TIFF Cinematheque is a world-renowned screening programme devoted to the presentation, understanding and appreciation of Canadian and international cinema through carefully curated programming. It features acclaimed directors’ retrospectives, national and regional spotlights, experimental and avant-garde cinema, and exclusive engagements of classic films, including many new and rare archival prints. We're committed to championing the history and culture of cinema by unearthing buried areas of film history and by giving visibility to new directions in cinema.
The fall of 2010 marked a big landmark for TIFF Cinematheque, as we moved from our long-time venue, Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario, to our new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox, at the corner of King and John Streets. With more cinemas available day and night, audiences are able to enjoy optimal viewing and expanded programming.
TIFF Cinematheque was created as Cinematheque Ontario in 1990 when TIFF assumed management of the Ontario Film Institute, founded by scholar and author Gerald Pratley.
Join us at TIFF Cinematheque for the best in cinema's past, present and future.