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TIFF Kids Festival Industry Programming

After yet another successful expansion in 2013, TIFF Kids Festival Industry Conference returns in 2014 with a 4-day programme that runs from April 14–17. Designed to inspire and engage creators of children's content, the conference will feature a diverse group of guest speakers from around the world, ranging from filmmakers, writers and animators to researchers, interactive producers and funders. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the leading minds in children's entertainment and connect with professionals in the film, television and interactive business.

Just announced:
This year's conference will open with a keynote session by Graham Annable, co-director of The Boxtrolls, the next feature film by renowned animation studio LAIKA (CoralineParaNorman). The closing keynote will be delivered by Academy Award–nominated producer Caroline Baron, who is also the co-founder of the new children's media company Yummico and founder of FilmAid International. In addition, TIFF Industry will once again host Sesame Workshop Pitch, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to pitch their ideas to Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street.

Who attends TIFF Kids Festival Industry Conference?
Filmmakers, film producers, television producers, interactive producers, broadcast executives, animators, screenwriters, researchers, educators, students, and many more.

Registration
Passes for the TIFF Kids Festival Industry Conference will go on sale on February 20. More information about how to register as an Industry delegate for can be found here.

Industry Schedule

Industry Conference Schedule

April 14-17, 2014

Check out the full spectrum of Industry events taking place during the TIFF Kids Festival.

Full-Day Conference

Full-Day Conference

April 15, 2014

Join us for a full day of keynote sessions, presentations and panel discussions with Canadian and international filmmakers, producers, writers and other leaders in the children's entertainment industry.

Sesame Workshop Pitch

Sesame Workshop Pitch

April 13–14

A unique opportunity for Canadian filmmakers to pitch a project to Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street. Online Applications must be submitted by 5pm E.S.T. on Friday, February 21, 2014.

Meet With... Sessions

Meet With... Sessions

April 16–17

A series of intimate industry sessions that allow emerging professionals an opportunity to meet influential figures in both the creative and business sides of the children's film, television and digital media industry.

Workshops

Workshops

April 14, 16 & 17

New this year, these in-depth sessions will give delegates insight into a variety of crafts and creative processes in the children entertainment industry.

Industry Screening Library

Industry Networking Events

April 14 & 17, 2014

Meet fellow filmmakers, content producers and researchers in the children's entertainment industry at our Opening and Closing Cocktail events.

Industry Screening Library

Industry Screening Library

The Industry Screening Library allows registered industry delegates to select films from the 2014 TIFF Kids International Film Festival on DVD screeners.

Industry Screening Library

Industry Lounge

The TIFF Kids Festival Industry Lounge offers registrants the opportunity to meet and network with fellow industry delegates in a designated relaxed environment. Located on the third floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox.