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TIFF Industry offers year-round professional development opportunities, fluid access to TIFF's film festivals and world class sales support to film industry professionals. Looking for pass options, delegate resources and more information about our professional development initiatives?

Attend the Conference

The six-day TIFF Industry Conference will run September 7–12 at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. It will feature a lineup of internationally-focused premium programming comprised of high-profile speakers, progressive discussions, and innovative strategies for creative and business leaders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some things that you should know.

What is the Industry accreditation process?
The accreditation process takes place once you purchase a pass. We review the professional information you’ve provided on your registration form, and either approve the transaction or recommend a different pass type that is more suited to your role in the industry. Make sure to complete the registration form with as many details as possible. If we require more information, we will reach out to you directly.
Which pass do I register for?
All passes offer the same access to the Industry Conference, meeting spaces, screening libraries, and exclusive delegate resources (except for our one-day Doc Conference Pass). The main difference between our various pass options is screening access (see here). Our Conference Pass is ideal for emerging film professionals, while our Industry Pass is the most popular option and provides fluid access to a wide range of professional services and screenings. Premium and Buyer Passes are designed for those working in distribution and acquisitions. Film Rep Passes are exclusively for sales agents and producers with films in Official Selection.
Several people from my company want to attend. Can one Industry Pass be shared amongst colleagues?
No. Each delegate attending the festival must purchase their own pass. Passes are non- transferrable.
I paid for a pass but have not received a confirmation email. Should I be concerned?
The accreditation process takes up to three days. If you do not receive your confirmation within that time, please email us at registration@tiff.net or call at +1 416.934.5834.
I have a film in the Festival. Do I still have to pay for my pass?
This depends on your involvement in the film and applies only to films confirmed for Official Selection. Please inquire at registration@tiff.net.
I am unable to attend. Can I transfer my pass to a colleague or receive a refund?
All passes are non-refundable as stated upon point of purchase. A pass may be transferred to another person within the same company at the same professional level no later than August 10.
Does TIFF have a market? Can I set up a stand/be an exhibitor?
TIFF has an “unofficial market” with a unique business model. We do not offer traditional exhibitor opportunities, but national agencies representing countries from around the world rent stands in our Industry Centre. Last year we had a total of 38 countries represented in our Industry Centre. Learn more about promotional opportunities at TIFF '18.
Is there a list of industry professionals attending TIFF? When will it be available?
A comprehensive list of everyone attending the Festival professionally is available via the Delegate’s Guide. This can be used as a resource to identify people you’d like to meet or network with. The Delegate’s Guide is now available for registered industry.
Will my delegate badge get me into parties?
TIFF does not have access to independent parties and events during the Festival. Keep an eye out for TIFF Happy Hours, which take place at the end of each day of programming at the Industry Conference. Remember to check your mailbox each day for invitations to external events.
I’m a film student/scholar. Do you offer special rates for academics?
Yes! TIFF values and encourages an academic presence at the Festival. Please contact us at registration@tiff.net to enquire about special rates.
I have accessibility needs. Who can I contact to make arrangements?
We are glad to accommodate and make your visit as accessible as possible. If you are an industry delegate, please start but by contacting us at registration@tiff.net. Individuals attending publicly should contact Customer Relations at customerrelations@tiff.net.
Can you help me book my hotel and flight? Do you offer special rates?
Yes. Contact hotels@tiff.net for rates and assistance.
"Help, I lost my pass!"
Lost or stolen passes must be reported to the Registration Desk (Industry Centre). A $20 replacement fee will apply. (Credit cards only.)

"Where can I use my P&I pass?"

For full details regarding your access at Festival, see the have access to both tickets and pass-accessible events. For more details, check out our PDF Guide for Industry Professionals.

Public Screenings

— Public screenings are ticketed events
— Passes with advance ticketing (Premium, Film Rep, and Buyers) can obtain tickets online during ticketing windows or at our Industry Box Office
— All passholders (excluding Doc Conference) can also Rush public screenings or obtain same-day tickets at any venue box office

Private Screenings

— Private screenings are accesible only to Buyers passholders or by invitation only

Press & Industry Screenings

— P&I screenings are only accessible to accredited industry professionals (excluding Doc Conference passholders)

Priority P&I Screenings

— Priority Screenings are a benefit of Buyers’, Film Rep, and Priority Press Passes
— Premium passholders have secondary access
— Films with Priority P&I screenings will also have at least one regular P&I screening

Digital Screening Library

— The Digital Screening Library is available onsite for delegates at the Industry Centre
— Hours: 9am–7pm (Sept 6–16)

6-day Industry Conference

— Running from September 7 to 12, our Conference is an incomparable professional development opportunity
— Industry Conference events take place at the Glenn Gould Studio


Advance Ticketing for Film Rep, Premium, and Buyers Passholders

All Premium, Film Rep, and Buyers Pass holders will now be able to order and reserve public tickets online as well as in person at our Press & Industry Box Office (located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel). These allocations can be reserved in two booking windows. You will have only one opportunity per window to book your tickets online. You may wish to order a portion online and request the rest in person at the Press & Industry Box Office throughout Festival.

Ticket Window A

Opens: Sept 5 at 7:00am EST
Closes: Sept 11 at 11:59pm EST

Tickets are for screening scheduled in the first hald of the Festival (Sept 7-12).

Ticket Window B

Opens: Sept 11 at 9:00am EST
Closes: Sept 16 at 11:59pm EST

Tickets are for screening scheduled in the first hald of the Festival (Sept 13-17).

The Rules:

  • Passholders are eligible to obtain one (1) ticket per public screening
  • Tickets to the first screening of a film in the Gala programme are not eligible for a same-day ticket pull
  • All tickets are non-transferable
  • You will be asked to present both your badge and ticket at public screenings (NEW)
  • You do not need a ticket for Press & Industry screenings. Simply show your badge at the venue to gain entry. P&I screenings are first-come, first-served
  • Tickets can only be exchanged and cancelled in person at the Press & Industry Box Office or Buyers' Lounge more than 24 hours before the screening time (NEW)
  • There is one opportunity per booking window to reserve tickets. If the passholder does not redeem their full allocation, the remainder must be pulled in-person at the Press and Industry Box Office (located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel)
  • If you obtain a ticket to a public screening, you must attend. If your public ticket goes unused, we retain the right to restrict a passholder from gaining the same level of accreditation in future years (NEW)

Your Account:

You can activate your account at any time by clicking on Forgot Your Password? here. Enter the email identified in your Confirmation Letter to update your password.

With an active account you’ll be able to login to reserve your tickets once the booking windows open.

Need Help?

Contact registration@tiff.net or call our Hotline at 416-934-5834

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