Transforming the way people see the world, through film.

TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. What began as the Festival of Festivals over 40 years ago, has become the world’s most important publicly attended film festival and grown to embrace programming 365 days a year.

As a premier cultural institution TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

We are committed to treating all peoples with respect, dignity and fairness and will take steps to welcome people of all backgrounds.

We offer mobility devices (which can be reserved by phoning our box office), and assistive listening devices. We also offer closed captioning, and descriptive sound—look for the CC and DS notations throughout our screening schedule.

"I am enormously proud of what we have achieved in the areas of outreach, education, curation, and preservation."

— Piers Handling, Director & CEO

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Executive and Leadership

Piers Handling, Director & CEO

Michele Maheux, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Douglas Allison, Chief Financial Officer


Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director

maxine bailey, Vice-President, Advancement

Board of Directors

Jennifer Tory, Chair

William Marshall, Founder & Chair Emeritus

Board Members

Jennifer Baichwal
Geoff Beattie
Helen Burstyn
Barry Campbell
Betty-Ann Heggie
Ellis Jacob
Frank Kollmar
Sabi Marwah
Chetan Mathur
Shabin Mohamed
Leslie Noble
Wade Oosterman
Geetu Pathak
Rod Phillips
Wayne Purboo
Jeffrey Remedios
Francis Shen
Mark Wellings

Slawko Klymkiw, Ex-Officio

Dusty Cohl, Co-Founder
Henk Van der Kolk, Co-Founder

Former Board Chairs (in order of service)

Martin P. Connell (Founding Chair)
Colin D. Watson
Jonathan H. Slan
Allan Gregg
Sidney M. Oland
Brendan Calder
Allen Karp
Paul Atkinson
Lisa de Wilde