The 39th Toronto International Film Festival is just over a month away now, and with that in mind, it’s worth noting a few of the important dates that are worth remembering for this year, especially if you’re buying tickets or packages.

August 6 – Canadian press conference
The annual Canadian press conference is the festival’s toast to the home-grown titles that will debut at the festival, and a chance for media to chat with some of the up-and-coming talents who will be at TIFF in September.

August 19 – Official film schedule & Last day for Festival ticket packages
Starting at 9:00 AM, the Festival Programme Book and other TIFF 2014 merchandise will be available at the TIFF Shop in TIFF Bell Lightbox. The official schedule will also debut online at

Additionally, this is the last day to buy TIFF ticket packages before single tickets go for sale.

August 21 to 23 – Single tickets on sale for Patrons Circle members

August 22 – Online industry registration closes
For the industry, online registration ends today, with on-site registration starting on September 2 at the Industry Centre in the Hyatt Regency Hotel on King Street.

August 24 to 29 – Regular Flex Pack and Premium Flex Pack ticket selection window for TIFF Members

August 31 – Single tickets on sale
Ticket are available for sale starting at 9:00 AM (ET) at the Festival Box Office, or by phone, or online. Be prepared–tickets go quickly for many hot films.

September 1 & 2 – Tickets available for pickup for My Choice, TIFF Choice packages, Daytime and Back-Half Pack buyers
On September 1, TIFF Members will be able to pick up their tickets, while the general public will be able to pick up tickets for these packages starting on September 2.

September 4 to 14 – 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
The stars arrival, the red carpets begin, and hundreds of films will unspool around the city.

For more answers about purchasing tickets for TIFF, check out the Ticket FAQ at

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