Toronto Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the world, drawing in nearly half a million people each year. It showcases amazing films and television series, many of which go on to win Oscars in the following year. The festival takes over downtown Toronto, with screenings across a selection of different cinemas and venues. Some of this year’s highlights include Angelina Jolie’s film, They Killed My Father, Netflix’s new series Dark and the new thriller Mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence. Here’s everything you need to know about Toronto Film Festival:
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Toronto Film Festival Dates and Location
Toronto Film Festival Lineup
Some of the top films being showcased at this year’s festival include Louis C.K’s secret film entitled I Love You, Daddy; Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father; Guillermo Del Toro’s new film The Shape of Water; Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete; Molly’s Game, by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and Mother!, which is a thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Meanwhile, television series that will be shown include Netflix’s new thriller Dark; new series The Deuce which tracks the birth of the porn industry in the 1970s and the second season of The Girlfriend Experience.
View the full Toronto Film Festival line up. The film schedule and screening locations will be released on August 22, 2017.
Toronto Film Festival Tickets
Tickets for individual film and television screenings will go on sale at 10 am on September 4, 2017.
Regular ticket (evening and weekend screenings) – $28-$35
Adult weekday daytime ticket – $18-$25
Child weekday daytime ticket – $10-$18
Getting to and From Toronto Film Festival
Air – The nearest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Car – If you’re coming by car, be prepared for traffic jams and difficulty finding parking spaces. Parking is expensive in downtown Toronto, which is where most of the film screenings will be.
Public Transport – Toronto has a great public transportation system with subways and buses that can get you around the city quickly. Use the handy Toronto trip planner tool to plan your route.
Where to Stay for Toronto Film Festival
The city of Toronto gets packed during the film festival — so book your accommodation quick!
Airbnb – One of our top picks is this modern condo, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. It’s a beautiful, one-bedroom apartment, with access to a jacuzzi and steam room. It can sleep up to four people, so why not club together with some friends? Book the modern condo from $172 a night.
Hostel – HI Toronto Hostel is a great budget option. It’s in a great location, near the best bars and restaurants in downtown. Guests love the hostel’s friendly staff and clean rooms. Book a bed at Hi Toronto Hostel from $25 a night.