We Now Know More About The Plan For TIFF This Year

The Toronto International Film Festival has offered more details on a hybrid festival that will largely unspool digitally for home viewers but will also feature some in-person screenings. TIFF co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente say the cost will be the same whether in-person or online: $19 dollars for regular screenings and $26 for premium. Cars of one or two people can also catch TIFF titles at drive-in theatres for $49 dollars including taxes and fees, while cars with three or more people cost $69 dollars. And open-air screenings can accommodate two people on a so-called “lawn pod” for $38 dollars.

Highlights of key changes

  • Tickets pre-sales will take place online (on tiff.net) and over the phone
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office will not open until September 8
  • All in-person and drive-in screenings have assigned seating; there is no tiered pricing
  • There are no ticket packages
  • Individual tickets can only be purchased in singles or pairs; maximum 2 tickets per account
  • Digital film screenings for the public will be available in Canada only
  • Exchanges open August 28; the last day to exchange digital screening tickets is September 6
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times in TIFF Bell Lightbox, except when seated in-cinema

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