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Our first-ever TIFF Trivia Showdown was a great success!

We quizzed, we laughed, and we partied like rockstars on TIFF’s gorgeous rooftop. But most importantly, we raised money for TIFF’s Mental Health Outreach programmes.

These programmes empower people who struggle with mental health to use film as a mode of creative expression, learning, and, most importantly, connection. Without your support, many of the people TIFF works with would not have access to arts programming. Your TIFF Trivia Showdown purchase goes towards funding the following programs in community spaces across the Greater Toronto Area:

  • Low-barrier workshops with industry professionals
  • Film screenings and guided discussions
  • Behind-the-scenes artist talks featuring local emerging filmmakers
  • Professional development opportunities for peer facilitators

We would like to thank our generous sponsors and event partners for making TIFF Trivia Showdown a success, with a special thank you to Oliver & Bonacini and the Malaparte team for their partnership in this event.

Choose your own experience and pick from one of the packages below:

$150: The Quizzard of Oz

TIFF will match you with a team. You’ll get a ticket to the event, a TIFF Trivia T-shirt, two custom cocktails, great appetizers, access to the after-party, and a tax receipt. Your team name will also be posted below!

$500: So You Think You Can Trivia?

For teams of four. You’ll get TIFF Trivia T-shirts, two custom cocktails, great appetizers, access to the after-party, and a tax receipt. And, of course, your team name will be posted below — so come up with a good one.

$800: In It to Win It

For teams of four. You’ll get custom team T-shirts, all-inclusive drinks, great appetizers and curated dinner boxes, access to the after-party, one raffle ticket per guest, and a tax receipt. Your team will also get a ringer: a TIFF programmer will join you for one round.

$2,500: Let’s Get Quizzical

Two teams of four. You’ll get custom team T-shirts, a food package (including all-inclusive drinks, appetizers, curated dinner boxes, and sweet treats), a pre-trivia cocktail with TIFF programmers, four raffle tickets per guest, 10 extra minutes to bid on silent-auction prizes, a tax receipt, and your team name posted below. For two rounds, your team will also get a ringer — a TIFF programmer!

$25: Dance for a Cause After-Party

Can you even put a price on dancing the night away at TIFF with an amazing DJ? Well, we did! Join us for just $25 and get your dance on for a good cause.

Input your team name at time of purchase or TIFF can pick one for you!

Do you have questions about team-building or sponsorship opportunities? Want to add extra players to your group package? Contact Jessica Dunphy at

There’s a 50% chance of walking away a winner!

Trivia Prizes

  • TIFF ’19 Opening Night tickets (includes party + screening)
  • TIFF ’19 Closing Night tickets (includes pre-cocktail + screening)
  • VIP tickets for your team to Toronto’s hottest Halloween bash: boombox
  • TIFF ’19 starter package: film book, insiders' event tickets, and 10 Festival ‘19 ticket vouchers
  • TIFF ‘19 ticket packages

Silent Auction & Raffle

  • Walk the red carpet and attend a Gala screening at TIFF ’19
  • Red Carpet Suite — the most intimate view of A-list talent as they exit TIFF’s largest red carpet, complete with premium canapés and cocktails
  • Buzz List Package: Priority access to five of the most buzzworthy premium screenings at TIFF ’19
  • Back-Half Pack: 6 tickets for films screening September 11–15
  • Patron Circle Bronze TIFF Memberships
  • Festival Insiders Event: get insider access as TIFF Programmers give their top picks for TIFF ’19, followed by an exclusive cocktail reception
  • Festival Sneak Peek Event: Join TIFF Co-Head and Artistic Director, Cameron Bailey, as he previews a “must-see” film from TIFF ’19 advance of the Festival
  • Inside Out Film Festival membership
  • Nightwood Theatre season pass
  • One night stay at the St. Regis Toronto
  • $100 dinner gift card for the Cactus Club Cafe
  • Film posters, signed by celebrities

And much, much more!

Support TIFF’s Mental Health Outreach programme, which reduces barriers in accessing film as a source of social connection, learning, and creative expression.

Working with hospitals and community health programmes, TIFF's Mental Health Outreach initiative brings film screenings, artist talks, and filmmaking workshops to over 1,000 people who self-identify as having experience with mental-health challenges. This is one of the many impactful learning programmes TIFF runs to ensure all people in our community can connect through film in safe environments — so join us and play for the cause!

Did you know film can promote well-being?

  • Self-expression — As a medium that engages many senses, film offers a wide range of creative tools to explore and communicate complex internal experiences.
  • Social inclusion — Crew up! Like trivia, film brings people together to watch or create, reducing feelings of social isolation and boosting confidence.
  • Skill development — Film-craft workshops empower participants to connect with their creativity and cultivate skills related to communication, teamwork, emotional self-awareness, and problem-solving.
“TIFF’s Mental Health Outreach programme has helped our participants come to understand that their experiences, voices, and perspectives are valued and valuable. We talk about shortages of shelter and food, but what often goes missing is the need for connection and validation. This is what TIFF’s Mental Health Outreach programming provides.”

—Sam Gruszecki, Peer Support Specialist

How do I buy tickets?

  • Step 1: Go to on your browser and click the "Buy Now" button.
  • Step 2: Press “Continue” on your package and then click “Select” on the next screen.
  • Step 3: Press the “+” button to select your allotted number of tickets (once for individual, four times for “So You Think You Can Trivia?” and “In It To Win It,” or eight times for the premium package).
  • Step 4: Click “Find Tickets.”
  • Step 5: Click “Add to Cart.”
  • Step 6: Log in to your Ticketmaster account. If you do not have a Ticketmaster account, please create one.
  • Step 7: In the drop-down menu, select your ticket delivery method.
  • Step 8: Click “Check Out.”

How can I help spread the word?

Share with your friends and help us support TIFF's Mental Health Outreach programmes, which focus on creating safe spaces for over 1,000 individuals on the path to wellness.

Tag us @TIFF_NET on Instagram and Twitter and @TIFF on Facebook.

What’s the attire?

TIFF Trivia Showdown is a fun night out where you can dress to impress or keep it casual! Your team trivia tees will also be available for pickup.

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