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.)

TIFF 2021 Media Accreditation

The deadline to apply has passed and we cannot accept any late applications. Those who submitted applications will hear from the Media Accreditation team in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions about TIFF 2021 Media Accreditation, please email

Media Accreditation Benefits

Accredited media will have access to press screenings, press conferences, Industry events, special events, and talks (all digital during TIFF 2021 at this stage) as well as press kits, images, B-roll, and the TIFF Press Office team.

TIFF 2021 Media Inclusion Initiative

Applications for the Media Inclusion Initiative are now closed.

Forty-five participants will be selected to receive press accreditation and prominent placement in the Media Inclusion Directory, which will be shared with Festival film publicists.

Additionally, participants will have access to:

  • A speaker series with film-industry professionals
  • Additional support from the TIFF Communications team
  • Networking opportunities
  • TIFF social media interaction and amplification
  • Mentorship opportunities

As part of the application for the Media Inclusion Initiative, applicants will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of one-on-one mentorship slots with experienced members of the TIFF press corps. Mentors will serve as an additional resource, assisting participants in navigating the Festival and providing career guidance and tips.

Additionally, TIFF is pleased to have the support of Rotten Tomatoes for this year’s Media Inclusion Initiative. Thanks to their generous support, participants in the Media Inclusion Initiative will each receive a stipend to enhance their Festival experience. TIFF encourages participants to use this stipend to support their time at the Toronto International Film Festival, be it to purchase new equipment or offset time off work to cover the Festival.

We invite all press to apply who:

  • identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of colour
  • identify as LGBTQ+
  • identify as a woman, trans, non-binary, and/or two-spirited
  • have a disability


  • have been accredited at the Toronto International Film Festival for one year or less

The deadline for submissions has passed. Have a question? Please reach out to

The Official Film Schedule is here

Start planning your Festival now and see when and where you can catch your favourite films.

See the Press Pass schedule

The Media Library is restricted to members of the press. To access Festival images and b-roll, please send a request for login details to with your information including name, media outlet and intended use of our press materials. High resolution images are also available upon request.

Access Festival Media Library

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.

Marnie Grona
Director, Marketing and Communications

Alejandra Sosa
Head, Media Relations & Strategy

Kali Hopkins-Allen
Manager, Communications

Daniel Pansino
Senior Coordinator, Communications

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