TIFF Transforms Summer 2019 Edition

TIFF Transforms

Summer 2019 Edition

2019 is a big year for TIFF. It marks our next chapter, with new Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente leading the organization. To launch their bright and bold vision, they asked our community what they are most passionate about from a list of five priority projects: access for all, filmgoing excellence, Filmmaker Lab, film preservation, and Programming Academy.

Thousands of people told us about which priorities excite them, and we’re delighted to give you an update about each of these five projects, which are providing incredible and impactful opportunities through film. Welcome to the Summer 2019 TIFF Transforms Report!



Filmgoing excellence

Film lovers in Toronto have access to one of the best cinemas in the world here at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and we wanted to share with you what it’s like to experience it.


Filmmaker Lab

The 2018 Filmmaker Lab participants had an inspirational four-day immersive experience with TIFF last fall. You don’t need to take our word for it — the participants shared with us how impactful it was.



Film preservation

Every day, TIFF’s Film Reference Library preserves film and film culture for future generations. This year, the Library launched two projects: rehousing 300 films and an audit of the David Cronenberg Collection.


Programming Academy

Since we announced the creation of Programming Academy, we have been hard at work to create a new opportunity for the next generation of film programmers.

Previous Editions

Community in action, Festival highlights, Connecting women in film, Micki Moore Residency, a wake-up call
Access for all, Filmgoing excellence, Filmmaker Lab, Film preservation, Programming Academy
Joana Vicente, Mexican cinema, endangered language, TIFF Next Wave
Micki Moore Residency, Share Her Journey Rally and statistics, Patricia Rozema
Keeping Film Memories Alive, Little Film Lovers, TIFF Next Wave, Call Me by Your Name
Film Has No Limits, Sharing Their Journeys, Canada On Screen, Reel Comfort
Making the Leap, Unlocking Imagination, Riding the Next Wave, Playground of the Future
Film For All, A Journey Shared, Cinema From Coast To Coast, Saving Film History
Reel Comfort, Adapt This! @ TIFF Kids, Touring Exhibtions, TIFF in Mumbai
Canadian Open Vault, Film Circuit, TIFF in the Park, From Durban, With Love
Learning & Outreach, A World of Pride, TIFF STUDIO, The Cronenberg Project, BOOMBOX
Learning through Laughter, Frames of Mind, Canadian Catapult, Cuban Connection

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