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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. Our team enable business, development, and connections for filmmakers and screen industry professionals.

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Register for Festival 2016!

Purchasing a pass (with the exception of our Doc Conference pass) gets you access to screenings, our 7-day Conference, networking events, exclusive delegate services (including our delegate guide), the Screening Library, and our business centre.

Register as a new delegate

Returning Delegate? If you didn’t receive your email, please email registration@tiff.net
If your company has changed, email us the updated name after you register.

Conference

455

Onsite Price $540

Screening Access
Rush for Press & Industry
Rush for Public
+Trial Membership to Cinando and Festival Scope

Industry

675

Onsite Price $780

Screening Access
Press & Industry
Secondary access to Priority
Rush for Public
+Trial Membership to Cinando and Festival Scope

Premium

845

Onsite Price $975

Screening Access
Press & Industry
Secondary access to Priority
2 Public tickets per day
Rush for Public
+Trial Membership to Cinando and Festival Scope
Screening library

Exclusive**

Film Rep

705

Onsite Price $815

Screening Access
Press & Industry
Priority
1 Public ticket per day
Rush for Public
+Trial Membership to Cinando and Festival Scope
Screening library

Exclusive**

Buyers

930

Onsite Price $1,070

Screening Access
Press & Industry
Priority Screenings
4 Public tickets per day
Rush for Public
+ Access to Buyers' Lounge
Trial Membership to Cinando and Festival Scope
Screening library

1 Day Pass

Doc Conference

140

Onsite Price $165

Access
This pass only provides access to Doc Conference on September 13. It does not come with any of the benefits associated to our other pass types.


All passes are subject to additional approval.
* * Film Rep passes are available exclusively to producers and sales agents with films in Official Selection. Buyers passes are available exclusively to buyers, distributors and acquisition executives.

FAQ

How to pick up your pass

You can pick up your pass between September 6 and 16 from 9am to 7pm at the Industry Centre (Mezzanine Level, King Ballroom).
You're required to bring a business card, Photo ID or a version of your Confirmation Letter.
If someone else is picking up your pass, the company name on your badge must match their badge or business card.

"Help! I lost my pass!"

Lost or stolen passes must be reported to the Registration Desk. A $20 replacement fee will apply. (credit cards only; TIFF Prefers Visa).

How to access screenings
You need your pass to gain access to all screenings. Learn the differences between screening types below.

Access Screenings

Remember: You’ll need your pass to gain access to all screenings.

Press & Industry (P&I) Screenings

Arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening’s scheduled start time. Seating is first-come, first-served. When a cinema is full, a line will be formed in case seats become available

Combined Screenings

Some Platform and Wavelength screenings are intended for both public and Press & Industry. These screenings are ticketed.

In advance you can collect a ticket at the Industry Box Office or on the day of at the Venue Box Office. Tickets guarantee admission up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening.

Public Screenings - Advanced tickets

Premium, Film Rep, and Buyers passes have access to public tickets (1, 2, or 4 per day respectively). These tickets can be selected up to two days in advance of the screening.

Tickets for day-of screenings cannot be exchanged or returned. We do not reprint lost or stolen tickets.

Only accredited delegates can enter the Industry Box Office.

Find out more about public tickets

Public Screenings - Same day tickets

If public tickets are available on the day of a screening, they can be obtained at the Venue Box Office by using your pass (1 per pass, per screening).

Priority Access

Film Rep and Buyers Passes have Priority Screening Access. A select amount of Press & Industry Screenings are identified as Priority.

Priority is granted up until 15 minutes before the screening start time.

Industry and Premium Passes have secondary access to these screenings and will be let in after the Priority line.

Rush Access

Pass holders with RUSH access will be let into a screening 10 minutes prior to the screening subject to seating availability.

Conference Access

To gain access pass holders are encouraged to arrive least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis

Industry Venue Access

All passes with the exception of the Doc Conference Pass grant access to the Industry Centre, Business Centre and Digital Screening Library @ the Hyatt Regency as well as the Industry Lounge @ the Glenn Gould.

Buyers Pass holders have access to the Buyers Lounge @ the ScotiaBank Theatre.

Code of Conduct

Our staff and volunteers are here to ensure the best possible Festival experience for all. We will not tolerate mistreatment of any kind towards our staff and volunteers and will take measures accordingly. TIFF reserves the right to refuse admission and/or expel from the premises, without refund, any persons whose presence or conduct is deemed objectionable.

Key Dates

August 23
Official Film Schedule for The Festival is released
August 25
Digital programme book is available
August 26
Visa cardholder Package Pre-Sale - 10am
August 30
Rights List preview is available
September 2
Rights List is final
September 6
On-site registration opens; pass pick-up begins
September 8 - 18
Toronto International Film Festival

Resources for Registered Delegates

Delegates Guide

Browse a list of all registered delegates attending TIFF 2016, and book your meetings

See the list Edit your profile

Rights List

All rights and info for films in official selection at TIFF 2016. Preview on Aug 26

Digital Programme Book

A copy of the Official Programme Book with films and events.

Dowload on Aug 25

Screening Library

For registrants who may have missed a selected film. You’ll need your pass to gain entry. Open from September 8–17 from 9am–7pm on the concourse level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Cinando + Festival Scope

Watch a selection of films online, post-Festival. Pass holders, with the exception of students, will receive a free trial membership to these two platforms. Details will be provided by Cinando and Festival Scope.

Conference Video Archive

Watch previous Industry panels and sessions on our YouTube channel.

Watch now

Consulting @ Broker Corner

Our Consultant provides assistance to producers and filmmakers who don't have sales agents representing their films in Selection. Get in touch

Advertise

Last year the Industry Centre had 50,000 visits, representing 5,000+ registered delegates, 1,200 members of the press, and 920 directors and actors.

Rates and info

Happy Hours

Join us at the end of each day of our Conference (September 9-15) to connect and network with other industry delegates. Find details here

Industry Tours

Take a tour of our industry venues on September 8 or 9. The tours commence at 12 noon at the Glenn Gould lobby. Get the most out of your Festival experience. More information coming soon.

Message Center @ the Hyatt

Use our mail hub to connect with delegates. Include a name and mailbox # to exchange messages with colleagues. Located behind the Registration Desk in the Industry Centre. Find it at the Hyatt

Business Centre @ the Hyatt

Print, photocopy, and send e-mails at our Business Centre - now located on the Mezzanine Level of the Hyatt Regency. Find us

Buyers' Lounge @ Scotiabank Theatre

Take a meeting or enjoy a quiet break between screenings. Located at the ScotiaBank Theatre, this space is exclusively for registered Buyers.

Promotional Opportunities

Banners & Bag Inserts

Advertise a film, location, or technology with a banner. Our venues have over 60,000 visits from 7,400 industry, press, and guests. Purchase a bag insert and get your message into the hands of all our industry delegates.

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National Agency Stands

Promote your national cinema and create a hub for your filmmakers and sales agents in town.

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Private Screenings

Host a private screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox during the Festival

Rates and info Booking Window Info

Host an event

If you are looking to host a cocktail party, dinner, or other event, let us help

Getting There

Accommodation

Registered delegates may take advantage of reduced rates at our partner hotels. Details are in your Confirmation Letter. See our partners.

VISA Support

Need help getting a VISA? We can help. Contact registration@tiff.net and we'll provide a letter of support. Find out what travel documentation is needed for entry by visiting the Government of Canada's website.

Flights

Delegates can take advantage of a promotional code on bookings with Air Canada and Porter Airlines. Learn More

Professional Development

TIFF Industry runs a series of tailored professional development programmes, to assist talented filmmakers to fast track their careers and projects. The broad range on offer includes bespoke opportunities for directors (Talent Lab), actors (Rising Stars) and filmmakers with films in Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival (Filmmaker Boot Camp). Filmmaking teams are encouraged to apply for Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!, and producers may apply to OMDC's International Financy Forum, Producers Lab Toronto and Studio.

Breakfast @ TIFF

Breakfast at TIFF is a new initiative that aims to bring the Toronto screen industry together at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Each month you’ll hear from provocative and expert speakers on timely subjects. You’ll have the chance to catch up over a light breakfast with colleagues, friends, and new acquaintances from the local film-production scene.

Watch this space for upcoming dates, topic announcements and ticket information.

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Breakfast @ TIFF

We’re kicking off our 2016 Breakfast at TIFF season on FRIDAY, JUNE 3 with a topic that has truly captured interest and created debate: access to finances and film festivals.

Don’t miss our session, where a panel of speakers will debate this subject. You’ll hear from director MATT JOHNSON, filmmakers KAZIK RADWANSKI and INGRID VENINGER, a representative from TELEFILM CANADA, and moderator CAMERON BAILEY, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival.

DATE: Friday, June 3, 2016
TIME: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
VENUE: Bell Blue Room, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto TICKET PRICE: $18.00 + HST
A light breakfast will be served.

Talent Lab

Held annually during the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Talent Lab is an artistic development program intended for aspiring Canadian and international filmmakers. This extremely competitive programme provides 20 young directors and screenwriters with an intensive learning experience that seeks to further develop their creativity, artistic process, and voice. With guidance from some of the best-known and most esteemed experts in independent cinema from around the world, TIFF Talent Lab is designed to launch the careers of the next generation of filmmakers. The Talent Lab application period is now open — and it’s FREE to apply!

Presenting Sponsor: RBC, Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Supported by: The Slaight Family Foundation

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Talent Lab

Eligibility

TIFF Talent Lab is open to emerging filmmakers with a minimum of two short-film credits and a maximum of one feature-film credit as director or screenwriter. Please note that Talent Lab focuses primarily on narrative storytelling and filmmaking.

  • International applicants are welcome. All Talent Lab sessions are held in English, so applicants must be fluent.
  • Only one submission per applicant. Maximum of three total submissions per applicant over the last 12 years. If you have applied for Talent Lab unsuccessfully on three different occasions in the past decade, you are not eligible to apply for 2016. .
  • Applicants must submit a continuous excerpt of one film project (short film, feature film; documentary, fiction, or animation). The clip must not exceed one minute in length. Please note that we do not accept submissions of full-length films, demo reels, music videos, or trailers. If you have applied for Talent Lab previously you must submit a different film clip.
  • Applications need to be submitted by the applicants themselves, not by third parties (i.e., assistants, co-workers, etc.).

Perks?

Talent Lab offers an incredible learning and professional development opportunity for filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. In addition, selected participants will receive:

  • a Toronto International Film Festival Industry Pass
  • accommodations in a downtown hotel for the duration of the programme (available to selected participants whose place of resides is more than 50km outside of Toronto)
  • a lunch provided by TIFF Industry on the four main days of the Lab, September 8–11
  • invitations to attend two networking cocktails and one Talent Lab–specific dinner

Please note: TIFF Industry does not cover travel costs for selected participants. Flights, train or car travel, etc. are the responsibility of the participants.

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines

All applications must be submitted by 5pm EST on Monday, June 20.

All applicants must include a Vimeo link to a one-minute clip from one of their films in the online application form. Please observe the following rules when submitting the link to your clip:

1. Your clip must not be longer than one minute.
2. The link to the clip needs to be valid and active until July 29, 2016.
3. Please ensure that the clip is in high resolution.
4. Please ensure that the clip is downloadable.
5. Please ensure that the clip includes English subtitles if the work is in a language other than English.
6. If you would like to password-protect your clip, please use the password TL2016.
7. Please add information on the clip’s context to the description on Vimeo.
8. Demo reels, trailers and music videos will not be accepted.
9. Submissions of full-length films with time codes to be played will not be considered by the jury.

Have a question of Talent Lab? Please contact industryprogramming@tiff.net

Rising Stars

TIFF Rising Stars immerses four chosen actors in a series of public events and private industry meetings during the Festival. They undertake intensive professional development with international casting directors, filmmakers, producers and development executives. Moreover, the Stars will be front row centre at some of the biggest red-carpet events at the Festival.

Presenting Partner: The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Supported by: CSA, Sponsored by: L'Oréal Paris, Industry Sponsors: Birks, Hudson's Bay

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Rising Stars

Applications for Rising Stars 2016 are now closed. Check back August 3 to meet our 2016 participants and for updates on the programme.

Studio

Studio is the year-round TIFF Industry programme at TIFF Bell Lightbox. TIFF is excited to launch the fourth round of Studio, co-supported by the Harold Greenberg Fund and the Director's Guild of Canada.

Studi is aspace for filmmakers to be inspired, consolidate skills, exchange ideas, and discuss challenges in a collaborative environment. Offered to a selected group of 10 mid-career, writer-directors across Canada, Studio is intended to take the candidates careers to the next level, via creative and business skill development.

Supported by: The Harold Greenberg Fund and Director's Guild of Canada

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Studio

2016 Programming

Module 2: Packaging and Sales

What do Talent Agencies really do? How do they package films? How do they finance films? How do they work with other talent agencies? At what stage of development or financing should you approach a Talent Agency?

Talent Agencies have always been key players in the North American film industry. Founded in 1975, CAA represents many of the most successful professionals working in film, television, music, theatre, video games, sports and digital content. Over the past few years, their role in financing and selling films has increased significantly, to the extent that they have opened a Sales and Financing department. In this session, Tristen Tuckfield, a CAA agent in the Film Finance & Sales Group, will share her expertise and hopefully shed some light.


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2016 Participants

Studio is the year-round TIFF Industry programme at TIFF Bell Lightbox. TIFF Industry is excited to launch the fourth round of Studio co-supported by the Harold Greenberg Fund and the Director’s Guild of Canada.

As a space for filmmakers to be inspired, Studio participants consolidate skills, exchange ideas, and discuss challenges in a collaborative environment. This year, Studio is open to writer-directors with a minimum of one feature film and/​or three short film credits as writer-director. These participants are curious about all fields of film, TV, documentary, online, interactive and transmedia, and are interested in collaborating with their peers, as well as challenging their own views.

Chosen participants will have a unique opportunity to interact with internationally acclaimed industry professionals – including acclaimed filmmakers, experienced producers and other experts in both the Canadian and international film industries.

The 2016 STUDIO participants are: JUAN ANDRES ARANGO, JILL CARTER, SOPHIE GOYETTE, NAOMI JAYE, RENUKA JEYAPALAN, JOEY KLEIN, TREVOR MACK, LINDSAY MACKAY, PAT MILLS, JEFFERY ST. JULES, SARA ST. ONGE, and RANDALL “RT!” THORNE.

Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!

Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! returns for its 17th consecutive year at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. This is your chance to bring a feature film project to life. All genres and styles of presentation are permitted. The most original and compelling story will be awarded a prize of $15,000. Six teams will have six minutes to pitch their feature film idea to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of development and production experts.

Presenting Partner: Telefilm Canada

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Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!

Applications for Telefilm Canada's Pitch This! are now closed. Check back to meet this year's finalists on August 3, 2016.

Eligibility
Applicants need to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. At least one of the pitch team members needs to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Alumni of Talent Lab at the Toronto International Film Festival;
  • Alumni or Participant in TIFF Studio;
  • Director or Producer of a short or feature film selected for a previous edition of the Toronto
  • Director or Producer of a short or feature film selected for a previous edition of Canada's Top Ten; OR
  • Director or Producer of a short or feature film selected for one of the following major Canadian film festivals OR a major international film festival:
    • Atlantic Film Festival
    • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
    • Montreal World Film Festival
    • Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
    • Sudbury Film Festival
    • Calgary International Film Festival
    • Edmonton Film Festival
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • Whistler Film Festival
    • TIFF Kids International Film Festival

IMPORTANT:

  • Applicants must not have more than three feature films to their credit, in order to be eligible.
  • Please note that finalists of the 2015 Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! are not eligible to apply for this year's event.
  • The cost of travel to Toronto is the responsibility of the individual

All applications must be submitted by 5pm EST on Monday, June 27. One submission per applicant and the application must be submitted in English.

Have questions about Telefilm Canada’s Pitch This!? Please contact us at indus­trypro­gram­ming@tiff.net

Len Blum Residency

Launched in July 2015, the Len Blum Residency pays homage to one of Canada’s most celebrated screenwriters by providing one Canadian filmmaker with the opportunity to live, work, and receive mentorship at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The residency is generously supported by Toronto-based producer and distributor Ron Mann.

CMPA Producer's Award

Celebrating vision and entrepreneurship, the Canadian Media Production Association's Feature Film Producer's Award is presented annually to an outstanding independent Canadian producer with a Canadian feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Producer's Award

Congratulations to Robert Lantos, winner of the 2015 CMPA Producer’s Award and producer of the 2015 Festival selection Remember.

The CMPA Producer’s Award recognizes the creativity and tenacity of Canadian producers while promoting the Canadian film and television industry. It is presented on the opening day of the Festival and comes with a cash prize of $10,000 CAD.

2015 Nominees

Sylvain Corbeil – Les êtres Chers
Production Company: metafilms
Filmography: Félix et Meira, Mommy (associate producer), Joy of Man’s Desiring, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Head Down, Diego Star, Bestiaire, The Torrent, Nuit #1, Laurentia, Tromper le silence, Curling, Carcasses, All That She Wants

David Hamilton – Beeba Boys
Production Company: Hamilton Mehta Productions
Filmography: Midnight’s Children, Cooking with Stella, Heaven on Earth, The Forgotten Woman, Water, Bollywood/​Hollywood, Lunch with Charles, Earth, Fire

Robert Lantos – Remember
Production Company: Serendipity Point Films
Filmography: The Right Kind of Wrong, Barney’s Version, Eastern Promises, Adoration, Fugitive Pieces, Where the Truth Lies, Being Julia, The Statement, Ararat, Men with Brooms, Picture Claire, Stardom, Sunshine, Felicia’s Journey, eXistenZ, Strike!, The Sweet Hereafter, Crash, Never Talk to Strangers, Johnny Mnemonic, Whale Music, Black Robe, Joshua Then and Now, Night Magic, Separate Vacations, Bedroom Eyes, Heavenly Bodies, Scandale, Paradise, Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid, Suzanne, Agency, In Praise of Older Women, L’ange et la femme

Kim McCraw – Endorphine, My Internship in Canada
Production Company: micro_scope
Filmography: Tu dors Nicole, Fermières, Enemy, Whitewash, Gabrielle, Inch’Allah, Monsieur Lazhar, Familiar Grounds, Incendies, It’s Not Me, I Swear!, Continental, a Film Without Guns, Congorama, Familia, Ordinaire ou super, Snooze

Laura J. Milliken – Fire Song
Production Company: Big Soul Productions Inc.
Filmography: Moccasin Flats: Redemption, Mohawk Midnight Runners, The Smoke Shack, Go Get Dad, The Garden, Totem, Good Looking, I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind, 133 Skyway, Laurel, Moccasin Flats

Producers Lab

Producers Lab Toronto is an international co-production forum delivered through a partnership between TIFF Industry, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and European Film Promotion.

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Producer's Lab

The sixth edition of Producers Lab Toronto was held during the Toronto International Film Festival from September 9–12, 2015. Ten producers each from Europe and Canada joined with four participants from Australia and New Zealand to exchange ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic and Down Under.

The 24 participants took part in pitching sessions, case studies, roundtables and networking events with key people from the film industry and film funds. The aim is to both develop an understanding of international arrangements and to deepen relationships, in order to progress projects with an international scope.

2015 Producer’s Lab Participants

European participants:
Adis Djapo, SCCA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Ivo Felt, Allfilm (Estonia)
Eva Jakobsen, Snowglobe (Denmark)
Hlín Johannesdóttir, Vintage Pictures (Iceland)
Hanan Kattan, Enlightenment Productions (UK)
Nathalie Lichtenthaeler, Wide Eye Films (Ireland)
Floor Onrust, Family Affair Films (Netherlands)
Silvia Panáková, Arina (Slovak Republic)
Edmon Roch, Ikiru Films (Spain)
Peter Rommel, Rommel Film (Germany)

Canadian participants:
Bob Crowe, Angel Entertainment Corp.
Chantelle Kadyschuk, No Trace Camping Productions
Kaleena Kiff, Radius Squared Media Group
Jane Loughman, Monkeys & Parrots
Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, First Love Films
Marie-Claude Poulin, Item 7
Julia Rosenberg, January Films
Simone Urdl, The Film Farm
Barbara Willis Sweete, Willis Sweete Productions
Arnie Zipursky, CCI Entertainment

Australian participants:
Raquelle David, Damsel Pictures
Rebecca Summerton, Closer Productions

New Zealand participants:
Alexander Behse, Monsoon Pictures International
Leanne Saunders, Piki Films

International Financing Forum

IFF is OMDC's feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, distributors, funders, and executive producers to do business in brokered meetings and benefit from exclusive networking opportunities.

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International Financing Forum

Now celebrating its 11th year, OMDC’s IFF has introduced hundreds of projects to the international marketplace with over 60 successfully financed to date, including Robert Budreau's Born to be Blue, Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom, Haiffa Al-Mansour’sWadjda, and Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, Coriolanus among many other titles.

Canadian and international feature film producers are invited to apply to IFF. Registration is free but competitive. Final selection is based on company track record, pitch package and suitability of projects.

For more information about IFF and its application guidelines, see Here.

Filmmakers Bootcamp

Developed in partnership with Telefilm Canada, Filmmaker Boot Camp gives directors and producers the skills and contacts they need to make the most of their experience at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Supported by: Telefilm Canada

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Filmmakers Bootcamp

We know that Festival can unfold into a quick blur, and our goal is to ensure that our first time filmmakers and producers in official selection enjoy full access to all the resources available to them during the festival.

Filmmaker Boot Camp is a one day programme. It is open to Canadian directors and producers who are attending the Festival for the first-time with their feature or short film in Official Selection. Producers in TIFF’s Studio programme are also invited to participate.

Filmmaker Boot Camp takes place August 4, 2016 and is by invitation only. For more information contact industryprogramming@tiff.net

Industry Team

Our Team

Kathleen Drumm
Industry Director
Geoff Macnaughton
Industry Senior Manager
Lynne Crocker
Manager, Industry Programming
Hayet Benkara
Programmer, Talent Development

Gabrielle Leith
Senior Coordinator, Industry Services
Brittany Allan
Industry Coordinator

Find us during the Festival
September 8-18, 2016 | 9:00am - 7:00pm
TIFF Industry Centre @Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King Street West, Toronto

Find us Year-Round
Monday - Friday | 9:00am to 5:00pm EST
TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto



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