This year, TIFF features hundreds of the world’s best films. That’s a lot. Here’s how to find the best ones for your interests:
Filter by interests, programmes, countries, and so much more. Narrow things down based on what you love, then grab a ticket, and fall in love all over again.
1. Double-check your screening date and time
Schedules sometimes change. Check regularly at tiff.net or on the TIFF App. See a full list of schedule changes at tiff.net/changes during Festival.
2. Remember your ticket
Print at home, save to your mobile phone, or pick up at the box office. You will need a ticket to get in, of course.
3. Bring only the essentials
The safety and security of all our visitors and guests is a priority for TIFF. Security measures are in place at all TIFF events, and bags are subject to inspection. Hazardous, inappropriate, offensive, and suspicious items, including aerosols and alcohol, will not be permitted at our venues.
4. Show up early
15 minutes early is on time. 5 minutes early is late. We recommend showing up one hour prior to your screening. We start admitting the Rush line 10 minutes prior to start time. Latecomers are not permitted.
5. Line up
Learn to love lines — film festivals are all about lineups! Make new friends. And, as this is September in Toronto, please come prepared for the weather — whether that means a hat and sunscreen or an umbrella and a jacket.
6. Have assigned seating? Know where your seat is
Please note assigned seating is available only at Roy Thomson Hall and Princess of Wales Theatre. For all other venues, seating is General Admission. Please check your ticket, and ask a TIFF Volunteer if you don't know where you should be.
7. Smile — you’re at a film festival!
We’re all in this together. Our staff and Volunteers are here to ensure the best possible Festival experience for all. Please treat them (and your fellow Festival-goers) nicely, and enjoy your film!
Win tickets, get film inspiration, and be the first to hear about added screenings. Sign up for the Festival daily at tiff.net/subscribe and never miss a TIFF moment.
Fans can watch their favourite stars walk the red carpet from controlled access areas at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall.
— All Fan Zones are capacity controlled — Bags will be checked (please pack light!) — Wristbands or passes are specific to each Fan Zone and screening — Fan Zones are cleared after every screening
— Professional cameras (lenses longer than 6") — Posters or signs larger than 11"x17" — Ladders — Chairs — Selfie sticks — Aerosol canisters — Illegal items and weapons of any kind — Any hazardous, inappropriate, offensive, or suspicious items
Our vanues have changed up a little bit this year. If you're not familiar with TIFF venues, check out our Venues page for more details. Click on the pin icons for a map reference!
There’s lots to see in and around Festival Village — and most of it is free! From September 7- 10, join us as King Street, from Peter Street to University Avenue, becomes Festival Street, a cars-free area for activations, performances, screenings, and more. Plus: visit David Pecaut Square for red carpets, interactive installations, and free stuff.
Once you’re in the neighbourhood, the full Festival experience might well include a few drinks or a great meal. Check out our hospitality partners.
If you’re joining us from out of town, finding a good place to stay will help you have the best possible experience. TIFF's hospitality partners are experts on hosting Festival visitors.
Explore all Toronto has to offer with Bike Share Toronto, an enjoyable and cost-effective way to get around the city. Bikes can be taken from and returned to any station in the Bike Share system.
If you're new to the Festival, you should know that TIFF has its own language for some things (what's a "Rush line"? Is Geddy Lee involved at all?).
We're here to help. Check out our glossary and learn all the lingo.See the Glossary