The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival runs April 14–16, with brand new movies free for anyone under 25. Kick things off at the Opening Night Party + Battle of the Scores where four bands compete for one big prize, see the Canadian premiere of the highly-anticipated film Rye Lane (March 29), and connect with filmmakers for tips and inspiration in the Young Creators Co-Lab — at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Next Wave is back!
Watch bold, new films on the big screens of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Select screenings available online.See the full festival schedule
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Celebrating the work of emerging Canadian filmmakers in this series of short films created for youth, by youth.
Looking for film inspiration? Hear from industry experts and chat through ideas with other emerging creators in this series of in-person workshops and talks.
Discover the next wave of movie and music talent as four up-and-coming bands compete for one big prize.
They curate the festival. Big round of applause.
Have you ever dreamed of programming a film festival? 🎬
We are recruiting new members for the 2023–24 TIFF Next Wave Committee! Applications are open to high-school students across the GTA. Interested in applying? Check out our application and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22.
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.
Film Club meets monthly with industry guests, filmmakers, and film lovers for secret screenings and more — for free!
Check out what happened at the 2023 TIFF Next Wave Film Festival!