For Youth

Films, workshops, camps, and activities for all ages. Are you a teacher? Start here

Elementary School

Join us for films and activities year-round, or check out the TIFF Kids Film Festival.

Films for kids and families

Check out screenings of newly released films and much-loved classics at TIFF Bell Lightbox. See what's on now


We offer fun, educational activities for kids year-round. Check out the award-winning digiPlaySpace in the spring, or check back to find out when we're hosting free drop-in activities like face-painting and meet-and-greets.

Camps and workshops

Our camps and workshops offer children an exciting adventure in filmmaking. See what we have in store for March Break and Summer Camps.

Teachers can book workshops for their class during the school year. See our Camps FAQ for more details.

High School

Go beyond the Next Wave festival and hang with us year-round.

Film Leaders-in-Training

A month-long filmmaking programme for young filmmakers learning basic film skills and then creating a short film with the guidance of industry professionals. The four­week session will culminate with a premiere of their film for friends and family at TIFF Bell Lightbox. This summer's session ran from June 29 – July 24 - check back soon for upcoming sessions.

Jump Cuts

Jump Cuts presents short films created for young people, by young people. This high profile showcase gives selected Ontario filmmakers in grades 9–12 the exciting opportunity to see their short films on the big screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Submissions Now Open!

Film Club

A new initiative that looks to extend the Next Wave connection year-round. This club meets monthly and brings industry guests, emerging film-makers and film-lovers together for dialogue, engagement and film screenings at TIFF. For free.

Interested in hearing more about film club? Sign up by emailing



Our Higher Learning series is a free programme that provides Canadian post-secondary and college students a forum in which to examine the moving image from a wide range of approaches and disciplines.

See what's on now or Watch past events


The Jeffrey and Sandra Lyons Canadian Film Scholarship provides access to the Film Reference Library’s extensive resources in support of scholarly contributions related to Canadian Film.


We offer faculty and students free guided tours of our facilities and Film Reference Library. To book a tour for your group, please email

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