The Toronto International Film Festival sign on King Street West

Toronto International Film Festival

Date(s): September 5 to 15, 2024
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Toronto International Film Festival has become a destination event in the nearly 50 years since it started as the Toronto Festival of Festivals out of the Windsor Arms Hotel. In 2010 the festival also gained a home of its own in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a mix of cinema and gallery space with educational facilities and restaurants. 

However, the hundreds of films each year are shown over the course of a week at venues throughout Toronto, including the Scotiabank Theatre in the Entertainment District, The Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall and the Cinesphere IMAX Theatre, not to mention some of Toronto’s drive-ins.

A number of well-known and Oscar-nominated films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, including Black Swan, 127 Hours and Silver Linings Playbook. The Festival also has its own awards, some juried and others determined by audience vote, putting Toronto alongside Cannes, Telluride and Sundance in regard to clout. 

The Festival is also when the TIFF Industry Conferences take place, with influential and inspiring panel discussions and talks given by some of the top screen professionals in the biz.

Toronto International Film Festival Highlights 

Things to see at the Toronto International Film Festival include:

  • TIFF’s Industry Conference
  • TIFF Tribute Awards
  • Film Screenings
  • The TIFF People’s Choice Awards
  • TIFF Juried Awards
  • Canadian Feature Films
  • International Cinema
  • The Gala Presentation

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