Just a reminder, ticket packages go on sale for all payment methods (not just Visa) for the general public tomorrow, Wednesday July 9.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
The festival has released details on ticket packages for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, which is on from September 4 to 14, 2014.
|June 24, 2014||Ticket packages go on sale to TIFF Members at 10:00 AM ET.|
|July 2, 2014||Ticket packages go on sale to the general public if paying by Visa (probably at 10:00 AM ET).|
|July 9, 2014||Ticket packages go on sale to the general public for all payment methods (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express) (probably at 10:00 AM ET).|
|August 18, 2014||E-mails sent out notifying My Choice ticket package holders of their selection window.|
|August 19, 2014||Official Film Schedule released and Festival Programme Books available at 9:00 AM ET.|
|August 21-23, 2014||Individual tickets available for purchase for TIFF Leadership, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze members starting at 9:00 AM ET, according to Member level. In 2012, TIFF Leadership members could enter the first day starting at 7:00 AM, Platinum at 11:00 AM, and Gold at 3:00 PM. Silver could enter the second day starting at 7:00 AM and Bronze at 11:00 AM.|
|August 24, 2014||Select screenings online at tiff.net (or by phone or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) for TIFF Patrons Circle and Principal Members, according to member level, for Regular Flex and Premium Packages, In 2012, TIFF Leadership members could enter the first day starting at 7:00 AM, Platinum members at 11:00 AM, and Gold members at 3:00 PM. TIFF Silver members could enter the second day starting at 7:00 AM and Bronze members at 11:00 AM. TIFF Principal members could enter the third day starting at 7:00 AM, while Contributor members got a randomized start time from the third day onwards.|
|August 25, 2014||Select screenings online at tiff.net (or by phone or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) for TIFF Contributor Members, according randomized start time.|
|August 26-29, 2014||Select screenings online at tiff.net (or by phone or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) for the general public for Regular Flex and Premium Packages. Package holders will receive a randomized start time.|
|August 29, 2014||End of ticket selection window at 7:00 PM ET for Regular Flex and Premium Packages for the general public and TIFF members.|
|August 30, 2014||List of off-sale (i.e. sold out) screenings is posted on tiff.net at 9:00 AM ET.|
|August 30, 2014||TIFF Choice Package holders receive e-mail notifying them of the screenings they will receive.|
|August 31, 2014||Individual tickets available for purchase for the general public starting at 9:00 AM ET at tiff.net or by phone or at the Festival Box Office).|
|September 1, 2014||TIFF Members can pickup their ticket packages and make exchanges starting at 9:00 AM ET.|
|September 2, 2014||Select screenings online at tiff.net (or by phone or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) for TIFF Contributor Members and up, starting at 9:00 AM ET. TIFF Individual/Dual members can select starting at 12:00 PM ET.|
|September 2, 2014||General public can pickup their ticket packages and make exchanges starting at 9:00 AM ET.|
|September 2, 2014||Select screenings online at tiff.net (or by phone or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) for the general public for Back-Half and Daytime Packages.|
TIFF has released information about the tickets and packages available for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, on from September 4 to 14, 2014.
Some changes from last year:
- The TIFF Choice Canadian and City-to-City Packages no longer exist
- There is a new 'Buzz List' package where you get priority access to five "big-ticket" premium screenings, but it will set you back $1,500
- There is Rush ticket pricing for regular and premium screenings that is lower than the normal adult ticket pricing
- Prices have gone up around 1 to 8%, with some exceptions:
- The Child (under 12) pricing no longer exists, but there is still 25 and Under pricing. For children under 12 that would represent an increase of 15 to 24%
- The Daytime Pack is the same price as 2013
- There is no Senior/Student pricing for the Closing Night Gala Film this year
|Number of Tickets||2013 Price||2014 Price||Increase|
Thursday, September 05, 2013
blogTO has a listing of bars with extended hours for TIFF around the downtown core
as well as TIFF-related or themed parties during the festival:
Monday, September 02, 2013
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013 is the first day you can pick up your tickets for My Choice, TIFF Choice, and individual ticket purchases. Go to the Festival Box Office (or if you are a TIFF Member, you can go to the appropriate TIFF Member box office) to pick up your tickets.
If you have a My Choice or TIFF Choice package, you will need your pickup vouchers, reservation #, photo ID, and the purchasing credit card for verification. Note if you used senior or student pricing you will likely also need those IDs as well. In practice, they may only check your voucher and photo ID, but I'd recommend having the other items as well to avoid any issues. If you lost your voucher, then according to the festival website, they can only be replaced in-person on September 2, and you will need the above items (minus the vouchers).
If you want to exchange selections (provided your package allows it), you can also do those starting September 2 and up to 7:00 PM the evening before the screening you are exchanging. Note that not all package allow exchanges.
If you are not doing any exchanges, I would recommend that you do not show up at the box office first thing on the 2nd, as people making exchanges will likely be there, and those usually take a long time, so you'll be waiting in line for nothing.
If you bought a TIFF Choice package, you should receive an e-mail on September 2 outlining the films the festival has selected for you.
If you purchased a Back-Half or Daytime package, your selection window will start on September 2. If you want to see which films are already off sale, you can go the site now for individual tickets and see which ones are unavailable.