For the Love of Film Fund

For the Love of Film Fund

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As a not-for-profit, every dollar we make from our Festival, from our cinemas, from every bag of popcorn, and from every corner of TIFF, is reinvested in our organization and the work we’re doing to support movies and the extraordinary people that make them.

Together, we can ensure that TIFF remains a vital resource in driving creative expression and engagement with the arts. If you’re able to help, please consider donating to the For the Love of Film fund to keep TIFF strong, so we can be there for film lovers and filmmakers alike for years to come.

Thanks to the generosity of the Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation, every gift to the For the Love of Film fund will be doubled, up to a total of $40,000.

Our For the Love of Film Fund serves three critically important goals:


Reimagining the film experience

Part of the joy of cinema is experiencing it together, as a community. Your gift will help us reimagine that communal experience for our audiences. We will continue to pursue exciting new ways to see the world and ourselves through film.

Investing in TIFF’s sustainability and the future of film

Film offers hope, builds empathy, and connects us with one another. Your gift will help ensure we can continue to bring you movie magic, memories, and moments from TIFF Bell Lightbox and during our Festival.

Supporting the film industry

Your gift will help champion the Canadian film industry at home and abroad, ensure ongoing support for emerging Canadian talent and project development, and support diversity and inclusion in film and filmmaking.

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Take your Love of Film even further with A Seat Dedication

Donate $2,500 or more to the For the Love of Film fund and celebrate cinema by naming a seat after your favourite movie.

A Seat Dedication doesn’t just mean celebrating your love of film ― it’s also a way to celebrate family, friends, businesses, or even yourself. It can be used to commemorate a special occasion or honour the memory of a loved one. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who believes in the power of film.

This is why, for the first time, we’re opening Cinema 5 to seat dedications unlike any other. Rather than only naming it after yourself or a loved one, we wanted to continue to commemorate what unites us all ― film.

To request a seat dedication, you can donate online at, by scanning and submitting this form to or by calling us at 416-934-3238.

For the Love of Film Fund Leaders

  • Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation
  • W. Geoffrey Beattie
  • Diane Blake & Stephen Smith
  • Anne-Marie Canning
  • Clark Family Foundation
  • The Daniels Corporation
  • Hudson’s Bay Foundation
  • Nadir & Shabin Mohamed
  • Nütrl™ Vodka
  • David Perlmutter, in memory of Renee Perlmutter
  • The Shen Family Charitable Foundation
  • Jennifer A. Tory
  • Carla & Michael Worb

For the Love of Film Leadership gifts ($25,000+) as of August 17, 2020