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Register now for Festival 2020!

Access online screenings, networking opportunities, our renowned Industry Conference, and more professional resources with just a few clicks. Questions? Contact To follow safety guidelines, we are working remotely and do not have access to our phone lines at the moment. Please email us for support.

Next-day digital registration opens Sept 8.

Register by 5pm to receive Industry access the next morning. Checkout pass eligibility and benefits below.


Digital Talks



Pass benefits:

– online Industry Conference
– online In Conversation With... sessions upon availability
– online Press Events
– online networking tools
– Delegates List
– Rights Availability List
– Digital Delegate Bag
– trial Membership with Cinando

For new filmmakers, actors, students, and scholars. Recent activity in the film industry must be demonstrated and is reviewed individually.


Digital Pro



Pass benefits:

– online Press & Industry screenings upon availability
– online TIFF Industry Selects & private screenings upon availability
– online Industry Conference
– online In Conversation With... sessions upon availability
– online press events
– online networking tools
– Delegates List
– Rights Availability List
– Digital Delegate Bag
– trial Membership with Cinando

For distributors, exhibitors, sales agents, talent agents, producers, and writer-directors. Activity in the film industry in the last two years must be demonstrated and is reviewed individually.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TIFF’s Code of Conduct?

A cornerstone of TIFF’s belief system is that everyone has the right to respect, as well as fair and equitable treatment from others. TIFF does not tolerate violence, mistreatment, or harassment — verbal, physical, sexual, or otherwise — towards staff, Volunteers, delegates, audience members, or attendees at any of our festivals, conferences, or events. Our staff and Volunteers are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all of our attendees. If the safety of our guests is in question, we will take immediate steps to ensure the matter is addressed.

What are the payment options for passes?

For a speedier process, we recommend paying by credit card or debit card. In some cases, you will need to authorize the transaction with your bank before sending your payment. If your payment fails, do not create a new registration — our system has saved your progress and we can help you get back on track. Please contact for this and any other payment questions. TIFF prefers Visa.

What is the accreditation process?

Once you have purchased a pass, we review the details provided on your form. If you qualify for the pass that you have selected, we will process your payment and send you a confirmation letter. If not, we will recommend a different way of exploring the Festival, like purchasing public tickets. Be sure to complete your registration form with as many details as possible. If we require more information, we will contact you.

Can passes be shared among colleagues?

Each delegate joining the Festival must be accredited in order to access online screenings, the online Conference, and all other benefits. Passes cannot be shared.

I’ve registered but have not received a confirmation email.

Our accreditation process takes up to four business days. If you do not receive a confirmation after that time, email Ensure that our email address is added to your contacts so important messages aren't blocked by spam filters.

What is the capacity for each digital P&I screening?

This year, digital Press & Industry screenings will take place on our dedicated platform, TIFF Digital Cinema Pro. Films will be available to industry delegates at capacities comparable to — and, in some cases, greater than — in-person screenings from previous years.

How long will films be available on the digital platform?

Films will be available in viewing windows during the first six days of the Festival. Viewing windows will be between 24 and 48 hours to accomodate all time zones.

Will digital P&I screenings be geo-blocked?

Our goal is for films to be accessible to delegates worldwide. However, some exceptions may occur where the local film-rights holders have not authorized an online screening. You may reach out to a film’s rights holder using our Rights List to inquire about screening the film for professional purposes. The Press & Industry schedule (available on August 25) will include titles’ digital screening availability by territory and any exceptional, buyers-only access to help you plan.

Does my Digital Pro Pass give me access to all the films in Official Selection?

Like previous years, some titles (including digital private screenings) may be available only to active buyers, based on rights holders’ requests. These will represent a small number of films. You may reach out to a film’s rights holder using our Rights List to inquire about screening the film for professional purposes. The Press & Industry schedule (available on August 25) will include titles’ digital screening availability by territory and any exceptional, buyers-only access to help you plan.

How can I access Delegate Resources and networking tools?

As a registered delegate, you have access to online resources, including our Delegates List, Rights List (available August 20), and networking tools. This year, our Delegate Resources will be hosted on Match & Meet powered by Cinando to better suit the networking needs of a global audience. This online tool will allow you to see who else is registered for TIFF 2020, plan and hold meetings, connect with national promotional agencies, and much more. After receiving your Confirmation email, and invitation to join Meet & Match will follow. You can use Cinando to download the Delegates List as a spreadsheet and explore film companies.

When will the Conference lineup be announced?

The lineup for the TIFF Industry Conference, running September 10–14, will be announced on August 25. Join some of the industry’s biggest names for provocative discussions and presentations.

I have a film in Official Selection. Do I still have to pay for my pass?

Films in Official Selection are eligible for one complimentary Digital Pro Pass for the producer and one complimentary Digital Pro Pass for the sales agent. These passes are not transferable, and there is a maximum of three passes per sales agency. If you are part of the crew please inquire at, and if you are part of the cast please inquire at

I am no longer able to join online. Can I transfer my pass to a colleague or receive a refund?

All passes are non-refundable, as stated at point of purchase. A pass may be transferred to another person within the same company at the same professional level no later than August 21, 2020.

Does TIFF have a market? Can I set up a stand/be an exhibitor?

TIFF has an unofficial market with a unique business model. Although we do not offer traditional exhibitor opportunities, this year, National Agencies and their sales agents are welcome to spotlight their national cinema in the form of a shelf on our digital Press & Industry platform. Agencies may showcase and promote films in selection, presentations, and talent from their region to maximize their visibility to the North American market. Interested National Agencies can contact for further details.

Can I book a private screening?

Yes. Digital private screenings slots are available throughout the Festival and open to films both in and out of Official Selection. Companies will have the opportunity to book digital private screening slots until August 31. For more details, please contact

Where can I find a list of industry professionals attending TIFF?

The Delegate List outlines all industry professionals attending the Festival. This is a useful resource only available for registered delegates, to help them identify people they would like to meet. The Delegate List becomes available in mid-August within Match & Meet; details on how to access Match & Meet will be emailed to you via

I have accessibility needs. How can you help?

We are happy to accommodate pass holders with accessibility needs. If you require assistance please start by contacting Members of the public should contact Customer Relations at

TIFF Industry Online is here to help you grow your network

Whatever you’re looking to accomplish, the TIFF Industry is here to help you to organize your meetings and offer tools to keep in touch with your contacts after the event.

Our experienced team has all of the resources you need to meet the right people and develop your business.

Accredited professionals have access to our Press & Industry screening Schedule. Other online resources, like the Delegates List, Rights List, and Profile Edit, can be found when you log into your personalized account.

Industry Festival Daily Schedules

Wednesday, September 9
Thursday, September 10
Friday, September 11
Saturday, September 12
Sunday, September 13
Monday, September 14
Tuesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 16 - Friday, September 18

Match&Meet by Cinando

Find your perfect professional match. Discover our exclusive networking app, designed to connect you to your ideal business and creative partners during the Festival.

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Delegate Bag

Find your daily digital schedule, full programme PDF and offers from our close partners. Also discover new talent and projects with materials from our participating national agencies.

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Industry Festival News

TIFF's 2020 Industry Conferences promises candid conversation and exciting perspectives

August 25, 2020

New this year to TIFF Industry Online

August 21, 2020

2020 Toronto International Film Festival announces feature-film lineup and Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy to close the Festival on September 19

July 30, 2020

TIFF announces Industry offerings and new slate of Festival Ambassadors

July 23, 2020

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Go to online screenings

TIFF Industry Online delivers a world-class business environment, impactful professional development, and a platform for the powerful and diverse voices of over 6,000 screen professionals annually. With over 50 films in the 2020 selection, 30 conference sessions, and 60 market titles, TIFF Industry Online will provide accredited press and industry access to all of the necessary tools for success at TIFF.

Explore our National Agency Spotlights on the platform homepage and see content from the various territories just waiting to be discovered. These dedicated shelves will be home to titles both in and out of selection, in addition to Conference programming — all in an online dedicated space as if you were at the Hyatt Industry Centre!

Connect in a virtual space with professionals from all over the world via Cinando’s networking app Match & Meet. With integrating video calling, our Delegate Resources have never been easier to use and connect with.

Attend online screenings on the TIFF Digital Cinema Pro screening platform, and catch our Official Selection titles between September 10 and 14. In a different time zone? No problem — all films will play for a full 48-hour window so you can watch at your convenience. The platform will be based on Shift72’s technology with strict security measures.

Join the TIFF Industry Conference programme: Master Classes, Dialogues, Perspectives, Microsessions, and Spotlights have been reimagined for a digital environment, and we’re excited to welcome over 100 speakers to this year’s conference. Stay tuned for an official announcement in late August.

Stay up to date on the latest sales, reviews, and news circling the Festival. Check out our Trade Rack on Match & Meet, home to over 15 publications.

Discover TIFF Industry Selects and market screening titles. In 2020, our Festival programmers saw some amazing films. A selection of up to 40 titles have been invited to screen for press and industry on our platform as part of our marketing screening programme. These titles have our programmers’ seal of approval, and we’re bringing them to our press and industry audience in order to support their sale. Buyers, take note: you won’t want to miss these titles.

Get advice from renowned industry experts!

TIFF runs tailored professional development programmes to help talented filmmakers fast-track their careers and projects. The range of programmes on offer includes bespoke opportunities for writers, directors, and actors.

TIFF’s Talent Development programmes are supported in part by the Share Her Journey campaign, which is committed to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women — behind and in front of the camera.

Writers’ Studio

For writers from all over the world, in early-stage development for original or adapted narrative feature-film screenplays.

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TIFF–CBC Films Screenwriter Award

A cash award is provided to the Canadian writer of an outstanding feature-film screenplay. Presented in partnership with CBC Films.

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Filmmaker Lab

Held annually during the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Filmmaker Lab is an artistic development programme for aspiring Canadian and international filmmakers.

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Micki Moore Residency

A new programme for women who are outstanding Canadian screenwriters has been established to elevate and support talent. The Residency is being generously supported by Toronto-based broadcaster, journalist, and actor Micki Moore.

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Talent Accelerator

This programme provides year-round mentorship to a select group of women who are emerging producers, directors, and screenwriters in Canada.

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Rising Stars

TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage. This programme showcases new Canadian acting talent, putting the emphasis on the next generation of actors poised for international success.

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Conference Schedule

Keep up with the rapidly changing film business with our action-packed series of conferences and events!

Wednesday, September 16