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TIFF will be a hybrid ‘in person’, and online event this year - allowing Australians to attend virtually. For the latest information of this years format, please see the TIFF website.



9 September 2021
18 September 2021


Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the premier events of the festival and market circuit. It is renowned for its enthusiastic audiences, curatorial excellence, and as a platform into the North American marketplace. Each September, over 5,500 leading industry professionals converge on Toronto to promote, finance, buy, and sell films - both in and out of Official Selection. TIFF has proven an ideal environment to showcase independent films, ensuring they have the best possible opportunity to be seen and appreciated by decision-makers and audiences.


In order for Australian Industry to virtually participate in TIFF 2021, Screen Australia has secured discount registrations. Industry accreditation provides access to digital Festival industry screenings, interactive online Conference events, and online networking resources.

TIFF offer screen professionals three types of accreditation to help you customize your Festival experience.

Through a partnership with TIFF Industry, Screen Australia is pleased to offer all Australian Industry an exclusive discount on the TIFF Pro Pass option for only $260 CAD + HST (regularly $450 CAD + HST), or the TIFF Digital Talks Pass option for $125 CAD + HST (regularly $180 CAD + HST).

To receive this discount, email before August 26 and mention Screen Australia's private code SAUS0826IND-D in the body of your email.

TIFF Filmmaker Lab

TIFF Filmmaker Lab brings together some of the world’s most promising filmmaking talent during the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Over a four-day period, selected participants learn from internationally acclaimed filmmakers and guests, deepening their industry understanding and empowering them to move forward with their projects. This program is open to emerging filmmakers with a minimum of two short-film credits and a maximum of one feature-film credit as a director or screenwriter. Visit the TIFF website to find out about deadlines and how to apply.

International Financing Forum (IFF)

IFF is a feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival that brings together selected international and Canadian producers developing English language projects to do business in a relaxed atmosphere of brokered meetings and networking opportunities with international sales agents, distributors, funders, agents, and executive producers. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum of one full producer credit on a theatrically released feature, and one or two market-oriented co-productions in development that require international financing partners. Producers with executive producer, co-producer or associate producer credits only are not eligible. Visit the IFF website to find out about deadlines and how to apply.


Attendee Tips

This information is to be used as a guide only and is of a general nature. Screen Australia has undertaken all reasonable measures to ensure its accuracy and specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly of the use and application of any of the contents. Exact registration details are available on the market website.