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TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. Our vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

In September 2010, the opening of our new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox, enabled TIFF to expand to truly become a creative, community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film.

TIFF is…

The Toronto International Film Festival has become the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes.

TIFF Cinematheque is a year-round screening programme of the classics of world cinema and contemporary art house films.

TIFF Kids presents outstanding Canadian and international films and popular workshops geared for families and school groups.

Film Circuit is a network of more than 160 cities across Canada, providing acclaimed Canadian and international films to formerly under-serviced areas.

The Film Reference Library holds the world's most extensive English language collection of Canadian film-related material, including collections from Canada's most esteemed contemporary filmmakers.

Reel Talk is a monthly preview subscription series of Academy Award®-calibre films and the best in international cinema, followed by engaging discussion.

Canada's Top Ten celebrates and screens the best Canadian features and shorts of the year.

TIFF Industry supports film industry professionals during the Festival and year-round through the Sales & Industry Office and Industry Programming initiatives.