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Toronto Irish Film Festival

March 2-4, 2018

The Toronto Irish Film Festival celebrates the very best of Irish cinema and promotes the work of Irish filmmakers to the Greater Toronto Irish community and the Toronto film festival public.

Goethe Institut

March 5, 7 & 12, 2019
May 7, 9 & 14, 2019
October 3, 8 & 10, 2019

The Goethe-Institut is proud to present their ongoing film series GOETHE FILMS at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. In thematic clusters throughout the year, the German cultural centre brings you the best in contemporary German cinema—from features to docs, shorts to animation, the avant-garde to festival highlights—along with exclusive talks from renowned artists and experts.

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

April 26 – May 6, 2018

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of approximately 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.

Italian Contemporary Film Festival Jr.

April 13-19, 2018

The ICFF Junior aims at introducing young audiences from 6-18 years of age to the art of film and filmmaking. Our films are specifically selected for students and teachers to inspire, educate, and create discussions on culture and diversity.

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

May 24 — June 3, 2018

Inside Out presents the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival, with financial support from Presenting Sponsor, RBC Royal Bank and Premier Sponsor, CTV. It is the largest event of its kind in Canada, bringing the LGBTQ community together and creating unforgettable cinematic experiences. For 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of more than 32,500 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions and parties that showcase more than 175 films from Canada and around the world.

Italian Contemporary Film Festival

June 14-22, 2018

Inaugurated in 2012, the annual ICFF continues to expand, while remaining focused on the task of showcasing the most recent Italian contemporary films, and drawing awareness to Italian cinema at an international level.

Canadian Sport Film Festival

June 7-9, 2018

The Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) brings together the theatre of sport and the medium of film to tell unique, provocative and passionate human stories from around the world.

Toronto Palestine Film Festival

September 20-24, 2017

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Palestinian cinema, music, cuisine and art to GTA audiences.

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

October 18–22, 2017

Founded in 1999, imagineNATIVE is the international centre for Indigenous-made media arts. Its annual Festival celebrates 18 years from 18-22 October 2016 and is the world’s largest showcase of film, video, audio, and digital media works created by Indigenous directors, producers, and screenwriters. Year-round imagineNATIVE presents a national tour, screenings across Canada and internationally, and a community screening series based in the Greater Toronto Area.

Brazil Film Festival

November 3-5, 2017

A film festival fully dedicated to Brazilian cinema! The Brazilian film production of recent years is being recognized everywhere for its quality and diversity. The Brazil Film Fest (BRAFF) showcases a selection of great movies from the new wave of Brazilian filmmaking, all taking place over four days in Toronto.

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

November 9-18, 2017

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a charitable cultural organization that advocates for Asian representation in the media arts. Founded in 1997, the annual November festival is Canada’s largest pan-Asian film festival showcasing works by artists from East, Southeast and South Asia and the Asian Diaspora.

CineIran Festival

November 17-19, 2017

CineIran Festival is an annual celebration of the best of contemporary Iranian cinema. The festival's program exhibits the most prominent filmmakers and cinematic movements currently active in the Iranian scene, and are curated to offer Toronto's cinephiles an unparalleled experience of this national cinema.

L’Altra Italia


L’Altra Italia is a non-profit organization dedicate to evolving and strengthening the ties between Italy and Canada. The annual program creates an opportunity to view Italian contemporary films, engage in cultural conversations, and forge meaningful friendships.

Reel Canada


REEL CANADA is a non-profit organization that promotes the power and diversity of Canadian film and encourages this on-going conversation through three core programs: Our Films in Our Schools, Welcome to Canada, and National Canadian Film Day. Through these programs, REEL CANADA increases audiences for our films, encourages dialogue and, most crucially, provides an opportunity to enjoy our great nation through the wonderful stories we tell.

Toronto SinoLux Film Exhibition

December 1 and 2, 2018

Toronto SinoLux Film is a federal non-profit corporation that aims to bring the finest Chinese films to Canadian screens. The company’s programming focuses on a wide range of films, documentaries, and shorts created by talented filmmakers in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese-speaking world in general. The name SinoLux is a combination of the Greek-derived word “Sino” and the Latin word lux, which mean “Chinese” and “light,” respectively.

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