TIFF 2020 announces key dates, tickets and screening locations



The Toronto International Film Festival today announced ticket details and screening locations for TIFF 2020, and although this is a dramatic change from previous years, the annual cinema celebration is taking place. continues.

The festival takes place this year from September 10 to 19, 2020 and features a creative mix of indoor cinemas, digital screenings, drive-ins and outdoor cinema experiences.

Indoor screenings, in accordance with public health protocols, will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and Isabel Bader Theater, while drive-ins and outdoor cinema will take place at Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView, RBC Lakeside Drive -In at Ontario Place, and the West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place.

David Byrne’s American Utopia, directed by Spike Lee, will open TIFF 2020, and the festival will feature 50 films in total, including Ammonite, with ate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan; Michelle Latimer adaptation of Inconvenient Indian; Shadow in the cloud, with Chloë Grace Moretz; Viggo Mortensen Fall; and Regina King’s One night in Miami.

Prices start at $ 19 and go up to $ 69, for drive-ins. Tickets will go on sale August 28 for members of the TIFF Patron Circle and September 5 for the public. Scroll down for all the details, including key dates.

“TIFF 2020 is a film festival for now: fresh, diverse and unique stories from around the world, brought together in venues across the city and surrounding areas, and a sophisticated and secure digital platform, now called Bell Digital Cinema , for home viewing, ”the festival announced today.

“In accordance with precautionary measures provided by the City of Toronto and Public Health Ontario, the capacity of the TIFF Bell Lightbox theaters and the Isabel Bader Theater will be reduced. The Bell digital cinema, drive-ins and outdoor cinema will also have a capacity limit. “

Full details on where you can see each movie will be announced on Tuesday, August 25, including details on special events. This year, all ticket sales will be online or by phone only.

Digital projection for the public on Bell Digital Cinema will only be available to people located in Canada for TIFF 2020. Projection options will allow people to watch movies on their TV using Chromecast, or for users from Apple, a new TIFF app will be available in the App Store on September 9. Anti-piracy measures will be put in place to protect the films, including the watermark.

“We are grateful to every filmmaker, company, donor, member and partner who joined us on this journey,” Bailey and Vicente said in the press release. “We’re here today because of our commitment to great programming, collaboration, bringing audiences together through a love of cinema and celebrating the amazing audiences we have here in our city of Toronto. We are really proud and excited to share this news today.

Learn more about the films showing at TIFF this year.


From August 24 to September 9: Call center open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day

August 25: Official program of the film announced on tiff.net

August 28: Individual tickets to be purchased à la carte from Members of the TIFF Patron’s Circle according to level

September 2: Contributors Circle pre-sale of individual tickets

September 3: Presale of individual tickets 365 Members

September 4: Presale of individual insider tickets

September 5: Sale of individual public tickets

September 8-9: Ticket office open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day


All prices include taxes and fees.

TIFF Bell Lightbox & Isabel Bader Theater
Regular movie screenings: $ 19
Premium movie screenings: $ 26

Bell Digital Cinema
Regular movie screenings: $ 19
Premium movie screenings: $ 26

Projections at the drive (Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView and RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place)
Car with 1 to 2 people: $ 49
Car with 3+ people: $ 69

Outdoor cinema screenings (West Island open-air cinema at Ontario Place)
Lawn pod for 2 people (pedestrian): $ 38

Visit TIFF for more information. Stay tuned for TIFF coverage of The GATE before, during and after the festival.

TIFF continues to work closely with the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and public health officials on the safe running of the festival, with its number one priority being the health and well-being of moviegoers across the country. festival and residents from across the community. The province’s Stage 3 reopening guidelines currently cap a theater occupancy at 50 guests per theater based on the theater’s total capacity. Additionally, TIFF has partnered with Medcan, a global healthcare leader providing medical expertise, consultation and healthcare inspiration to achieve its mission of helping people “live well for life”. . Building on the pillars of evidence-based care, exceptional customer service and the latest technology, Medcan’s team of more than 90 physicians and specialists supports employee health care across the health continuum. , including its “workplace safety system” helping organizations navigate the pandemic.

The global health crisis has affected everyone working in the cultural industries, and TIFF has been severely affected. His role in the film industry ecosystem has been the impetus to move forward, to deliver a film festival that inspires and engages audiences, and to serve as a beacon of hope for Toronto, for filmmakers. and for the international film industry. TIFF is the cornerstone of a $ 2 billion per year film industry in Toronto, generates over $ 200 million in annual economic activity for the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario, and is the primary market to launch Canadian film content into the global market.

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