TIFF Kids Programming

After yet another successful expansion in 2013, TIFF Kids Industry Conference returns in 2014 with a 4-day programme that runs from April 14–17. Designed to inspire and engage creators of children's content, the conference will feature a diverse group of guest speakers from around the world, ranging from filmmakers, writers and animators to researchers, interactive producers and funders. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the leading minds in children's entertainment and connect with professionals in the film, television and interactive business.

Just announced:
This year's conference will open with a keynote session by Graham Annable, co-director of The Boxtrolls, the next feature film by renowned animation studio LAIKA (Coraline, ParaNorman). The closing keynote will be delivered by Academy Award–nominated producer Caroline Baron, who is also the co-founder of the new children's media company Yummico and founder of FilmAid International. In addition, TIFF Industry will once again host Sesame Workshop Pitch, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to pitch their ideas to Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street.

Who attends TIFF Kids Industry Conference?
Filmmakers, film producers, television producers, interactive producers, broadcast executives, animators, screenwriters, researchers, educators, students, and many more.

Passes for the TIFF Kids Industry Conference will go on sale on February 20. More information about how to register as an Industry delegate for can be found here.

Schedule Overview (full schedule to be announced in early March)

  • Monday, April 14
    Sesame Workshop Pitch – Day 1

  • Tuesday, April 15 – Full-Day Conference
    Keynote Sessions & Panels
    Sesame Workshop Pitch – Day 2

  • Wednesday, April 16
    Meet With... Sessions

  • Thursday, April 17
    Meet With... Sessions