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Industry Accreditation

Early bird registration closes July 5

Access screenings, networking opportunities, our renowned Conference, and professional resources at the 2024 Toronto International Film Festival.

Onsite registration at our Industry Centre will open on September 3.

Questions? Contact registration@tiff.net.

Become an Industry Member and get a guaranteed early bird rate on your Industry Pass after the deadline, the best access to Festival tickets, and dedicated industry perks year-round at TIFF Lightbox.

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Conference

$430+HST

Early-bird: $430 | Regular: $505 | Onsite: $585

Ideal for emerging players who’d like to be creatively inspired and learn more about the business side of the industry.

Suitable for filmmakers, students, and early-career film professionals.

Pass benefits:

  • Access to Industry Conference
  • Access to Press & Industry screenings on a Rush basis
  • Access to Public screenings on a Rush basis
  • Access to Industry Venues
  • Access to online networking and business tools
  • Invitation to Industry Special Events
  • Trial membership with Cinando

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Industry

$650+HST

Early-bird: $650 | Regular: $760 | Onsite: $875

Ideal for professionals. Provides fluid access to Press & Industry screenings, the Industry Centre, and the Industry Conference.

Suitable for more experienced filmmakers and academics, as well as for film professionals facilitating business at the Festival, such as film festival programmers, producers, and distributors.

Pass benefits:

  • Access to Press & Industry screenings on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Access to Public screenings on a same-day ticket and Rush basis
  • Access to Industry Conference
  • Access to Industry Venues
  • Access to online networking and business tools
  • Invitation to Industry Special Events
  • Trial membership with Cinando

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Premium

$795+HST

Early-bird: $795 | Regular: $920 | Onsite: $1,055

Ideal for those whose business requires them to screen content on a larger scale in a professional capacity.

Suitable for sales and talent agents, mid-career acquisitions executives, film festival programmers, and producers with films in 2023 Official Selection.

Pass benefits:

  • Up to 10 advance tickets to Public screenings
  • Dedicated online window to redeem tickets to Public screenings
  • Access to Press & Industry screenings on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Access to Public screenings on a same-day and Rush ticket basis
  • Access to Industry Venues
  • Access to online networking and business tools
  • Invitation to Industry Special Events
  • Access to Industry Conference
  • Trial membership with Cinando
  • Trial membership with Festival Scope Pro

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Buyer

$850+HST

Early-bird: $850 | Regular: $995 | Onsite: $1,135

Exclusively for active buyers and acquisition executives with a proven track of acquisitions.

Pass benefits:

  • Up to 25 advance tickets to Public screenings
  • Preferential online window to redeem tickets to Public screenings
  • Access to Press & Industry screenings on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Access to Public screenings on a same-day and Rush ticket basis
  • Access to Industry Venues
  • Access to online networking and business tools
  • Invitation to Industry Special Events
  • Access to Industry Conference
  • Trial membership with Cinando
  • Trial membership with Festival Scope Pro

2024 Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pick up my pass? Where do I register onsite?

Pass pick-up and onsite registration will be available from September 5 at the Industry Centre located on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 370 King St W. For pick-up, please be prepared to show a form of identification or a business card.

Opening hours will be as follows:
September 5–10: 8am–8pm
September 11–15: 8am–6pm

What is TIFF’s Code of Conduct?

A cornerstone of TIFF's belief system is that everyone has the right to respect, and to fair and equitable treatment from others. TIFF does not tolerate violence, mistreatment or harassment — verbal, physical, sexual, or otherwise — toward staff, Volunteers, delegates, audience members, or attendees at any of our festivals, conferences, or events. Our staff and Volunteers are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all our attendees. If the safety of any of our guests is in question, we will take immediate steps to ensure the matter is addressed.

What are the payment options?

For a speedier process, we recommend paying by credit card or debit card. In some cases, you will need to authorize the transaction with your bank before sending payment. If your payment fails, do not create a new registration — our system has saved your progress and we can help you get back on track. Please contact registration@tiff.net for this and any other payment questions. TIFF prefers Visa.

What is the accreditation process?

Once you’ve purchased a pass, we review the details provided on your form. If you qualify for the pass that you’ve selected, we will process your payment and send a confirmation letter. If not, we will recommend a different way of exploring the Festival, like purchasing public tickets. Be sure to complete your registration form with as many details as possible. If we require more information, we will contact you.

Can passes be shared among colleagues?

Each delegate joining the Festival must be accredited in order to access screenings, the Industry Conference, and all other benefits. Passes cannot be shared.

I’ve registered but have not received a confirmation email.

Our accreditation process takes up to three to five business days. If you do not receive a confirmation after that time, email registration@tiff.net. Ensure that our email address is added to your contacts so important messages aren't blocked by Spam filters.

How can I access Delegate Resources and networking tools?

As a registered delegate, you will have access to online resources, including our Delegates List, and networking tools. The 2023 Delegate Resources will open on June 19, 2023. Login information will be sent to you by email after your registration is confirmed.

I have a film in Official Selection. Do I still have to pay for my pass?

Films in Official Selection are eligible for one complimentary Premium Pass for the producer and one complimentary Premium Pass for the sales agent. These passes are not transferable and there is a maximum of three complimentary passes per sales agency. If you are part of the crew, please contact registration@tiff.net. If you are part of the cast, please contact your Film Coordinator.

Does TIFF have a market? Can I set up a stand/be an exhibitor?

TIFF has an “unofficial market” with a unique business model. Although, we do not offer traditional exhibitor opportunities we do invite National Agencies and their sales agents to spotlight their national cinema at our Industry Centre, located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the form of a Stand. Agencies may showcase and promote films in selection, presentations, and talent from their region to maximize their visibility to the North American market. If this applies to you, please reach out to sales@tiff.net for more information.

Can I book a market screening?

Yes. Market Screening slots are available throughout the Festival and open to films both in and out of Official Selection. Companies will have the opportunity to book in person market screening slots in mid-July. For details, please contact privatescreenings@tiff.net.

Where can I find a list of industry professionals attending TIFF?

The Delegate List outlines all industry professionals attending the Festival. This is a useful resource only available for registered delegates to help them identify people they would like to meet. The Delegate List is available through our online Delegate Resources portal, and login information can be found in your accreditation confirmation email.

Do you have a discounted pass for students and scholars? How can I request one?

Students and scholars can access our Industry Conference pass at a discounted rate of $250 CAD + tax (regular rate: $490 + tax).

To access the student & scholar discount for the Conference Pass, please send the following details with your request to registration@tiff.net:

  • The name of your academic institution
  • The program you are enrolled in (if applicable)
  • The name and email address of your program director or coordinator (if applicable)
  • The year of your expected graduation (if applicable)
  • Your student number (optional)
  • Details about any recent film activity

What is Cinando?

Cinando is an online database of film professionals, companies, and film projects providing professional networking and streaming service for film industry personnel and companies.

Am I eligible for Industry accreditation?

Industry accreditation is intended for film professionals who have been active in the film industry over the past two years. Our resources are primarily geared toward those operating as producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors, talent agents, and writer-directors.

If you are a newcomer to the film industry (under two years of professional experience), a scholar, and/or a student, we recommend our Conference Pass.

I have accessibility needs. How can you help?

We strive to accommodate passholders with accessibility needs. For more information, please contact registration@tiff.net. Members of the public should contact Customer Relations at customerrelations@tiff.net.

How can I support emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities?

Help us continue to support emerging and diverse talent by donating a pass and providing them with access to the Festival’s Industry Conference, Press & Industry screenings, and networking tools. Since 2020, we’ve supported 750 creators in collaboration with community organizations and partners. Industry leaders like you can support this initiative here.

Can I enter my event with a screenshot or print out of my ticket?

No. Your barcode includes leading-edge technology with fraud and counterfeit protection, so screenshots or printouts cannot be used. If you or a colleague, or client arrive at a TIFF screening with a screenshot, entry will be denied. Support can only be provided to the original ticket holder. Government ID and the payment method for this transaction will be required for assistance.

Can I transfer my advanced tickets to a colleague if I'm not using them?

Tickets associated with your pass via the advance ticketing selection window are not eligible for transfers.

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Year-Round Programming & Conferences

Our year-round programming, capped off by the Industry Conference in September, is designed with screen professionals in mind. Join us for debates, insights, and notable speakers, both local and international.

Become an Industry Member today and access all year-round Industry programming for free, as well as additional year-round and Festival benefits.

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Upcoming Events

Festival Boot Camp: Marché du Film
April 23
Festival Boot Camp: TIFF
June 19




Get advice from renowned industry experts!

TIFF Industry provides emerging filmmakers with critical professional development training during the Festival and throughout the year. Industry meetings and workshops push participants to explore film as a business, and to expand their creative approach. Award-winning alumni include Tracey Deer (Beans), Shasha Nakhai (Scarborough), and Luis De Filippis (Something You Said Last Night). TIFF has also committed to ensuring at least 50% of selected participants will be BIPOC and at least 50% will be women.

Thinking of applying to one of our programmes? Please see our FAQ page for general information and refer to specific programme pages below.

Key Dates

TIFF Writers' Studio
April 15–19
TIFF–CBC Films Screenwriter Award winner announced
April 17


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Talent Development
Breakthroughs: The Sloan Science on Screen Programme

A new initiative putting science in the spotlight at TIFF and equipping filmmakers with creative support and industry connections to strengthen and highlight their feature-length or episodic projects about science and technology.

Funding for this programme, which includes a pitch event, writer fellowship, and film showcase, provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Public Understanding of Science and Technology program.

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Talent Development
Series Accelerator

Launched at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, the Series Accelerator programme, presented by Canada Media Fund, is a two-day mentorship intensive that will offer tailored training for eight Canadian series creator teams from underrepresented communities to refine their pitches and develop a business plan for their projects, with guidance from a pitch coach and industry professionals.

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Talent Development
Monkeypaw Productions’ NO DRAMA Powered by the Universal Filmmakers Project and TIFF

Challenging filmmakers to produce a short film that explores monsters across genre, cultures, time, and society.

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Talent Development
Writers' Studio

Writers’ Studio selects eight Canadian and international screenwriters to consolidate skills, exchange ideas, and develop scripts, all within a collaborative five-day intensive lab. Participants take part in workshops, artist talks, table reads, peer-to-peer mentorship, and one-on-one project development with story consultants.

Alumni are invited to participate in the CHANEL Women Writers’ Network, which provides women and non-binary participants with ongoing script development support after the programme ends.

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Talent Development
CJ & TIFF K-Story Fund

The CJ + TIFF K-Story Fund, presented by CJ Cultural Foundation and TIFF and in collaboration with KOFIC, is a new programme that aims to foster, support, and champion Korean-Canadian and Korean-American filmmakers looking to develop their first or second feature film.

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Talent Development
TIFF–CBC Films Screenwriter Award

A cash award is provided to the Canadian writer of an outstanding feature-film screenplay. Presented in partnership with CBC Films.

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Talent Development
Every Story Accelerator

TIFF Every Story Accelerator, presented by the RBC Screen Creators’ Initiative, is a new programme that aims to help advance projects from emerging creators with diverse backgrounds, who identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ and/or from other equity-deserving groups. Each year, two producer/director teams with feature-length projects in post-production will receive targeted support to pitch their projects to industry decision-makers in three key markets. Both participating teams in 2023 will receive a Micki Moore Fellowship, supported by Toronto-based broadcaster, journalist and actor Micki Moore.

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Talent Development
Filmmaker Lab

Each year, 20 Canadian and international directors receive an exceptional professional development experience at the Toronto International Film Festival, and an introduction to the global community of filmmaking. Over a five-day period, participants have the opportunity to interact with and learn from internationally acclaimed filmmakers and guests.

Fellowships generously supported by Every Story and Share Her Journey donors ensure that programme participants are given additional financial support to help them fulfill their creative vision.

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Talent Development
Rising Stars

TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian and international cinema and talent on the world stage. This programme showcases new talent from all over the world, putting an emphasis on the next generation of actors poised for international success.

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Talent Development
Alumni Directory

Discover the extensive pool of Canadian and international talent that TIFF's professional development programmes have cultivated over the years. If you’re an alum and wish to submit or update your profile, contact us for more information.

Discover TIFF Talent

Past Programmes

Talent Accelerator
2019–2022
Micki Moore Residency
2018–2022
Pitch This!
2001–2019


Maximize your impact!

Toronto is the perfect place to promote your business. TIFF Industry offers a variety of opportunities that will help in reaching your target audience and marketing goals. With over 4,000 registered industry attending year-to-year, TIFF Industry promises the biggest names and brightest minds for meetings, networking, and screenings.

Please note that offerings vary year-to-year, and the below does not necessarily reflect current availability. Details on 2024 promotional offerings will become available in spring 2024.

For more information, contact our team at sales@tiff.net.



Book your private screenings with us!

TIFF provides the perfect framework for high-quality private screenings. With a wide range of cinema sizes, and a large selection of screening slots, use the opportunity to put your films in front of key decision-makers. Whether it’s a promo reel of upcoming projects, a Work-in-Progress or a polished finished film, we’ve got the audience for you. This works.

Year-Round Private Screenings

TIFF Lightbox is the perfect location to host your next screening. Whether it’s your work-in-progress or for a test audience of your choosing, we can help. Industry Members receive an exclusive discount on year-round private screenings. Find out more here. For more information and bookings, contact us.

Festival Market Screenings

Maximize the business potential of films on your slate and reach TIFF’s international industry audience. Choose from a variety of screening slots and venues to target key press, industry, and buyers. Please note prices are subject to change year-on-year. More information for TIFF 2024 will become available in spring.

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Book your market screening with us

Market Screening

Front Half (Sep 4-9)
$2,500 per slot

Back Half (Sep 10-15)
$1,500 per slot

Also known as a private screening, TIFF Industry screenings are available to any company participating in the Festival to showcase films on their slate. These are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and are available to the rights holder’s choice of press, industry, and buyers. For more information, contact privatescreenings@tiff.net.