TIFF major sponsor Visa offers cardholders a headstart on the Festival with an early pre-sale window starting June 21

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June 20, 2023

TIFF major sponsor Visa offers cardholders a headstart on the Festival with an early pre-sale window starting June 21

TORONTO — TIFF is pleased to announce that long-standing major sponsor Visa is returning with exclusive member benefits and experiences for the 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (September 7–17). Starting June 21 at 10am, eligible Visa cardholders will have the opportunity to access pre-sale tickets from a selection of Curated Ticket Packages. The packages are themed by genre and offer film lovers access to World Premieres, Midnight Madness screenings, and star-studded In Conversation With… events, in addition to the most talked-about films at this year’s Festival. Eligible Visa cardholders will have from June 21 to June 28th to take advantage of the early pre-sale window. Details on TIFF 2023 films and schedules will be announced in August. Learn more at tiff.net/about-tiff-23.

“We would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to Visa for their unwavering commitment throughout our 26-year sponsorship,” said Elisabeth Burks, Vice-President Partnerships, TIFF. “Visa has been an instrumental and valued sponsor with an enthusiastic cardholder base of film lovers. In return, we’re excited to offer eligible Visa cardholders early access to pre-selected ticket packages that will enrich their Festival experience.”

Since 1997, Visa has played an integral role in transforming TIFF into one of the most prestigious and anticipated film festivals in the world. Visa’s consistent support has enabled TIFF to showcase diverse and compelling films, promote emerging talent, and provide an unparalleled platform for filmmakers to share their stories with a global audience. As part of Visa’s TIFF sponsorship, cardholders benefit from exclusive ticket pre-sales as well as access to the Visa Infinite Priority Line and Lounges at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales, and the Visa Infinite Terrace at Roy Thomson Hall. Visa is also building on the success of Sharing The Screen, a programme that launched at last year’s Festival that provides community partners with enhanced access to films, creator talks and events.

“TIFF is where film, culture, and community converge. We aim to uplift equity-deserving communities and our cardholders by creating opportunities for them to access and experience the arts,” said Heather Nobes, Head of Marketing, Visa Canada. “We are proud to support TIFF and enhance the Festival experience through our programming and events.”


BUZZ LIST | $1,715
See five of the most talked-about films at the Festival from the most in-demand seats (5 tickets)

Ring in the 48th Festival from one of the best seats at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre (1 ticket)

Save the best for last: a seat at Roy Thomson Hall for our Closing Night Gala (1 ticket)

Your ticket to all 10 Midnight Madness premieres at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre (10 tickets)
Add on: Get your Midnight Madness Starter Pack (tote bag, t-shirt, beachball, patch) during check-out

Join all four in-depth talks with some of the biggest names in film and beyond (4 tickets)

Four World Premieres. One world-famous venue. See Gala Presentations before anyone else at Roy Thomson Hall , September 12–15 (4 tickets)

TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers handpicks five films from this year’s lineup, just for you (5 tickets)

TIFF Shop: All above packages (excluding Midnight Madness) will give audiences the option to purchase a TIFF23 Starter Pack (poster, tote bag, hat, and programme book) during checkout. Midnight Madness purchasers can purchase the Midnight Madness Starter Pack (patch, beachball, tote bag and T-shirt) and the starter pack.

Packages can be purchased online from TIFF Festival Account Manager, by phone 10am–7pm ET daily at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.258.8433, or in person 4pm–10pm ET Monday, 2pm–10pm ET Tuesday, 10am–10pm Wednesday through Sunday at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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TIFF 2024 takes place September 5–15, 2024.

About TIFF
TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival® in September; TIFF Lightbox, which features five cinemas, learning and entertainment facilities; and the innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $200 million CAD. TIFF Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel, and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation, and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, Visa, and BVLGARI®, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

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