TIFF Next Wave 2024



The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival runs April 11–14, with brand new movies free for anyone under 25. Kick things off at Battle of the Scores where four bands compete for one big prize, celebrate the next wave of Canadian filmmakers at the Young Creators Showcase, join our popular Loved It series with Priyanka on Hustlers, and connect with film industry professionals for advice and inspiration at the Young Creators Co-Lab — at TIFF Lightbox.

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Screenings & Events

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Ticket Type

Under 25


Official Selection Films



Young Creators Co-Lab



Young Creators Showcase + Battle of the Scores



Loved It: Priyanka on Hustlers

Free tickets for TIFF Next Wave Film Festival are limited to 1 ticket per screening for anyone under 25. Pricing includes tax and fees.

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Battle of the Scores

Discover the next wave of movie and music talent as four up-and-coming bands compete for one big prize.

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Young Creators Co-Lab

Looking for film inspiration? Hear from industry experts and chat through ideas with other emerging creators in a full day of workshops and talks.

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Young Creators Showcase

Short films created for youth, by youth.

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NextWave committee 2024

Join the Committee!

Have you ever dreamed of programming a film festival? 🎬

We are recruiting new members for the 2024–25 TIFF Next Wave Committee! Applications are open to high-school students across the GTA. Check out our application and submit to nextwave@tiff.net by May 20.

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Next Wave Under 25 Pass

TIFF Under-25 Free Pass

That's right, free movies – plus a whole bunch of other perks.

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Film Club

Film Club is a gathering space for emerging artists in Toronto to connect with industry guests, learn about all things film, and meet like minded creators for secret screenings and more.

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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 Lightbox, including the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival.