Next Wave 2019 Festival

View the full Next Wave schedule

Festival Highlights


Regular Screenings
Under 25:
Battle of the Scores +
Opening Night Party,
Special Screenings +
Movie Marathon
Under 25:
Young Creators Co-Lab
Under 25:
$15 (Full Day Pass)
$5 (Drop-in Class) — RUSH

Prices include all taxes and fees.

TIFF prefers Visa.

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Can't commit to a full day of Co-Lab? Young creators can drop in to a single session for just $5. Rush Co-Lab Drop-in tickets are sold 10 minutes before the start of the session — first come, first served.

Are you a post-secondary student over 25 years old? Bring your student ID to see TIFF Next Wave Official Selection films free. (Battle of the Scores and Opening Night Party, Movie Marathon screenings, and special screenings are $11.50)

Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of hopeful young film enthusiasts. Hailing from specialized arts institutions, public schools and private schools across the GTA, the Committee members’ tastes, opinions and critical voices are as diverse as they are strong. Some are aspiring filmmakers, writers and actors; some are interested in learning the business of film and festivals; some like planning cultural events; and some just love movies. All have demonstrated a spirit that has impressed TIFF leaders.

With the guidance of TIFF staff, the Committee is charged with planning some major teen-oriented events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival.

The TIFF Next Wave Committee is supported by the Slaight Family Foundation Learning Fund.

Next Wave Year-round


film club

Film Club

Want more Next Wave after the Festival? We've got you. Film Club meets monthly with industry guests, filmmakers, and film lovers for secret screenings and more. For free!


Jump Cuts

Get to see your own short film on the big screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox with Jumpcuts, a showcase for Ontario filmmakers in grades 9-12.

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