 passholders.

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Next Wave Under 25 Pass

TIFF Under-25 Free Pass

That's right, free movies – plus a whole bunch of other perks.

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Open Screen

Open Screen invites emerging filmmakers to share something they’ve created on screen and receive helpful feedback from other creators and industry experts. The next Open Screen takes place on June 28 at 6:30pm.

To submit your short film or request a ticket, please register via Google Form below. The screen is yours 🎥

Register today

Submit to TIFF Next Wave

Submissions for 2024 TIFF Next Wave Film Festival will open in November. Stay tuned for more information.

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Meet the TIFF Next Wave Committee!

They curate the festival. Big round of applause.

Meet the Committee

Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of hopeful young film enthusiasts. Hailing from specialized arts institutions, public schools, and private schools across the GTA, the Committee members’ tastes, opinions, and critical voices are as diverse as they are strong. Some are aspiring filmmakers, writers, and actors; some are interested in learning the business of film and festivals; some like planning cultural events; and some just love movies. All have demonstrated a spirit that has impressed TIFF leaders. With the guidance of TIFF staff, the Committee is charged with planning some major teen-oriented events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival.

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