Where to meet the best of Canadian talent!

Eye on TIFF

An exclusive pre-Festival event since 2011 in New York, and entering its sixth edition in Los Angeles, Eye on TIFF provides pre-Festival screenings to international distributors, sales agents and exhibitors with a sneak preview of some of Canada’s most buzzworthy titles programed at TIFF. In 2017, the Eye on TIFF initiative was expanded to Europe, with screenings in London and Paris, where Telefilm will be hosting the event for the third year.

Presented in partnership with TIFF and UniFrance, Eye on TIFF is an initiative that aims to support the promotion and international marketing strategy of Canadian productions abroad, aligned with our vision from the Export Assistance Program.

  • New York, Crosby Street Hotel – 21/08
  • Los Angeles, The London West Hollywood – 22/08
  • Paris, Centre culturel canadien – 27/08
  • London, Canada House – 28/08

Access: By invitation only

Canada Lounge

Located in the Festival Industry Centre, the Canada Lounge is a business and networking centre for Canadian film teams. The Lounge serves as their Toronto meeting hub with international industry representatives.

5-12/09 − 9:00 – 17:00
Canada Lounge
TIFF Industry Centre
The Hyatt Regency Hotel – Stand #3

Access: Limited to Industry badges or by invitation

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RDV Canada Panel series

During TIFF Industry, a series of panels to spotlight some of the most important topics in the industry today.

6/09 − 13:30 − 14:30
Panel 1 | The Big Screen: Have rumours of my demise been greatly exaggerated?
Glenn Gould Studio

A panel of industry experts will debate the state of the cinematic experience, discuss industry and audience trends, as well as discuss the new opportunities that today’s marketplace offers.

Panelists:

Moderator to be announced soon.

Access: Limited to Industry badges

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8/09 − 10:00 − 11:00 
Panel 2 | Demystifying Platforms:  Getting Shelf Space
CBC Conference Room B

The power and reach of streaming platforms is hard to deny, and the competition for their attention is fierce. How does an indie filmmaker get on their radar? We’ve gathered experts from content aggregators to discuss the ins and outs of getting your productions on the major platforms, how to optimize audience reach, and more.

Moderated by Annelise Larson, Digital Strategist & Mentor.

Panelists:

  • Melissa D’Agostino, Co-founder and Director of Development – HighballTV
  • James Finlay, Director, Distribution and Client Services – Juice Worldwide
  • Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne, President – H264

Access: Limited to Industry badges

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RDV Canada TIFF Breakfast

Telefilm will host an intimate breakfast in support of Emerging Talent at this year’s festival.

7/09 − 9:00 – 10:30
RDV Canada TIFF Breakfast
LUMA TIFF Bell Lightbox

Access: By invitation only

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PITCH THIS!

Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS! returns for its 20th consecutive year at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Six teams will have six minutes to pitch their feature-film idea to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of development and production experts. All genres and styles of presentation are permitted. The most original and compelling story will be awarded a prize of $15,000.

8/09 − 16:30 – 17:30
PITCH THIS!
Glenn Gould Studio

Access: Limited to Industry badges

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7th Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

The honourees 2019 will be announced soon.