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Start planning your Festival!

You’re accredited — now what? Here are some steps you can take to maximize your Festival experience this year. Be sure to download our Guide for Industry Professionals to ensure you've got all the information you need to have a smooth and seamless Festival! Questions? Email registration@tiff.net or call 1-416-934-5834.

INDUSTRY GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONALS 2019

Learn about the professional and industry impact of TIFF through this analysis presented at the TIFF 2019 Industry Conference.

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Access your profile and resources

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Book your accommodation

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Navigate our Industry locations

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Pick up your pass

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Attend screenings and Conference events

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Make connections!

Step #1

Access your profile and resources

Accredited professionals have access to our Digital Programme Book, Official Film Schedule, and Press & Industry Schedule. Other online resources, like the Delegates List, Rights List, and Profile Edit, can be found when you log in to your personalized account. To log in, follow the instructions listed in your confirmation letter.

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Digital Programme Book

View the Official Programme Book, with a complete list of Festival selections and programmer notes, online.

Official Film Schedule

This is a digitized version of our Official Film Schedule for public screenings. We suggest that you rely on our online schedule for the most up-to-date screening times and venues.

Press & Industry Schedule

View a digital copy of our Press & Industry Schedule. It includes a schedule of public and Press & Industry screenings, as well as Conference events.

Delegates List

The Delegates List is a detailed summary of all professionals attending TIFF and is updated daily. Search by first name, last name, or company, or download the list as a CSV file.

Rights List

The Rights List includes all films in Official Selection, as well as information on the film’s director, programme, duration, international sales agency contact details, and available territories.

Profile Edit

Has your contact information changed since you registered? Log in to edit and update your profile. All changes are reflected within two business days.

Step #2

Book your accommodation

Planning on attending in person? All accredited professionals are encouraged to book at any one of our partner hotels in and around Festival Village. Choose from one of these many properties, all within great walking distance of TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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Accommodation

Registered delegates may take advantage of reduced rates at our partner hotels. Details on how to book a room will be included in your confirmation letter.

Visa Support

Need a visa to attend the Festival? Contact us and we'll provide you with a letter of support.

eTA and Biometrics

An electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is mandatory for certain visa-exempt foreign nationals. Learn more here

When you apply for a visitor visa, you will need to provide your fingerprints and a photo in person as biometrics help confirm your identity. Learn more here

Industry Centre

Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Industry Centre at the Hyatt Regency Hotel is the hub of professional activity during the Festival. Inside you will find:

  • Industry registration
  • Protocol Office
  • Business Centre
  • Meeting space
  • Industry Pass pickup
  • Press & Industry Box Office
  • Food and beverage services
  • National Agency stands
  • Guest pass pickup
  • Childcare services (PDF)
Glenn Gould Studio
Scotiabank Theatre
  • Press & Industry screenings
  • Public screenings
  • Private screenings
TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Festival Press Conference
  • Press Office
  • Programming Office
  • Press & Industry screenings
  • Private screenings
  • Public screenings
  • Event spaces
Step #4

Pick up your pass

You will need your pass to access all of its benefits, including screenings, the Industry Conference, and Industry locations. Here’s how to collect your pass.

Pass Pickup

To pick up your pass, visit our Industry Centre on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Hours of Operation

September 3–7 – 8am–8pm
September 8–13 – 8am–6pm
September 14 — 8am–12pm

Pickup Requirements

If you are picking up your own pass, bring one of the following:

- Business Card
- Photo ID
- Copy of your confirmation letter

If you are picking up someone else’s pass, ensure that:

- The company name on your badge matches their badge or business card;
- You sign for the passes you pick up upon retrieval.

Passes will not be released under any other circumstances.

Please note: You will need your pass to gain access to all screenings and Conference events.

Public Screenings

A ticket, together with your pass, is always required to attend public screenings.

Depending on your pass type, you will have different opportunities to access public tickets. All pass types include same-day ticketing and Rush line access to public screenings. Only Film Rep, Premium, and Buyer Passes have advance tickets to public screenings (which can be selected online or at the Industry Box Office). If your pass type includes advance tickets, you will receive detailed instructions via email closer to Festival.

Press & Industry (P&I) Screenings

Arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the screening. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. When a cinema is full, a Rush line will begin in the event that seats become available.

Priority Screenings

Some P&I screenings have a Priority distinction. This is to ensure that buyers and priority press are able to view the film before its first public screening. Film Rep and Buyer Pass holders have access to these screenings. Priority is granted up to 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Industry and Premium Pass holders have secondary access to these screenings and will be let in after the Priority line. All Priority P&I screenings have at least one regular P&I screening.

Rush Access

The Rush line refers to a secondary lineup for a particular screening or Conference event. Any unoccupied seats are offered to individuals in the Rush line on a first-come, first-served basis. Pass holders with Rush access will be let in to an event between 5 and 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, subject to seating availability.

Conference Access

To gain access to the Conference, pass holders are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A few Conference sessions are subject to an advance sign-up process.

Industry Venue Access

Passes have access to the Industry Centre, Business Centre, and Screening Library at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, as well as the Industry Lounge at the Glenn Gould Studio. Day passes have one-day access to the above listed venues. Only Buyer Pass holders have access to the Buyers’ Lounge, at the Scotiabank Theatre.

More ways to watch films!


Digital Screening Library

The Screening Library is for registrants who may have missed a film at the Festival. Digital Screening Library access is open to all pass types, with the exception of Doc Conference Pass holders. Please note that not all selected films will be available for screening.

Hours of Operation
September 5–7
8am–8pm

September 8-13
8am–6pm

September 14
8am–12pm

Cinando

Cinando is an online gateway into the film industry that offers professionals access to contacts, films, online screeners, projects in development, and screening schedules for TIFF and major festivals and markets. Starting mid-August, registered Industry delegates will begin to receive email notifications from Cinando with information on how to activate their free trial membership.

Festival Scope

Festival Scope is an online platform for film professionals. Select pass holders will receive a notification from Festival Scope with information on how to access their free trial membership.

Happy Hours

Join us at the end of each day of the Industry Conference to connect with other industry delegates. The Industry Conference will take place from September 6 to 10.

Festival Village Tours

Interested in learning more about the Festival and our 43 year history? Join us for a walking tour of Festival Village with stops at Roy Thomson Hall, Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Industry Centre at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and more! Tenative dates are Friday, September 6 at 2pm, Saturday, September 7 at 12pm & 2pm, and Sunday, September 8 at 12pm & 2pm. Final dates and times still to be confirmed.

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