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Community Outreach

As a charitable organization, TIFF is more than an eleven-day Festival; we are proud to showcase programming and activities 365 days a year! Whether it’s providing families and youth facing financial challenges with access to our programming like TIFF Kids through the Pocket Fund, or contributing to other charitable organizations, TIFF is committed to growing and strengthening our community. TIFF brings film-education to youth in under-served communities across the GTA through our Special Delivery programme, and to mental health patients through the Reel Comfort initiative.

The Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF Gives

TIFF Gives helps other charities with their fundraising efforts by providing complimentary TIFF Memberships and tickets. Since 2011, TIFF has supported over 400 community organizations through this programme.

Canada's Top Ten Film Festival

Pocket Fund

TIFF Pocket Fund works to ensure that no child or youth is turned away from TIFF's educational and cultural programming due to financial circumstance. Donations from film lovers, TIFF Members, and donors like you provide free and discounted tickets to thousands of young people in need each year.

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

Reel Comfort

Reel Comfort provides a creative outlet for mental health patients in acute care units through film screenings, special guest visits, discussions, and film craft workshops. This innovative arts therapy programme engages, educates, and entertains—facilitating breakthroughs in patient treatment.

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival

Special Delivery

Special Delivery reaches out to youth in under-served local communities—bringing film screenings, director discussions and film-craft workshops to community groups free of charge. Since 2002, Special Delivery has reached over 13,000 children and youth across the Greater Toronto Area.