About the Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, bringing the power of film to life each September, since 1976. We are proud to champion films and filmmakers from across the globe. At the Festival, TIFF helps audiences discover a diverse array of films, including the best in international cinema, the latest homegrown Canadian talent, Hollywood galas (complete with red-carpet glamour) and everything in between.

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work.