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TIFF Next Wave Film Festival

Event organized by TIFF

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Free movies. Special guests. A full day of industry talks and workshops. The 24-hour Film Challenge (sleep is for the weak). Battle of the Scores. Free WiFi in the building. A lounge to hang in between movies. Oh, and did we mention the movies are FREE? What's not to like?

On sale now — limited spots for some events

Regular Screenings:
FREE for ages under 25 (or $14 adult)

Special Screenings + Events:
$11.50 under 25 (or $14 adult)


Thu, Feb 15
7pm In Conversation With: Amandla Stenberg
The forever-fave blesses TIFF Bell Lightbox with an in-depth chat about her career, the future of film and womanhood.

Fri, Feb 16
9am Young Creators Co-Lab: TIFF Next Wave Film Festival
7pm TIFF Next Wave: Battle of the Scores + Opening Night Party (Special Event), featuring hosts nirvanna the band the show and a special performance by Lola Bunz.

Sat, Feb 17
A HOT HOT HEAT movie marathon, featuring:
Bend It Like Beckham
Bring It On
Dazed And Confused
Attack The Block
Paris Is Burning

Sat, Feb 17–Sun, Feb 18
Bad Lucky Goat
A Kid From Somewhere: Screening & Post Film Q&A
Thoroughbreds (Special Screening)
TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge: Screening
Barley Fields on the Other Side Of The Mountain
Fake Tattoos
MDFF Selects: Person to Person (Dustin Guy Defa in attendance)
Beyond Dreams
High Fantasy
Bad Genius
Axolotl Overkill
"A-Not-So-Secret" Special Screening of Love, Simon

Full Lineup + Schedule: www.tiff.net/nextwave/


If something is listed as "OFF-SALE": Just a note — all Next Wave programming is eligible for our Rush policy (not the band. Sorry Geddy). Rush means that if the screening sells out online but there are still empty seats in the cinema 15 minutes before showtime, we'll hand out tickets to people who come and line up in person. So don't leave your seat empty! If you already have a ticket, please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening to secure your seat.