Special Delivery is a TIFF programme that reaches out to youth in under-served local communities who may not otherwise have access to the film festival experience. Special Delivery brings film screenings, director discussions and film-craft workshops to schools and community groups free of charge. Over the past eight years, Special Delivery has reached almost 12,000 children and youth across the Greater Toronto Area.
Filmmakers and workshop facilitators invited to participate in Special Delivery reflect the diversity of the GTA, and all have a passion to engage youth with their stories, skills and wisdom. Through hands-on film experiences and interactions with industry professionals, Special Delivery aims to give all youth the opportunity to discover the powerful world of the moving image.
"In this day and age, the next generation needs mentors, guidance, resources and inspiration. More than ever, young people in the GTA need to feel hope and need space to express non-violently and creatively. The value of Special Delivery is that it opens young minds to the possibility of possibilities." – Charles Officer, filmmaker
To access Special Delivery
Special Delivery presentations and workshops are available for daytime, evening or weekend sessions. There is also flexibility in the selection of films and type of workshop. To discuss the particular needs and interests of your group and for further information, please contact:
Manager, Workshops and Community Initiatives
416-599-8433 extension 2219