2013 Toronto International Film Festival - Everything You Need To Know About Buying Tickets

It's that time of year again! Barbecues, the beach, suntanned bodies...and the anticipation of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, which begins right after Labor Day. I've attended 63 film festivals since the start of 2006, but none as prestigious or breathtaking in scope as this one. I saw almost 200 movies there from 2006-2012, and many of my Top Picks from all festivals over the past few years came out of TIFF.

This year's event runs from September 5-15 and, in my book, it's the top festival in the Western Hemisphere, second in the world only to Cannes. TIFF is ranked #3 among the Top 50 Film Festivals in a survey by the editors of Indiewire. Many movies have their World or North American premieres there. Almost every major Academy Award-winning film of the past few years debuted in Toronto. The number of films totals 366 this year -- 288 features and 78 shorts.

All ticket packages and passes are now sold out, but individual tickets go on sale September 1. Check out...and bookmark...the links you need to plan for your ticket purchases.


Complete price list for all ticket packages, passes, & individual tickets: tiff.net/thefestival/tickets/packages

Interactive ticket wizard to help you decide what options are best for you: tiff.net/thefestival/tickets/wizard

Calendar of key dates for attendees - ticket sales, selections, etc.: tiff.net/thefestival/tickets/dates

General ticket info - know your options, where to buy, step-by-step: tiff.net/thefestival/tickets/info

Policies - venue policies, ticket policies, conditions of sale: tiff.net/thefestival/tickets/polices

Ticketing FAQ - everything you can possibly think of: tiff.net/thefestival/tickets/faq

2013 site for TIFF - keep your eye on the countdown clock! tiff.net/thefestival

Films - here are all the programs for 2013: tiff.net/thefestival/filmprogramming/programmes

Meet the programmers for 2013: tiff.net/thefestival/filmprogramming/programmers#a

View past Award Winners year-by-year: tiff.net/thefestival/festivalawards

Maps & locations of venues: tiff.net/thefestival/mapsandlocations

For earlier ticket selection in 2014, consider becoming a TIFF Member - levels & benefits: tiff.net/membership/members

Bookmark this page to stay on top of all press releases for the 2013 festival: press.tiff.net/press-releases


And, of course, stay tuned for my annual series on How To Do The Toronto International Film Festival - Real Tips For Real People at larry411.com

Here is a nifty TIFF video for attendees who purchased My Choice packs and have received emails telling them when they can go online and select their screenings. This step-by-step video should help you navigate the selection process.  

HOW TO: My Choice Ticket Selection | Festival 2013

This is a short guide to the My Choice Ticket Selection Process. If you have any more additional questions please visit…
  • Video Release: August 19, 2013
  • Length: 2.42 min
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Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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