TIFF 2013: Tickets, Key Dates, Important Announcements

The launch of our favourite time of year, the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF 2013, is now just months away. The wheels are turning behind the scenes as one of the entertainment industry’s most influential film festivals approaches on September 5th for its 10-day transformation of Toronto. Earlier today, Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film programmers who will be making selections for the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, announced the 18 programmers. 

The announcement got us thinking about TIFF 2013 and the films, celebrities, parties and red carpets that are now just 86 days away (but who’s counting?). Naturally, when it comes to something as huge as TIFF 2013, planning ahead is of utmost importance. We thought we’d give you a head start on all you need to know for TIFF 2013. 

TIFF gives festivalgoers a variety of ticket-buying options to help plan their Festival experience, ranging from programme-themed packs to daytime, evening and weekend options, appealing to every film fan’s unique schedule and viewing taste.


First and foremost, mark Thursday, September 5th – Sunday, September 15th in your calendars. 

June 25:
TIFF Members can purchase ticket packages as of 10 a.m. ET.

July 3:
Visa cardholders can order ticket packages as of 10 a.m. ET.

July 10:
Ticket packages on sale to public as of 10 a.m. ET.

August 20:
The Festival Box Office opens. Find the Programme Book and Official Film Schedule at the Festival Box Office. The Official Film Schedule is also available online at tiff.net/festival 

August 22 to 23:
Single tickets on sale for TIFF Patrons Circle Members (according to member level).

August 24 to 27: 
Regular & Premium Flex package ticket selection window for TIFF Members (for Contributor Members and up, according to Member level) online, by phone and in person. 

August 27 to 30: 
Regular & Premium Flex package ticket selection window online, by phone or in person.  

August 31: 
Visit tiff.net to see what tickets are available for single-ticket day. 

Follow all of the up-to-the-minute updates by keeping in touch with TIFF 2013 on Twitter (#TIFF13) and Facebook.

All images courtesy off tiff.net