Media Inclusion Initiative

Media Inclusion Initiative

Inclusion in film doesn’t end on set. TIFF believes it’s equally important to ensure that media who report on, critique, and publicize films represent a diversity of perspectives. That’s why we designed the Media Inclusion Initiative (MII), which provides financial support to equity-seeking members of the accredited press who wish to attend TIFF in a professional capacity.

New for 2024, 75 candidates will be selected to receive media accreditation, 25 of which will be returning as MII Legacy participants (2023 cohort).

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Additionally, participants will have access to:

  • Networking opportunities
  • TIFF social media interaction and amplification
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Listed in the Media Inclusion Directory, which will be shared with Festival film publicists
  • TIFF 2024 Press & Industry screenings

As part of the Media Inclusion Initiative, participants will connect with MII Legacy participants in advance (virtually) and on the ground in Toronto during the Festival. MII Legacy participants will serve as peer mentors, an additional resource, assisting participants in navigating TIFF 2024 and providing career guidance and tips.

We invite all press to apply who:

  • identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of colour; and/or
  • identify as 2SLGBTQIA+; and/or
  • identify as a woman, trans, non-binary, and/or two-spirit; and/or
  • have a disability


  • You are an emerging journalist who has NOT been an Accredited Media at the Toronto International Film Festival before.
  • You have NOT received the Media Inclusion Initiative stipend in the past.
  • You will be able to attend the 2024 Festival in person which takes place in Toronto from September 5 to 15, 2024.

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    The Media Inclusion initiative is supported by: