Toronto International Film Festival | Documentary Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films and documentaries from 60+ countries every September. Our programmers have earned a reputation for excellence, and a diverse array of films are shown: Hollywood galas, complete with red carpet glamour; the best in international cinema, documentaries, the latest homegrown comedies and everything in between.
TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers.
What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.
TIFF began in 1976 as the "Festival of Festivals", collecting the best films from other film festivals around the world and showing them to eager audiences in Toronto. That first year, 35,000 enthusiasts watched 127 films from 30 countries. By 2009, those numbers grew to feature 336 films from 64 countries, enjoyed by 500,000 people.
Our mission is to transform the way people see the world.
Our vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.
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