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Where can I find high-resolution images?

Access to the Media Library is restricted to members of the press. To request a login and password, please email with your information including name, media outlet and intended use of our press materials. Press materials are for editorial purposes only.

How do I set up an interview with a TIFF spokesperson?

Please contact the Communications Department and provide all necessary information including interviewee request, media outlet, deadline, and all relevant contact details. We check this email address regularly and will get back to you with next steps.

Can I film or photograph inside TIFF Bell Lightbox?

All requests to shoot inside TIFF Bell Lightbox must be submitted to the Communications Department. Please note we require a minimum of 24 to 48 hours advance notice to accommodate these requests.

I want to receive your press announcements. How do I get added to your email distribution list?

The Communications Department maintains a database of media contacts and disseminates its press announcements via email to various distribution lists. We tailor these lists based on a journalist’s area of interest, beat, region and editorial timelines. Please contact us for more information on how to be added to the distribution list that best suits your needs.

Where can I go if I need accessibility support?

If you are accredited Festival media, please email contact us with your request and we will endeavor to accommodate your request where possible. (For example physical assistance, ASL, Captiview device, etc.)

Media accreditation for TIFF 2020 is open now through August 14.

New for 2020: All press wishing to be accredited for TIFF 2020 must submit a new application, regardless of previous TIFF accreditation history.

If you have any questions about media accreditation for the 45th Toronto International Film Festival, please reach out to

Press Accreditation Benefits

Accredited media will have access to online Press & Industry screenings, virtual press conferences, digital Industry events, special events and talks, press kits, images and other press materials, information on TIFF’s programmers and Rising Stars, and access to the TIFF press office team.

Apply for Media Accreditation

TIFF 2020 Media Inclusion Initiative

Applications for the third annual Media Inclusion Initiative are now open. Thirty participants will be selected to receive first-time press accreditation, priority press access, and special placement in the Media Inclusion Directory, which will be shared with film publicists.

We invite everyone to apply who fit any of the below criteria:

  • You identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of colour
  • You identify as LGBTQ+
  • You identify as a woman, trans, non-binary, and/or two-spirited
  • You have a disability
  • You have never been accredited at the Toronto International Film Festival
    • Note:If you have been accredited by the Festival in previous years and you meet the above criteria, we encourage you to apply at the link above.

Please note that those wishing to apply for the Media Inclusion Initiative must also submit a general press accreditation application.

The deadline for submissions is August 10, 2020. Have a question? Please reach out to

Apply for Media Inclusion Initiative

TIFF is committed to fostering equality and inclusion in its accredited press corps. We encourage individuals of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities to apply for media accreditation.

Access to the Media Library is restricted to members of the press. To request a login and password, please email with your information including name, media outlet and intended use of our press materials.

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We offer a number of services to media, including assistance arranging interviews with filmmakers, guests and TIFF spokespeople. Have a press inquiry?

Contact the Communications Department at on weekdays from 9am – 5pm.

Maria Alejandra Sosa
Head, Media Relations and Strategy

Emma Kelly
Senior Manager, Communications and Brand

Kali Hopkins-Allen
Senior Coordinator, Communications and Brand

Negaar Hatami
Senior Coordinator, Marketing and Communications

Daniel Pansino
Coordinator, Communications and Brand

Press Releases

Festival 2019 - Filmmaker Lab
2019-07-31 04:00:00