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TIFF 2023

The Toronto International Film Festival - 48th edition. Save the Date - September 7–17, 2023

Key Dates

The 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival takes place Thursday, September 7—17, 2023.

Check back here for updates and announcements.

June 14
Curated Ticket Package pre-sale for Members
June 21
Curated Ticket Package pre-sale for Visa cardholders
June 28
Curated Ticket Package off-sale at 11:59
July 31
Deadline – Join as a Patrons Circle Member
August 15
Official Film Schedule released online
August 18
Ticket pre-sale – Leader
August 19
Ticket pre-sale – Champion
August 20
Ticket pre-sale – Patron
August 21
Deadline – Become a TIFF Member for early access to tickets before the public
August 21
Ticket pre-sale – Visa Infinite cardholders
August 21
Ticket pre-sale – Sustainer
August 22
Ticket pre-sale – Contributor
August 24
Ticket pre-sale – TIFF Members
August 25
Ticket pre-sale – TIFF Insiders and Under-25 Free Passholders
August 28
Ticket on-sale – General public

Select Regular screenings will be available to Under-25 Free Passholders and community partners beginning at $13.

Festival Tickets

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for other screenings.

Individual Tickets

TIFF has simplified ticket pricing, with all prices inclusive of taxes and fees:

Regular screenings
$26 - $32
Premium screenings
$39 - $88

Select Regular screenings will be available to Under-25 Free Pass holders and community partners beginning at $13.

Single tickets will be available to Members (by level) starting August 18, and to the public starting August 28.

Ticket Bundles

For Members, save 20% on Regular screenings when purchasing a 10-ticket TIFF Member Bundle.

TIFF Member Bundles provide a flexible, wide-ranging experience at TIFF 2023, allowing purchasers to select tickets from the majority of Regular screenings (up to 4 tickets per screening), with the option to exchange tickets for other Regular screenings throughout the Festival.

Patrons Circle, Contributors Circle, and Members may purchase Bundles on TIFF Festival Account Manager during their Membership level’s ticket pre-sale (view Key Dates here). Each Member may purchase up to four 10-ticket Bundles. TIFF Member Bundles will go off-sale on Sunday, August 27 at 10pm.

Festival Programme Book

TIFF 2023 Programme Book
$55 +HST

Published by TIFF, this 400+ page book features Festival programmers’ notes on each film. Pre-order at TIFF Shop online or as part of the TIFF23 Starter Pack as an add-on with Curated Ticket Packages. Starting August 22, books can be picked up in person or purchased at TIFF Shop.

TIFF prefers Visa.

All Festival Box Offices are cashless, with the exception of TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Visit TIFF Help for answers to your questions about TIFF’23.

TIFF Tribute Awards

TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI
“This Festival is really stepping ahead and moving the needle by intention”
— Meryl Streep, recipient of the 2019 TIFF Tribute Actor Award

The TIFF Tribute Awards presented by Bulgari honour the film industry’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, recognizing leading industry members, acting talent, directorial expertise, new talent, and below-the-line artists and creators. The Tribute Awards also serve as TIFF’s largest annual fundraiser to support our year-round programmes and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film.

Net proceeds from this year’s event will go to TIFF’s Viola Desmond Cinema campaign, which was launched through the Every Story Fund in 2022. In commemoration of the groundbreaking human rights and social justice legacy made by Viola Desmond and her sister Wanda Robson, TIFF has named our largest cinema the Viola Desmond Cinema, emphasizing that communion in a movie theatre belongs to everyone.

The 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards will take place on Sunday, September 10 at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. New this year, the TIFF Rising Stars Tribute After Party presented by L’Oréal Paris will follow the awards ceremony and dinner to celebrate emerging talent on the cusp of success. Tickets for this event are $250 and can be purchased online through this link.

For inquiries about the Tribute Awards or TIFF Rising Stars Tribute After Party, please contact development@tiff.net.

The following recipients have been honoured with TIFF Tribute Awards for their remarkable talent and contributions:

2023 TIFF Tribute Award recipients

Colman Domingo
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Spike Lee
TIFF Ebert Director Award
Vicky Krieps
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Łukasz Żal
TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Carolina Markowicz
TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by MGM
Patricia Arquette
TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award presented by BVLGARI
Pedro Almodóvar
Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presented by Participant
Shawn Levy
Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award
Andy Lau
TIFF Special Tribute Award


The Budman Family
Fairmont Royal York
MGM Studios


Allen and Eva Lau
Amazon MGM Studios
Ana P. Lopes C.M. & Don Tapscott C.M.
Anne-Marie Canning
Annette Verschuren & Stan Shibinsky
Ari Greenburg & Jeff Gorin
Bayard Productions
Bell Media
Betty-Ann & Wade Heggie
BMO Wealth Management
Bob & Jeanne Berney
Boston Consulting Group
Carla & Michael Worb
Cinema for Peace
Col Needham IMDb
Donette Chin-Loy Chang
Elevation Pictures
ESPN Films
The Gupta Group
Hazelton Real Estate Inc.
Jamie Wolf, Foothill Productions
Jennifer A. Tory C.M.
Joanna Griffiths & Dave Barber
Jordan Corngold, Susannah Blinkoff & Ron Baldwin
Kyle Parish
L’Oréal Paris
Lynda Medjuck-Suissa
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Mary & Brendan Calder
Matt Mcdonald
NBC Universal
Neal & Company Consultants
The Neal Family
Ògo Tàwa Inc.
The Parris Family
Rogerebert.com/Ebert Digital LLC
Roy Foss Cadillac
Savannah Stufko & Brian Medjuck Scotiabank
The Slaight Family Foundation
Sony Pictures Classics
Stan & Lisa Moss Universal Music Canada
Walt Disney Studios
Wes Hall


Zubby Achara
Jordyn Benattar
Kyla Doering
Sarah Gadon
Elizabeth Heggie
Sarah Jenkins
Carmen Madonia
Pooja Sihra
Nicole Tapscott
Jorey Worb

People's Choice Awards

A long-standing tradition at TIFF, the People’s Choice Awards are marking their 45th year. The awards consist of the People’s Choice Award, the People’s Choice Documentary Award, and the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. Audiences watching films at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, and at home on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox will have the opportunity to vote online this year. All feature films in TIFF’s Official Selection are eligible. The winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Sunday, September 18.

2022 People’s Choice Award

Fabelmans Poster

The Fabelmans

dir. Steven Spielberg

First Runner Up:

Women Talking

dir. Sarah Polley

Second Runner Up:

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

dir. Rian Johnson

2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award

Black Ice Poster

Black Ice

dir. Hubert Davis

First Runner Up:

Maya and the Wave

dir. Stephanie Johnes

Second Runner Up:

752 is not a Number

dir. Babak Payami

2022 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award

Weird The al Tankovic Story poster

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

dir. Eric Appel

First Runner Up:


dir. Ti West

Second Runner Up:

The Blackening

dir. Tim Story

Platform Prize

Named after Jia Zhang-ke’s groundbreaking film, the Platform programme spotlights films with high artistic merit and strong directorial vision. All films in Platform are eligible for this award, which will be selected by an international jury. The winning filmmaker will receive a $20,000 CAD cash prize.

2022 People’s Choice Award

Fabelmans Poster

The Fabelmans

dir. Steven Spielberg

Platform Jury Chairperson
Patricia Rozema

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, Patricia Rozema established herself with her internationally celebrated first feature I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, which debuted at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. There, it won the Prix de la Jeunesse, the first of many recognitions including being voted one of Canada’s Top 10 Films. Other highlights: writing and directing the lesbian love story When Night is Falling and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, as well as co-writing HBO’s Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange (PEN Screenwriter's Award, an Emmy Nomination, and a Golden Globe nomination). Her film Six Gestures earned her a Grammy nomination and an Emmy. She adapted & directed the apocalyptic thriller Into The Forest with Elliot Page and Evan Rachel Wood. For the small screen, In Treatment, Anne with an E, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot for Netflix’s hit series Sex/Life. Rozema is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Platform Jury
Iram Haq

Iram Haq is a Norwegian Pakistani filmmaker. Haq began writing and directing in 2004. Her first short Trofast premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. In 2009, she wrote and directed Skylappjenta, later selected at Sundance Film Festival. Her feature debut I Am Yours (2013) and her second feature What Will People Say (2017) both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Platform Jury
Chaitanya Tamhane

Chaitanya Tamhane is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai. Tamhane’s debut feature film Court premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, where it was awarded the Best Film - Orizzonti and the Lion of the Future award. It went on to win several awards at film festivals worldwide and was India’s official entry for the 2016 Oscars.

In 2016, Tamhane was selected to be mentored by Alfonso Cuarón as part of the Rolex Mentor-Protégé Arts Initiative. His second film, The Disciple, had its World Premiere in 2020 at the Venice Film Festival in competition, where it was awarded the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay and the FIPRESCI award. The film was released as a Netflix Original and was globally acclaimed as one of the best films of the year.

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