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.)

Media Accreditation for TIFF 2023 - NOW OPEN!

Applications are now being accepted for TIFF 2023 Media Accreditation

If you plan on submitting an application, please read the following information carefully as it may affect your Festival experience.

Key Reminders

  • The 2023 Toronto International Film Festival will take place in person September 7 to 17, 2023.
  • For multiple individuals from the same outlet, each individual must submit their own application form and each application must be associated with a unique email address.
  • It is mandatory to submit at least two supporting materials as part of this application in the form of a URL (Google Drive, Youtube, Dropbox, Website). Please ensure these are available and ready to submit prior to beginning this application.
  • Submitting an application and receiving an application confirmation DOES NOT guarantee your accreditation. A separate communication will be provided should your application be accepted.
  • Previous accreditation does not guarantee accreditation for the 2023 festival.

Types of Media Accreditation

Press Pass

  • Access to Press & Industry Screenings
  • An allocation of 10 Public Screening tickets
  • Ability to request placement on red carpets for select premieres
  • Access to Press & Awards brunch
  • Access to press room
  • Access to Festival press site

Media Access Pass

  • Working access to individuals covering red carpets & special events (Photographers, producers, videographers, camera operators)
  • Access to Press & Awards brunch
  • Access to press room
  • Does not include access to Press & Industry screenings
Please note: all individuals must have their OWN media access pass to cover red carpets.



Apply Now

Should you have further inquiries, please contact the Media Accreditation team at

Applications for the TIFF 2023 Media Inclusion Initiative - COMING SOON!

Since its inception in 2018, the TIFF Media Inclusion Initiative has worked to achieve both a more balanced, equitable, and diverse press corps, and to remove the tangible and intangible barriers that challenge equity seeking press wishing to cover the Festival. This initiative provides specialized programming, mentorship, and other unique opportunities for new and emerging journalists who meet the criteria below.

Applications for this year’s Media Inclusion Initiative will open on JUNE 12, 2023 at 9am ET. If you plan on submitting an application, please read the following information carefully.

For 75 approved candidates chosen by TIFF and an external 3rd party committee, Media Inclusion Initiative participants will receive festival media accreditation and access to exclusive networking sessions. TIFF will also provide a stipend to help offset costs associated with travel and accommodations related to the Festival.

Please note: all individuals who apply to this year’s Media Inclusion Initiative should NOT apply for general media accreditation. For those who meet the criteria and are accepted, they will be accredited accordingly.

We invite everyone to apply who fits any of the below criteria:

  • You identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a person of colour
  • You identify as 2SLGBTQIA+
  • You identify as a woman, trans, non-binary, and/or two-spirited
  • You have a disability


  • You are an emerging journalist and who has NOT been accredited at the Toronto International Film Festival before. If you have received press accreditation before OR if you have been a part of the Media Inclusion Initiative in previous years, you are NOT eligible to apply.
  • You will be able to attend the 2023 Festival in person, which takes place in Toronto from September 7 to 17, 2023.


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, 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.

Alejandra Sosa
Director, Communications

Netta Rondinelli
Senior Manager, Communications

Camila Ossa
Senior Manager, Communications

Jake Nothdurft
Manager, Communications

Sofia Powell Suárez
Coordinator, Communications

Kathryn Taylor
Senior Coordinator, Accreditation

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