Monday, August 29, 2016

TIFF 2016 Off-sale Screenings

By popular request, here is a posting for current off-sale films for TIFF 2016 (as of Sep 2 10:58 PM). Note that films that appear off-sale here may come back on-sale as tickets are released or if the festival releases additional inventory.

Please post additional off-sale (or films that come back on-sale) in the comments, but restrict any questions around the ticketing systems or issues with it to the previous post on this blog. Thanks!

Thursday, September 8

The Magnificent Seven
Toni Erdmann, 5:30 PM
Things to Come, 9:15 PM
Free Fire, 11:59 PM

Friday, September 9

Toni Erdmann, 12:15 PM
Graduation, 5:30 PM
Little Wing. 6:00 PM
A United Kingdom, 6:30 PM
American Pastoral, 6:30 PM
The Wedding Party, 6:30 PM
Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge, 6:45 PM
Wavelengths 1: The Fire Within, 7:00 PM
The Birth of a Nation, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
ARQ, 9:15 PM
Snowden, 9:30 PM

Saturday, September 10

Elle, 9:00 AM
American Pastoral, 10:00 AM
A United Kingdom, 11:15 AM
Trespass Against Us, 11:45 AM

Fire at Sea, 12:00 PM
The Cinema Travellers, 1:30 PM
The Ornithologist, 2:15 PM
The Magnificent Seven, 2:30 PM
The Journey, 3:30 PM
The Red Turtle, 3:45 PM
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, 4:00 PM
The Death of Louis XIV, 6:30 PM
Queen of Katwe, 6:30 PM
Lion, 6:30 PM
Wavelengths 2: Incantati, 7:30 PM
Moonlight, 8:30 PM
Personal Shopper, 9:00 PM
The Handmaiden, 9:30 PM
Below Her Mouth, 9:30 PM

Sunday, September 11

Lion, 11:30 AM
Certain Women, 12:15 PM
Mascots, 2:45 PM
Kekszakallu, Lightbox 4, 3:00 PM
After the Storm, 4:30 PM
Julieta, 6:00 PM
Wavelengths 3: Post-performance, 6:00 PM
Loving, 6:30 PM
The Handmaiden, 8:30 PM
It's Only the End of the World, 9:15 PM, 9:30 PM, 9:45 PM
Nocturnal Animals, 10:00 PM
Blair Witch, 11:59 PM

Monday, September 12

Their Finest, 3:00 PM
The Dreamed Ones, 3:15 PM
La La Land, 6:15 PM
Wavelengths 4: Indefinite, 6:30 PM Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, 6:30 PM
Anatomy of Violence, 7:00 PM
I, Daniel Blake, 8:30 PM American Honey, 9:00 PM
Arrival, 9:30 PM

Tuesday, September 13

The Salesman, 5:45 PM
Manchester by the Sea, 6:00 PM
Deepwater Horizon, 6:30 PM
La La Land, 11:30 AM

Wednesday, September 14

Paterson, 9:00 AM
Manchester by the Sea, 11:30 AM
The Salesman, 1:00 PM
Prevenge, 9:15 PM
The Headhunter's Calling, 9:30 PM

Thursday, September 15

Graduation, 9:00 AM
Black Code, 12:30 PM
The Secret Scripture, 6:30 PM
The Terry Kath Experience, 8:15 PM

Friday, September 16

I, Daniel Blake, 6:00 PM
Paris Can Wait, 6:00 PM
La La Land, 9:30 PM

Saturday, September 17

Certain Women, 12:00 PM
Nocturnal Animals, 5:45 PM
Edge of Seventeen, 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 18

Jackie, 3:45 PM
It's Only the End of the World, 9:30 PM


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Was able to secure pairs for BLAIR WITCH and JACKIE, both of which changes had been mentioned as Off-sale previously. Very happy!

Got a number of technical error messages initially (while trying to put tix into the cart), but just kept hammering away till it bent to my will :)

@suckingalemon, go ahead and try to get your tickets at TM, with taking so long to process your request, you still may not even get them.

When it comes to the delivery system, what is the difference between "online account" and "print at home"? I chose online account because I think that's what I had with redeeming the TIFF choice package and I don't have a printer I can get to until a couple of days later. I should be able to print the tickets out at a later date, I hope.

Took me solid 35 minutes to actually get to the site. When I tried to select some of the premium/gala tickets, I was getting processing errors (due to popularity?) I mostly stuck with regular showings during the daytime and was able to get 4 tickets that were no longer available earlier in the week.

Turns out i lost those La La Land tickets but i wonder if i ever had them in the first place.
Oh well, I managed to get a Midnight Madness film instead and got everything else, no complaints.
Just wished I had realized to use TM earlier than I did.

Somehow TIFF managed to make single-ticket on-sale day much more difficult and much easier. Going through my TIFF account/the TIFF site never worked, as I always got the technical error. Meanwhile, going through was a leisurely stroll, even if I had to buy each film individually rather than putting multiple films in the cart for one purchase. Having to arrow through all of the films to find what I wanted was a pain, but considering the alternative, it really wasn't so bad.

I'm really curious how the dynamic pricing worked for people. I suspect there was a coding mistake, as I got one premium screening for the top dynamically-priced regular screening price (so still at a significantly lower cost). One regular screening got smacked with high-demand increase (GRADUATION at 9 a.m., of all things). Initially one of the other tickets I picked up was displaying that higher price but showed the regular, non-dynamically priced cost at checkout. I am unclear, though, that if I decide I want to exchange any of these (based on bad buzz/reviews that emerge) if that's possible at the box office.

For those wondering how tickets became available after being off-sale during package fulfillment, this always happens. I'm fairly certain they hold a certain amount back for the single-ticket on-sale. What I've noticed since they changed from the booklet lottery to picking what you want is that once films go off-sale after single tickets are made available, they are much harder to get tickets for. There are simply far fewer exchanges than when you sent in your selections and got whatever they sent you.

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Looking for a ticket to A Monster Calls at Scotiabank Theatre on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 05:45 PM
email me at

Anyone know what has happened to The Wasted Times on Fri 16th/Sat 17th? Can't find either screening listed on Tiff OR ticket master -did they pull it? Anyone know?

100% agree. There were THREE films that were off-sale during my package selection that I was able to purchase today.

The Wasted Times screenings are listed on the schedule changes list on as "removed from festival".

aaah... thank you

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Had a regular flex pack, bought a few extra tickets from Ticketmaster today. I noticed this on my orders:

"Your tickets are being held at the venue's box office for pick up day of the event.
Present your photo ID and the credit card you used for purchase at the time you pick up your tickets. Will Call pick up varies by venue & event but is usually available 90 minutes prior to the start time of the event. "

I'm going to the TIFF box office tomorrow to pick up my regular ticket pack. I'm hoping they'll just print the tickets I bought from ticketmaster to save me some time. Anyone think this'll be a problem?

Accidentally bought an extra ticket to PERSONAL SHOPPER. Sunday, Sept 18 at 6:30. Looking to sell at face value or (preferably) trade for a ticket to Jackie (Sept. 18 at 3:45). You can email me at brandon.wallfudge [at] if you are interested.

ticketmaster is a breeze. Still "in line" for tiff payment.

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Question for veteran festival goers: what if you are late for your showing? Do they still let you in? Turns out I only have 20 minutes to get to from TIFF Bell Lightbox to Ryerson for the next film on Saturday -- it's about 4-5 subway stop away and I might get there just as the film is starting. Will they give my seat away for the Rush Line folks if I'm not there 10 minutes to showtime?

@EJ Yes, you definitely risk losing your seat if you arrive so close to show time. Call an Uber, my friend!

I thought as much. Thanks for the tip! :)

Desperately looking for 2 handmaiden tickets for saturday !

Subway may be faster on a Saturday night. You should leave your Lightbox screening before the credits roll. Take it from a veteran TIFF goer.

Ordinarily I would suggest an UBER or a cab, but with King Street closed and congested around the TIFF Bell it might not be a good idea, unless you want to zip up a block to Adelaide Street. As gabrieloak suggested, leave before the credits roll and be prepared to RUN to St. Patrick station. The Ryerson is a fairly large venue, so even if you get there on or slightly after showtime, you still may be able to find a seat even after the RUSH crowd comes in.

Thanks for the advice! It's Saturday during midday, not nighttime, so it might not be too horrible (... although with the festival going on, you never know). I'll leave before the credit sequence and I can check out what the traffic is like while I'm running toward At. Andrew's at a sprint. :)

Anyone having issues redeeming backhalf / daytime today? For films that are not offsale, getting 'The item is currently unavailable' messages. Chrome debugger is showing the requested URL is 404. Tried in Firefox as well to no avail.

Has anyone tried exchanging tickets using the TIFF/Ticketmaster site? My experience so far: I can choose which film I want to exchange, select what I want to see in its place... but then it gets stuck on "loading" when it's trying to find me a ticket.

I just tried exchanging a ticket I redeemed during My Choice selection window for a different film. Ticketmaster site thought the cost of the old ticket was $0.00 since it was a pre-bought ticket and tried to charge me for the full price of the new ticket. I signed out without completing the transaction. I might try the phone in the next couple of days.

@EJ How frustrating. It's almost like they didn't bother testing functionality before going live with the site.

Looking for: La La Land (Premium Sep12 6.15pm @POW) 1or2 tickets

I have :
Tresspass Against Us (Premium Sep9 10pm @POW)x1or2
The Limehouse Golem (Premium Sep10 9pm @Ryerson)x1or2
Bleed For This (Premium Sep12 9.30pm @POW)x1
Arrival (Regular Se13 2.45pm @POW)x1

Pls mail to
aki.hasegawa0922 at gmail dot com

Looking to BUY 1 La La Land ticket - to the premiere on 9/12 at 6:15

Thanks! Email katherinepaige722 if you are selling.

does anyone know if TIFF accepts refunds for packages?

i was able to get the movies that i wanted on single ticket day that were previously marked as off sale during my selection window. now they have a bunch of my money and i have some tickets that i don't really want.

i am guessing the official answer is no refunds, but i have read the thread here that it was done, eventually.

anyone have an opinion on whether the effort is futile?

@droos, it may be easier to just sell your tickets on Craigslist. It would be quite difficult for you to get a refund on tickets you purchased but decided not to use.


Selling preferred but trades will be considered:

TiFF Screenings

Jackie - 2 tickets - Sun. Sept 18th 3:30PM
Blue Jay - 2 tickets - Mon. Sept 12th 6:15PM
In Dubious Battle - Wed Sept 14th 9:15PM
Daguerrotype - Sun. Sept 11th 4:30PM
the birth of a nation - Sat, Sept 17th 3:00 PM

Please contact me: shoeboxx23 at gmail

Thank you

I have one ticket to the second screening of AMERICAN HONEY on Sept. 12th at 9 PM. Looking to trade for a single ticket to any screening of LA LA LAND or MOONLIGHT.

Sorry, for my contact information above. Contact me at

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Looking to sell the following:

1 ticket to
La La Land - Sep13, 11.30am, Visa Screening Room Elgin
Manchester by the Sea - Premiere - Sep13, 6pm, Princess of Wales

2 tickets to
The Handmaiden - TIFF Premiere - PRIORITY SEATS - Sep10, 9.30pm

Please reach out to ranger_et at hotmail dot com

If anyone wants a ticket to the premiere of A Monster calls today at 3:30, I have one that I can transfer for FREE. Email I have a conflicting film and can't go.

If anyone has a la la land for tonight let me know

new lion screenings on sale tomorrow

screenings are friday night and saturday at noon

There is a new screening of La La Land on Saturday morning - 1030 AM at Winter Garden - Tickets still available

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