With only 85 days to go until the start of the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the festival organizers have begun pushing out updates and announcements about tickets, important dates, and new venues. The most important of which is that the Festival Box Office is now located at Metro Hall (225 King St. West).
No surprise is that TIFF’s regular home, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, will be home to a majority of public and industry screenings this year, along with previous partners Roy Thomson Hall for all gala presentations, and the Elgin Theatre for red carpets and other big screenings. The Princess of Wales Theatre will also host red carpets and screenings this year for a portion of the festival.
Other locations TIFF will be using again include the Scotiabank Theatre, AMC Yonge-Dundas, the Isabel Bader Theatre at the University of Toronto, the Winter Garden Theatre, Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Ryerson Theatre.
New ticket packages introduced this year include the TIFF Choice 5-Film package (five tickets to films selected by TIFF programmers), the My Choice 20-Film Daytime package (20 tickets to use for screenings before 5:01 p.m.), and the Back Half package, a 5-ticket pack good from September 13 to the end of the festival at a 50 per cent discount off the regular ticket price.
Tickets to the festival go on sale June 20 for TIFF Members using Visa, July 4 for Visa cardholders, and July 11 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased online at tiff.net/festival, by phone Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET at 416-599-8433 (TIFF) or 1-888-599-8433, and in person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office at 350 King St. West daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
TIFF 2011 runs from September 8 – 18. For more information, visit tiff.net.