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Winter Calendar


Enjoy a variety of film gems at TIFF Bell Lightbox this winter season. From the Tim Burton and Mary Pickford exhibitions to Hollywood Classics and 80s film programmes. This season has something everyone can enjoy! Be sure not to miss our special events, festivals and family activities – a wide array of film fun.

Tickets on sale to members now!    

Non-member tickets go on sale January 18



TIFF Winter Calendar

Tim Burton

Explore the art and imagination of Tim Burton, a landmark exhibition viewed by over 1 million people worldwide. Experience what some are calling "Monstrous Good Fun". Exclusive Canadian engagement ends April 17, 2021

TIFF Winter Calendar

Mary Pickford

January 13 – July 3, 2021

The first exhibition in TIFF Bell Lightbox's Canadian Film Gallery chronicles the life and career of Canada's Mary Pickford, one of the first and greatest stars of silent cinema.



Permanent Collection

HOME is a heritage programme that includes a display in the Canadian Film Gallery. It tells stories of the people, communities and organizations at King and John since Toronto’s emergence as a city.


film programmes

TIFF Cinematheque

TIFF Cinematheque

Exciting line up from February 5 - April 6

The Free Screen
Arthur Penn
Jack Cardiff
Ousmane Sembène
Sandrine Bonnaire: À nos amours
The New Auteurs: Denis Côté



Books on Film Club

February 7 to June 27

Presented in association with Random House of Canada and hosted by CBC's Eleanor Wachtel this series of screenings and conversations celebrates the art of adaptation. Showcases include The English Patient, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Lolita and more.


Back to the 80's

February 5 to April 2

Leave those battered VHS copies of your favourite films at home and join us as we relive the 80s on the big screen! Curated by guest programmer, Twitch blogger Todd Brown


special events

Bell Free Weekend

Bell Free Weekend

January 9 - 11

Celebrate Family Day with two days of FREE programming brought to you by Bell. A great way to explore all that TIFF Bell Lightbox has to offer, you’ll enjoy screenings, activities, exhibitions, concerts and events—all FREE!

Canada's Top Ten

January 20 – February 1, 2021

Celebrate the best in Canadian film. See the Top Ten feature and short films of 2010 only at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Human Rights Watch

February 22 – March 4, 2021

This year the annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival presents ten feature films that inspire hope, confront oppression, seek truth and demonstrate humanity’s will to defend their own rights and those of others.



Bell Free Weekend

Free Activities

November 27 to April 3, 2021

To celebrate the wild world of Tim Burton we bring you a season of free weekend fun for families. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

March Break Camps

March 14 to 18

TIFF presents March Break Movie Madness with Movie Magic (ages 9 - 12) and Filmmaker Boot camp (ages 14-18).



Coming Soon! Sprockets
April 5 to April 17

April at TIFF is for the young & young at heart as we present the best Canadian and international films for youth.

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