Lead sponsor: Bell

Major sponsor: RBC Royal Bank Major sponsor: BlackBerry

Major supporter: Canada Major supporter: Ontario Major supporter: Toronto

  • Lead sponsors: Bell
  • Major sponsors: RBC Royal Bank, BlackBerry
  • Major supporters: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Tim Burton

Tim Burton… drew the third-highest attendance of any exhibition in the museum’s history. He is now in the rarefied company of Picasso… and Matisse.”
New York Times, on the Tim Burton exhibit organized by
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Tim Burton is the first MoMA exhibition to be presented in Toronto in over 20 years. It firmly establishes Tim Burton as one of the most important forces in modern film history.


Tim Burton
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The 100 greatest films, like you’ve never seen them before

In the spring of 2009, we polled film critics, Festival-goers and TIFF supporters, asking which films they considered essential cinema. At the same time TIFF programmers debated the same question. By marrying both lists, the Essential 100 was born. One hundred essential films grace the screen and an exciting line-up of special events, concerts and in-person talks.




How you can make a difference

The vision of TIFF Bell Lightbox as a dynamic cultural anchor for the city of Toronto has inspired innovative and generous giving. In order to reach our goal for the building we continue to look to the support of hundreds of individuals who can make a difference. Your investment will support us realize our dream to create the world’s first premier film centre of its kind.

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Visiting Bell Lightbox

    Bell Lightbox

    Reitman Square

    Located at Reitman Square on the north-west corner of King and John Streets (350 King Street West), TIFF Bell Lightbox occupies an entire city block in the heart of Toronto’s media and entertainment district.  All spaces, including the cinemas, are wheelchair accessible to the public.

eat. drink. shop.

  • Eat

    Grab a quick bite to eat within our street front bistro. Or for more formal dining experience our third floor restaurant is a perfect venue to take in the sites and sounds of the Toronto’s cultural centre.

    Where to Eat
  • Drink

    Come relax and enjoy a drink in our second floor lounge before and after the show.

    Where to Drink
  • Shop

    The 850 square foot tiff.shop will carry leading edge giftware, books, DVDs, special product collections and artist multiples reflecting TIFF curated films, programs and gallery installations.


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  • January 07, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: Happy weekend everyone! Great weekend at #TIFF - 3 essential cinema films, Bertolucci films, Quirks & Chords workshop http://ow.ly/3zXEJ
  • January 07, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: Do you have a date this weekend? Dating idea from @dateideasTO - Tim Burton Exhibition And Retrospective http://t.co/Wyf9MpV
  • January 07, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: @ikapai September 8 - 18, 2011#TIFF11
  • January 07, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: For today's #FF, we recommend the awesome @twitchfilm blogger Todd Brown for organizing our Back to the '80s series coming to #TIFF in FEB!
  • January 07, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: Thanks for the RT's & mentions @carolaik @toronto_rt @issarged @rachel_is_here @Cliffy_FI @juelzj @Grettisgata HAPPY FRIDAY!
  • January 07, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: It's a new year, so that means there are only 244 more days until #TIFF11
  • January 06, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: Get your scrunchies & acid-washed denim! #TIFF is bringing back the 80's! http://ow.ly/3zAP6
  • January 06, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: Only a few days left to see a comedy great! http://ow.ly/3zzj7
  • January 06, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: RT @tiff_industry: Is this the future of movie exhibition? http://on.wsj.com/guMcx0
  • January 06, 2021  
    TIFF_NET: Emulate the music of longtime #TimBurton musical collaborator Danny Elfman this weekend at the Quirks & Chords workshop http://ow.ly/3ySdc
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