There are many movie festivals to enjoy in Toronto such as the Cine Iran Festival, Reelworld Film Festival, Buffer Festival, and Toronto International Festival to name a few.
The Toronto International Film Festival is a major, publicly attended event which is held in Toronto, Ontario since 1976. In 2016, close to 400 movies were screened at different locations in downtown Toronto, including international and Canadian films in different genres. TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) is a non-for-profit organization which organizes and features events, hands-on, workshops, festivals, discussions, lectures, and screenings. Attendees are welcome to join a host of different events, including parties and exhibitions, talks, camps, educational activities, and more.
Toronto After Dark
A major event held in Toronto, this is a horror, science fiction, and cult festival to attend between 11th and 19th October. Founded in 2006, this is an annual event that showcases short films and full-length films from North America, Europe, and Asia. A number of thrilling movies were screened in 2016, among which The Void, The Lure, The Master Cleanse, Stake Land 2, Blood Father, and many others.
Founded in 1993, this is the largest documentary movie festival in North America, featuring free screenings for students and seniors. Each year Hot Docs features more than 200 documentaries from across the world as well as the Redux and Focus On programs and the Outstanding Achievement Award. The 2018 film schedule features documentaries such as Bisbee ’17, Have You Seen the Listers, Grit, The Proposal, and others.
Open Roof Festival
Also a major event organized in Toronto each year, the Open Roof Festival is held at the Moon Lot View and combines food, music, and film. Showcasing artists and independent filmmakers, the festival venue is a great place to spend time with friends or family. The 2017 edition featured movies such as Brimstone & Glory, Get Out, The Bad Batch, Free Fire, and many others.
Toronto offers something for everyone the whole year round, from screenings, workshops, and featured events to tasty local food, live music, and more. Other events to check are the Regent Park Film Festival, European Union Film Festival, Reelworld, Planet in Focus, and many others. The European Union Film Festival, for example, features award-winning films from across the world, including Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Poland, Italy, and other countries. Admission is free for all screenings. The 2017 schedule featured titles such as The Chess Player, Holding Hands, Mellow Mud, and Adult Life Skills. Most films feature English subtitles. Planet in Focus is another movie event held in Toronto, Ontario which features experimental shorts and documentaries from different countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, Russia, and many others. Films mostly focus on our changing planet and include titles such as How to Stop a Pipeline, Fix and Release, Dream Empire, and Death by Design. The festival takes place at several venues, including Revenue Cinema, The Royal Cinema, and Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. An industry conference is also organized to bring together international and Canadian broadcasters, producers, writers, and filmmakers. The conference features different events, including panel events, master classes, networking sessions, and a lot more.
Other major events in Toronto are the Human Rights Watch Festival, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Images, Toronto True Crime Film Festival, and Digifest.