Every Story Fund

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Every Story

Film has the power to transform the way we see the world. But not every story gets told.

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TIFF is launching the Every Story fund to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in film by:

  • CHALLENGING the status quo
  • CELEBRATING diversity
  • CREATING opportunities for equity-seeking creators

To promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in film, TIFF will:

CHALLENGE the status quo by identifying and addressing barriers upheld by prevailing industry practices and attitudes, and by fostering intentional conversations and commitments to diversity and inclusion.

Initiatives include:

  • Expanding the Media Inclusion Initiative in order to foster a more inclusive media corps
  • Hosting talks to contextualize film content year-round and during the Festival
  • Collecting metrics related to the barriers to access and inclusion, both internally and across the industry
  • Fostering a sense of belonging online and at TIFF Bell Lightbox

CELEBRATE diverse storytellers and build inclusive audiences by increasing representation in TIFF film programming, by removing barriers to public participation, and by building strong ties with community partners and their audiences.

Initiatives include:

  • Offering free film tickets and programming through community partners and other channels
  • Expanding opportunities to showcase and amplify diverse voices in programming and curation

CREATE opportunities to directly support creators who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+, women, and/or from other equity-seeking groups and their projects by expanding talent development programs, alumni programming, and career development opportunities.

Initiatives include:

  • Supporting access to TIFF Industry programming for emerging creators
  • Creating year-round opportunities for talent development programme participants and alumni
  • Developing year-round mentorship opportunities


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    Support Every Story and your donation will be matched by fund Founding Partner NBCUniversal

2021 tax receipts will be provided for donations of $10 or more. Charitable Registration No. 11930 4541 RR0001.