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TIFF Announces New Box Office Location, An Extra Day Of Films And New Ticket Features To Help Film Lovers Get The Most Out Of The Festival

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival returns for its 35th year with a new Festival Box Office location at 363 King Street West, opening August 24. New features include a ticket package that celebrates Canadian film, a refined definition of Premium Screening that offers red carpet experiences at multiple venues, and a chance for film lovers to experience TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Festival’s new year-round home. The Festival will run for an additional day this year, offering audiences the opportunity to see even more films.

The Festival is pleased to partner with Roy Thomson Hall for the 16th year as it hosts Opening Night, Closing Night and Gala Presentations. The Visa Screening Room, located at the Elgin Theatre, once again hosts Special Presentations and other Premium Screenings. Additional returning cinemas include: AMC 24 at Yonge & Dundas, Cineplex Odeon Varsity Cinemas, the Isabel Bader Theatre at Victoria College on the grounds of the University of Toronto, the Winter Garden Theatre, Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ryerson Theatre at Ryerson University. Scotiabank Theatre Toronto returns for public, press and industry screenings. The National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque returns for press and industry screenings during the Festival and for pre-Festival press screenings. New this year, TIFF Bell Lightbox will be host to public screenings during the Festival.

Beginning today, ticket packages are available to Visa cardholders and can be purchased online 24 hours a day at, by phone Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 416-968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM, and in person at the TIFF Box Office at 2 Carlton Street, West Mezzanine. Tickets are available for purchase beginning July 12 for Visa, cash and debit payments.


  • Selected by TIFF programmers, The Canadian Pack offers film lovers exposure to Canadian talent with a selection of five new Canadian films.
  • To celebrate the opening of TIFF’s new home and to offer a taste of upcoming year-round programming, all TIFF Choice Packs – packages put together by TIFF programmers – include a TIFF Bell Lightbox Voucher good for a free screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox after the Festival. 


The Festival has refined the definition of a Premium Screening to include screenings that are World or North American premieres and offer a premium experience including a red carpet event. Premium Screenings will take place at multiple venues.


July 5 through July 11:

Visa cardholders can order ticket packages online at, by phone at 416-968-FILM or toll-free at 1-877-968-FILM, and in-person at the TIFF Box Office at 2 Carlton St., as of 10 a.m. ET.

Beginning July 12:

Visa, cash and debit sales of ticket packages begin as of 10 a.m. ET.

August 24:

The Advance Order Book, for selecting films within My Choice Packs, Programme Book and the Official Film Schedule will be available at the Festival Box Office at 363 King St. West as of 10 a.m.  The Film Schedule is available online at

August 30:

Completed Advance Order Books for select My Choice Packs are due by 1 p.m. ET at the Festival Box Office at 363 King St. West for entry into the Advance Order Draw.

Beginning September 2:

Ticket package pick up and exchange begins.

Beginning September 3:

Single tickets à la carte are available for purchase beginning at 7 a.m. ET from the Festival Box Office at 363 King St. West, by phone at 416-968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM, and online at (subject to availability).

September 9-19:

35th Toronto International Film Festival


TIFF Box Office (until August 20)
2 Carlton Street
West Mezzanine level
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed August 2

Festival Box Office at 363 King Street West (opens August 24)
August 24: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
August 25 through September 1: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
September 2 through 3: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
September 4 through 8: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
September 9 through 18: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
September 19: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

By Phone
416-968-FILM (3456) or toll-free at 1-877-968-FILM (3456)
Monday to Friday:  10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed August 2


Ticket PackagesAdult/Student & Senior


50-Film Pack $524.00/ $444.00
30-Film Pack  $386.00              
25-Film Daytime Pack  $202.00/$162.00
15-Film Daytime Pack  $139.00             
10-Ticket Flex Pack  $160.00
Student One-Day Pass  $19.69


The Canadian Pack (5 Films) NEW  $80.00
Midnight Madness Pack (10 Films)  $157.00/ $100.00
City to City Pack (10 Films)  $157.00/ $100.00
Wavelengths Pack $55.00/ $47.00
Globetrotter Evenings/Weekend Pack (6 Films)  $113.00
Globetrotter Daytime Pack (6 Films)  $99.00
Sampler Pack (3 Films)  $69.00
Sampler Daytime Pack (3 Films) $63.00
Visa Screening Room Daytime 3-Film Pack $50.00
Visa Screening Room Daytime 2-Film Pack $35.00
Visa Screening Room 8-Film Pack  $232.00
Visa Screening Room 3-Film Opening Weekend Pack  $87.00          
Visa Screening Room Weekday 3-Film Pack  $87.00
Double Date Gala Pack (2 Films, 8 tickets) $299.00                             
Closing Night Film & Cocktail $180.00                                       

(available as of September 3)                                          

Regular Public Screenings:  $19.69/ $17.04  Same-day, in-person only
Premium Public Screenings:  $38.27/ $19.03  Same-day, in-person only

(Sprockets Family Zone programming only – 12 years of age and under)                  

PROGRAMME BOOK $32.00                                                    

* Prices exclude taxes and fees.

** Packages include a TIFF Bell Lightbox Voucher

Visa is the only credit card accepted by TIFF.

About TIFF Bell Lightbox:

Currently under construction, TIFF Bell Lightbox, a breathtaking five-storey complex located in downtown Toronto, will provide a permanent home for film lovers to celebrate cinema from around the world and will propel TIFF forward as an international leader in film culture. Designed by innovative architecture firm KPMB, TIFF Bell Lightbox’s fluid structure encourages exploration, movement and play. The campaign to build TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by founding sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the King and John Festival Corporation - consisting of the Reitman family and the Daniels Corporation – RBC as major sponsor and official bank, Visa†, the Copyright Collective of Canada, the Slaight Family Foundation, NBC Universal Canada, the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, the Harbinger Foundation, CIBC and BMO. The Board of Directors, staff and many generous individuals and corporations have also contributed to the campaign. For more information on the TIFF Bell Lightbox campaign, visit

About TIFF: 

TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. TIFF generates an annual economic impact of $170 million CAD and currently employs more than 100 full-time staff and 500 part-time and seasonal staff, and counts upon the largesse of over 2,000 volunteers year-round.

The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC and BlackBerry, the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.


For information, contact the Communications Department at 416-934-3200 or email [email protected]

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