Here's how you can catch TIFF events and films this year

Aug 11 2020, 11:48 am

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) released its ticket pricing and venue locations for this years festival, following strict health and safety measures.

The hybrid festival will offer viewings online but will also offer in-person screenings at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Isabel Bader Theatre and drive-ins.

According to the TIFF website, the tickets will be $19 for regular screenings, including taxes and fees, and the premium ones are going for $26.

Cars of one or two people can watch TIFF movies at the Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView, and TBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place for $49, but cars of three or more people will cost $69.

And, open-air screenings at the West Island Open Air Cinema at Ontario Place can accommodate two people on a “lawn pod” for $38.

It’s important to note that tickets will only be available for purchase online and over the phone between August 28 and September 9.

“From September 8 to 10, ticket sales will continue to be online and over the phone with the box office one at TIFF Bell Lightbox to facilitate will-call pickups for in-cinema and drive-in screenings,” the website reads.

The festival also emphasizes that all in-person and drive-in screenings have assigned seating, meaning there isn’t tiered pricing.

There are also no ticket packages this year and individual tickets can only be purchased in singles or pairs — maximum two tickets per account.

It’s also important to note that exchanges open August 28, and the last day to exchange digital screening tickets is September 6.

In addition, masks or face coverings must be worn at all times in TIFF Bell Lightbox, except when seated in-cinema.

The festival boasts a lineup of 50 new feature films, five programmes of short films, as well as interactive talks, film cast reunions, and Q&As with cast and filmmakers.

Over the first five days, TIFF’s films will premiere at physically distanced screenings.

And, for the first time in the festival’s history, it will launch a digital platform, so over the 10 days screenings and numerous talks can be accessed by many.

The film festival runs from September 10 to 19.

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