TIFF harnesses the unique power of film to unlock imagination and encourage lifelong curiosity and enjoyment of the arts. We believe audiences of all ages and background deserve this rich experience, which is why accessibility, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.
Our film-based learning programmes develop critical thinking skills and empathy – the need for which has never been greater in our screen-saturated modern world. Who is telling the story? Who is represented and how? We equip film-learners with the tools to enjoy and analyze the stories that surround them, while developing more confident, understanding and creative citizens.
Your support makes a diverse range of activity possible:
Free film-craft workshops and screenings to meet the needs of under-served youth across the GTA:
Outreach programmes for seniors and mental health clients:
Thanks to the generous support of Sun Life, 600 tickets to the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival will be distributed to community partners across the city through the Reel Magic programme. Now in its seventh year, Reel Magic exemplifies TIFF and Sun Life’s shared commitment to ensuring TIFF is accessible to all film lovers, regardless of their circumstances. This philanthropic initiative is supported through Sun Life’s Making the Arts More Accessible™ program. TIFF and Sun Life are thrilled to welcome our community members to the Festival to experience the magic of film!
— Courtney Brennan, Occupational Therapist/Case Manager,
CAMH (Downtown East Outpatient Clinic)
Free access to our diverse and inclusive year-round film programming:
— Moshood, age 8, Pocket Fund recipient
— Sariena Luy, 2016/2017 TIFF Next Wave Committee Member
Engagement with unparalleled industry luminaries