This year, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary as one of the world’s most important cinematic events for film lovers aged 3 to 13. TIFF Kids has helped inspire and empower tens of thousands of children through the discovery of filmmaking and animation. Join us as our youngest audiences take over TIFF Bell Lightbox for our largest programme to date, a diverse selection featuring over 160 films from over 40 countries. We also have plenty of off-screen fun and special events planned to encourage children to express their creativity.
And: TIFF Kids’ 20th year coincides with Canada’s 150th, so please come celebrate this country’s sesquicentennial with us as we showcase some of the finest short films from Canada’s rich history, along with special screenings of the beloved classics Anne of Green Gables and The Dog Who Stopped the War — all for free!
TIFF Kids engages young audiences in the art of storytelling, critical thinking, and media literacy through Q&As with filmmakers and special guests, our Jump Cuts Young Filmmaker Showcase (which goes national in 2017), and participation in the event itself as festival jurors.
The award-winning digiPlaySpace exhibition returns for nine weeks, and this year’s theme of “Creative Machines” invites children to experience the latest creative technologies by diving into a magical environment where physical and digital media converge.
We are excited to celebrate this year’s festival with you and look forward to sharing many more.
See you at the movies!
And the Awards Go To…
TIFF is committed to involving and engaging children in the critical assessment of films. Through the TIFF Kids Festival Jury Awards, People’s Choice Awards and two awards selected by an adult jury, TIFF Kids Festival continues to create a forum where kids’ voices can be heard.
The TIFF Kids Festival Awards Ceremony takes place on Sunday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m.
Don't forget to vote for your favourite film by completing a ballot following its screening! Ballot boxes will be located outside the cinema.
Tickets on sale now.
digiPlaySpace on sale now.
Make a day of it! Join us on the weekends during the TIFF Kids International Film Festival for FREE onsite activities at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Come in early before your screening, or drop in afterward!
Pick up your very own TIFF Kids passport and tour the world. With over 40 countries represented in this year's lineup, there's lot for film travellers to explore.Get a stamp for each feature film and shorts programme you attend. Once you've collected three stamps, visit the Passport Bureau during the TIFF Kids Festival to claim your prize! Passports will be available beginning April 7 at the Box Office.
*Save $2 and bundle! (Weekends only during TIFF Kids International Film Festival).
**Come for pancakes and waffles on Saturday and stay for a surprise screening!
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Full program announcement on April 1.
Bring your class to the TIFF Kids International Film Festival — we offer a diverse selection of features, documentaries, and short-film programmes that foster creativity, develop media-literacy skills, and encourage critical thinking in areas including diversity, social justice, and equity. Pair a TIFF Kids screening with a class visit to TIFF's award-winning digiPlaySpace exhibition and watch your students get hands on with robots, algorithms, and machines to build their own amazing creations!
To book, phone us 416-599-TIFF or 1-888-599-8433 (Press 2 for school bookings) OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See our booking policies.
Play with expressive robots, learn to code, and surround yourself with light and movement to transform your world and create new artistic possibilities!
Our world is changing rapidly through the influence of new technologies, including robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and networks. These innovations are impacting the way we work, how we relate to each other, and the way we play and express our creativity. At digiPlaySpace, get hands on with some of the most creative uses of these technologies through a variety of games, installations, and activities.
With 23 installations from eight countries, digiPlaySpace showcases the evolution of play in the 21st century and invites you to explore, get inspired, and learn about the creative potential of technology!