Talks & Subscriptions

Talks & Subscriptions

All year long, TIFF hosts a wide array of talks and subscription series that explore the transformative power of cinema.


In Conversation With...

Our In Conversation With… series features in-depth conversations with film artists, writers, and cultural figures about their creative process. Recent events include:

Images Matter

Our Images Matter talks address the role that cinema has played in the misrepresentation of BIPOC communities on screen, as well as the positive changes we are seeing now. Recent events include:

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Books on Film

Hosted by the CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel, Books on Film explores the intersections of cinema and literature. Film screenings are accompanied by in-depth onstage conversations with renowned authors, filmmakers, and screenwriters about the challenging but rewarding process of adaptation.

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Secret Movie Club

Secret Movie Club is an in-person screening series that showcases the best in independent cinema, from highly anticipated festival favourites, to small-budget indies, to the year’s most buzzworthy art-house films. Each screening is accompanied by a Q&A with a special guest.

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Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema

Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world, with a focus on non-English-language, art-house films that may not see wide release. Each screening is accompanied by a Q&A with a special guest.

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Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub

One of TIFF’s key initiatives is to mentor and advocate for post-secondary students, faculty, and emerging practitioners. Check out the Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub for past events and supplementary research material.