Where can I find high-resolution images?

Access to the Media Library is restricted to members of the press. To request a login and password, please email with your information including name, media outlet and intended use of our press materials. Press materials are for editorial purposes only.

How do I set up an interview with a TIFF spokesperson?

Please contact the Communications Department and provide all necessary information including interviewee request, media outlet, deadline, and all relevant contact details. We check this email address regularly and will get back to you with next steps.

Can I film or photograph inside TIFF Bell Lightbox?

All requests to shoot inside TIFF Bell Lightbox must be submitted to the Communications Department. Please note we require a minimum of 24 to 48 hours advance notice to accommodate these requests.

I want to receive your press announcements. How do I get added to your email distribution list?

The Communications Department maintains a database of media contacts and disseminates its press announcements via email to various distribution lists. We tailor these lists based on a journalist’s area of interest, beat, region and editorial timelines. Please contact us for more information on how to be added to the distribution list that best suits your needs.

Where can I go if I need accessibility support?

If you are accredited Festival media, please email contact us with your request and we will endeavor to accommodate your request where possible. (For example physical assistance, ASL, Captiview device, etc.)

TIFF 2021 Media Accreditation

Media Accreditation will open on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11 am EDT. Please note: All press must fill out an application form regardless of previous TIFF accreditation history. We cannot accept applications via email.

If you have any questions about Media Accreditation applications for the 46th Toronto International Film Festival, please email Please note it may take up to three weeks from the application deadline (Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5pm EDT) to review and process all applications.

Media Accreditation Benefits

Accredited media will have access to press screenings, press conferences, Industry events, special events and talks (all digital during TIFF 2021 at this stage) as well as press kits, images, B-roll, and the TIFF Press Office team.

TIFF 2020 Media Inclusion Initiative

Applications for the third annual Media Inclusion Initiative are now closed. Thirty participants have been selected to receive first-time press accreditation, priority press access, and special placement in the Media Inclusion Directory, which will be shared with film publicists.

Criteria for the initiative is outlined below:

  • You identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of colour
  • You identify as LGBTQ+
  • You identify as a woman, trans, non-binary, and/or two-spirited
  • You have a disability
  • You have never been accredited at the Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF is committed to fostering equality and inclusion in its accredited press corps. We encourage individuals of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities to apply for media accreditation.

The Media Library is restricted to members of the press. To access Festival images and b-roll, please send a request for login details to with your information including name, media outlet and intended use of our press materials. High resolution images are also available upon request.

Access Festival Media Library

We offer a number of services to media, including assistance arranging interviews with filmmakers, guests and TIFF spokespeople. Have a press inquiry?

Contact the Communications Department at on weekdays from 9am – 5pm.

Marnie Grona
Director, Marketing and Communications

Emma Kelly
Senior Manager, Communications and Brand

Kali Hopkins-Allen
Senior Coordinator, Communications and Brand

Negaar Hatami
Senior Coordinator, Marketing and Communications

Daniel Pansino
Coordinator, Communications and Brand

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