TIFF COVID-19 Protocols


TIFF Covid-19 Protocols

Updated as of January 24, 2022

TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas are scheduled to reopen and welcome audiences back on Thursday, February 3, 2022. In keeping with recently communicated government COVID-19 safety protocols, theatres will be at 50% capacity and concessions will not be available. The Bell Blue Room Member lounge also remains closed at this time. Masks are mandatory for all staff, visitors, and guests at TIFF Bell Lightbox and proof of vaccination is required to enter the building. Please see below for details:

  • All attendees over the age of 12 will require a valid scan of their enhanced Ontario government vaccination certificate (with QR code) along with their ID to attend a screening or event at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
  • The only accepted proof of vaccination is a valid QR code scan using the Verify Ontario App. Certificates can be downloaded by going to the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling 1-833-943-3900 to have the certificate mailed. Certificates can be presented digitally on a phone or by a printed out version of the QR code.
  • For those that receive their vaccination outside of Ontario, a QR certificate can be obtained by registering the info using the steps provided at the COVID-19 vaccination oortal.
  • Approved medical exemptions can be entered into the system by a doctor to create an active QR code certificate. Doctor's notes, negative tests, and certificates without a scannable QR code are no longer valid as proof of vaccination.

If you have any concerns or questions that can be addressed by TIFF staff, please contact TIFF Customer Relations at customerrelations@tiff.net.