TIFF Don Jon

The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) may not kick off for another 83 days, but that does not mean you cannot start your preparation now. TIFF related news is already starting to flow down the pipeline and will only ramp up as the festival approaches. Last month, the festival announced that South Korea would be this year’s focus for the City to City programme. This week TIFF announced a variety of ticket-buying options to help tailor your festival experience.

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 to 14, 2014. Festival ticket packages go on sale to the general public on July 9 (June 24 for TIFF Members and July 2 for Visa cardholders) at tiff.net/festival, by phone from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET daily at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433, or in person at the box office from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET daily at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West. Ticket packages are available only while quantities last.

Below you can find all the important dates and ticket pricing information you will need to plan your festival experience:


June 24:
TIFF Members can purchase ticket packages as of 10 a.m. ET.

July 2:
Visa cardholders can purchase ticket packages as of 10 a.m. ET.

July 9:
Ticket packages on sale to the public as of 10 a.m. ET.

August 19:
The Programme Book and Official Film Schedule arrive at the TIFF Bell Lightbox box office. The Official Film Schedule is also available online at tiff.net/festival.

August 21 to 23:
Single tickets on sale for Patrons Circle members (according to level).

August 24 to 25:
Regular Flex Pack and Premium Flex Pack ticket selection window for TIFF Members (Contributors and up, according to level): online, by phone, and in person.

August 26 to 29:
Regular Flex Pack and Premium Flex Pack ticket selection window: online, by phone, or in person.

August 30:
Visit tiff.net to see what tickets are available for single-ticket day.

Beginning August 31:
Purchase single tickets à la carte as of 9 a.m. ET from the Festival Box Office, by phone at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433, and online at tiff.net/festival (subject to availability).

Beginning September 2:
Tickets for My Choice and TIFF Choice packages available for pickup at the Festival Box Office with pickup voucher (September 1 for TIFF Members, according to level).

Beginning September 2:
Ticket selection window for Daytime and Back-Half Pack buyers (September 1 for TIFF Members, Contributor level and up).

September 4 to 14:
39th Toronto International Film Festival

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Select your films
Regular Flex Pack (customizable: 10 to 100 tickets in increments of 10) $200 to $1,808
Premium Flex Pack (6 tickets to premium screenings) $373
Daytime Pack (20 tickets) $226
Back-Half Pack (6 tickets) $74
My Choice packages include up to 4 tickets per screening, per account.

TIFF CHOICE PACKS (Adult, Student & Senior)
Let Festival programmers customize your experience
Daytime Sampler Pack (5 films) $96, $80
Evening & Weekend Sampler Pack (5 films) $110, $93
Premium Sampler Pack (3 premium screenings) $145, $117
Midnight Madness Pack (10 films) $180, $115
Wavelengths Pack (7 screenings) $95, $80
Contemporary World Speakers (5 films + extended Q&As) $110, $93
Closing Night Gala Film + Cocktail Reception $205
Buzz List Pack (priority access to 5 premium screenings) $1,500
TIFF Choice packages include one ticket per screening.


  1. I’m a single ticket man myself, the packages are a bit too rich for my blood. How about you? I hate waiting for single ticket day, it seems like an eternity! Everyone’s picking and choosing their packages and I just sit and wait for the leftovers lol.

    1. I usually do the ticket packages, but I try to mix and match each year to get the best bang for my buck (e.g. a 10 pack and back-half pack, only Daytime package, etc). I also make a point to catch a few of the free screenings of restored titles as well.

      I can understand the agony that waiting for single ticket day can cause though. A few years ago I only did the back -half packages and had to wait for even the single ticket holders to make their selections before I could pick. I learned a lot about patience that year. lol. Still, saw a lot of great films though.

  2. This time I have decided to buy the ticket package. Let`s see hot will it go for me this year. I Love TIFF! But I think, selling 4 tickets per screening to one person is a way too much… Later on, you see all these tickets on kijiji.

    1. In the past you use to be able to buy a 30 pack of tickets and use multiples tickets for a film. If you really think about it, the average person usually does not go to the cinema by themselves. So it makes sense that TIFF would allow up to four tickets to be used per screening.

      You will have to keep me posted on what films you end up seeing. Who knows, we might even end up in a few of the same screenings.

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