I won't be in Toronto between August 26 to August 29; how do I submit an Advance Order for my Regular Ticket Package?

Festival and Daytime (Regular and Lite) or 10-Ticket Package purchasers can participate in the Advance Order Procedure and have the advantage of being able to choose their selections ahead of the general public.

Here’s how Regular Ticket package holders who won’t be in Toronto between August 26 to 29 can submit an Advance Order

You may subscribe to the Out-of-Town Ticket Selection Service.
Available only until Thursday, August 21, 2021

  • This service must be purchased in advance and is only available to Festival and Daytime (Regular or Lite) or 10-Ticket Package holders who wish to make their ticket selections before arriving in Toronto.
  • On Wednesday, August 27, 2008, by 10:30am* you will receive a 2008 Toronto International Film Festival Programme Book, the Official Film Schedule and Advance Order Books. You will also receive a pre-paid FedEx envelope with which to return your completed order book.
  • You will have to arrange FedEx pick-up by 5:00pm local time on Thursday, August 28, 2008, to guarantee delivery to the Festival Box Office at Toronto Life Square by 1:00pm, Friday, August 29, 2008*, which is the deadline for the Advance Order Procedure draw. Delivery not guaranteed from rural or remote locations.
  • We will process a maximum of 100 tickets per package.
  • The Toronto International Film Festival thanks Federal Express Canada Ltd. for their continued support.

* Delivery dates are subject to FedEx's policies and guarantees.

This is how the Advance Order Procedure is processed:

All orders received at our Festival Box Office at Toronto Life Square before 1:00pm on Friday, August 29, 2008, will be placed in numbered boxes*.

  • A draw will determine which box of orders will be processed first. For example: In the event that 40 boxes of orders have been collected, a number representing each box will be placed into a drum for random selection. If box 16 was selected, it would become the first box of orders to be processed. Box 17 would be next followed by box 18 and so on until box 40. Boxes 1 through 15 would follow behind in order.
  • *NEW! Advance Order Processing for Donors: Donors at the Benefactor giving level and above (gifts of $250 or more) can drop off their orders in boxes representing each donor level. Orders will be processed in giving level order in advance of the first numbered box of orders as determined by the draw. For example: Donors at the 52/7 Circle will have their box of orders processed first, followed by the boxes representing each donor level in descending order.
  • Orders received after 1:00pm on Friday, August 29, 2008, will NOT be part of the draw. These orders will be processed after all the draw orders, in the order in which they were received.

Beginning Monday, September 1, 2008, at 10:00am, all processed Advance Ticket Orders will be available for pick-up only at the Festival Box Office at Toronto Life Square (10 Dundas Street East, third floor).

Visit our Regular Ticket Packages page to read more.