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Get Ready for Infinite Views at TIFF16

The first 2016 Festival film announcements are here

Jul 26, 2016
News

Virtual Reality is Coming to TIFF16

Infinite Views through your headset of choice

Jun 28, 2016
News

What Will Brexit Mean for Film Production?

Europe, women in film and more at the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference

Jul 19, 2016
News

Lagos, Nigeria In City To City Spotlight At 41st Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the 2016 City to City programme will focus on Lagos, Nigeria

Apr 26, 2016

About The Festival

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been described as "the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive." *

*Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2005.

Awards

Check back for updates on our Jury members this summer.

Past Award Winners

People's Choice Awards
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Room
Lenny Abrahamson
Ireland / Canada
2015
The Imitation Game
Morten Tyldum
USA / United Kingdom
2014
12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen
USA
2013
Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell
USA
2012
Where Do We Go Now?
Nadine Labaki
France / Lebanon / Italy / Egypt
2011
The King’s Speech
Tom Hooper
United Kingdom / Australia
2010
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Lee Daniels
USA
2009
Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle
United Kingdom
2008
Eastern Promises
David Cronenberg
Canada / UK
2007
Bella
Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
USA
2006
Tsotsi
Gavin Hood
United Kingdom / South Africa
2005
Hotel Rwanda
Terry George
United Kingdom / South Africa / Italy
2004
Zatoichi
Takeshi Kitano
Japan
2003
Whale Rider
Niki Caro
New Zealand / Germany
2002
Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
France
2001
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ang Lee
Taiwan
2000
American Beauty
Sam Mendes
USA
1999
Life is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni
Italy
1998
The Hanging Garden
Thom Fitzgerald
Canada
1997
Shine
Scott Hicks
Australia / United Kingdom
1996
Antonia's Line
Marleen Gorris
Netherlands / Belgium / United Kingdom
1995
Priest
Antonia Bird
United Kingdom
1994
The Snapper
Stephen Frears
United Kingdom
1993
Strictly Ballroom
Baz Luhrmann
Australia
1992
The Fisher King
Terry Gilliam
USA
1991
Cyrano de Bergerac
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
France
1990
Roger & Me
Michael Moore
USA
1989
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Pedro Almodóvar
Spain
1988
The Princess Bride
Rob Reiner
USA
1987
Le Déclin de l'empire américain
Denys Arcand
Canada
1986
The Official Story
Luis Puenzo
Argentina
1985
Places in the Heart
Robert Benton
USA
1984
The Big Chill
Lawrence Kasdan
USA
1983
Tempest
Paul Mazursky
USA
1982
Chariots of Fire
Hugh Hudsony
United Kingdom
1981
Bad Timing
Nicolas Roeg
United Kingdom
1980
Best Boy
Ira Wohl
USA
1979
Girlfriends
Claudia Weill
USA
1978
People's Choice Midnight Madness Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
What We Do in The Shadows
Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
USA/​New Zealand
2014
Why Don't You Play In Hell?
Sion Sono
Japan
2013
Seven Psychopaths
Martin McDonagh
USA/​United Kingdom
2012
The Raid
Gareth Evans
Indonesia
2011
Stake Land
Jim Mickle
USA
2010
The Loved Ones
Sean Byrne
Australia
2009
People’s Choice Documentary Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Evgeny Afineevsky
Ukraine/​​USA/​​United Kingdom
2015
Beats of the Antonov
Hajooj Kuka
Sudan/​South Africa
2014
The Square
Jehane Noujaim
Egypt/​USA
2013
Artifact
Bartholomew Cubbins
USA
2012
The Island President
Jon Shenk
USA
2011
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
Sturla Gunnarsson
Canada
2010
The Topp Twins
Leanne Pooley
New Zealand
2009
Best Canadian First Feature Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Sleeping Giant
Andrew Cividino
Canada
2015
Bang Bang Baby
Jeffrey St. Jules
Canada
2014
Asphalt Watches
Shayne Ehman, Seth Scriver
Canada
2013
Antiviral
Blackbird
Brandon Cronenberg
Jason Buxton
Canada
2012
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster
Nathan Morlando
Canada
2011
The High Cost of Living
Deborah Chow
Canada
2010
The Wild Hunt
Alexandre Franchi
Canada
2009
Before Tomorrow
Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
Canada
2008
Continental, un film sans fusil
Stéphane Lafleur
Canada
2007
Sur la trace d'Igor Rizzi
Nöel Mitrani
Canada
2006
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico
Louise Archambault, Michael Mabbott
Canada
2005
La Peau blanche
Daniel Roby
Canada
2004
Love, Sex and Eating the Bones
Sudz Sutherland
Canada
2003
Marion Bridge
Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Canada
2002
Inertia
Sean Garrity
Canada
2001
La moitié gauche du frigo
Philippe Falardeau
Canada
2000
Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the ‘70s Generation
Catherine Annau
Canada
1999
Last Night
Don McKellar
Canada
1998
Cube
Vincenzo Natali
Canada
1997
Best Canadian Feature Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Closet Monster
Stephen Dunn
Canada
2015
Félix et Meira
Maxime Giroux
Canada
2014
When Jews Were Funny
Alan Zweig
Canada
2013
Laurence Anyways
Xavier Dolan
Canada / France
2012
Monsieur Lazhar
Philippe Falardeau
Canada
2011
Cairo Time
Ruba Nadda
Canada
2009
Lost Song
Rodrigue Jean
Canada
2008
My Winnipeg
Guy Maddin
Canada
2007
Manufactured Landscapes
Jennifer Baichwal
Canada
2006
C.R.A.Z.Y.
Jean-Marc Vallée
Canada
2005
It's All Gone Pete Tong
Michael Dowse
Canada
2004
Les Invasions barbares
Denys Arcand
Canada
2003
Spider
David Cronenberg
Canada
2002
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Zacharias Kunuk
Canada
2001
Waydowntown
Gary Burns
Canada
2000
The Five Senses
Jeremy Podeswa
Canada
1999
Robert Lepage
Canada
1998
The Hanging Garden The Sweet Hereafter
Thom Fitzgerald Atom Egoyan
Canada
1997
Long Day’s Journey Into The Night
David Wellington
Canada
1996
Live Bait
Bruce Sweeney
Canada
1995
Exotica
Atom Egoyan
Canada
1994
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Alanis Obomsawin
Canada
1993
Requiem pour un beau sans-coeur
Robert Morin
Canada
1992
The Adjuster
Atom Egoyan
Canada
1991
Excellence in Canadian Production
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
H
Darrell Wasyk
Canada
1990
Roadkill
Bruce McDonald
Canada
1989
The Outside Chance Of Maximilian Glick
Allan Goldstein
Canada
1988
Family Viewing
Atom Egoyan
Canada
1987
Le Déclin de l'empire américain
Denys Arcand
Canada
1986
Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks
Donald Brittain
Canada
1985
La Femme de l'hôtel
Léa Pool
Canada
1984
Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Overpass
Patrice Laliberté
Canada
2015
The Weatherman and The Shadowboxer
Randall Okita
Canada
2014
Noah
Walter Woodman, Patrick Cederberg
Canada
2013
Keep a Modest Head
Deco Dawson
Canada
2012
Doubles With Slight Pepper
Ian Harnarine
Canada
2011
Les Fleurs de l'âge
Vincent Biron
Canada
2010
Danse Macabre
Pedro Pires
Canada
2009
Block B
Chris Chong Chan Fui
Malaysia/​Canada
2008
Pool
Chris Chong Chan Fui
Canada
2007
Les Jours
Maxime Giroux
Canada
2006
Big Girl
Renuka Jeyapalan
Canada
2005
Man Feel Pain
Dylan Akio Smith
Canada
2004
Aspiration
Constant Mentzas
Canada
2003
Blue Skies
Ann Marie Fleming
Canada
2002
Film(dzama)
Deco Dawson
Canada
2001
Le Chapeau
Michèle Cournoyer
Canada
2000
Décharge
Patrick Demers
Canada
1999
When Ponds Freeze Over
Mary Lewis
Canada
1998
Cotton Candy
Roshell Bissett
Canada
1997
Letters From Home
Mike Hoolboom
Canada
1996
Reconstruction
Laurence Green
Canada
1995
Frank's Cock
Mike Hoolboom
Canada
1994
Save My Lost Nigga' Soul
Clement Virgo
Canada
1993
Les Sauf-conduits
Manon Briand
Canada
1992
The Making of "Monsters"
John Greyson
Canada
1991
Shaggie
Janis Cole
Canada
1990
Stealing Images
Alan Zweig
Canada
1989
Short Cuts Award for Best Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Maman(s)
Maïmouna Doucouré
France
2015
A Single Body
Sotiris Dounoukos
Australia/​France
2014
International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) - Special Presentations
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Desierto
Jonás Cuarón
Mexico/France
2015
Time Out of Mind
Oren Moverman
USA
2014
The First Man
Gianni Amelio
France/​Algeria/​Italy
2011
L'amour fou
Pierre Thoretton
France
2010
Ida
Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland
2013
Dans la maison
François Ozon
France
2012
Disgrace
Steve Jacobs
Australia
2008
Hadewijch
Bruno Dumont
France
2009
International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) - Discovery
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Eva Nová
Marko Skop
Slovakia
2015
May Allah Bless France!
Abd Al Malik
France
2014
The Amazing Catfish
Claudia Sainte-Luce
Mexico
2013
All The Wrong Reasons
Gia Milani
Canada
2013
Call Girl
Mikael Marcimain
Sweden/​Ireland/​Norway/​Finland
2012
Detroit Unleaded
Rola Nashef
USA
2012
Avalon
Axel Petersén
Sweden
2011
Beautiful Boy
Shawn Ku
USA
2010
The Man Beyond The Bridge
Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
India
2009
Lymelife
Derick Martini
USA
2008
Hunger
Steve McQueen
United Kingdom
2008
La Zona
Rodrigo Plá
Spain/​Mexico
2007
Cochochi
Israel Càrdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmàn
Mexico/​United Kingdom/​Canada
2007
Death of a President
Gabriel Range
United Kingdom
2006
Reprise
Joachim Trier
Norway
2006
Look Both Ways
Sarah Watt
Australia
2005
Omagh
Pete Travis
Ireland/​United Kingdom
2004
Rhinoceros Eyes
Aaron Woodley
USA
2003
The Magdalene Sisters
Peter Mullan
United Kingdom / ireland
2002
Chicken Rice War
CheeK
Singapore
2001
George Washington 101 Reykjavãk
David Gordon Green, Baltasar Kormákur
USA/​Iceland/​Norway/ Denmark/​France
2000
Goat On Fire And Smiling Fish
Kevin Jordan
USA
1999
NETPAC
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
The Whispering Star
Sion Sono
Japan
2015
Margarita, with a Straw
Shonali Bose
India
2014
Qissa
Anup Singh
Germany/​India/​Netherlands/​France
2013
The Land of Hope
Sion Sono
Japan
2012
Artistic Innovation
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Encarnación
Anahí Berneri
Argentina
2007
Cultural Innovation
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Takva: A Man's Fear of God
Özer Kiziltan
Turkey/​Germany
2006

Festival Packages

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My Choice

Customize your Festival experience and choose your own films.

Flex Pack purchasers select their films between August 30–September 2 (August 28 for Patrons Circle Members | August 28–29 for Contributors Circle Members)

Value Pack purchasers select their films on September 6 (September 5 for TIFF Members)

Regular Flex

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Flex Pack Pricing

# of Tickets
Price

20
$420
30
$630
40
$840
50
$1,010
60
$1,210
70
$1,410
80
$1,610
90
$1,810
100
$2,010
Premium Flex

405

Get the hottest tickets first!

Back Half Value

85

Choose from films screening September 14 to 18

Daytime Value

260

Choose from screenings starting at 5pm or earlier.

TIFF Choice

Not sure where to start? Let our Festival programmers do the work for you. TIFF Choice purchasers receive their film selections September 3.

Midnight Madness

195

The wild side: midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema.

$130 for Youth & Senior

Wavelengths

110

Daring, visionary, and autonomous voices. Works that expand our notions of the moving image.

$90 for Youth & Senior

Daytime Sampler

105

See films before 5:01pm

$90 for Youth & Senior

Evening & Weekend Sampler

120

See films after 5pm, or on weekends

$105 for Youth & Senior

Premium Sampler

165

Red carpets + premieres

$130 for Youth & Senior

Closing Night

205

Gala film and cocktail reception

Buzz List

1,510

Our programmers' picks for the 5 most buzz-worthy titles at the Festival

Individual Tickets for The Festival

Individual tickets go on sale September 4 at 9am (August 25–27 for Patrons Circle Members). Official Film Schedule is released on August 23.

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From $20
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$20
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If the film you wanted to see is unavailable, check again online, by phone, or in person at the Festival Box Office. Tickets are released daily at 7am.
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Key Dates

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Member Package presale–10am
July 22
Visa cardholder Package presale–10am
July 27
Packages on sale to general public–10am
August 22
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August 23
Official Film Schedule released
August 25–27
August 28
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August 28
Contributors Circle Flex Pack ticket selection
August 30–September 2
Flex Pack ticket selection for general public
September 3
TIFF Choice purchasers receive film selections
September 4
Individual tickets on sale to the general public–9am
September 5
Member Value Pack (Back Half, Daytime) ticket selection
September 6
Value Pack (Back Half, Daytime) ticket selection for general public

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Industry

TIFF Industry offers year-round professional development opportunities, fluid access to TIFF's film festivals and world class sales support to film industry professionals.

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Screening Access
Rush for Press & Industry
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Industry

675

Onsite Price $780

Screening Access
Press & Industry
Secondary access to Priority
Rush for Public
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Premium

845

Onsite Price $975

Screening Access
Press & Industry
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2 Public tickets per day
Rush for Public
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Film Rep

705

Onsite Price $815

Screening Access
Press & Industry
Priority
1 Public ticket per day
Rush for Public
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Buyers

930

Onsite Price $1,070

Screening Access
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Doc Conference

140

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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.

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Public Screenings - Advanced tickets

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

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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

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

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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.

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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.