About Toronto International Film Festival
If you want to hang around the North American film festival scene, then the Toronto International Film Festival is a must. Running since 1976, this festival is open to the public (unlike the difficult to access Cannes Film Festival), and hosts over 30, 000 out of town visitors to Toronto, as well as countless locals. The entire city comes to life during this festival, with attractions that go beyond the promotion of local and international films. Before heading back to school why not one last little vacation in this multi-cultural metropolitan city….read more Top 5 International Film Festivals in the world
This might just be the most inclusive film festival in the world. Although the Sundance Film Festival offers volunteering opportunities that allow community members to attend the often exclusive screenings, TIFF one-ups Sundance by not only offering volunteering opportunities, but also selling rush tickets at film screenings for often half the regular price. This encourages all members of the community to participate in the screenings and conferences.
With screening venues around the city, you’ll have an opportunity to discover all the nooks and crannies of this Canadian metropolitan city. In addition to the film screenings and press conferences, the Toronto International Film Festival also offers the multiple events around the city during the festival. One aspect not to be missed is King Street West, which is transformed into a pedestrian walkway that features performances, live music, food stands and many more activities. In addition to King Street West, there are also numerous art installations and food tastings offered around the city.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Can’t make it to the festival on these dates? Don’t fret. The Toronto International Film Festival offers film screenings and conferences all year long at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. With daily programming, the buzz around the up-and-coming national and international films never stops in this amazing city.
In addition to these highly attended, star-studded film screenings and events, you’ll also enjoy this multi-cultural city where you’ll come to love all the little neighbourhoods. Whether it’s Little Italy, Kensington Market, China Town, the Annex or Queen Street, every neighbourhood has so much unique history and diversity to offer it’s visitors. In addition, you’ll also find some of the most outstanding and innovative in the world. After grabbing a coffee at the new swedish bar Fika in Kensington Market, why not head down to Ursa, the most avant-garde Canadian local cuisine. Known for its incredible music scene, Toronto offers every kind of music. The Poetry Jazz Cafe secluded back patio live jazz bar. After a visit to our many art museums, why not take a relazing walk in High Park, which also offers free plays in the park. Toronto is a cultural hub that is well-worth the visit, for film, art, food, and, well, that good ‘ol Canadian kindness that we’ve all come to love.